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Program info

Estimated safety rating


explorer.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if explorer.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against threats.

Executable file path


This application is usually stored on disk in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is 95d730526ef81792cd6848d8d10faa1c.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. 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 seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.

File description

 Windows Explorer

The description stored in the exe is Windows Explorer.

File version

 10.0.10586.104 (th2_release.160128-1934)

File version extracted from the file 10.0.10586.104 (th2_release.160128-1934).


 Microsoft Corporation

Author Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


explorer.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.

Digitally signed


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

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to explorer.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digitally signed by: 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 an uninstall routine set up in registry.