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How to remove an ekrn error


Ekrn.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. 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.

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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 (21% of all occurrences), 472,320 bytes and 26 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ekrn.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The ekrn.exe file 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 and monitor applications. 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).

Recommended: Identify ekrn.exe related errors .

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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User Comments

antivirus nd 32
  horly  
Restart the pc and keep pressing F8, then chose safemode, log in to the computer, go to start, all prgrams and then eset and then unistall.
  Ben   (further information)
it is eset business edition too
  Mark Jr.  
Kernel of ESET Nod32 antivirus
  Adrian   (further information)
sunbelt firewall message: denied Eset NOD32 Antivirus ekrn.exe injected dangerous code in outlook express msmni.exe at address 0x017F0214
  Nevermind  
Nod 32 Anti Virus
  Splitlevel  
Antivirsu Software
   
Process explorer says its part of NOD32 antivirus
  Mountain Goat  
nod32 antivirus
  szgnblt  
is not a virus. is a node 32 (eset) scaning program
  1 user  
Cannot delete Eset from C:\ Program Files due to ekrn.exe remains, even after reboot.. Control Panel, Add-remove will not remove Eset, even though it's been (mostly) removed from the reg. Any info would be appreciated.
  Miles  
part of eset nod 32 antivirus program
   
It's the exe file of the anti virus system Nod32 and it takes up the CPU usage up to 200%. Access to process is denied.
  Martin  
echtzeit überfrüfungsmodul
   
nod is normally an antie virus program that runs lighter then most but today it is grabing all my comps resorses so I guess I have to reinstall it
  Martin  
It appears to be a file created by and essential for ESET NOD32 Antivirus program, which is a valid anti-malware / spyware program. It only appeared on my computer once I installed NOD32. A valid instance of this program is likely to be found in C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus
  Desslok  
This process is the kernel of the ESET anti-virus real-time scanner.
  Pete  
50% CPU usage
   

  Ash Grennan   (further information)
It will check the files.(Invisible scanning)
  sujith  
It's the nod 32 kernel engine.
  Patrick  
ekrn.exe is a legitimate process of Eset Smart Security or NOD32 and is involved with downloading updates, checking for information e.t.c DO NOT STOP/DELETE
  Null Expulsion   (further information)
The ekrn.exe process belongs to the ESET NOD32 Antivirus and the ESET Smart Security Suite Kernel Service.
   
its something to do with nod 32 antivirus
  chris  
постоянно отправляет через порты инфу, что естественно по возможности блокирую. и это напрягает
  Антон  
NOD32 executeable
  Mindwave  
Eset smart security file. found it in "C:\Programmer\ESET\ESET Smart Security"
  Michael  
Ekrn is the kernel of ESET Smart Securty Antivirus and it is the core part of ESET
  Raheel  
I believe ekrn.exe is part of the IBM ITCAM application and necessary for its server.
  Alon  
Part of manuel scan process of ESET Nod32 antivirus
   
antivirus process
  wewt   (further information)
ekrn sometimes eats up 100% of my CPU usage for minutes. It's like a hangup of the computer.
  Noris  
Belongs to ESET anti virus, do not uninstall
  Sigurd Hall  
Used occasionally by ESET Antivirus. Most the time this software does not hog the system.
  SHenry   (further information)
AntiVirus and Firewall software. Best of its kind. Only uses a very small footprint. Is not resource intensive.
  Steve  
Its a ESET SmartSecurity / NOD 32 process by the looks of it.
  zz-zz  
NOD 32 Systemfile, stopping it wont help much unless you uninstall Nod32 :)
   
Yes, nod32 uses CPU. Your car uses gas. Does that mean you get rid of your car? nod32 is a light weight AV. Use it or get a virus!
  Frank  
I think ekrn.exe is not a mare web proxy and a mail filter, it seems that eset corporation does a huge effort in not stopping that process, besides I picked up a parallel upload when I was using my live mail.. i consider it a dangerous spyware... funny you pay to get rid of it. and you get a whole new more dangerous one..
  Dragoniare  
I uninstalled nod32 and ekrn.exe went with it. now my cpu speed is normal. I hate when they say something is better just for it to suck all your resources dry. I wouldn't recommend nod32 unless you have 2 gigs of ram or more.
   
Nod32 Antivirus
  Dagobert  
Uses about 80%+ of my bandwith, sucking all the adsl out of me.
  asd  
RAM drainer. Part of nod32.
  Chris  
we have ESET and after installing a Belking router we end up with a mesage that keep poping up every 90 seconds that say ekrn.exe error so we had to remove the Belkin software and everyting whent back to normal. it was frustrating
  Tricolor  
Just ESET Service,ESET NOD32 Antivirus modul
  Ardiakz   (further information)
Ekrn.exe are a system program for nod32. (This say on ZoneAlarm.)
   
Kernel Application for NOD32 Virus Scanner
  Marek  
is a part of eset antivirus which considered safe
  alexandros  
Nothing. It showed up when I installed Smart Security 6.
  shodakan  
ekrn.exe make my mobile broadband package waste 1 GB bandwidth Every Day
  Earth  

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Summary: Average user rating of ekrn.exe: based on 67 votes with 50 reviews.
42 users think ekrn.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 4 users think ekrn.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade ekrn.exe ("not sure about it").


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