What is Explorer .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 Explorer .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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Explorer .exe file information

The process known as Cafezee Client belongs to software Cafezee or Cafezee Monk or Windows Updater by Microsoft ( or Elixir Solutions or Primus Global Solutions.

Description: Explorer .exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Explorer .exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,069,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Explorer .exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Cafezee).

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If Explorer .exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 1,634,304 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Explorer .exe is not a Windows system file.

If Explorer .exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 1,478,612 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Explorer .exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Explorer .exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Explorer .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.


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Best practices for resolving Explorer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Explorer . This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Explorer .exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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