What is SystemExplorer.exe?

The genuine SystemExplorer.exe file is a software component of System Explorer by Mister Group.
Systemexplorer.exe is the main executable for running the System Explorer program. System Explorer is a free, award winning software to manage the entire operating system. It includes many utility tools that provide detailed information about tasks, processes, modules, startups, uninstallers, windows, services and drivers.

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 SystemExplorer.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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SystemExplorer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SystemExplorer
SystemExplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as System Explorer belongs to software System Explorer or by Mister Group (

Description: SystemExplorer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SystemExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,389,160 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 3,391,712 bytes and 34 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file has a digital signature. SystemExplorer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with SystemExplorer.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSystem Explorer or
  2) search for help on the company’s website
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify SystemExplorer.exe related errors

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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SystemExplorer. 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 SystemExplorer.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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