V4: ekrn.exe - cpu usage

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by wibo, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. wibo

    wibo Registered Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    Many times during the day I can't use my PC anymore.
    My fans are moving crazy and everything I type is showing up a few seconds after.
    Looking to the task manager I've seen that the cause is ekrn.exe with cpu % of 75 til 95

    What is it in Eset what does this scan?
    Is it possible to disable?

    I use Eset since the first release but never had big problems till the v4 release.
    My actual version is 4.0.437.0
  2. BFG

    BFG Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    San Diego

    The AV is probably scanning something that is continually performing some kind of action. Maybe a log file, defragger could be alot of things.

    Open the GUI into advanced mode and then to Protection status > Statstics. The file being scanned may be shown in that window under "Real-time file system protection" from the drop down menu.

  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2009

    I once suggest Eset to enhance the way Statistics works to let the user know what file/process/folder is being scanned and making ekrn.exe using more CPU than it should.


    ekrn.exe is using 96% of CPU and Statistics would shout out: Hey! ekrn.exe is scanning XYZ and is making it use more CPU than it should.

    But, no... Users are the ones who have to figure it out, using extra tools, etc... They don't even know how to interpret them.

    Great... But, hey I guess that we're the ones paying for the product... Our loss if we can't use it, uh?
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
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