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Windows 7: ekrn.exe

01 Jun 2010   #1
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
ekrn.exe

this .exe file is taking up a lot of my cpu resources, and even up to 100% sometimes....any idea to kill this application?




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01 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cashng View Post
this .exe file is taking up a lot of my cpu resources, and even up to 100% sometimes....any idea to kill this application?
Welcome

Normally that process is part of your antivirus. Turn if off and see if process remains.

Somtimes it can be a virus, disguised as that particular process.. Run antivirus and malwarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

If it is part of your antivirus, uninstall and use Microsoft Security Essentials.
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03 Jun 2010   #3
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

for what i've known, this process is came from esst nod 32. i tried killing this process, it keep telling me, unable to.. anyone any idea on how to do this?
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03 Jun 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

ekrn.exe is the main process of ESET anti virus. It may spike up the CPU when its scanning.

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Even if you are not running any scan, eset still keeps scanning your computer files silently in the background for active malware.

ekrn.exe-1.png


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03 Jun 2010   #5
cashng

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

so is there any way to stop it from scanning?
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03 Jun 2010   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cashng View Post
so is there any way to stop it from scanning?
I guess we need not stop it. I have been running eset and it does scan in the background. I never had any problem with it. The cpu spikes are temporary.
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03 Jun 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Yes, uninstall and use MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials. It is free, made just for windows and gets high praise from members of this Forum. It has a small footprint, also
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04 Jun 2010   #8
kncowans

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello

I received an email from Eset Technical Support concerning this issue.

The issue with ekrn.exe taking up processor time is a known issue and is being worked on, hopefully for the next build of Nod32.

In the meantime I was advised to disable the System Startup Scan under the Scheduler of Nod32.

Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

Hope this helps.

Bye for now

Kevin
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04 Jun 2010   #9
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The issue with ekrn.exe taking up processor time is a known issue and is being worked on for the last several years. They still have not fixed it?

NOD32 is a good antivirus when it works, it does it's job very well,, the problem has come from quality over recent years and the crippling of certain features of the OS when the license lapses.

These are the main reasons I no longer recommend NOD32. Save some money and get MSE.
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04 Jun 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Yes, uninstall and use MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials. It is free, made just for windows and gets high praise from members of this Forum. It has a small footprint, also
I agree Tepid, I even
said that a while back.
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