9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 3.00%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 8.68%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.10%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.39%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 3.31%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.07%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.80%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.65%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 1.63%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.04%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.72%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.55%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.44%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.54%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.04%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.15%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.06%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.07%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16722 (win7_gdr.101217-1502) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.60%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.06%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.55%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.01%
8.00.7600.16384 (win7_rtm.090710-1945) 0.01%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.06%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 0.04%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 23.28%
8.00.6001.18241 (longhorn_ie8_beta2(wmbla).080822-0214) 0.01%
7.00.6000.21325 (vista_ldr.130201-1235) 0.01%
7.00.6000.17128 (vista_gdr.130220-1755) 0.01%
7.00.6000.17123 (vista_gdr.130201-1235) 0.01%
7.00.6000.17117 (vista_gdr.121220-1459) 0.01%
7.00.6000.17103 (vista_gdr.110816-1000) 0.01%
7.00.6000.17099 (vista_gdr.110617-1500) 0.23%
7.00.6000.17098 (vista_gdr.110420-1745) 0.01%
7.00.6000.17055 (vista_gdr.100414-0533) 0.21%
7.00.6000.16791 (vista_gdr.081217-1620) 0.01%
7.00.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.22%
7.00.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.01%
7.00.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.01%
7.00.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.01%
11.00.9600.16428 (winblue_gdr.131013-1700) 0.85%
11.00.9600.16428 (winblue_gdr.131013-1700) 0.32%
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Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove iexplore.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of iexplore.exe.


There are 107 versions of iexplore.exe in the wild, the latest version being 9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330). iexplore.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. It is integrated as a plugin to Internet Explorer and will load for each instance of IE. The average file size is about 729.65 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Microsoft Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. The programs Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation, Windows Internet Explorer 8 and SpeedMon have been observed as installing specific variations of iexplore.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 124.5 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 164.03 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 623.29 KB per minute for reads and 351.36 KB per minute for writes.

What is iexplore.exe?

IExplore.exe is at the top level, and is the Internet Explorer executable. It is a small application that relies on the other main components of Internet Explorer to do the work of rendering, navigation, protocol implementation, and so on.

About iexplore.exe (from Microsoft Corporation)

Internet Explorer harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content. Experience the web the way you want to with a cleaner look


File name:iexplore.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Description:Internet Explorer
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
Original name:IEXPLORE.EXE.MUI
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, July 19, 2010
Expiration date:Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Windows® Internet Explorer.)
BitTorrent Inc.
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µTorrent is a is a free, ad-supported, lighter-weight BitTorrent client designed to consume less resources then the full BitTorrent version. Some uTorrent installs include potentially unwanted program...
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IE7Pro Team
  70% remove
IE7Pro is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the ...
22% remove
Maxthon International Limited
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MDL Information Systems, Inc.
1% remove
MDL Chime is a free plugin used by web browsers to display the three dimensional structures of molecules. It is part of the ISIS product line acquired by Symyx Technologies from scientific publisher E...
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...
Microsoft Corporation
1% remove
Internet Explorer 7 has been designed to make everyday tasks easier, provide dynamic security protection and improve the development platform and manageability. End user improvements include a streaml...
Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
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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...
Microsoft Corporation
1% 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...
Microsoft Corporation
8% remove
Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
1% remove
Microsoft Corporation
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1% remove
Nolij Corporation
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Qualcomm Atheros
3% remove
The Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver is the software driver for the WiFi NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the har...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of iexplore.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Shell open commands
  • InternetShortcut
  • https
  • http
  • xmlfile
  • mhtmlfile
  • htmlfile
  • gopher
  • giffile
  • ftp
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Internet Explorer' → C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Internet Explorer extensions
  • CLSID: {8c5a024c-7a50-45d5-89ca-bbd0fb4cabfd}

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent.gen 8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339)
ByteHero Trojan.Win32.Heur.098 8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
ByteHero Trojan.Win32.Heur.098 7.00.6000.17099 (vista_gdr.110617-1500)
ByteHero Trojan.Win32.Heur.098 8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

