iexplore.exe Process Information

Process Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Author: Microsoft Corp.

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System Process:
Uses network:
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Security risk 0-5:

What is iexplore exe?

The iexplore.exe file is referred to as the executable file of Microsoft Internet Explorer. The graphical user interface of the iexplore.exe file is composed of graphical Internet pages viewed by the user.

Iexplore.exe is a Web browser that connects to the Internet when a user enters a URL in the address bar found on its GUI. The Web page that corresponds to the URL is displayed whenever this is done.

The iexplorer.exe file was designed to support a wide variety of Web pages and offer features from the operating system, which include updates from Microsoft Update. It uses the layout engine called Trident.

The architecture used by the iexplore.exe file is built around the technology Component Object Model (COM). It is composed of 5 major components that are separately contained in DLLs, and the set of COM interfaces is exposed and subsequently hosted by the iexplore.exe file.

Other instances of IEXPLORE.EXE:

1) iexplore.exe could also be a process which belongs to the . This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

2) iexplore.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.

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

Should You Remove iexplore exe?

If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove iexplore.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. iexplore.exe is a system process. iexplore.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove iexplore.exe.

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Fix iexplore.exe Error?

There are many reasons why you are seeing iexplore.exe error in your Windows system including:

Malicious software
Malicious software infects the system with malware, keyloggers, spyware, and other malicious actors. They slow down the whole system and also cause .exe errors. This occurs because they modify the registry which is very important in the proper functioning of processes.
Incomplete installation
Another common reason behind iexplore.exe error is an incomplete installation. It can happen because of errors during installation, lack of hard disk space, and crash during install. This also leads to a corrupted registry causing the error.

Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to iexplore.exe error.

The solution to fixing iexplore.exe error include any one of the following

  • Make sure your PC is protected with proper anti-virus software program.
  • Run a registry cleaner to repair and remove the Windows registry that is causing iexplore.exe error.
  • Make sure the system’s device drivers are updated properly.

It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.

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Is a iexplore.exe CPU intensive?

Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.

Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources iexplore.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.