explorer.exe

Process name: Microsoft Windows Explorer

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System


explorer.exe

Process name: Microsoft Windows Explorer

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System


explorer.exe


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Process name: Microsoft Windows Explorer

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

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What is explorer.exe doing on my computer?

The explorer.exe file is an executable file for Windows Explorer. In the Microsoft Windows operating system, the explorer.exe file runs and has a graphical user interface that you can see when you are opening hard drives or files. Sometimes, the graphical user interface of the explorer.exe file is referred to as Windows GUI shell or Explorer.

The explorer.exe file was created to replace the Windows 3.x File Manager, which is the older version of the application embedded on previous versions of the MS Windows environment. The explorer.exe file is executed when the user double-clicks on the My Computer desktop icon and the one found in the Start menu. The explorer.exe file was initially used only to navigate or browse files, but as newer versions of Windows were released, it evolved to being a file management system that is task-based.

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explorer.exe is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed. Check your system now to identify unused processes that are slowing down your computer.
explorer.exe

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is explorer.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
explorer.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove explorer.exe?

Since explorer.exe is a system process it should not be stopped. The process is required for your PC to work properly. Scan Windows processes now to identify unused processes that are affecting your PC’s performance.

Is explorer.exe CPU intensive?

This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss. To protect your computer from CPU manipulation, we recommend that you SpeedUpMyPC’s Speed Tools to effectively improve your PC’s performance.

Why is explorer.exe giving me errors?

System process issues are mainly a result of conflicting applications running on your PC. Consider uninstalling any applications you are not using and using SpeedUpMyPC to scan your system for unused process and services.


Why do I have multiple instances of explorer.exe?


The system sometimes dedicates more resources to a specific task by generating multiple instances of one process. However this can also be a symptom of a virus or trojan infection. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus and run a full scan.

explorer.exe is known to have 3 other instances:

trojan.w32.ZAPCHAST
explorer.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

trojan.w32.mydoom & trojan.w32.ZAPCHAST
explorer.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan read more »

trojan.w32.Codered
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