explorer.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against threats.
Usually, the default name and path where this application is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this program is af46710ddb8b0e304aa4fd2b940cabd8.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
explorer.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full set of features of nowadays' computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the program is Windows Explorer.
File version 10.0.14393.479 (rs1_release.161110-2025).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't work in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to the user.
explorer.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.