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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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advapi32.dll
FreeSid, CheckTokenMembership, AllocateAndInitializeSid, RegSetValueExW, RegDeleteValueW, RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyExW, RegCreateKeyW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegEnumValueW, RegSetValueExA, RegQueryValueExA, RegDeleteKeyW, RegQueryValueExW, RegCreateKeyA, RegOpenKeyExA, ConvertStringSidToSidW, EqualSid, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, InitializeSecurityDescriptor, SetEntriesInAclW, CopySid, CreateWellKnownSid, TraceEvent, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, OpenProcessToken, InitializeAcl, GetLengthSid, IsValidSid, GetAce, GetSecurityDescriptorSacl, GetKernelObjectSecurity, SetSecurityInfo, RegOverridePredefKey, RegOpenCurrentUser, GetSidSubAuthority, GetSidSubAuthorityCount, GetTokenInformation
kernel32.dll
DeleteFileW, lstrcmpiW, lstrlenW, lstrcmpiA, lstrlenA, DeleteFileA, SetFileAttributesA, CreateProcessW, LoadLibraryExW, GetExitCodeThread, CreateThread, WideCharToMultiByte, MultiByteToWideChar, LocalFree, LocalAlloc, FindClose, FindNextFileA, LoadLibraryW, FindFirstFileA, RemoveDirectoryA, CreateDirectoryExA, GetFileAttributesA, GetTempPathA, CloseHandle, InterlockedCompareExchange, CreateEventW, HeapSetInformation, SetEvent, GetVersionExA, OpenEventW, HeapAlloc, GetProcessHeap, HeapFree, GetLastError, GetProcAddress, CreateFileW, GetFileAttributesW, GetCurrentProcess, OpenProcess, lstrcmpA, DuplicateHandle, GetModuleFileNameW, DeactivateActCtx, ActivateActCtx, ReleaseActCtx, CreateActCtxW, SetLastError, SuspendThread, SetThreadContext, GetThreadContext, ResumeThread, VirtualAlloc, FlushInstructionCache, VirtualProtect, VirtualQuery, GetModuleHandleW, InterlockedExchange, GetCurrentThread, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetStartupInfoW, Sleep, WaitForSingleObject, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedIncrement, SetProcessShutdownParameters, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, FreeLibrary, CopyFileW
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoRevokeClassObject, CoRegisterClassObject, CoCreateInstance, CoRevertToSelf, CoImpersonateClient, StringFromGUID2, CoInitializeEx, CoInitializeSecurity, CoGetCallContext, CoInitialize, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemFree, CoTaskMemAlloc
psapi.dll
GetModuleBaseNameW
rpcrt4.dll
UuidToStringW, UuidCreate, RpcStringFreeW
urlmon.dll
Extract, CompatFlagsFromClsid, CoInternetCreateSecurityManager, CoInternetSetFeatureEnabled
user32.dll
LoadStringW, CharNextW, PostQuitMessage, GetSystemMetrics
wintrust.dll
CryptCATAdminAddCatalog, CryptCATAdminReleaseCatalogContext, CryptCATAdminAcquireContext, CryptCATAdminReleaseContext

ieinstal.exe

Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft

Remove ieinstal.exe
Version:   8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   977fdb8b4e2f0694eec664daa6f0afd3
SHA1:   561c4296e5312a1b549375011f9ca74df389db68
SHA256:   b8b20530e37fa52c668cd447d9e70e3f0627c34cf3e6e21259a845224366b412
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is ieinstal.exe?

Web browser add-ons add features (for example, extra toolbars, animated mouse pointers, stock tickers, and pop-up ad blockers) to your web browser.

About ieinstal.exe (from Microsoft)

Many add-ons come from the Internet, and they usually require that you give your permission before they are installed on your computer. Some, however, might be installed without your knowledge. This c

Overview

ieinstal.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Windows Internet Explorer 8 published by Microsoft Corporation and Internet Explorer published by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 32 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:ieinstal.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Description:Internet Explorer Add-on Installer
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\internet explorer\ieinstal.exe
Original name:ieinstal.exe.mui
File version:8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:8.00.7600.16385
Size:364.5 KB (373,248 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove
Windows IE8 (Internet Explorer 8) is a web browser from Microsoft. IE8 contains many new features, including WebSlices and Accelerators (Accelerators are a form of selection-based search which allow a user to invoke an online service from any other page using only the mouse). The address bar features domain highlighting for added security so that the top-level domain is shown in black whereas the other parts of the URL are grayed out. I...
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.05489862%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.03131411%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.02358451%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:70 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:1/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:2.83 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):7.02 MB
Private (minimum):6.85 MB
Non-paged memory:2.83 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:66.7 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):71.47 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:5.59 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):9.54 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:7
12
Handles:325
600
GUI GDI count:9
103
GUI GDI peak:10
142
GUI USER count:1
49
GUI USER peak:4
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\internet explorer\ieinstal.exe" -embedding
Owner:User
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate N 100.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 100.00% of Windows® Internet Explorer.
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