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Program info

Estimated safety rating


explorer.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if explorer.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against potential security problems.

Executable file path


This program is normally stored on disk in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 332feab1435662fc6c672e25beb37be3.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.

Belongs to the operating system


explorer.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a x64 executable. It uses the full capacity of modern CPUs.

File description

 Windows Explorer

The description extracted from the program is Windows Explorer.

File version

 6.1.7601.17567 (win7sp1_gdr.110224-1502)

File version stored as a property 6.1.7601.17567 (win7sp1_gdr.110224-1502).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


explorer.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't work in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from explorer.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.