How to remove an ekrn error
The free file information forum can help you determine if ekrn.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Ekrn.exe file information
The process known as Eset Service or ESET Service belongs to software ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus or NOD32 v3.x FiX (version 1.1 by TemDono) or Eset-NOD32: Fix Dasumo by ESET (www.eset.com).
Description: The file ekrn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 468,224 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 472,320 bytes and 21 more variants.
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. File ekrn.exe is digitally signed. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. ekrn.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with ekrn.exe, you may also uninstall the software ESET NOD32 Antivirus or ESET Smart Security using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ekrn.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ekrn.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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