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

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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.


  • Is explorer.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is explorer.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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