explorer.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if explorer.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.
The default filename and path where this program is stored is
The MD5 checksum for this program is e396258cfd8f84e8f2c24930e6d88c67.
This program is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
explorer.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of modern computer processors.
The description present in the program is Windows Explorer.
File version stored as a property 10.0.10586.494 (th2_release_sec.160630-1736).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
explorer.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't work in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.
explorer.exe is digitally signed. Today most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in explorer.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.