ekrn.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if ekrn.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.
The default name and folder where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 1e19a61c59fc223429ab5fe4cdfbea63.
This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' computer processors.
The description present in the file is ESET Service.
File version stored as a property 10.1.235.0 .
Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2017. All rights reserved..
Some dangerous functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
ekrn.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in ekrn.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: ESET, spol. s r.o.
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.