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How big is your "Explorer.exe" ?

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manifesto    511

25,656 K

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deactivated01032015    8

39,220 k

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myNando    9

11,520 K

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zeroday    19

17MB. Win XP Home Sp2.

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+orgitnized    0

4,592 K after reboot (Y)

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onlybasit    0

20,032 K with avg, kerio, messengers, winamp .......

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MrCobra    0

17,104K

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PL_    19

27,500 K

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J400uk    1

28mb

xp home sp2

i have far to much running in background lol

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Tilt090    13

7.5 mb with usual stuff running yahoo+msn+ie7+few folders+winamp :)

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gigapixels    99
i believe the more software/program u have running on ur pc such as antivirus/onecare/etc that interacts with explorer.exe, it will eat up more memory coz its like the windows shell hub for everything to work. kill explorer.exe and everything's gone. just my two cent.

No, that's completely incorrect. You can use alternative shells if you'd like, and they don't render those programs useless. Explorer is the only way for people who don't know how to use the command line to interact with Windows. With Explorer closed, all your other programs are still running, and you can still bring up the Task Manager and run the command line and do anything you'd like, run any programs you want, and even shut down the computer. Explorer is just the visual front-end to Windows. So that explanation makes absolutely no sense.

I am however curious to know exactly what IS causing the difference in memory usage... I'm currently at 47,284 K, and I have a clean system (no malware).

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instant.human    45

~21mb.

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PT 13    9

18 MB (PC hasn't been rebooted in over 1 month, don't know if that makes a difference or not)

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Stalk3r    0

21 mb.

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KoYkOy    0

mine 11.33 :sleep: mb

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Harlem39s Finest    0

12,456 K

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lol911    0

18 MB (PC hasn't been rebooted in over 1 month, don't know if that makes a difference or not)

Doesn't look like it, mine is 18mb too and I rebooted this morning.

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Kraftman    1

25MB RAM, 24MB VM

w/ Kaspersky running + couple of folders.

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Raven    0

I looked all over my computer and couldn't find 'explorer.exe'.... ;))

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Alladaskill17    181

20.508 MB

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oldaccount1    3

15,136 K

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Lant    70

27,040 K

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Meraklis56    1

vista rc2=8.980 k (9mb)

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well...    0

Mines 30,512k (so 30mb?) but im suprised since i have nothing running in the background apart from zone alarm. (btw task manager shows 20 processes)

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Corris    42

29,336k

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