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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe

The default name and folder where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 1e19a61c59fc223429ab5fe4cdfbea63.

Is running as a service


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.

Accesses the internet


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.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' computer processors.

File description

 ESET Service

The description present in the file is ESET Service.

File version

File version stored as a property .



Maker ESET.


 Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2017. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2017. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


ekrn.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in ekrn.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 ESET, spol. s r.o.

Digitally signed by: ESET, spol. s r.o.

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.