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

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


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

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

  • Is explorer32.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • 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.

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