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ekrn.exe

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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iloveeset
great av ive tried a lot of avs and this runs the smoothest and takes up the least ammount of ram. I have only have 2 collisions with viruses because I am wary on what websites to visit. and usually know which ones contain illicit material. get this if you want something reliable and a lot faster than norton...
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zee
has fucked my comp
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Kristjan
Eset Nod32, may take alot of memory if your processor is a bit slow.  More information
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ad
i got 512ram....it takes no resources.... and its also very strong
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ESET NOD32 antivirus. Works great on x64, flattens any other antivir i\'ve ever seen. I give it three thumbs up :D  More information
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AL3XXXL
i dont know about you guys...but ekrn.exe kills my cpu..i will unistall nod32 and try something else..
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Nagual.
Used to use Trend, but got a bit of maleware that it could detect but not remove at all. NOD32 took it easily. Never had a problem with NOD32 in detecting viruses or in the amount of RAM or CPU time, even during scans my PC which is 3 years old ( okay up graded a few times. :D ) 1.2GB RAM and a 3.3 AMD CPU, runs smooth and fast.
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Amit Verma
No matter whats the reason Norton never satiesfies. I tried to disable ekrn.exe and now the system is running fine. altho when first disabled it stopped my internet. i restarted my machine and now everything is okay without ekrn.exe
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AV-author
ESET has shot itself in the foot. The selling point of Nod32 v 2.x was that it was fast and used little resources. With v 3.0 it has become as slow and resource craving as Norton, with no better protection.
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yaneeh
ekrn.exe is such a pain in the @**.. it doesnt let you load your page normally and it takes up a lot of memory..
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Nod32FTW
By far the best AV on the market, just take a look at this: http://www.eset.com/products/compare-NOD32-vs-competition.php Nuff said!
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buzzer
ekrn.exe is slowing down my Internet connection. Uses 40-60% of CPU for a minute or two after starting up Mozilla Firefox. When combined with Spysweeper, the two are a pain, but just when initially connecting. On 7MB cable.
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Chris (Montreal)
Been trying out the Eset for a while. Does use up a lot of ram, needed spybot to get rid of stuff it let let by(even on a tight security setting). But have a look at the I/O \'s after a 20 min run : 9.5 million i/o, even explorer has only 150k. Ram may not be it\'s only issue. But then again, to each his own :-)
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linkofzelda
as i am writing this i am uninstalling this program coz ,a pc is runnin so slow i cant do anything cant even read wot i just typed lol
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Err
CPU only shoots up while scanning compressed files, RAM is not an issue.
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dan
uses up so much ram. computer slow when starting up:@
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SoonerChris
Being an IT Professional I have used any and all AV\'s available out there. everything from the AVG Free, to the corporate versions of Kaspersky, SAV (Norton), and Mcafee. NOD32 kicks all of their asses. it finds stuff that SAV just can\'t or won\'t. and it takes up about 1/3 the proc and memory of Kaspersky. This is the best out there by far.
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Pebl
Nod32 AV - I have v3.0 of ESET Smart Security, NOD32 AV 3.0 is part of that. wors like a charm, VERY light on resources snd no lag at all. does a complete AV scan in 1.5h where Kaspersky taklers 12h+ on my system (loads of HD space 2TB+).
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Hamid
Its a good anti virus program for me because its free! but NOD32 cant detect some spywares and viruses. and it uses a lot of CPU power and ram.
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grievis
best i\'ve found so far. found 11 infections that had been passed over by Norton, and uses a heck of a lot less system resources
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