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What is explorer.exe?

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How does explorer.exe run?

Process - explorer.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does explorer.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file explorer.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable explorer.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the explorer.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of explorer.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is explorer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00050% CPU4977.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
19.27 MB RAM89.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     51 /min2.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
426 context switches/sec426.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\explorer.exe

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: explorer.exe
Version: 0.0.0.0
Size: 248 KB
Original file name: clean avira.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0016025260%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011048252%
User CPU: 0.00049770081763%
Privileged CPU time: 27939.78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 39 ms
CPU cycle count: 401,264,640
CPU cycle count /min: 867,670,951
Context switches /sec: 426
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 174.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 176.22 MB
Paged memory: 19.27 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.99 MB
Paged system memory: 260.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 36.21 KB
Working set memory: 1.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.45 MB
Min working set memory: 560 KB
Private memory: 19.27 MB
Page faults: 1,285,051
Page faults /min: 1,802
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,103
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 371.63 MB
Read transfer /min: 533.6 KB
Total write operations: 33,712
Write operations /min: 47
Total write transfer: 461.58 MB
Write transfer /min: 662.76 KB
Total other operations: 99,647
Other operations /min: 140
Total other transfer: 539.45 KB
Other Transfer /min: 775 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 5
Peak USER objects: 6
Resources
Handle count average: 303
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\explorer.exe" ..

User start menu folder details

Name: 93f19dda2412c86ad7520ba4198f39a0.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 3e16895e2b2c7847590d8f53b54430ed
SHA-1: d4284c19d8bcbbb8d55906d02d0ae60fa6fd2293
SHA-256: 7edd8c818364c38716194c442614bca2eeba7e24fcca28e9380d1ff0dca94a78

PE image details

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