NOD32 5.2.9.1 Memory leak and update failure

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ajscott, Jul 14, 2012.

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  1. ajscott

    ajscott Registered Member

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    My computer has been running for a bit over 60 hours and "ekrn.exe *32" is currently using over 1.9GB of RAM. This is both Memory (private working set) and Commit Size in task manager.

    This wouldn't really annoy me as much if it weren't for the fact that it also fails updates after the memory usage hits a certain level. The only way to get updates working again is to kill the ekrn.exe process or reboot. I've reinstalled ESET and the issue comes right back. Clearing the update cache makes no difference.

    I've been having this issue since 5.2.9.1 was installed. I also run Comodo firewall but uninstalling it for a few days made no difference.

    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
    AMD FX 8120 CPU
    8GB RAM

    Code:
    7/13/2012 9:27:53 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/13/2012 5:27:50 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/13/2012 3:27:49 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/13/2012 12:27:45 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/13/2012 6:10:54 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7296 (20120713).	
    7/13/2012 2:10:51 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7295 (20120713).	
    7/12/2012 12:10:39 PM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7294 (20120712).	
    7/12/2012 8:10:36 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7293 (20120712).	
    7/12/2012 6:10:35 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7292 (20120712).	
    7/12/2012 3:10:33 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7291 (20120712).	
    7/11/2012 11:10:19 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7290 (20120711).	
    7/11/2012 6:09:26 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7289 (20120711).	
    7/11/2012 2:09:22 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7288 (20120711).	
    7/10/2012 11:09:10 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7287 (20120710).	
    7/10/2012 5:09:05 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7286 (20120710).	
    7/10/2012 2:09:02 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7285 (20120710).	
    7/9/2012 6:09:01 PM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7284 (20120709).	
    7/9/2012 11:25:38 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/9/2012 9:25:37 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/9/2012 7:25:35 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/9/2012 5:20:25 AM	Update module	Error extracting file.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/9/2012 3:14:23 AM	Update module	Error extracting file.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/9/2012 1:09:21 AM	Update module	Error extracting file.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/8/2012 10:08:21 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7281 (20120708).	
    7/8/2012 3:08:16 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7280 (20120708).	
    7/7/2012 12:49:06 PM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7279 (20120707).	
    7/7/2012 3:41:58 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7278 (20120707).	
    7/6/2012 9:42:14 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7277 (20120706).	
    7/6/2012 5:42:10 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7276 (20120706).	
    7/6/2012 1:42:07 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7275 (20120706).	
    7/5/2012 9:41:55 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7274 (20120705).	
    7/5/2012 7:46:24 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7273 (20120705).	
    7/5/2012 4:57:50 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/5/2012 1:57:48 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 10:57:45 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 8:57:43 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 6:57:42 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 4:57:40 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 9:42:28 AM	Update module	Error allocating memory.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 7:45:42 AM	Update module	Error downloading file from update server	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    7/4/2012 1:40:36 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7269 (20120704).	
    7/3/2012 9:40:21 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7268 (20120703).	
    7/3/2012 4:40:17 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7267 (20120703).	
    7/3/2012 1:40:13 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7266 (20120703).	
    7/2/2012 10:40:00 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7265 (20120702).	
    7/2/2012 9:13:45 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7264 (20120702).	
    6/26/2012 12:53:11 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/23/2012 9:52:00 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/22/2012 9:30:54 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7242 (20120622).	
    6/22/2012 6:30:51 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7241 (20120622).	
    6/22/2012 1:30:48 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7240 (20120622).	
    6/21/2012 9:30:35 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7239 (20120621).	
    6/21/2012 6:30:33 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7238 (20120621).	
    6/21/2012 4:42:51 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7237 (20120621).	
    6/20/2012 9:46:19 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/20/2012 3:46:14 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/19/2012 11:45:52 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/19/2012 6:44:48 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/19/2012 3:44:46 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/18/2012 10:27:45 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7230 (20120618).	
    6/18/2012 5:27:40 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7229 (20120618).	
    6/18/2012 4:27:33 AM	ESET Kernel	The program modules have been updated.	
    6/18/2012 2:27:39 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7228 (20120618).	
    6/17/2012 7:27:24 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7227 (20120617).	
    6/16/2012 9:19:18 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7226 (20120616).	
    6/15/2012 12:53:16 PM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7225 (20120615).	
    6/15/2012 5:39:09 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7224 (20120615).	
    6/15/2012 1:39:07 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7223 (20120615).	
    6/14/2012 9:38:53 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7222 (20120614).	
    6/14/2012 5:39:02 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7221 (20120614).	
    6/13/2012 10:56:58 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7219 (20120613).	
    6/13/2012 5:56:54 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7218 (20120613).	
    6/13/2012 12:56:50 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7217 (20120613).	
    6/12/2012 9:56:53 PM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7216 (20120612).	
    6/12/2012 7:13:36 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/12/2012 5:13:34 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/12/2012 3:13:33 PM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/12/2012 11:13:29 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/12/2012 7:13:26 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/12/2012 5:13:24 AM	Update module	An error occurred while downloading update files.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/12/2012 2:57:13 AM	Update module	Error extracting file.	NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    6/11/2012 9:56:12 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7213 (20120611).	
    6/11/2012 5:56:10 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7212 (20120611).	
    6/11/2012 12:56:06 AM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7211 (20120611).	
    6/10/2012 8:07:59 PM	ESET Kernel	Virus signature database successfully updated to version 7210 (20120610).	
     
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  3. SweX

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    :eek: Lucky me that I still haven't seen that problem since I only got 512MB of RAM :D
    Still using between 70-95 MB here. Though I am still on the 5.0.94.0 version.

    Based on the few reports that I have seen on the forum, it seems that it only happens on systems that is ON for a longer period than let's say a day. And since I shutdown my PC every night I can't really tell if I am affected or not.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
  4. sweater

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    I still uses v5.0.94.0 in my xp sp3 system and encountered no problem and it only eats up about 19MB Ram.

    Maybe, you can try other versions and see for yourself which works best.
     
  5. ajscott

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    If it were an issue with the firewall or proxy settings (no proxy) then it wouldn't work for the first two days of uptime. It's also strange because after it hits a certain point the service no longer responds to termination requests meaning I can't even re-install NOD32 without a reboot first.

    I have Comodo set to basically ignore/allow anything signed by ESET so there are no conflicts. I have uninstalled Comodo previously to test though and it made no difference.
     
  6. ajscott

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    Side note, installed the version 6 RC last night after the original post and it's up to 582MB RAM usage.
     
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