ekern.exe - High CPU Utilization - Scanning download file.

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by nodHead, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. nodHead

    nodHead Registered Member

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    One thing I have noticed when I started using ESET NOD32 V3 is that I get high CPU utilization and a lack of responsiveness in Windows Vista when a downloaded file is being scanned by NOD32 - downloading to USB2 Flash Drive.

    http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2672/highcpunj4.png

    Is anyone else seeing this issue?
     
  2. Thankful

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    I have also noticed a slowdown in downloads, especially when the download is near completion. The download says 100% completed, but takes awhile to actually break off the connection and complete (FireFox gives message'Download Completed') . Probably due to the new version, although I can't be absolutely sure. I'm running Windows XP Home.
     
  3. nodHead

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    Ok good to hear that it's not just me :doubt:
    If there is any more information that ESET Team required, I'm happy to help.
     
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    It's not just you. Especially since I run a very light setup with only NOD32 and Ghostwall (firewall).
     
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    Happenes here also with Opera. I disabled scanning of self extracting archives and in some cases advanced heuristic. Problem solved for now. Not the optimal solution i know.
     
  6. hlc

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    I encounter this problem as well, especially when the file near to complete. And when I delete the file from some download tools, ekern also jump to 100% CPU utilization.
     
  7. BerserkerPup

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    Ditto here.
     
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  9. ASpace

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    I'll join you :D (but as I said in another thread this happens on my computer but not on all)

    The temporary solution (works here):
    Open Advanced Setup Tree (F5) -> Navigate to Web-protection -> modify the ThreatSense options for the web-protection so that you uncheck Advanced Heuristics (and possibly Runtime packers) . Confirm with OK and try again
     
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