explorer.exe

Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove explorer.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   1fed9a78e5c4ebd480af370947719891
SHA1:   5c2034bf89fdccd6c818f24deb116b94e18dde5d
SHA256:   93c6501bbe41ce8a67e99193872ad8b2fae35a11115b83bfa725f6beff1bc843
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is explorer.exe?

Windows Explorer also known as File Explorer, is a file manager application and also a navigation tool that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. It is also the component of the operating system that presents many user interface items on the monitor such as the taskbar and desktop. Located in the C:\Windows directory, it is sometimes referred to as the Windows shell, explorer.exe.

Overview

explorer.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It configures an autoplay handler withing explorer.exe named MSOpenFolder that will launch the program automatically. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 64 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:explorer.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Explorer
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\windows\explorer.exe
Original name:EXPLORER.EXE.MUI
File version:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:2.74 MB (2,872,320 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date:Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Digital DNA
Entropy:5.934229
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Shell open commands
  • SHCmdFile
Autoplay handlers
Runs under the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers'
  • Handler name 'MSOpenFolderBackup'
  • Handler name 'MSOpenFolder'
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{AD36F1D3-E56E-44BA-A569-280718EB8C51}' runs on registration in the path '\{AD36F1D3-E56E-44BA-A569-280718EB8C51}'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00095668%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00004618%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00091050%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,050,354,733 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:33.06 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):83.75 MB
Private (minimum):49.46 MB
Non-paged memory:33.06 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:427.7 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):626.71 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:69.68 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):89.17 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:29
12
Handles:994
600
GUI GDI count:382
103
GUI GDI peak:1183
142
GUI USER count:206
49
GUI USER peak:973
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Tray notification:Yes
Integrety level:High
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\windows\explorer\explorer.exe"
Owner:User

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows 8.1 10.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows 8 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 6.00%
Windows 8.1 N 4.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.50% of Windows Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 23.75%
ASUS 23.33%
Dell 14.17%
Toshiba 13.33%
Acer 12.08%
Lenovo 6.67%
Alienware 3.33%
Samsung 3.33%
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