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 cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against potential security problems.
Usually, this program is stored in C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 12896823fb95bfb3dc9b46bcaedc9923.
This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.
explorer.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the entire power of modern computer processors. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the file is Windows Explorer.
File version extracted from the file 6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.
Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
explorer.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to explorer.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.