What is ExplorerView.dll?

ExplorerView.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Explorer View.

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ExplorerView.dll file information

The process known as Explorer View or Explorer View - GetData Retail belongs to software Explorer View by GetData Pty (

Description: ExplorerView.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ExplorerView.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,208,592 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 8,569,536 bytes, 8,463,040 bytes, 8,708,800 bytes or 3,866,624 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 6E48A5AF-4EE0-42E4-AC31-6BA0D9572285. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. ExplorerView.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. ExplorerView.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with ExplorerView.dll, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Explorer View (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), turn to the software developer, Getdata, for advice or verify that you have installed the latest version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ExplorerView.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ExplorerView.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Explorer View has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

integriert sich in den Windows-Explorer zur erweiterten Anzeige des Explörers. Product der Fa. GetData
  Frank Simatra   (further information)
Windows Explorer add on - Displays various file types

Summary: Average user rating of ExplorerView.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ExplorerView.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ExplorerView issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ExplorerView process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ExplorerView.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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