explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.
Normally, this application is stored in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 02adac7a8d203c70bc0fbb34836dd4e6.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This program uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
explorer.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' computer processors.
The description stored in the file is Windows Explorer.
File version 10.0.10586.589 (th2_release.160906-1759).
Producer Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.
explorer.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to explorer.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This program does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.