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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.

Users Opinions

iknoweverything
chokes viruses and slains malware.Latest version uses 20mb of ram on my 2gb ram+c2d3Ghz.Fastest security solution no hastle no dazzle.
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trunk
eset nod 32
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Yves
Since I installed the new NOD32 Smart Security I am having the same problems some other users have. While previous NOD32 AV\'s didn\'t cause any lag, surfing with Smart Security is 80% slower.... Even when I disable the web access protection
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travler
I think nod32 is living off of an old reputation. Bought nod32 because it was supposed to be fast but ekrn.exe kills my CPU takes 100% for several minutes on startup. Ver 2.X may have been great Ver 3.X is a CPU hog
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Michael
Its a wonderful antivirus written in assembly language. So consumes less resources and can scan an entire 80GB disk in just 10 minutes! ESET Nod32 3.0.642.0 is really good for security
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I HATE IT
This fucking Antivirus sucks at start 100% ! Don`t use this Antvirus.And this isn`t the original Version.Sometimes it`ll turn off automaticly.
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TravisD
This process popped up after I installed NOD32 AV, as it is a core component. I run a P3 900, 512 ram, XP SP2, latest(as of 7/21/2008) NOD32 AV, but not the full ESET suite. I have never seen this process take more than 42 megs (usually 30-34). Also: 50 to 100% cpu usage? At idle, my machine bounces from 0 to 7%. When NOD32 is scanning my system, and processing power is available, the program will use it (DUH). There isn\'t much lag when starting other programs during a scan. This is by FAR the least noticeable of AV programs I have tried (Norton, McAfee, and a couple free ones). A resource hog? Compared to similar offerings, it\'s not if your box running right.
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Sean
Great program. Uses up less ram then Avast!, Trend Micro, or AVG. Eset Nod is a great antivirus.
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wizkid...
i like nod and i got just over a gig of ram nowhere near hoggn it up...
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Ravish
Nortan is the biggest Sucker of CPU and RAM
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statsback2zero
NOD32 is defiantly the quickest and most effective AV out there ... if someone is claiming it\'s a resource hog then someone doesn\'t know how to set a computer up ... put Norton on your computer and see what happens ... now you\'ll have a system pig and viruses ... if your running a 286 with 8mb of ram then upgrade to a P1 or something that can handle at least 16mb of ram ... lmfao ...
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Lance Quagmire
NOD32 Antivirus. Hogs cpu after a restart after a major system update (such as installing a service pack)
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YSF
CPU Monster
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KraYzeE
GET MORE RAM PEOPLE, Good lord, it uses 45MB ... SO WHAT!.. If you have less than 1GB you need more anyways, so whats 45 out of 1,000 to protect your PC???? It a fantastic solution and the firewall takes no prisoners! It just doesn\'t mess around. Great program!
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IT Professional
best antivirus I have found..if trying to launch other programs on bootup will lag system for a few moments while downloading new definitions but WAY LESS resources used then NORTON or any other I have tried.
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Ash
Using nod32 3.0 and ekrn.exe is using less ram than my firefox which i am using to write this comment. nod32 is using 32,652K and firefox is using 41.792K AND I am on a low grade laptop and experiencing no lag. So if you have 512mb ram or more on windows xp, you should be fine and this anti-virus works beautifully.
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KoS
RAM isn\'t a problem. It is only taking up 40MB total (Virtual and real RAM), but it hogs way too much CPU time on startup. WAY too much (like 99% for minutes at a time)
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LAW
im running a amd 3000+ with 4 gig of ram on 32bit xp and alot more however it completely hacks a whole cpu core thats just over 3gigs of procesing power is it only supposed to run on 1 core? wouldnt mind fixing this please note this issue is only while scanning running normally uses almost nothing however would like to have more than 1 core whilst scanning
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Big Iron
My problem may not be all ekrn.exe, but it sure points in that direction. Before you cheerleaders piss bitch about adding RAM, I\'m running 4GB w/ Intel Dual Core 2.67Ghz, so it\'s not having enough resources. OK geniuses, figure it out.
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Magy
I read some wrong comments and I have just one message for those users: CLEAN your system first from lot useless software and rest of another AV!!! After you\'ll see, how good is this AV (NOD32). I have NOD32 several years and NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEM! Install and set up for many friends, many different computers/hardware and also get instruction and simply rules, what they have to do and what they should AVOID doing. Nobody claim until today.
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