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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%
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Import table
advapi32.dll
EventWrite, GetTraceEnableFlags, RegQueryValueExW, EventUnregister, GetTraceLoggerHandle, TraceEvent, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegOpenKeyExW, EventRegister, GetTraceEnableLevel, RegCloseKey, RegisterTraceGuidsW
api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l1-1-0.dll
RegGetValueW, RegOpenKeyExW, EventRegister, RegCloseKey, EventUnregister, EventWrite, RegQueryValueExW
api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l1-1-0.dll
StrStrIW
kernel32.dll
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
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
ntdll.dll
RtlUnwind
ole32.dll
CoUninitialize, CoInitialize
shell32.dll
CommandLineToArgvW
shlwapi.dll
SHGetValueW, SHRegGetValueW, SHSetValueW, UrlApplySchemeW, PathIsURLW, UrlCanonicalizeW, PathFindFileNameW, UrlCreateFromPathW, StrStrW, PathCombineW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathAppendW, PathQuoteSpacesW, SHEnumValueW
user32.dll
IsWindowEnabled, LoadStringW, CharNextW, GetWindowThreadProcessId, SendMessageTimeoutW, FindWindowExW, MessageBoxW, IsWindowVisible, AllowSetForegroundWindow, GetThreadDesktop, GetUserObjectInformationW

iexplore.exe

Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove iexplore.exe
Version:   8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339)
MD5:   b60dddd2d63ce41cb8c487fcfbb6419e
SHA1:   eadce51c88c8261852c1903399dde742fba2061b
SHA256:   b18a0d4beba606bf30f5010ba3c72abafac80d5f303a8bffb24d7f7b78b786e6
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:8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339)
Product version:8.00.6001.18702
Size:623.84 KB (638,816 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

The following programs will install this file
IE7Pro Team
  70% remove
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InetStat
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Maxthon International Limited
4% remove
MDL Information Systems, Inc.
1% remove
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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
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Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
1% remove
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Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
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Microsoft Corporation
2% remove
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
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SweetIM Technologies Ltd.
  63% remove
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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:0.10244123%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.06779402%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.03464721%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:22,181,263 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
User CPU time:36 ms/min
0 ms/min
Context switches:415/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:108.86 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):112.52 MB
Private (minimum):31.37 MB
Non-paged memory:108.86 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:308.01 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):333.59 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:77.78 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):122.08 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:647,887/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.35 MB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:224/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:483.49 KB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:181/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:82.74 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1,150/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:27
12
Handles:1549
600
GUI GDI count:404
103
GUI USER count:148
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -embedding
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:3624 credaC:14338
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:3624 credaC:79873
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:5352 credaC:14337
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:2800 credaC:14477
  • (94 more)
Owner:User
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
iertutil.dll
Total CPU:48.50035433%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:3.77548224%
0.107585%
User CPU:44.72487210%
0.165382%
Memory:1.92 MB
1.16 MB
mshtml.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.60901897%
Kernel CPU:0.27413220%
User CPU:0.33488677%
Context switches:63/sec
Memory:5.74 MB
ieframe.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.32336860%
Kernel CPU:0.25070844%
User CPU:0.07266015%
Context switches:14/sec
Memory:10.57 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.17627802%
Kernel CPU:0.15109545%
User CPU:0.02518257%
Context switches:6/sec
Memory:712 KB
WININET.dll
Total CPU:0.12654910%
Kernel CPU:0.06598631%
User CPU:0.06056278%
Context switches:35/sec
Memory:920 KB
wdmaud.drv
Total CPU:0.11125773%
Kernel CPU:0.03054771%
User CPU:0.08071002%
Context switches:17/sec
Memory:36 KB
IExplore.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.10015926%
Kernel CPU:0.08147475%
User CPU:0.01868451%
Context switches:5/sec
Memory:624 KB
WINMM.dll
Total CPU:0.08431703%
Kernel CPU:0.08150646%
User CPU:0.00281057%
Memory:180 KB
AVC_AX_742_PB.dll
Total CPU:0.07229407%
Kernel CPU:0.03346458%
User CPU:0.03882949%
Context switches:40/sec
Memory:284 KB
dxtrans.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.02954424%
Kernel CPU:0.00004061%
User CPU:0.02950362%
Memory:228 KB
msvcrt.dll
Total CPU:0.02504681%
Kernel CPU:0.00025075%
User CPU:0.02479607%
Context switches:3/sec
Memory:352 KB
MSVCR80.dll
Total CPU:0.01736661%
Kernel CPU:0.01463554%
User CPU:0.00273108%
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:620 KB

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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