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Program info

Estimated safety rating

 explorer.exe

explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Windows\explorer.exe

Usually, this program is stored in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file

 ac4c51eb24aa95b77f705ab159189e24

The MD5 fingerprint for this file is ac4c51eb24aa95b77f705ab159189e24.

Is running as a service

 No

This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system

 Yes

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

Is a 64 bit executable file

 Yes

64-bit code has been detected. This exe can use the full power of a current computer cpu.

File description

 Windows Explorer

The description written in the file is Windows Explorer.

File version

 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)

File version stored as a property 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850).

Manufacturer

 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.

Copyright

 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows

 Yes

explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This means it doesn't run in some kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to the user.

Potentially dangerous functions

 Yes

Some unusual features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed

 Yes

explorer.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature

 Yes

The digital signature attached to 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

 No

This executable does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.