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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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cicio
brach´s my cpu and ram :( too much
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Fipo
get 30 440k for my system mem usage
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KiwiJohn
Hogs CPU at times - mainly after startup, then calms down. Memory usage is a little high - about 21 Mbytes ..
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Hamph
ESET Nod32 uses comparatively lesser resources than any other comparable antivirus software out there. Any P-iii computer Running XP with about 256 RAM could run ESET Nod32 quite smoothly.
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Themaster
Takes Over its a Pain a Internet Hog come on Lads...There\'s checking and there\'s Hogin\'
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IT Guy
Does not remove or protect from XP Antivirus. Eset is ok other than that.
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Cpu and ram hog
Cpu and ram hog!!!!!!!!!!!  More information
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Salesman Suck
I was told by the rep at the RSA convention that is was not a resource hog like Symantec. BAM! It takes up 90 + % of my CPU RAM almost all the time with 1GB of RAM.
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lawls
My PC sux, and it dose\'nt take anything of CPU Usage. As others says, for ppl with CPU % & RAM complains, should use Norton, no more issues with CPU Usage but with viruses ^^
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reg2012
best ever with my 1400mhz... only prob was getting rid of raila odinga trojan... used mcafee...
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PTucker
I have a pentium 4 3.06 gig with 1 gig of ram and this antivirus program i don\'t even notice any negative effects. I have used all the programs from macafee, norton, fsecure, zone alarms, kapersky, avast and i forget the rest but all those slowed me down more than this. Even updates while i am playing games and i don\'t know its updating till a temp wind pops up and says update completed!
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RSubasic
Takes 276 MB of my 1GB Win XP SP2 Pro Toshiba Laptop. Seem excessive.
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Maestroâ„¢
it consumes ram only during scanning.......and compared to norton its far better!!!
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torino
I recently had a nasty Trojan.Vundo virus: no \"C:\" drive was visible, some settings were missing from the task bar, \"ANTI-VIRUS\" appeared near clock, pop ups, slow machine, etc. NOD32 didn\'t catch this scumware / virus. \"Spyware Doctor\" was a loser too (and am getting my delayed $$ back--1 month wait). Malwarebytes\' Anti-Malware cut right through it. From this experience, I\'m disappointed in NOD32, but I guess it\'s better than most. It caught 2 dormant Trojans that I had on my files from 4 years back that McAfee didn\'t catch. Norton: been there, done that, and never again. BTW: NOD32 consumes only about 30 MB of RAM even when I have the protection maxed out.
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Zenaan
Version update as at 2008-04-22 is redirecting all my IE connections through to 74.125.19.104 (74.125.* appears to be Google), which if I deny with ZoneAlarm security suite, I cannot surf internet - get no result, IE spins, and ultimately says \"server cannot be found\". Tried to access safe-mail.net, upmart.org and ycs.com.au, none work! Next tried google.com.au, and this also did not work :)
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Butuh77
For all you idiots out there...stop using IE as it is more of a RAM pig than anything else...and please, all these RAM hog thingy...it\'s all microsoft software shit...IE, Windows, etc...if you still wanna microsoft software, better start doing some memory paging and disable all the so-called-cool effects when you click stuff inside windows...bunch of crap!!
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Akolyte01
It takes up far less RAM than even a web browser, only 31,000 K.
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Ptr
I have an old PIII with 512mgs ram. No prob whatsoever using Nod32. Highly recommended from my perspective
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Ptr
I have an old PIII with 512mgs ram. No prob whatsoever using Nod32. Highly recommended from my perspective
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Crandor
if your running into issues where cpu and resources are being eaten up its probably because its scanning the web site your hitting or looking into a compressed file. I\'ve got 2 gig of ram, and i tweaked the settings to where its only using 30meg of ram but has never let me down, had symantec.. got infected many times, had mcafee, got infected a couple of times, had AVG, what a piece of crap, and used a few others.. if it seems to be doing something strange get a tool like Registry Booster and clean up your system... also Cacheman XP can help you optomize a ton of system options that normally give you grief..
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