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.
This program is normally found on disk in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 1550f64c237e1e1046b7c4302ab595d7.
This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
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.
explorer.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
64-bit code has been detected. This exe can put to good use the full power of a current PC processor.
The description stored in the file is Windows Explorer.
File version stored as a property 10.0.10240.16942 (th1_st1.160527-1759).
Company Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
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.
explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in 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 application does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.