What is explore.exe and how to fix explore.exe ?

What is explore.exe file ?


In some case explore.exe can harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the explore.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

Follow steps bellow to try fix the problem with explore.exe

1. Use cleanmgr

To run the command cleanmgr :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box , followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command cleanmgr and press Enter.

2. Use sfc /scannow

To run the command sfc /scannow :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command sfc /scannow and press Enter.

3. uninstalling programs :

To uninstall unnecessary programs :
Open the Start menu (Press Windows key + X) .
Click the first menu item Programs and Features.
Search unnecessary programs in the list of installed programs, .
Click the software you want to uninstall.

4. using msconfig

To run the command msconfig :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command msconfig and press Enter.

5. Automatic Update

To run the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate:
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate and press Enter.

6. Use resmon command

To run the command resmon :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command resmon and press Enter.

7. use DISM.exe

To run the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.


explore.exe descriptions


Explore.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Explore.exe is located in a subfolder of the user’s profile folder —for example C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingxtemp.;Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,120 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 315,192 bytes or 768,005 bytes.;There is no file information. Explore.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINERun, Run).;Explore.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.;Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.