ekrn.exe memory usage on Windows XP

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  1. VidKo

    VidKo Registered Member

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    Hi!

    I have been wondering what the normal memory usage for ekrn.exe on a Windows XP machine is? Mine is around 120MB and using the latest 4.2.67.10 version. Isn't that a bit high?
     
  2. Woodgiant

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    Hello VidKo
    I am running on 64 bit Windows home Premium system and my ekrn.exe is using approximately 57mb, so it sound a bit high. If you are using other real-time AV-software, besides ESET , it can be one explanation of a high memory usage . And just in case have you checked your PC recently for malware.
    Best Regard :)
     
  3. toxinon12345

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    Im using WinXP here...and ekrn.exe RAM consumption is around 50 MB
     
  4. VidKo

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    I just checked my other machine with Windows 7, it's around 58MB.

    The Windows XP machine (my laptop I use for work) and is on 24/7 was thouroughly checked last week.

    I guess it's time to check it again. :(

    [EDIT]
    Look like restarting helped, it's sitting at 63MB now. Gonna test some more.
     
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  5. SweX

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    Yes over 100Mb is too high.

    My experience is that the Normal RAM usage of ekrn.exe is between 30-70MB.
    So after the restart the usage went down to 63MB wich sounds normal.:thumb:

    FYI. MY ekrn.exe uses 64Mb at the moment.
     
  6. trjam

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    mine is running 71MB, Dr Web runs over 100 and Avast is well below 20MB.
     
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