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Information about iexplore.exe file

File: iexplore.exe
Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Product: Windows
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

"iexplore.exe" is the Internet Browser from Mircosoft. It is a part of the Windows Operating system. Check the security settings for this program to minimize the risk when you are surfing.

You can obtain detailed information about iexplore.exe and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

User feedback

There were 1041 user requests for that file. 13 users classify it as harmless. 5 users classify it as not so dangerous. 7 users classify it as neutral. 13 users considered the file to be suspicious. 43 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete iexplore.exe. 20 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingWindows Internet Explorer Browser Alex
Ratingwithout bugs it should be OK ;) Karl
RatingInternet Explorer Browser addon  link for more info Andre
RatingIt's a Tool, built on the IE-activeX. Given you tabbed browsing, popup-blocker, proxy-manager, etc. +++  link for more info LizzardX
RatingThis is a task for Taskbar for the windows mode to run like exit button, minimize button. Icon for desktop. etc. SKAT Patcher - PC Expert
RatingIn windows XP home, it's IEXPLORE.EXE, all caps, and kept in program files, not system32. A pf or prefetch file is involved somehow elsewhere. XPowner
RatingIt your browser! Internet Explorer  link for more info
Ratingits windows explorer, a browser.. not dangerous :) NaV
RatingThis is Internet Explorer. It's not a virus, but has some nasty security holes that can easily cause virus infection.  link for more info Inuyasha
Ratingif it's in system32, probably a virus run a trend micro scan, Michael
RatingProgram called "Microsoft Internet Explorer" licened by Microsoft from Spyglass, part of the Windows Operating System, even though Microsoft didn't write it. Very buggy, and unsecure. Try Mozilla FireFox, it's works much better than IE plus it has powerful ad blocking tools.  link for more info Nathan
RatingIt starts two processes for one user, and they are impossible to kill; that user had spyware previously rg
RatingIn some cases it's not the browser, we're talking about. It can also be a virus/trojan
Ratingits virus coz its in windows/system32 directory. but its IE if its in c:\program files hafiz
RatingIf you find this file in the system32 subdirectory then it is dangerous. I believe that it should reside in \Program Files\Internet Explorer. Remove all instances of it from the \windows\prefetch directory. Search through the registry in the HKLM....\Run and RunServices for data relating to "internet Explorer". Note the .EXE file name and remove this file from any where you can find it. My Opinion: nasty ad ware, and difficult to remove DeskJet Terry
Ratingin WinXP home/PRO/SP1 it should be all caps and in ur Program Files/Internet Explorer/ directory, if it's in your /windows/ folder then most probably malware, it also adds itself on the registry as a startup.
RatingI've got two running in my task manager...whenever i try to close one, funklicensesize.exe pops up briefly, and then changes to ixexplore.exe again. I"ve uninstalled I Explorer, but it still persists. All this started when I downloaded AOL IM... tim
Ratingits uses 60% of my processing power even when nothing it running mark
RatingInternet Explorer Browser process file that's part of Windows Task Manager Abdul
RatingIE leaves your system wide open due to lapses in security. DLLs can be stored to your System32 and run through winsock. Other DLLs can be stored anywhere on your disk. No security but decent web browser.  link for more info c
RatingIEXPLORE.EXE (all caps) located in Windows\System32 folder is a virus dream
RatingLook in the Task Manager, if Iexplore (note capital i) is running once or more and you do not have IE running, trying ending the Iexplore task. If it reappears on it's own, you have a Trojan.  link for more info Pat
RatingNot sure 'bout this one. XPowner got a point. I'm checking all my background apps (recently found a worm and spyware!!!)and i've seen the internet browser running as "Internetexplorer.exe". I've also had two "IEXPLORE.EXE"'s running, but only one browser window open??? Strange, very strange. [email protected]
RatingIt's a trojan, there's two "IEXPLORE.EXE" programs running on my comp and the windows task maneger won't get rid of them. I also have stopped using IE explorer, and have not opened it in a long time. Who cares.
