explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if explorer.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against viruses and malware.
Usually, this program is stored in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 6ddca324434ffa506cf7dc4e51db7935.
This program does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
explorer.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the entire set of features of current computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the file is Windows Explorer.
File version 6.1.7601.23537 (win7sp1_ldr.160829-0600).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This means it doesn't work in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.
Some dangerous features of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.