VersionsAll file variations of iexplore.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
904e13ba41af2e353a32cf351ca53639 78fac0d64fa0c26382e1025c4fd5d2dfd327c470 730.8 KB
698eb1e5f8c66344d97c00b5699e871d fd9385213a4ee6763428cb426bd9a048c88caeed 739.53 KB
0100bcf23941c83462e4a70f94c3392e 70d70d9c0e03225577ececf69de38f3a6b2ff387 745.53 KB
34b01bbd8f00b6b9c9248dc4f1e3cd01 e89d3c38c6fc33a536ae6cf1ac184996420bbbf6 731.12 KB
dde5a0dfaf7c6370fb36402d7a746ed3 b9c32e97aa5d16bd6a70d6cb5d3b492289b7bd2f 739.55 KB
a8ebebcd9f5c49475194099fcd276992 f42e9fa9af9b79fe20a7dc63fe781bd10cd87b1c 745.53 KB
32732cede2a1106b736ef3d84054ee04 745eaefca84c44307cd6df92a0275575822b7b17 739.63 KB
3f00be80b9cea20b7fe7363d15eddb94 184370fe8351d6c897666379e313b25ce4065db6 739.61 KB
67ee46fd4d3b56531c5dd1bdc149275a dd82ac8d3c57f0b57fffa5f9f1ef3e09d2e4348f 739.65 KB
1423ff1bfd2ecd9cfc8c17ea4f98b20f 4dc7ea929735192603a73ee424ef09c05aa585f4 745.65 KB
a1b0dec3bb845c6369f97bc1a3542a07 512eb220815bd1a105970c90a77d194517778b78 745.61 KB
ee12ba876c4190532a4085994ba9b616 3eab03c65c7b5a282eabce6a1c315e6d1c9f5744 739.65 KB
57ec630dbd5f0713e77cb3540ab80a8e 2b14b71ff5c620a3fdd342d98c8e749ad5a3d7f7 739.65 KB
aa9cbdcd4675a48755dda3a73be3e283 c779138add8f996572a58424b53ae1f28d4e619d 739.65 KB
45bda923be52906d1460bcb13ac2ab7a 56476be42cd568f950ff4cf73f25d1e2d67c9483 739.65 KB
06085b62bc7e0c8e2605cea38774d956 709b223bc8af57ed3a5ed1525e30b4df55d65cea 739.73 KB
43e6f2a7fb182f2d7cb0ce5b8f1005cf 96f6e6a66685d49131f05bc9d0eec7e88e3365be 739.73 KB
48600dac5af3a53b6f430528209e4830 51cbed592bcd332724b6237f44bd7ce10aaefbee 739.73 KB
7ba5b7dede25d44f3e664d5ba067e3cd 911d87480c4f60a2cf1506335cc1749207a832c5 740.23 KB
7116680c2c62709ee81bddc69ef26b93 dab44acf3103cd0e4c0f8071e83cfe9b45ebcb24 739.73 KB
10eb5c0e376727e21198b14e2f1637f7 217a471d9651dbde0fae52b2f591b5ea69820095 739.73 KB
aa08b68ef4e35efa170cf85a44b23b70 d8f18237cb5ef384911909e41b9361b0bf7159c6 657.27 KB
2c32e3e596cfe660353753eabefb0540 f948199016079eded0320b6245d59ef3d50ebd93 657.27 KB
19025a34d3ead0fa9634b504194d214d 598dfc2aea35054f3209512de5b60387366776ad 657.14 KB
d1f65f76fa03619706c43cbef9c1eec3 ec52dd4048c5f3494402df9ea5249289be0a2ff9 657.06 KB
58d926f3b2113bf849162c9c26fe21dc f8a26d1ea464092dc6e6066b166454df4f4248d5 657.14 KB
58cf468d3ff4cf830339fe5e45356355 311bcc397de28a5762b6b89c2c6d288ef5cb68a5 657.27 KB
61edbce47adf3e52ab0b9f49ee4aebb8 dc48b5c246bd1f0c7a0e7548345d7fc278b5306a 657.27 KB
