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Program info

Estimated safety rating


explorer.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if explorer.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend yourself 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 checksum for this file is 74bb7dcd2bfdcc0e52869db3582ca781.

Is running as a service


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

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the full set of features of nowadays' computer chips. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description


The description present in the program is Utforskaren.

File version

 6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)

File version extracted from the file 6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. Med ensamrätt.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. Med ensamrätt..

Has valid windows


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

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


explorer.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.