What is Ekrn.exe?

Ekrn.exe is part of ESETService and developed by ESET according to the Ekrn.exe file information. In certain cases, malicious trackers and scripts can disguise themselves as legitimate files, like Ekrn.exe, leading to glitches, overload and system malfunctions.

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Ekrn.exe's description is "ESETService".

Ekrn.exe is digitally signed by ESET.

Ekrn.exe is an .exe file.

Ekrn.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\ESET\ESET Security\ekrn.exe

Ekrn.exe basic information

Description
ESETService
Internal Name
ekrn.exe
Version
10.16.58.0
Company
Hash
17544C226C79441E546781EB63AF5CAD

Ekrn.exe running processes

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\ESET\ESET Security\eComServer.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\ESET\ESET Security\eguiproxy.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\ESET\ESET Security\egui.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

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List of the actions Ekrn.exe executes on a user's PC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Info\\ActiveFeatures new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000001\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000003\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000005\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000006\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000007\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000008\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000009\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000100\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000101\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000102\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000103\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000105\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000200\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000300\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000400\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000800\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000d00\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000d02\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000E00\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000F00\\Load new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000006 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000006\settings new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000006\settings\Ekrn new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000006\settings\Ekrn\\MecacOptionHandled new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000006\settings\Ekrn\Info new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000006\settings\Ekrn\Info\\LastLicenseWarning new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000100\Settings new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000100\Settings\SavedScanners new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000103 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000103\settings new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000103\settings\\m_dwEnable new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Logs\urllog.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\registryFileStorage_globalA.cfg new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000800\settings new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000800\settings\\OutlookIntegrationChangeCounter new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Logs\devctrllog.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Antispam new catalogue created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Info\\UniqueId new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Logs\virlog.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Logs\warnlog.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Logs\lasthit.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Logs\hipslog.dat new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\Diagnostics\ECP new catalogue created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Info\\WebActivationState new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Info\\WebSeatId new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Info\\WebClientComputerName new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\DistPackage new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\DistPackage\AppSettings new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\DistPackage\AppSettings\\ActOptions new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\DistPackage\\DistSettings new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Plugins\01000400\Settings\\LastUpdateRetval new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\versions.csv new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater\AcceptedEulas new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater\AcceptedEulas\\ArrayOrder new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater\AcceptedEulas\ce_meta new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater\AcceptedEulas\ce_meta\strbufs new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater\AcceptedEulas\ce_meta\strbufs\\Tag new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\Settings\Updater\AcceptedEulas\ce_meta\strbufs\\Version new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine\UserQuarantineDirPaths new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine\UserQuarantineDirPaths\\ArrayOrder new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine\UserQuarantineDirPaths\ce_meta new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine\UserQuarantineDirPaths\ce_meta\strbufs new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine\UserQuarantineDirPaths\ce_meta\strbufs\\Path new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\plugins\01000600\settings\Quarantine\UserQuarantineDirPaths\ce_meta\strbufs\\UserSID new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\\ArrayOrder new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a1 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a1\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a2 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a2\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a3 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a3\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a4 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a4\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a5 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a5\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a6 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a6\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a7 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a7\\Guid new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\a5\\LastExec new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\ce_meta new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\ce_meta\strbufs new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\ESET Security\CurrentVersion\Config\scheduler\exec\ce_meta\strbufs\\Guid new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ESET\ESET Security\registryFileStorage_globalB.cfg new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\ESET\ESET Security\NOTICE_mod new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{AA904D87-89F6-45E0-A250-58977AF033BC} new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{AA904D87-89F6-45E0-A250-58977AF033BC}\\DriverName new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{AA904D87-89F6-45E0-A250-58977AF033BC}\\Inf0 new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{AA904D87-89F6-45E0-A250-58977AF033BC}\\Inf0Sha1 new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{AA904D87-89F6-45E0-A250-58977AF033BC}\\Inf0LastWriteTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{BFC85452-8E68-46B6-9D74-DEE1293E1BE9} new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{BFC85452-8E68-46B6-9D74-DEE1293E1BE9}\\DriverName new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{BFC85452-8E68-46B6-9D74-DEE1293E1BE9}\\Inf0 new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{BFC85452-8E68-46B6-9D74-DEE1293E1BE9}\\Inf0Sha1 new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET\Setup\Drivers\{BFC85452-8E68-46B6-9D74-DEE1293E1BE9}\\Inf0LastWriteTime new registry key parameter created

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