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What is explorer.exe?

Part of Explorateur 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.

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.


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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.
0.00038% CPU3761.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
25.16 MB RAM116.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
466 GDI objects310.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
192 context switches/sec192.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Explorateur Windows?

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 Explorateur 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
Name: Explorateur Windows
Description: Système d'exploitation Microsoft® Windows®
Version: 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 6.00.2900.2180
Size: 1012 KB
Original file name: EXPLORER.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005166321%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001404437%
User CPU: 0.00037618840268%
Privileged CPU time: 341140.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 192
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 126.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 239.02 MB
Paged memory: 25.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 43.8 MB
Paged system memory: 110.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.72 KB
Working set memory: 21.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 33.04 MB
Min working set memory: 2.63 MB
Private memory: 25.16 MB
Page faults: 900,750
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 115,527
Total write operations: 57,718
Total other operations: 1,138,702
Total other transfer: 31.54 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 466
USER objects: 221
Handle count average: 566
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Shell open command details

Name: SHCmdFile
Command: explorer.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 4c33e5b9a6197b6ed215f6cfba0a2daa
SHA-1: 83103125738ade7d41afd457abc0591dde1e41bd
SHA-256: 807a6345ec914e7269a84a171b9a76df82b2c9f8a6fb4e7f4d2b1a0f0f753e9e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
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