explore.exe. Is it a virus?

The explore.exe could be a GAOBOT.GL. Sometimes it’s called Internet Explorer, RBOT, ZHENGTU-A, GAOBOT.ADW and GAOBOT.GL.

Explore.exe is developed by explore.exe. It’s a hidden file. This files starts on Windows startup. Explore.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 111,616 bytes.

This file is a trojan. Trojans can steal important data from your computer. This file is a network worm. Worms can significantly decrease your Internet connection speed and download new malware onto your computer.


Disable and delete the explore.exe process as soon as possible. Most likely it is a virus, a trojan, or some other malware. Before disabling this file make sure it is not a legitimate file that is also called explore.exe.


Author: explore.exeProcess: GAOBOT.GLCommon path(s): subfolder in %WINDOWS%
Keywords(s): monitor, worm, hidden, startup, trojanFilesize(s): 111,616 bytes, 32,768 bytes, 86,305 bytes, 94,208 bytes, 14,336 bytes, 147,968 bytes


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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