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Program info

Estimated safety rating


explorer.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path


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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 40d777b7a95e00593eb1568c68514493.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.

Belongs to the operating system


explorer.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of modern PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Windows Explorer

The description written in the program is Windows Explorer.

File version

 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)

File version 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't run in some kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.