What is the "explorer.exe" ? Variant 506977

Our database contains 22463 different files for filename explorer.exe but this page contains information about single file with specific attributes. If you want to see general information about the explorer.exe then visit General Information Page . You can also check most distributed file variants with name explorer.exe. This file belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and was developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This file has description Windows Explorer. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 5 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process explorer.exe.

explorer.exe Process
Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Windows Explorer
Version:
6.0.2900.5512
MD5:
12896823fb95bfb3dc9b46bcaedc9923
SHA1:
9d2bf84874abc5b6e9a2744b7865c193c08d362f
SHA256:
1e675cb7df214172f7eb0497f7275556038a0d09c6e5a3e6862c5e26885ef455
Size:
1033728
Directory:
C:\Windows
Operating System:
Windows XP
Occurence:
High oc2

System Explorer Community Antivirus Report

This file was checked and tolerated by following antivirus shields :
Antivirus NameLatest Toleration
avast! Antivirus2016-12-31
Microsoft Security Essentials2016-12-31
Avast Antivirus2016-12-31
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-12-29
ESET Smart Security 10.0.369.12016-12-29
Panda Free Antivirus2016-12-29
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 20132016-12-29
Norton Security2016-12-29
avast! Internet Security2016-12-29
Panda Antivirus Pro 20162016-09-07 22:57:52
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-09-07 18:39:01
Antivirus shields were enabled and have latest antivirus database.

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

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
100% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Our final rating for this file is Safe. Final rating is based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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.

97% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Safe .
93% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Safe .
7% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Threat .

User Reviews of the "explorer.exe"

  • SAFErating from user yazoomiller (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 milovan

  • SAFErating from user UPieper

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

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