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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path

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

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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is 2c2469ff10f51572d1f6573751e40462.

Is running as a service


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.

Accesses the internet


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.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can put to good use the full power of a current computer processor.

File description

 ESET Service

The description present in the file is ESET Service.

File version


File version stored as a property 9.0.349.0 .



Company name ESET.


 Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2015. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2015. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


The digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is usually bad.

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.