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Program info

Estimated safety rating


iexplore.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if iexplore.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. 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 yourself your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

This program is usually stored on disk in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 79f161b6bebf35b9c4ed93ab0c3256fc.

Is running as a service


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

Accesses the internet


This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire power of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Internet Explorer

The description extracted from the file is Internet Explorer.

File version

 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-1148)

File version extracted from the file 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-1148).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


iexplore.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly displayed to you.

Digitally signed


iexplore.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from iexplore.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows XP Publisher (Europe)

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows XP Publisher (Europe)

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.