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File Name: ekrn.exe
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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.


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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ESET NOD Antivirus definition update & web security. Disable email and web prevention if you are too cheap to buy ram.
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Eset NOD32 Antivirus Process. I would say best free x64 compatable antivirus.
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Eset Antivisurs Kern, 100% clean
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oops... works smooth
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i have 3GB of RAM in my Windows XP 32b version and ekrn takes up a ridiculous amounts of resources... my computer that never lagged with previous versions makes IE lag up crazy. very annoying.
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I love nod32. Its great at finding malicious shit. Check out Comodo Firewall too. best there is and free.
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NOD32 Process. Takes RAM but otherwise helpful.
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