0c6885597d890b8f1582b6c2b085cb58 9803c9cc600604ac4a608cc88b477693eb33c782 682.66 KB
b011eebf6b76cfbfde36233fd8f9f95c b6cd5ca68fd23a56c96ce983ce43cf3b029e011e 661.16 KB
415c16311ca047381c8c4cfaf374a8e8 61516a2cf7ce8670a622b215379d3a45f88bb774 657.26 KB
257a60600a56c42adf146aa9f8a8cd18 961df67a6e00911ef1a60b9bf36732fc6e31b5d2 623.07 KB
88bd42dae7cffeb256ca7145a15e4843 0af8c1c8b75c6eddaa35840bfc547a545b67d534 623.26 KB
b60dddd2d63ce41cb8c487fcfbb6419e eadce51c88c8261852c1903399dde742fba2061b 623.84 KB
903d3fdcba34dad82966e761635a663b 1ea59dfb59bed2421ee4298df5e743d64b4ba458 623.03 KB
81c0465919b6d37a11bee1f699150ef9 eaa9e85c2d3c61188ce2d725166bf21c626ee83a 628.03 KB
186e5b46f7dceb473e2548e20f071934 7c6e4d0ef7ad4943465fb30ee544150ef8b9b5f5 628.11 KB
96b6f270f134261dfd48ebf041b1e5e1 ed7cc6dc46f356eb38a000b52b9d6cd04fead3b4 628.03 KB
c3ddc05c898f19d35a4a2b5f707ca916 352eafe0ddd2ea956609b70bd02a9bd1ab009a54 628.05 KB
6a1d755c68c10863c598c78a597fa7c3 eade2f31179bba524d02c608f9093b55c5576e42 619.76 KB
993f33696ef219c306bf9bba34d85073 ec9472ce2b4cff98c285f1a4758f83bc632d1d74 619.77 KB
b6e13f9c120c776a89d783e26d6c15c5 0a40a9883813b739958e3847c445d0ad7840e4f0 619.77 KB
c4ba5e36fb57f547117305bf1e0fe454 4abdd8d2536cd615737f474faea2eb380bf77ca9 619.78 KB
030d78fe84a086ed376efcbd2d72c522 125d8bdd643c55b6788dbcb327c80a4e7e9e6e6c 619.16 KB
2c5168c856455cc43c4b4e1cc1920001 82d99b7051eab0f9e05e486e7b5e40d2d76e8773 621.17 KB
79b60cc26404f8fc2b351a7551d93c17 4b523ce184bce9677cd823d13fe0b6a29ffa60fb 619.76 KB
233bf9ad6999d768293b39755f7dca1d 2434e1dce0db8160f6a0e1c759070ff952b40cf6 694.76 KB
259e27152180b895df395ed3e412b90e 84b617cbb21d419cc23e462cb69bc24f537e78db 619.77 KB
0685765c0cbe095ba0c6c8790bae21ef ac421b25637dae29da89bf128c8767a85ae9ff9d 785.7 KB
c8a8321292a459b0a17fb39a782a5c74 ef08e68af5b52c468a905a016ddbfb7c5b0a62e6 787.2 KB
c6e1178294bdeab1cacf50427688df05 3bb773531c5c3ad2fe979db6d6a171780947eb6d 787.21 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.50%
Windows 8.1 15.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Windows 8 5.75%
Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 8 Pro 1.50%
Windows 8.1 N 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 56.00% of Windows® Internet Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.48%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
ASUS 18.18%
Acer 12.45%
Toshiba 7.51%
Lenovo 7.11%
Sony 4.35%
Samsung 3.36%
Alienware 1.58%
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