How to remove the explorer virus
Most antivirus programs identify explorer.dll as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as Adware.Purityscan or Spyware.SCKeyLogger, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.PurityScan.en or Trojan-Spy.Win32.SCKeyLog.at.
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Explorer.dll file information
Description: explorer.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 15,360 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 81,920 bytes, 14,336 bytes or 10,752 bytes.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. explorer.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 97% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If explorer.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 13,312 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 13,824 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. explorer.dll seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as explorer.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the explorer.dll 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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