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9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 1.97%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 5.68%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.06%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.25%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 2.16%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.05%
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9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.42%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 1.06%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.03%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.47%
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9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 2.51%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
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EventWrite, GetTraceEnableFlags, RegQueryValueExW, EventUnregister, GetTraceLoggerHandle, TraceEvent, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegOpenKeyExW, EventRegister, GetTraceEnableLevel, RegCloseKey, RegisterTraceGuidsW
RegGetValueW, RegOpenKeyExW, EventRegister, RegCloseKey, EventUnregister, EventWrite, RegQueryValueExW
Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection, Wow64RevertWow64FsRedirection, TerminateProcess, CreateFileW, lstrlenW, VerifyVersionInfoW, GetLastError, GetProcAddress, LocalAlloc, IsWow64Process, HeapSetInformation, GetFileTime, DeleteCriticalSection, CloseHandle, GetWindowsDirectoryW, LocalFree, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, LoadLibraryW, GetModuleHandleW, GetCurrentProcess, VerSetConditionMask, SetDllDirectoryW, CreateProcessW, SetErrorMode, GetCommandLineW, RaiseException, LoadLibraryA, GetSystemDefaultLCID, GetUserDefaultLCID, EnterCriticalSection, GetModuleFileNameW, LeaveCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetVersionExA, FreeLibrary, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetStartupInfoW, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, GetCurrentDirectoryW, InitializeCriticalSection, GetVersionExW, SetLastError, SearchPathW, GetUserDefaultUILanguage, GetSystemDefaultUILanguage, UnmapViewOfFile, GetLocaleInfoW, CreateFileMappingW, MapViewOfFile, LoadLibraryExW, LoadResource, FindResourceExW, ReleaseMutex, LoadLibraryExA, SetProcessDEPPolicy, VirtualAlloc, GetNativeSystemInfo, CreateMutexW, WaitForSingleObject, WaitForSingleObjectEx, CreateEventW, FindResourceW
CoUninitialize, CoInitialize
SHGetValueW, SHRegGetValueW, SHSetValueW, UrlApplySchemeW, PathIsURLW, UrlCanonicalizeW, PathFindFileNameW, UrlCreateFromPathW, StrStrW, PathCombineW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathAppendW, PathQuoteSpacesW, SHEnumValueW
IsWindowEnabled, LoadStringW, CharNextW, GetWindowThreadProcessId, SendMessageTimeoutW, FindWindowExW, MessageBoxW, IsWindowVisible, AllowSetForegroundWindow, GetThreadDesktop, GetUserObjectInformationW


Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove iexplore.exe
Version:   8.00.6001.18241 (longhorn_ie8_beta2(wmbla).080822-0214)
MD5:   903d3fdcba34dad82966e761635a663b
SHA1:   1ea59dfb59bed2421ee4298df5e743d64b4ba458
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


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:8.00.6001.18241 (longhorn_ie8_beta2(wmbla).080822-0214)
Product version:8.00.6001.18241
Size:623.03 KB (637,984 bytes)
Build date:8/22/2008 3:07 AM
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
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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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 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...


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)
Total CPU:0.04640270%
Kernel CPU:0.01462048%
User CPU:0.03178222%
Kernel CPU time:22,359 ms/min
Context switches:169/sec
Private memory:111.72 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):118.66 MB
Private (minimum):42.13 MB
Non-paged memory:111.72 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:313.74 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):329.43 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:116.37 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):121.93 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:376
GUI USER count:135

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:2100 credaC:79889
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:2100 credaC:79886
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -embedding
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:2100 credaC:79873
Parent processes:


Total CPU:0.57813999%
Kernel CPU:0.14777943%
User CPU:0.43036057%
Context switches:78/sec
Memory:1.71 MB
1.16 MB
mshtml.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.12687650%
Kernel CPU:0.04195157%
User CPU:0.08492493%
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:5.45 MB
IEXPLORE.EXE (main module)
Total CPU:0.09787053%
Kernel CPU:0.05420595%
User CPU:0.04366458%
Context switches:7/sec
Memory:624 KB
Total CPU:0.05242646%
Kernel CPU:0.02472742%
User CPU:0.02769904%
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:700 KB
Total CPU:0.04022476%
Kernel CPU:0.02008431%
User CPU:0.02014046%
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:880 KB
Total CPU:0.01692405%
Kernel CPU:0.01480855%
User CPU:0.00211551%
Memory:180 KB
msvcrt.dll (Windows NT CRT DLL by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.00174226%
Kernel CPU:0.00130669%
User CPU:0.00043556%
Context switches:6/sec
Memory:352 KB
mswsock.dll (Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.00142774%
Kernel CPU:0.00047591%
User CPU:0.00095183%
Memory:252 KB
Total CPU:0.00047587%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00047587%
Memory:32 KB
Total CPU:0.00036490%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00036490%
Memory:1.65 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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