What is Win64/ProcessExplorer.A and is it safe?

Carol Burton 0 Reputation points

My anti-virus security system detected "A potentially unsafe application (Win64/ProcessExplorer.A) was found in a file that 7-Zip Standalone Console tried to access."

Is process explorer a safe application? If I delete it, how will it affect my OS (Windows 11)?


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  1. Karlie Weng 16,096 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    "Explorer.exe" is indeed safe as it is the built-in application in Windows for displaying the desktop UI. However, if your antivirus is alerting you, it's important to be cautious about the name/function of this application to ensure it is not a virus masquerading as explorer.

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