RatingThe same happens to me, what is that? I have also searched at system32 but there isn't any "IEXPLORE.EXE", but I found 2 "" at windows/prefetch BR
RatingThere was only one "iexplore.exe" which was not in the system32 folder, however i was not using IE and could not end the process jizztastic
Ratingenthält ein tolles sicherheitslückensortiment, welches die Arbeit der Angreifer unglaublich erleichtert  link for more info pascal
RatingIt's a Backdoor.Aphexdoor virus. Background process is iexplore.exe(In small letters) Amod
RatingIt usually is an internet explorer but if it you havn't opened IE up yet and it has it it's something else. Ad aware is my guess because it makes a toolbar appear. That's the only thing I found out it does, so far Trieu Nguyen
Ratingproxy trojan virus nir l
RatingThis is a virus. You should look for one or two files in one of your temp-folders that constantly change name(s) and which you are not allowed to delete. Ivan Midjich, Security Crew, a href="" Swebase Network /a
RatingIn xp pro in processes if only one "IEXPLORE.EXE" process apears it might not be malware, also do a search for "IEXPLORE.EXE" and if they are any in the system files files thatn it is problbly a virus or malware knowitall
RatingIt's spyware
Ratingnothing but does anyone know what hcofaj32.exe is? I have a brand new computer and it has started coming up each time i shut down as needing to be ended even though i am not aware of it running. Is it a virus? Gallery
Ratingif it is in C:\WINDOWS\system32 then it is not internet explorer and it is something else p.m.srinivas
Ratingsince someone tried to hack into my computer,it has not been working properly i think it might be previous owner which has also installed spyware
RatingI need "iexplore.exe" to view alot of my pictures and I do not have the Iexplore file can you help me? Please [email protected] (Eileen)
RatingIt can be some browser hijackers that cause it to run it in background, means without your notice, and it may also cause the unstability of your pc, you might need some help to get rid of it VicLim
Ratingmy anti virus popped it up BBQ
RatingIexplore.exe is not internet explorer if it is runned by "SYSTEM" & It is a worm, virus or trojan so that it will be runned everytime you start your windows. The best way is to search & see it's location,should be in "internet explorer" folder not in "windows" or "system32". jiosis
RatingTrojan. Disguised as the real browser. (not that the real thing would be any less dangerous :P) james
Ratingpress the start button and click on search all files and folder and enter "iexplore.exe". let the system pull up all the files it finds and then distinguish (and keep) the C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer AND C:/Program Files/Online... (these two types are your explorer and whatever is running) the res of them just delete files one at a time ARTO
RatingIT EATS UP MEMORY EVEN WHEN NOT IN USE I don't know where: Maybe SecTaskManager or WinTasks5 PRo I am going crazy with this iexplore.exe appearing 3 times in my process list...please help me clean this malware from my is there even when I am not using Internet grows in size hour after me [email protected]
RatingEverytime I open Mozilla Firefox, a new "iexplore" thing comes up in the "Close Program" menu. I don't know why. It jams my computer when there is a lot of them. Anyone know how to help? Person
RatingOn Win XP Pro, (i think) it makes a .EXE in your "\Documents and Settings\ username \Local Settings\Temp" wich can only be deleted if you kill both occurances of iexplore.exe. My sis was running Firefox at the time and not MSIE. Sub-Cool
RatingThis process (in the form it took on my local machine) is malware. Seemingly it is installed through Firefox, as I never run Internet Explorer. It's extremely difficult to get rid of. Oh if they would just allow you to close processes simultaneously... Rushyo
RatingI Currently have Two iexplore.exe in my task manager, I have casino,play poker etc shortcuts on my desktop in which there is no right- click function to enter properties, Its the most complex Adware ive ever come across but I can't tell You from where cos I don't know .Its bypassed all my spyware software.If I get rid I'l let you know more. Goronwy
RatingBy me it makes some rear symbols on my desktop about Travel etc. when I stop the process the symbols disapeer but after a while they come back without that I do anything Mariussssie
RatingI ve got more than one Iexplore.exe. = VIRUS!!! Difficult to remove, bad connection, BAD TRIP!!!! Dooden
