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What is iexplore.exe?

Part of Internet Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

IExplore.exe is at the top level, and is the Internet Explorer executable. It is a small application that relies on the other main components of Internet Explorer to do the work of rendering, navigation, protocol implementation, and so on.
Description of iexplore.exe from Microsoft
Internet Explorer harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content. Experience the web the way you want to with a cleaner look, favorite sites pinned to the taskbar, and seamless integration with Windows.Browse confidently with built-in tools like SmartScreen Filter and Tracking Protection that let you be more aware of threats to your PC and your privacy. The new graphic capabilities and improved performance in Internet Explorer 9 set the stage for immersive and rich experiences.
(iexplore.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does iexplore.exe run?

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

How does iexplore.exe start?

Shell open command - iexplore.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ftp with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1. 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.
Internet Explorer is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the iexplore.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of iexplore.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is iexplore.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU98.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
53.39 MB RAM247.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
318 GDI objects212.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

Are there other versions of Internet Explorer?

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 Internet Explorer.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (5.2.3790.131072)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: iexplore.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Internet Explorer
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.00.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710)
Product version: 6.00.3790.3959
Size: 92 KB
Original file name: IEXPLORE.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000169512%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000070988%
User CPU: 0.00000985242414%
Total CPU time: 1,272,703 ms
Total CPU time /min: 19 ms
Privileged CPU time: 74296.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
User CPU time: 1198406.25 ms
User CPU time /min: 18 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 263.25 MB
Peak committed memory: 279.68 MB
Paged memory: 53.39 MB
Peak paged memory: 53.57 MB
Paged system memory: 134.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.75 KB
Working set memory: 60.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 60.15 MB
Min working set memory: 60.1 MB
Private memory: 53.39 MB
Page faults: 20,817
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 12,059
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 10.15 MB
Read transfer /min: 162 Bytes
Total write operations: 48
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 152.99 KB
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 764,255
Other operations /min: 12
Total other transfer: 804.24 MB
Other Transfer /min: 12.52 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 318
USER objects: 537
Handle count average: 1,028
Thread count average: 31

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Shell open command details

Name: InternetShortcut
Command: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1

Image hashes

MD5: e3ece6202c2c667c45d06dbb4debd8e9
SHA-1: b06eee7dc314fec26e3cef52bd319da6366de795
SHA-256: 61d022f54aeee66c7eef52c5253fb6e5d7cf1192e77424981333c79aa25cea29

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.74055
File packed: No
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