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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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St.BitDefender
It ate my soul
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mike
never seen this go higher than 40,000kb usage. zonealarm uses more. currently running on intel quad 2.4ghz with 2gb ddr2. great program. ill be using it for a while
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blaablaa
hogs half of my ram :/ which i only have 512 mb :S not good..
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ME
A pig for CPU. Currently taking up about 60%!!! I\'m going back to Avast! I\'ve been using that for a long long time. People said NOD was good, so I thought I\'d try it. Well, I won\'t be recommending it. Use Avast AV, A Shampoo Firewall and AVG Anti-Spyware and you\'ll be home and dry.
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baz
you cant go wrong with nod 32. mine always running with orthos tests, gaming, no issues at all. sort your pc settings out if its a ram/cpu hog
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Cat s.
I would like to know what the differences are between people who have a great experience with NOD32 and people who have problems. It has more setup options than some AVs. That might be part of it. (personally I like having more options.)
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frankalas
Freeze the computer when try use Toad for Oracle.
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Justme
When moving files from one drive to another (40 Gig of small files) it slows down the proces. It takes 50% resources and moving takes 1-2 hrs. Disabling virusscanning from ESET speeds it up to only 29 seconds. That is too much resource for a virus scanner
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Doesnotmatter
Cpu and ram hog
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FatherGeorge
Anyone who thinks this takes a lot of ram should try norton, you\'ll never complaiin about this again.
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alex
T7500 and takes Sometimes about 20 %... strange and fucked when ure running on an battery,, But no lag or slow PC
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pdx
Just got rid of Norton. What a pig that was! So far, ESET is looking very good!
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Ronnie
Guys complaining about eset eating up their ram/cpu... UPGRADE YOUR COMP...you cant expect it to run smoothly on a old cheap comp....
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Mike
I can\'t figure it out maybe I\'m doing something wrong! So far it has been a great antivirus! But it is using all my RAM anyone have any answers let me Know thanks...
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Emperor Darius
Good antivirus, but Kaspersky is better. Third best antivirus in the world, after Avira and Kaspersky. Light on resources, good heuristic detection.
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LanceQuagmire
ESET NOD32. After major updates, may eat up resources for a few minutes. If you don\'t have NOD32, then ekrn.exe is probably a bad program pretending to be it.
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nuki
ESET Antivirus nod32
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Shawes LOCHES
it use to cpu power
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Madness
Eset NOD 32 and/or Eset Smart Security process
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Karthik
ekrn.exe is my villain
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