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What is ekrnscan.dll?

Part of ESET Smart Security by ESET

What is it?

ESET On-demmand Scanner Kernel is part of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, an antivirus software program from ESET. ESET's use of assembly language in its products contributes to their low system requirements and disk space utilization. ESET calls its scanning engine ThreatSense, and makes extensive use of generic signatures and heuristics.
Description of ekrnscan.dll from ESET
Protect your family with ESET’s complete Internet security suite, built on the award-winning ThreatSense antivirus and antispyware engine. Our proactive heuristic technology intercepts and eliminates known and emerging threats hours or even days faster than competing products. ESET's smart ThreatSense technology offers multiple layers of protection with precise identification of even never-seen-before forms of malware. ESET Smart Security 5 is lightning fast and operates smoothly in the background, so you won't even notice it's there. Security updates are discreetly sent to your computer, ensuring your defenses are always at their strongest.
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How is ekrnscan.dll loaded?

Process Module - ekrnscan.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process ekrn.exe (ESET Smart Security by ESET) via run-time dynamic linking.
ESET Smart Security is loaded by:

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the ekrnscan.dll file.Of the 0.5% of ekrnscan.dll users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module ekrnscan.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              85.92765407% CPU7160637.8%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
362 context switches/sec2413.3%
Average context switches for all programs is 15 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\ekrnscan.dll

Are there other versions of ESET Smart Security?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Consumer Preview (6.2.8250.0)

About ESET

ESET is an IT security company headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia that was founded in 1992. ESET's first product was NOD, an antivirus software for computers More...
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File details

File name: ekrnscan.dll
Publisher: ESET (verified)
Name: ESET Smart Security
Description: ESET On-demmand Scanner Kernel
Version: 4.2.42.0
Size: 171.52 KB
Original file name: ekrnScan.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: ESET
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 6/12/2013

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 85.9276540687%
Privileged CPU: 21.4858289092%
User CPU: 64.4418251595%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 1,787,814,916
Context switches /sec: 362
Module memory size: 208 KB

Image hashes

MD5: 0d4d7fc35c18ad2d8cc4fd2a3035de08
SHA-1: dc6572d501f86f95f79f115e7bcac3089c98fb95
SHA-256: 33dea508f2d0d759b4f293a86d724edd45535c4e049bf202e1271d061fbf456f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcr80.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
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