explorer.exe - Is explorer.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is explorer.exe?
Purpose of explorer.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. explorer.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Explorer.exe is normally a file that will arrive on your pc as preinstalled software. The actual disk and folder location of this file is shown below for you, always verify your file is in the proper location if you think its suspicious, as many spyware or adware related programs use similiar names in attempts to fool you, but verifying the file location will make sure you have the proper file. This is a Windows program which will show on all pcs. Explorer.exe is for your desktop or for your explorer window, you can even terminate it to shutdown your desktop, and restart it up again if you wish. Do not remove explorer.exe from your system startup, doing this will cause problems as your entire desktop will not show anymore on reboot (I removed this startup registry entry myself just to test it, and you will get nothing but a blank screen with no desktop icons or buttons anymore). It will run automatically when you reboot. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or adwaer related. Visit explorer.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the explorer.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This explorer.exe file is located in your Windows folder (or Winnt folder), or system32 folder.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, explorer.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. explorer.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is explorer.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove explorer.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    Explorer.exe is normally a file that will arrive on your pc as preinstalled software. The actual disk and folder location of this file is shown below for you, always verify your file is in the proper location if you think its suspicious, as many spyware or adware related programs use similiar names in attempts to fool you, but verifying the file location will make sure you have the proper file. This is a Windows program which will show on all pcs. Explorer.exe is for your desktop or for your explorer window, you can even terminate it to shutdown your desktop, and restart it up again if you wish. Do not remove explorer.exe from your system startup, doing this will cause problems as your entire desktop will not show anymore on reboot (I removed this startup registry entry myself just to test it, and you will get nothing but a blank screen with no desktop icons or buttons anymore). It will run automatically when you reboot. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or adwaer related. This explorer.exe file is located in your Windows folder (or Winnt folder), or system32 folder. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.