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What is explorer.exe?

Part of Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

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How does explorer.exe run?

Process - explorer.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. explorer.exe is executed by the process winlogon.exe (Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does explorer.exe start?

Shell open command - explorer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of SHCmdFile with and identifier of explorer.exe. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the explorer.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of explorer.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is explorer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00060% CPU6026.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
40.25 MB RAM186.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
574 GDI objects382.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
123 context switches/sec123.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows®.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: explorer.exe
Name: Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Verkenner
Version: 6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
Product version: 6.00.2900.5512
Size: 1013 KB
Original file name: EXPLORER.EXE.MUI

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0024779369%
Privileged CPU: 0.0018752505%
User CPU: 0.00060268638293%
Privileged CPU time: 54140625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 123
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 189.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 262.98 MB
Paged memory: 40.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 61.39 MB
Paged system memory: 287.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.52 KB
Working set memory: 7.91 MB
Peak working set memory: 74.19 MB
Min working set memory: 7.47 MB
Private memory: 40.25 MB
Page faults: 619,309
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 323,020
Total read transfer: 21.87 MB
Total write operations: 246
Total write transfer: 971.89 KB
Total other operations: 264,031
Total other transfer: 27.38 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 574
USER objects: 248
Handle count average: 1,009
Thread count average: 20

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Shell open command details

Name: SHCmdFile
Command: explorer.exe

Image hashes

MD5: aa04f042a820bf1868e643575887e1a6
SHA-1: c5bc4c6941c68270382d6db18d626e24c6a5f227
SHA-256: af3869090ecf181148065d22a4900d1cc104da5b4505196e8c0fb662c6efdbf5

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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