explorer.exe - explorer process information

Process name: Microsoft Windows Explorer

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Windows errors related to explorer.exe?

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.We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify explorer.exe related errors.

Other instances of EXPLORER.EXE:

1) explorer.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Click here to run a free registry scan now.

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Warning: Multiple instances of EXPLORER may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.
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