How big is your "Explorer.exe" ?


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manifesto

25,656 K

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+orgitnized

4,592 K after reboot (Y)

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onlybasit

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

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MrCobra

17,104K

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J400uk

28mb

xp home sp2

i have far to much running in background lol

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Tilt090

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

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gigapixels
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

~21mb.

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PT 13

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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Harlem39s Finest

12,456 K

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lol911

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

25MB RAM, 24MB VM

w/ Kaspersky running + couple of folders.

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Raven

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

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Meraklis56

vista rc2=8.980 k (9mb)

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well...

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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