explorer.exe - Process - Windows Explorer

Q

What is explorer.exe process - Windows Explorer?

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A

Process explorer.exe is called Windows Explorer, which is the Windows GUI (Graphics User Interface). It manages some important Windows UI features like the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager.

explorer.exe process and program file info:

CPU usage: 00%
Memory usage: 59,536K
Launching method: System Service
Directory: C:\Windows
File name: explorer.exe
Description: Windows Explorer
Size: 1,004,032 bytes
Date: Monday, April 19, 2004, 12:27:58 PM
Version: 6.0.2800.1106
Company name: Microsoft
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

Version 6.0.2900.2180 of explorer.exe process and program file info:

CPU usage: 00 %
Memory usage: 20,504 K
Launching method: System Service
Directory: C:\WINDOWS
File name: explorer.exe
Launching method: System Service
Size: 1,032 bytes
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2004, 5:00:00 AM
Version: 6.0.2900.2180
Company name: Microsoft  
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

Many trojan programs are using explorer.exe as their executable file name. So double check the exec.exe file infomation listed above to make sure that you are running the legitimate explorer.exe, not the trojan exeplorer.exe.

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