ekrn.exe may be a dangerous program, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. It triggers too many of the "probable danger" flags described in this document. It is yet unknown if ekrn.exe is malware or a legit program which doesn't harm your PC. We advise you to be careful with it.
The default name and path where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 2c2469ff10f51572d1f6573751e40462.
This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
64-bit code has been detected. This exe can put to good use the full power of a current computer processor.
The description present in the file is ESET Service.
File version stored as a property 9.0.349.0 .
Company name ESET.
Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2015. All rights reserved..
Some dangerous features of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.
The digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is usually bad.
This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.