explorer32.exe - Is explorer32.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is explorer32.exe?
Purpose of explorer32.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. explorer32.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
This program and is an adware/spyware program and also a homepage hijacker. There are many different hijacking's that can occur with this, as your browser may point to db105.com, mt-download.com, windupdates.com (notice the tricky misspelling to fool you), searchmiracle.com, skoobidoo.com, etc.. This can take over your browser, alter your trusted zones, change your search engine destinations and homepages, and more. This will alter your trusted zones and put in entries like mt-download.com, db105.com, windupdates.com, searchmiracle.com, skoobidoo.com, etc. This is considered spyware/hijacker/adware and action should be taken on this. (You may want to get the free system evaluation that comes with Spy Guardian Pro to clean up your pc, you can find Spy Guardian Pro on any search engine like google, dogpile, yahoo, etc.). Visit explorer32.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 explorer32.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program can be found at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM (you should also check your system32 folder). This is a spyware/adware/hijacker related program and action should be taken.


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, explorer32.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. explorer32.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is explorer32.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove explorer32.exe?
        Yes, I would remove explorer32.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    This program and is an adware/spyware program and also a homepage hijacker. There are many different hijacking's that can occur with this, as your browser may point to db105.com, mt-download.com, windupdates.com (notice the tricky misspelling to fool you), searchmiracle.com, skoobidoo.com, etc.. This can take over your browser, alter your trusted zones, change your search engine destinations and homepages, and more. This will alter your trusted zones and put in entries like mt-download.com, db105.com, windupdates.com, searchmiracle.com, skoobidoo.com, etc. This is considered spyware/hijacker/adware and action should be taken on this. (You may want to get the free system evaluation that comes with Spy Guardian Pro to clean up your pc, you can find Spy Guardian Pro on any search engine like google, dogpile, yahoo, etc.). This program can be found at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM (you should also check your system32 folder). This is a spyware/adware/hijacker related program and action should be taken. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.