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 queryexplorer.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.
Description: Queryexplorer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Queryexplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,624 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 49,432 bytes.
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The queryexplorer.exe file is digitally signed. Queryexplorer.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as queryexplorer.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.ADH.2 (detected by Symantec), and Gen:Variant.Adware.Zwangi.2 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the queryexplorer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If queryexplorer.exe 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 ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with queryexplorer. 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.
To help you analyze the queryexplorer.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.