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File Name: ekrn.exe Product:
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The ekrn.exe is not a Windows system file, but is a process which belongs to the software ESET NOD32 Antivirus and the ESET Smart Security Suite Kernel Service. It runs as a service and is the central component for both the NOD32 antivirus and Smart Security suite. Whenever you open, save, update or download a file, Ekrn.exe will help you to scan those files. It locates in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The most common size of the file on Windows XP is 224 bytes. You may also find it in 472,320 and 455,936 bytes.

Recommendation:

ekrn.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. It is highly recommended that the ekrn.exe file shouldn't be stopped. It is required for essential applications to work smoothly.

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Atomic
Good Antivirus
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dose it matter
ekrn.exe 95% of my cpu for around 10 mintues. The funny thing is that when i installed it, i first removed nod32 v2 and installed nod32 v3 and it worked with no problems at all. Then I formatted my computer then i reinstalled nod32 v3 and now I get 95-100% cpu usage for the first 10 minutes or so. hmmmm is there any solotions for this. if i can\'t sort this out i\'ll go back to using zonealarm and nod32 v2
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NM
Part of NOD32 - supposedly good AV program, but the 100% CPU usage is an incredible annoyance. As if you purchased a fast PC just to run NOD32 and nothing else! NOD32 used to be a good AV product, but not any more. They have failed to remedy the problem for almost a year. Just check their support forums at Wilder Security forums.
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SpeRkaAn
Eset antivirus KeRN --ekrn a tool of the Eset Antivirus it\'s very clean
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Ian
I was a bit concerned when i first saw this process. But after realising it was to do with NOD32 i knew i had nother to worry about, I have used NOD32 for years no and not once have i had a problem with it or has it let me down. To any of those people saying it\'s a memory/cpu hog. Either upgrade your system or learn how to configure software. Remember, computer\'s are the stupid one\'s. Not us!
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Mr. Anonymous
What can i say about NOD32? Awsome! but it can\'t detect spyware, malware and adware. thats why i have 2 anti-virus. i Prefer AVG-anti spyware. NOD#@ for viruses and AVG-anti spyware for malicious files.
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tomm174
Completely legit program. We fix 3-8 virus infected PCs/wk. NOD is the best anti-virus there is. unfortunately there are so many assholes out there making new malware that NOD does delay startup a bit, its scanning is the fastest of any we\'ve used. Kaspersky is also good, but is slower - historically it detects more things, but they are not usually \'in the wild\' virus threats. Both are massively superior to norton, macafee. AVG is cheaper - and not as good. OOPS This is turning into an AV review :(
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akir
NOD32 is very ok.
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Gregory
My pc is very slow while trying to open any programs. I\'m thinking to switch to Kaspersky or something else to try.
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Jack Taylor
I think this is a great program and i dont know why people are saying it is a cpu hog it is only using maximum of 1% and only 8000kb Ram  More information
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happier now
CPU Hogging seemed to settle down after I followed the steps at http://forums.techguy.org/6003370-post8.html  More information
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Eats up all my resources.....my PC runs like a snail
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Truth
Having done extensive testing for the best AV to use for my company, I would recommend NOD32 over any other brand. If you\'re making the mistake of using IE, Vista, or Norton, then your system will be slowed significantly regardless of whichever AV you use.
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DivineInterv
if you can ignore the ~40MB memory usage, its the best AV there is
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D
It is currently using 100% of two of my 4 cores... this is not on.
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rami
ekrn.exe32 in windows xp x64 dont let me work fine . ihave intel pentium4 3000 2m cashe and 1 gig ram kingston and maain intel 945 .avast so beter working in xp 6+4
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Pragmatist
Wake up people. Every AV prog works better one some computers than on others. That\'s why they have the trial period... so you can see if the AV runs well on your computer and meets your needs before you put down money.
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kirill
terrible memory and CPU hog. Just killed ekrn.exe and it released 1 GB of RAM. Uses ~50% of CPU
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AyeEN2
Symantec AV is the best, Karpesky is much better... but hey, I have been using NOD32 for more then 3 consecutive years with out any infection. Now its time to upgrade its Smart Security and still rawks! Ho ho ho... So I would say, Eset is the greatest av after all...
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albansii
am using a pIII 933mhz and a PIII 1.4g with 512 and 786mb ram resp. never had a resourse hog. ekrn.exe only uses less than 50mb of ram and cpu usage adjust for other program requirements. eset even give way to ie usage even when scanning. browsing speed is affected with security settings.
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