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9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 1.97%
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iexplore.exe

Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove iexplore.exe
Version:   9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330)
MD5:   698eb1e5f8c66344d97c00b5699e871d
SHA1:   fd9385213a4ee6763428cb426bd9a048c88caeed
SHA256:   597a81e7f7366e282f3e93cfca6c48d5cec435c60695153fe537ba9d5b9e3280
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

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

DetailsDetails

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
File version:9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330)
Product version:9.00.8112.16421
Size:739.53 KB (757,280 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, July 19, 2010
Expiration date:Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:6.583379
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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ResourcesPrograms

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BehaviorsBehaviors

Shell open commands
  • InternetShortcut
  • gopher
  • xmlfile
  • https
  • http
  • ftp
  • mhtmlfile
  • htmlfile
  • giffile
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{28A27677-1781-49A8-B133-EB46963B3733}' runs on registration in the path '\{28A27677-1781-49A8-B133-EB46963B3733}'
  • The job '{6A41DE04-F86E-4812-8E56-D7C304AFA991}' runs on registration in the path '\{6A41DE04-F86E-4812-8E56-D7C304AFA991}'
  • The task '{C48C9DC5-E815-40AF-B6EE-0E171DE3D38C}' runs on registration in the path '\{C48C9DC5-E815-40AF-B6EE-0E171DE3D38C}'
  • The task '{FE6FFAEC-6178-4BB5-B843-5F732950078D}' runs on registration in the path '\{FE6FFAEC-6178-4BB5-B843-5F732950078D}'
  • The task '{16F5D73B-1343-4432-A594-D7826D3FEF09}' runs on registration in the path '\{16F5D73B-1343-4432-A594-D7826D3FEF09}'
  • The task '{EE54F59E-E85E-43EC-AE55-959F40FD02E5}' runs on registration in the path '\{EE54F59E-E85E-43EC-AE55-959F40FD02E5}'
  • The job '{DB5B152C-A89D-4C18-83DB-9C930BE954DE}' runs on registration in the path '\{DB5B152C-A89D-4C18-83DB-9C930BE954DE}'
  • The job '{BD7348E0-7711-4DBB-BDD7-8515854EA1BD}' runs on registration in the path '\{BD7348E0-7711-4DBB-BDD7-8515854EA1BD}'
  • The task '{9C1F91B7-4B2F-44BC-A0C5-C3A3414126A2}' runs on registration in the path '\{9C1F91B7-4B2F-44BC-A0C5-C3A3414126A2}'
  • The task '{982CB9F0-92FC-44BF-B041-4263CC9171E8}' runs on registration in the path '\{982CB9F0-92FC-44BF-B041-4263CC9171E8}'
  • The job '{6601423E-9F04-4B05-A02A-22A7D5A8EA35}' runs on registration in the path '\{6601423E-9F04-4B05-A02A-22A7D5A8EA35}'
  • The task '{098EC717-A53A-49E9-9370-690CE169048A}' runs on registration in the path '\{098EC717-A53A-49E9-9370-690CE169048A}'
  • The task '{FF83A9C5-07BD-4AEB-B214-2016EB76E77E}' runs on registration in the path '\{FF83A9C5-07BD-4AEB-B214-2016EB76E77E}'
  • The job '{D29708AF-17A8-405B-9C8D-5ABE0B01EBE7}' runs on registration in the path '\{D29708AF-17A8-405B-9C8D-5ABE0B01EBE7}'
  • The job '{5F70B5BD-3E5F-48B3-9B48-989F1E28D0C6}' runs on registration in the path '\{5F70B5BD-3E5F-48B3-9B48-989F1E28D0C6}'
  • The job '{BA44AC86-B7CB-4065-B78E-4D080AD2166B}' runs on registration in the path '\{BA44AC86-B7CB-4065-B78E-4D080AD2166B}'
  • The task '{07FA7E58-4DD1-4A40-A77D-A9FE91ACA8EC}' runs on registration in the path '\{07FA7E58-4DD1-4A40-A77D-A9FE91ACA8EC}'
  • The job '{FDF80C9A-2116-4EAE-9E9C-C743606B60F0}' runs on registration in the path '\{FDF80C9A-2116-4EAE-9E9C-C743606B60F0}'
  • The task '{B9524566-4DAF-4E69-97F5-3CC1807F84E6}' runs on registration in the path '\{B9524566-4DAF-4E69-97F5-3CC1807F84E6}'
  • The task '{FDDB66ED-3880-47D1-B567-ECAB9EE621F6}' runs on registration in the path '\{FDDB66ED-3880-47D1-B567-ECAB9EE621F6}'
  • The job '{A7D7A5C7-B134-48E8-B39B-239493C43AD8}' runs on registration in the path '\{A7D7A5C7-B134-48E8-B39B-239493C43AD8}'
  • The task '{3D313F7A-B0C7-4AE8-94B6-73C969AB8F8C}' runs on registration in the path '\{3D313F7A-B0C7-4AE8-94B6-73C969AB8F8C}'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.06043384%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.03098405%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.02944980%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:110,332,234 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:4,102,540/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:244/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:132.44 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):158.76 MB
Private (minimum):57.46 MB
Non-paged memory:132.44 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:418.15 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):484.39 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:118.83 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):164.13 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:8,538,634/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:4.09 MB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1,022/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:1.76 MB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:554/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:148.38 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:4,756/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:36
12
Handles:1186
600
GUI GDI count:230
103
GUI GDI peak:327
142
GUI USER count:126
49
GUI USER peak:182
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Low
Platform:64-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:4156 credaC:334082
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:4156 credaC:79873
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:5432 credaC:145409
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:4680 credaC:596225
  • (60 more)
Owner:User
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
ieframe.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.85396775%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.14858336%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.70538440%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:18,476,879/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:7/sec
79/sec
Memory:9.3 MB
1.16 MB
IExplore.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.40558254%
Kernel CPU:0.06486347%
User CPU:0.34071907%
CPU cycles:11,592,731/sec
Context switches:13/sec
Memory:736 KB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.19395183%
Kernel CPU:0.02688763%
User CPU:0.16706420%
CPU cycles:4,381,340/sec
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:1.23 MB
RPCRT4.dll
Total CPU:0.07851689%
Kernel CPU:0.07851689%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:437,283/sec
Memory:780 KB
iertutil.dll
Total CPU:0.02127494%
Kernel CPU:0.00531808%
User CPU:0.01595685%
CPU cycles:344,644/sec
Memory:1.72 MB
wow64.dll (Win32 Emulation on NT64 by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.01521218%
Kernel CPU:0.00581355%
User CPU:0.00939863%
CPU cycles:439,213/sec
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:252 KB
ole32.dll
Total CPU:0.00441283%
Kernel CPU:0.00220641%
User CPU:0.00220641%
CPU cycles:39,333/sec
Memory:1.36 MB
MSVCR80.dll
Total CPU:0.00054245%
Kernel CPU:0.00022126%
User CPU:0.00032119%
CPU cycles:3,676,448/sec
Context switches:270/sec
Memory:620 KB
WININET.dll
Total CPU:0.00048122%
Kernel CPU:0.00004106%
User CPU:0.00044016%
CPU cycles:27,316/sec
Memory:1.11 MB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.50%
Windows 8.1 11.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 8.1 N 2.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 58.00% of Windows® Internet Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 25.96%
ASUS 24.68%
Dell 13.62%
Acer 12.77%
Toshiba 10.21%
Samsung 5.96%
Lenovo 5.11%
Alienware 1.70%
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