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Program info

Estimated safety rating


explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if explorer.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 1550f64c237e1e1046b7c4302ab595d7.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can put to good use the full power of a current PC processor.

File description

 Windows Explorer

The description stored in the file is Windows Explorer.

File version

 10.0.10240.16942 (th1_st1.160527-1759)

File version stored as a property 10.0.10240.16942 (th1_st1.160527-1759).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


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

Digitally signed


explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


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