ekrn.exe issue

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by sureshl, Jun 3, 2008.

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  1. sureshl

    sureshl Registered Member

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    My computer, XP SP3, has been running slow of late. Task manager shows that ekrn.exe is continuously running and taking up CPU usage.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. SteveDell

    SteveDell Registered Member

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    ekrn.exe is NOD's kernel binary, I believe, it's supposed to stay continuously running. and how much CPU usage is it taking up?
     
  3. Bakker

    Bakker Registered Member

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    Is it running at 90-99% cpu constantly? If so:

    See this thread for people with a similar issue.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=207359

    Most common fix is deleting the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder.

    Do this by opening a command prompt (start -> run -> cmd | hit enter)
    Type:
    net stop wuauserv
    delet the contents of the c:\windows\softwaredistribution folder
    Then in the command prompt type
    net start wuauserv
    After a few seconds the cpu usage should return to normal
     
  4. sureshl

    sureshl Registered Member

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    Thanks Bakker.
    I just disabled the windows update, and all seems fine for now.
     
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