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How to remove an explore error


Explore.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if explore.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Explore.exe file information

The process known as Services and Controller app belongs to software Windows Explorer or intervalhehehe or applehebi by applehebi Install or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: explore.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 9,728 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 110,592 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/explore.exe.html 
There is no file information. Explore.exe is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The explore.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Explore.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If explore.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 147,456 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 9,728 bytes and 5 more variants. The process has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Explore.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and connect to the Internet.

If explore.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 1,930,240 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Explore.exe is able to hide itself.

If explore.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 69,120 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 315,192 bytes or 61,440 bytes.

If explore.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 1,061,888 bytes.

If explore.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 753,156 bytes.

If explore.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 178,176 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "explore" definitely not required. Added by any number of VIRUSES, WORMS or TROJANS!
  • "Explore" definitely not required. Adult content dialler
  • "explore.exe" definitely not required. Added by the GRAYBIRD.G TROJAN!
  • "SystemExplorer" definitely not required. Homepage hijacker - file located in the "Services" folder in Common Files
  • "Video Services" definitely not required. Added by the GAOBOT.GL WORM!
  • "Window" definitely not required. Added by the GAOBOT.ADW WORM!

Important: Some malware also uses the file name explore.exe, for example Trojan Horse or Backdoor.Graybird (detected by Symantec), and WORM_NUCRP.GEN or TROJ_GEN.R11C3KL (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the explore.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Added to the system as a result of the GRAYBIRD.G virus
  Sebastian Titze  
fix for explore.exe error
  sri   (further information)
It logs everything you do. I lost 3 steam accounts because of it and I still can't get rid of it and I have formatted.
  Chris  
I am too afraid its a system component. Everytime you go into Task Manager, its there, even on new computers.
  Michael  
When i start my Internet Explore that time one error is come i's Explore.exe Is currupt
  Ratnakar  
explore.exe is [art of the user-interface, and IS REQUIRED for your computer to do stuff, such as, SHOW ANYTHING ON YOUR DESKTOP. DO NOT DELETE IT! If you DO remove it, sad to say, that was retarded of you.
  Charlie Wayne Certified PC repairer   (further information)
Without Explore.exe will task manager get killed,, one of the most important files on widows. But because of that also a perfect target for viruses who mimics other programs
  Jesper  
property windows explore/general advince
   
EXPLORE.exe is a VIRUS. IEXPLORE.exe is Internet Explorer(when it is on %programfiles%\Internet Explorer)
  Marco Sy  
it did appear on the root of all my drive including my MP3. Kaspersky has deleted it as a virus. Now when Itry andopen a drive by double clicking it in 'My Computer' it says 'Windows cannot find 'Explore.exe'. I can open the drive by right clicking and selecting open. not sure if I have a virus which has altered windows XP or if it is a genuine file, however can't find it on other computers. but if Iput my stick in another pc at work i get the same message!! weird
  Mad1  
windos lives
  maria  
its easily get corrupted due to improper installing whichleads to hide the taskbar and icons .to get them back press ctrl+alt+del/task manager/file/run/explorer.exethen close .
  meghraj   (further information)
this is a different file from explorer.exe this one is explore.exe without an r in the end. no description and located in appdata roaming. i'd say it's suspicious but there's not much info about it cuz people mistake it for explorer.exe
  enea  

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Summary: Average user rating of explore.exe: based on 11 votes with 13 reviews.
7 users think explore.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks explore.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade explore.exe ("not sure about it").


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