ekrn.exe is part of ESET Smart Security and developed by ESET according to the ekrn.exe version information.
ekrn.exe's description is "ESET Service"
ekrn.exe is digitally signed by ESET, spol. s r.o..
ekrn.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\' folder.
None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about ekrn.exe.
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The following is the available information on ekrn.exe:
|Product name||ESET Smart Security|
|File description||ESET Service|
|Legal copyright||Copyright (c) ESET 1992-2009. All rights reserved.|
|Legal trademark||NOD, NOD32, AMON, ESET are registered trademarks of ESET.|
Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:
ekrn.exe has a valid digital signature.
|Signer name||ESET, spol. s r.o.|
|Certificate issuer name||VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA|
|Certificate serial number||2b22252b478a1a91a8bc2b8b7f2d96ea|
None of the 51 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ekrn.exe file.
ekrn.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\. The most common variants are listed below:
These are some of the error messages that can appear related to ekrn.exe:
ekrn.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
ekrn.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.
ESET Service has stopped working.
End Program - ekrn.exe. This program is not responding.
ekrn.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
ekrn.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.
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