As posted in a thread a while ago, NOD32 latest version 4.0.474 uses increasing amounts of RAM as days go by, reaching around 140MB after 14 days. My solution is to restart the ESET service every 2 weeks, but I don't know how. The ESET service has no Stop control. One way to do this is to issue a command to kill ekrn.exe every 2 weeks after which it automatically restarts because the service is set to restart in 0 seconds no matter how many times it's stopped. The problem is that Self-Defense prevents this, and I don't want to have to disable SD. By what means can I stop the ESET service or kill ekrn.exe? Restarting it will be the easy part. Thank you in advance.