ekrn.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if ekrn.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.
This application is normally found on disk in C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is d36d79bbdc892f17ddd4677f3f170ff9.
This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.
This application 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.
This is a x64 executable. It uses the full capacity of modern computer processors.
The description written in the exe is ESET Service.
File version extracted from the file 9.0.397.0 .
Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2016. All rights reserved..
Some unusual functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
ekrn.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to 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 routine, which is good. si are uninstall.