iexplore.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. 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 run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default filename and directory where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is b60dddd2d63ce41cb8c487fcfbb6419e.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
iexplore.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This app runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full set of features of nowadays' PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description written in the exe is Internet Explorer.
File version 8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339).
Company name Microsoft Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
iexplore.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't operate in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.
iexplore.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to iexplore.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.