What is the "explorer.exe" ? Variant 506977

Our database contains 22581 different files for filename explorer.exe but this page contains information about single file with specific attributes. If you want to see general information about the explorer.exe then visit General Information Page . You can also check most distributed file variants with name explorer.exe. This file belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and was developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This file has description Windows Explorer. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 5 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process explorer.exe.

explorer.exe Process
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
Windows Explorer
Operating System:
Windows XP
High oc2

System Explorer Community Antivirus Report

This file was checked and tolerated by following antivirus shields :
Antivirus NameLatest Toleration
Panda Antivirus Pro 20162016-09-07 22:57:52
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition2016-09-07 18:39:01
Avast Antivirus2016-09-07 07:24:30
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 20122016-09-07 04:06:13
Norton Internet Security2016-09-07 01:03:24
Sophos Anti-Virus2016-09-06 20:42:44
AVG Internet Security2016-09-06 01:24:44
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition2016-09-06 00:29:06
Norton Security Suite2016-09-06 00:24:34
Advanced SystemCare Ultimate2016-09-05 21:20:25
Antivirus shields were enabled and have latest antivirus database.

Is the Process "explorer.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
100% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Our final rating for this file is Safe. Final rating is based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "explorer.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

98% of reviewed files with different MD5 are marked as Safe .
93% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Safe .
7% of reviewed files with different MD5 located in different directory are marked as Threat .

User Reviews of the "explorer.exe"

  • SAFErating from user yazoomiller (Variant: 506977)

    Have used SAFE over nine (9) years. This is Microsoft system code, part of Windows (xp et.al.) Operating System. If Windows operation system has SAFE rating, by inclusion - so does Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)

  • SAFErating from user milovan

  • SAFErating from user UPieper

  • SAFErating from user Akkie06 for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE