iexplorer.exe. Is it a virus?

Iexplorer.exe could be an AdClicker advertising program process. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author for analysis. Iexplorer.exe could also prompt advertising popups.

The iexplore.exe process could also be a dangerous virus or trojan. It could be the cause of various problems, such as such as slow performance, loss of data or your private information being leaked to various websites. It is recommended to remove iexplorer.exe immediately. Scan your computer with Auslogics Antivirus to make sure it's not infected. 

Important: RBOT can also use the iexplorer.exe file name.

The iexplore.exe virus can corrupt legitimate Windows files. Luckily, there is a way to fix this issue without having to reinstall Windows. Here’s how:

1. Backup the Registry
2. Open Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
3. Then click File - New Task (Run).
4. Type regedit in the Run box and click OK.
5. Browse to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution.options

6. There might be a sub-keys named explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe under this key. Those keys should not be listed under the Image File Execution.options registry key. Delete them entirely.
7. Close Registry Editor.
8. Reboot your computer.


Disable and delete the iexplorer.exe process as soon as possible. Most likely it is a virus, trojan, or some other malware.


Author: Part Of: iexplorer.exeCommon path(s): %PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder %PROGRAM_FILES%


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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by elias on Apr 29, 2021 at 12:02 PM

its internet exepore ok and the web you sold edge ok but noistec not malware but is it slow and unsecuer ok

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by dora on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:08 AM

didnt know this existed until my computer started playing up, thank god Ive got rid of it

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by J on Dec 11, 2009 at 06:25 PM

I HATE Iexplorer!

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