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What is explorer.exe?

Part of Sistema operacional Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(explorer.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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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.

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.
Autoplay handler - explorer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of MSCDBurningOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSCDBurningOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.

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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, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is explorer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00056% CPU5586.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.37 MB RAM57.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
181 GDI objects120.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\windows\explorer.exe

Are there other versions of Sistema operacional Microsoft®...?

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 Sistema operacional Microsoft® Windows®.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: explorer.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Sistema operacional Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Explorer
Version: 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 6.00.2900.2180
Size: 1010 KB
Original file name: EXPLORER.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005827653%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000241198%
User CPU: 0.00055864549863%
Privileged CPU time: 303125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 67.17 MB
Peak committed memory: 108.86 MB
Paged memory: 12.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.5 MB
Paged system memory: 63.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.83 KB
Working set memory: 6.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 17.59 MB
Min working set memory: 3.91 MB
Private memory: 12.37 MB
Page faults: 27,727
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,169
Total read transfer: 6.2 MB
Total write operations: 31
Total write transfer: 6.57 KB
Total other operations: 32,869
Total other transfer: 314.81 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 181
USER objects: 81
Resources
Handle count average: 296
Thread count average: 10

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

Shell open command details

Name: SHCmdFile
Command: explorer.exe

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSOpenFolder
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSOpenFolder

Image hashes

MD5: fa61a19050ae14bec1a26de82390dd65
SHA-1: 24ff0cacfe386b27b36662885bb5a825a3f50e0b
SHA-256: c44613ed6bc49a500896727bdc66dc6422427f7f8ba1d2eef07e938721cdaf58

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
uxtheme.dll
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