What is expIorer.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the expIorer.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.

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ExpIorer.exe file information

The process known as Notepad appears to belong to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: ExpIorer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The expIorer.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,192 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 4,608 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, RunOnce). The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name expIorer.exe, for example Win32:BitCoinMiner-DN [PUP] (detected by Avast), and Artemis!196876085388 or RDN/Generic PUP.x!b2r (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the expIorer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

maybe trojan
  Jochen   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of expIorer.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks expIorer.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving expIorer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with expIorer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the expIorer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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