EKRN.exe process going crazy

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  1. Mikey2

    Mikey2 Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    I was just poking around "Resource Monitor" in Vista when I noticed the network connection was really going crazy. I looked it up and it was the "ekrn.exe" service.

    Looking at ProcessExporer and other tools; it is sending and receiving a ton of packets from places like "completegrowth", "ar-in-f19.google.com", "ar-in-f83" etc...

    I tried a bunch of things such as trying to stop the service (it comes right back,) shutting everything in the ESET off, etc...

    Is this normal? Is my ESET installation/computer completely comprised?
     
  2. kenw

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    If you are using Internet Explorer, this is just a very wild guess.
    Internet Options / Browsing History / Settings
    I usually check the top or bottom setting.
    I also just found that the cache was set of 1024mb.
     
  3. blued

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    I noticed that too, with the AV version 3.0621. The excess outbound data is puzzling, not too comfortable with it. Mentioned here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=198095
     
  4. Jenee

    Jenee Registered Member

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    Do you have Windows Live installed. I found this program downloads all sorts of things and I got rid of it.
     
  5. Mikey2

    Mikey2 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the responses everyone!

    Since posting this, I found that this scenario seems to only happen when I run and record with a program called "WM Recorder 11." It is a program that hijacks any web streams and allows you to record any live streaming media. It is pretty neat, but given the fact that it CONSTANTLY writes to the disk (for instance, if I am watching a movie, it saves the avi real-time onto my disk,) I think ekrn.exe gets confused and continually checks each bit (this is just a guess.)

    I still do not like that it sends so much information both up and downstream and would love any tips on how to fix this. But at least it is not happening all the time.
     
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