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Old 04-09-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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The mouse driver issue is for Vista only as far as I know.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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My husband who is the king of computer Guru's says he uses the XP SP2 version on his computer at work...it is not a brand new version but not that old either so explorer.exe should not be running like it is. His suggestion is to make sure that your Virus software is scanning like it should and that you have a current version of virus software.

EXE files are very dangerous to any computer...it stands for "Executables"...and anything that is an executable can and will carry a virus very easily. Be careful with these file...I delete them immediately when I see them pop up.
If this is in fact what your "guru" husband said, he won't be working on my computers any time soon
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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If this is in fact what your "guru" husband said, he won't be working on my computers any time soon
Virtually all program files are .exe. I rarely see them popping up, but that is certainly no reason to delete them.

(Gotta spread it around before repping you for your insight.)

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Old 04-09-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Some of those subdirectories have different purposes but they all look legit according to your first pic. One is where is the working explorer.exe runs out of, others are service pack updates, another is where a backup is stored. Explorer is going to run during any session for any number of reasons and it is absolutely necessary. Unless it's running at a high cpu % perpetually I wouldn't be worried about the occasional cpu time/hdd time. AOL stuff OTOH, I'd get that off my machine
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