explorer.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if explorer.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against potential security problems.
This program is usually stored on disk in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this executable is 679d17f8cdb938c7100d7a647953677e.
This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This program uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
explorer.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
64-bit code has been detected. This exe can exploit the full power of a current PC processor.
The description extracted from the program is Windows Explorer.
File version stored as a property 10.0.14393.1198 (rs1_release_sec.170427-1353).
Producer Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © 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 shown to you.
explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to explorer.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.