explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. 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 defend your system against potential security problems.
Usually, this program is stored in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is ac4c51eb24aa95b77f705ab159189e24.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
explorer.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern computer processors.
The description stored in the exe is Windows Explorer.
File version extracted from the file 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850).
Maker Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't operate in a kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to the user.
Some insecure functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
explorer.exe has a digital signature. Today most virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from explorer.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.