iexplore.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if iexplore.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.
This program is usually stored on disk in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 79f161b6bebf35b9c4ed93ab0c3256fc.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
iexplore.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire power of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the file is Internet Explorer.
File version extracted from the file 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-1148).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
iexplore.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly displayed to you.
iexplore.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from iexplore.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows XP Publisher (Europe)
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.