What is the "explorer.exe" ?

Our database contains 22210 different files for filename explorer.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name explorer.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Windows Explorer. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 105 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process explorer.exe.

explorer.exe is in most cases the system process which provides graphical user interface for accessing the desktop, taskbar and file manager. This process can be stopped/restarted from Task Manager usually without any issue. It also support 3rd party extensions which could help improve user interface but also can make explorer.exe instable. If you are experiencing with explorer.exe crashs, check what extensions do you have installed. You can use our freeware tool System Explorer for managing explorer.exe extensions. More information about explorer.exe can be found at wikipedia's article Windows Explorer.

explorer.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "explorer.exe"

Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Windows Explorer
Version:
6.1.7601.17567
MD5:
332feab1435662fc6c672e25beb37be3
SHA1:
5a49d7390ee87519b9d69d3e4aa66ca066cc8255
SHA256:
6bed1a3a956a859ef4420feb2466c040800eaf01ef53214ef9dab53aeff1cff0
Size:
2871808
Directory:
C:\Windows
Operating System:
Windows 7
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "explorer.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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95% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
4% of reviewed files are marked as Threat .
38% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "explorer.exe" was discovered yesterday. Our database contains 2500 variants of the file "explorer.exe" with final rating Safe and 193 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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Filename "explorer.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

User Reviews of the "explorer.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "explorer.exe"

  • SAFErating from user мфц for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Exp. for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 40505658)

    OK

  • SAFErating from user Puntti for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 43353031)

    Explorer of WIndows 10 RS2

  • SAFErating from user this explorer for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 42057856)

    this explorer

  • SAFErating from user ben for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 41170573)

    ok

  • SAFErating from user SCBright for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 41170573)

    How this is unknown??

  • SAFErating from user loki for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 40504356)

    ok

  • SAFErating from user clamsiopl for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 41357891)

    Safe

  • SAFErating from user Ben for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 41170573)

    ok

  • SAFErating from user roofjunkie for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 40505350)

    OK

  • SAFErating from user stp888 for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 40511310)

    Safe

  • SAFErating from user edubernu for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 40505350)

    seguro

  • SAFErating from user Активаторы for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user wolf for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 18442849)

    Unknown? Really?

  • SAFErating from user santos for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag pt

  • SAFErating from user DERWIND for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user josecaripas for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • THREATrating from user denoveter for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user Simon for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Randy for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag es

  • SAFErating from user ebbe for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 15983540)

    util

  • SAFErating from user RawFish2D for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Good for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user JAVIER for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag es

  • SAFErating from user juan for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag es

  • SAFErating from user juan for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag es

  • SAFErating from user Genius for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Alex for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Simon for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag es

  • SAFErating from user TM for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Tom for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user SCBright for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 24457860)

    Is the default shell and file manager for Microsoft Windows.

  • SAFErating from user Hossszu for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user WladykaMir for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user marchella for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user gizmo for file C:\Windows\explorer.exeflag pl

  • SAFErating from user olku68 for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user liza33 for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user RusOl23 for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user TommyMoore for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user leon Brierley for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 3369701)

    This is a safe file usually,. Check file size make comparison to a default windows backup if they don't match something is wrong ie. possible malware infection.

  • SAFErating from user Adik for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user farzad for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Alexsandro for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 7611606)

    Programa com alto nível de segurança.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 4186449)

    "Windows Explorer is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. It is also the component of the operating system that presents many user interface items on the monitor such as the taskbar and desktop." - see more info on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Explorer

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 10115710)

    "Windows Explorer is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. It is also the component of the operating system that presents many user interface items on the monitor such as the taskbar and desktop." - see more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Explorer

  • SAFErating from user john for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 1041066)

    windows system file

  • SAFErating from user mahansystem for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user g1njo for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 8710463)

    Explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user wawan for file C:\Windows\\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user 3hlav for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Peter for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 1318340)

    Kaspersky has a false positive on this file. points to it as a keylogger.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 540595)

    MS Windows Explorer, core file for work with nearly all versions of MS Windows. Many articles can be found for this process, e.g. command line options for it, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314853

  • SAFErating from user shirota for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user alexbosh for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user yazoomiller for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 506977)

    Have used SAFE over nine (9) years. This is Microsoft system code, part of Windows (xp et.al.) Operating System. If Windows operation system has SAFE rating, by inclusion - so does Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)

  • SAFErating from user igor for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user scorpionukg for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user gomescd for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user milovan for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user belal for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user pascal for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user LagannBTT for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 1039726)

    Windows Explorer executable.

  • SAFErating from user rioamri for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Zer0kbps for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 502116)

    Microsoft Windows Explorer

  • SAFErating from user macwinkler for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Moraxv for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user Amr for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Tokar for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user UPieper for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user mytomas for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user gradders for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 501982)

    M$ System File, never leave home without it!!

  • SAFErating from user eson for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user SadasPoeta for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Vovik for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user EricLeung for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 3956)

    This is Windows system Explorer.

  • SAFErating from user Phoenix for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Anonymous for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 42689)

    This is a much needed part of Ms XP. It can be attaced by viruses and altered, best to reinstall XP.

  • SAFErating from user dalibordelcev for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user gierre for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user antihacker101 for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 16329)

    even though this file comes with the OS, this worm i been fighting intercepts from hardware higher than boot before kernel. antiviruses will show clean, but memory viewers show that alterations are happening. it seems through over 600 formats, that our drives are rewritten where partitions will kill any programs that touch it aka access violations. i had to low level format till the dos program finished, then fdisk, then format using win98 original cd, and now its finding partitions that are screwed after the mbrs dont match..

  • SAFErating from user Akkie06 for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user gg for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 108952)

    c:\windows\explorer.exe md5=998F3F568F6074A35AB08CD3395A9DC2 on wxp titanium

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file %PROGRAMFILES%\Outlook Express\data\bin\Explorer.exe (Variant: 72636)

    In this MD5 version, this file was marked by most antiviruses as Win32:Trojan-gen virus. Remove it from Your computer. Scan is recommended. Check the MD5 hash and file location, there can more files with this name.

  • SAFErating from user Xearo for file %SystemDiskRoot%\SharpE-TD6R5\Addons\Explorer.exe (Variant: 143710)

    If it is the Microsoft Explorer.exe it came with you're Os.. If not it is either a virus or some other Shell.. Example.. Mine is part of SharpEnviro

  • SAFErating from user rafaigom for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe

  • SAFErating from user HitMeWithIt for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE (Variant: 34141)

    It is perfectly safe and is the official explorer.exe of XP Pro with SP2..

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 17217)

    By most antiviruses this file was marked as Trojan.Agent.AOFE virus. Remove it from Your computer. Scan is recommended.

  • THREATrating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe (Variant: 1209)

    Some Antiviruses detects this file as Trojan. ( Trojan.Win32.VB.zuz)

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\explorer.exe (Variant: 27)

    Explorer.exe is name of the system process in which runs Windows Program Manager. This manager is responsible for displaying of the desktop icons, Task Bar or Start menu.