Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:11 PM
I'm running WXP Home Edition on a older Gateway laptop. While trying to determine why my machine was booting so slowly, I spotted "explorer.exe" as a running process occupying 40.8MB of RAM. When I tried to determine if this file is a genuine MS process, I got widely conflicting answers through Google. I've scanned my machine with Norton, Panda, and MS AV scanners and gotten clean bills of health. However, when I searched for this file to see where it was located, it didn't show up as a 40MB+ file. The "explorer.exe" files I found were only slightly over 1MB. Am I missing something here?