RatingIt is an adware/spyware.... In XP, in the Task Manager, if it appears in lower case as "iexplore.exe" it means that there is an adware/spyware running on your system. Some of the symptoms include "Internet Explorer shutting down" Nisha Kurien
RatingSome IEXPLORER.exe is located in C:\windows\system32\cfg as a hidden file and anti-spy info describes it as beeing mIRC which it isn't , so u must be careful.. it has firedaemon.exe google.dll and some other hidden stuff too on that folder... Microemission
Ratingrole back pc to b4 problem this should fix dougman
RatingThis is something you realy dont want slows your computer down to a crawl raw
Ratingplease check the position of the file of iexplore.exe,if it is in c;/system32, then it is a virus absolutely. this spyware will steal your passwords and then send them to someone else by a default smtp server.
Ratingit's a virus! it opens on startup, slows my computer, changes my internet options and shows me random windows! EVIL I SAY!
Ratingit's the w32.Funner.worm... remove it Victor
Ratinger sagt mir iexplore.exe, dann fehler beim laden einer dll,  link for more info armin fonne
Ratingit starts broadcasting in infected system without knowing the user and slow down the PC also slow down the cable networks abdul qadir
Ratingiexplore.exe is the main executable for Microsoft Internet Explorer. This Microsoft Windows application allows you to surf the web, and local intranets. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. iexplore.exe is a process also relating to the Avant Internet Browser, a free plugin for Internet Explorer which offers additional features. Note: iexplore.exe is also registered as the Trojan.KillAV.B virus, which systematically attempts to disable your AntiVirus solutions and also affects some windows syst moi
RatingSuddenly I can no longer open any JPEG images. A box opens that says iexplore.exe. cannot be found and that it is needed to open JPEG's. mylilponygt
RatingIts one of the most dangerous viruses - Internet Explorer :) Joke, look if its signed (choose Internet Explorer process and look downscreen - Properties - Microsoft Signed File) - means that it is real Internet Explorer. By the way IE starts from Program Files\Internet Explorer , NOT from windir\system32\ . 1, 2, 3 and more iexplore.exe means only that you started new iexplore.exe multiple. Name
Ratingdooden you monkey - you have as many instances of Iexplore.exe as you have IE browsers open Bob
Ratinguses 100% of ur CPU if its a virus, download AVG and it should find it someone
RatingIst ein Trojaner wenn er mehrmals im Taskmanager auftaucht Corsi
Ratingiexplore.exe is a program that goes with the internet explorer, you can't remove them. some spyware/adwares tend to cause pop-ups thus eating up some memory and slowing your pc down.
RatingGobbles up lots of memory, then gives "Runtime error 203" followed by a bunch of hexadicimal numbers. Control, Alt Delete, and end the process 'iexplore.exe' works for me. Scooter
RatingMalware that adds several thousand security holes into your system, Remove at once!  link for more info The masked De-venger
RatingHbGuruWindow:iexplore.exe - Application Error Jennifer
RatingI have 2 iexplore.exe in my processes tab, it takes a lot of the Mem Usage. Strange, because I always use Mozilla Firefox... Almighty
Ratingiexplore.exe lower case keeps shutting my laptop down Leslie
RatingUM yeah everyone has been saying its bad, but does anyone know how to get rid of it. Spybot, Norton and Adaware don't see it, and searching doesn't work for me. Ender
Ratingits annoying and keeps closing stuff down and most of the time wont let me open links chris
Ratingi deleted my i cant view my pics.. rick
Ratingdangerouse in the wroung hands Lore
RatingIf its in capitals its the IEXPLORE.\\\\exe browser hijacker which flags the genuine explorer, just check task manager andy
RatingI have also 2 iexplore.exe's, how can I get rid of these? I can't stop them from task manager, and they eat memory all the time more and more until I must reboot. skl
RatingIt doesn't seem dangerous, but a real pain in the butt. I have been trying to get rid of this for a few hours. EdJ
RatingIts obviously bad if its in your system 32 folder. Its in mine and says its created by tastysoft worse is, I cant delete it. Me
RatingStupid thing keeps poping up in my taskmanger and sometimes if i leave it alone, more of them pops up. Also I get icons on my desktop about travel, casino, card games, bingo, etc that pops up whenever "Iexplore" pops up in my taskmanger.
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