Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by xp_1839, Nov 24, 2007.
Finally, NOD32 no more using 50% of CPU resource,
its good to hear that..
I agree on you on that too. I just upgraded from v2.7 to v3.0.566.0 recently & it works fine.
NOD32 3.0.551 did consume more CPU resource than the current version does.
The ekrn.exe ESET file is using 100% CPU on and off every two minutes as per the GUI on my Comodo firewall. Other folks have the same problem per another thread.
Nod32 version 3.0.566.0 has improved a lot. I think my opinion of version 3 has changed.
I re-installed 3.0.566.0 this afternoon just to see if it would help. It is now fluctuating from 65% to 80% but I have also seen 99% too.
Same thing here - ekrn.exe suddenly consumes 100% of CPU.
Configuration: Win32 XP Pro w/ latest patches.
NOD32 BE v3.0.566.0 latest virus DB
Restarting or killing the process helps for a while.
ZA firewall or no firewall at all have no effect.
Disabling NOD32 doesn't lower the CPU.
Examining the handles with PE doesn't reveal anything special.
wait for update.
It seems to only happen for updates, then quickly goes back to using minimal resources.
I haven't seen a 99% spike, but it does get up there.
If you experience a problem with a high CPU utilization by ekrn and you are able to replicate it, please send me a private message. We'll need to get a complete memory dump from such a computer for perusal.
I think alot of cpus usage problems comes from people using NOD32 3.0 along with Comodo. I am using NOD32 3.0.556 along with OA and getting no cpu issues.
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