explorer.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if explorer.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against threats.
This application is usually stored on disk in C:\Windows\explorer.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 95d730526ef81792cd6848d8d10faa1c.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do 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 x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.
The description stored in the exe is Windows Explorer.
File version extracted from the file 10.0.10586.104 (th2_release.160128-1934).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.
explorer.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to explorer.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.