Process ekrn.exe downloading lots of data

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by jimmythehedgehog, May 12, 2010.

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  1. jimmythehedgehog

    jimmythehedgehog Registered Member

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    Recently I installed NetLimiter 2 on my computer and found that along with my other downloading processes (eg Utorrent, Firefox) ekrn uses significantly more download, as demonstrated below.

    I was wondering why it has to send and receive lots of data?

    Thanks in advance.

    http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv111/jimmythehedgehog1/eset.jpg
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    That's because you're using WinXP where all HTTP traffic is routed via ekrn for scanning. You wouldn't have this problem with Vista SP1 or newer OS.
     
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