explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default filename and path where the program is stored is
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is e8edc4785646866e8ce0573d1935fdfb.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
explorer.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the full power of nowadays' PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the program is Windows Explorer.
File version 10.0.14393.351 (rs1_release_inmarket.161014-1755).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't operate in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to the user.
explorer.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.