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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,954
United States Rank #6,993
Reach 0.0796%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.73 days
670.49 days >
Average installed length: 352.29 days


20070813.191434 0.58%
20070813.185237 89.89%
20061107.210142 6.80%
20061027.150806 0.58%
20061017.133151 1.94%
20060828.102141 0.06%
20060823.002922 0.13%

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Windows Internet Explorer 7

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What is Windows Internet Explorer 7?  (from Microsoft)

Internet Explorer 7 has been designed to make everyday tasks easier, provide dynamic security protection and improve the development platform and manageability. End user improvements include a streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, printing advances, improved search functionality, instant feeds (RSS), dynamic security...  Read more


Windows Internet Explorer 7 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 20070813.185237, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named iexplore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 2.81 MB (2,941,416 bytes). The installed file ie7_updates.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 37% of users of Windows Internet Explorer 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/ie
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\internet explorer
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Internet Explorer 7

Program executable:iexplore.exe
Name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
IExplore.exe is at the top level, and is the Internet Explorer executable. It is a small application that relies on the other main components of Internet Explorer to do the work of rendering, navigation, protocol implementation, and so on.
Additional files:
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • msimn.exe - Système d'exploitation Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 (Outlook Express)
  • ie7_updates.exe - Microsoft Systems Management Server Installer
  • IE4.DLL - Microsoft® IE4 Setup Custom Actions Library
  • welcome.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Welcome to Internet Explorer 4.0)
  • DW15.EXE - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • iessetup.dll - Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
  • HMMAPI.DLL - Microsoft HTTP Mail Simple MAPI
  • msdbg2.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft Visual Studio 7.0 Debugging Proxy/Stub)
  • pdm.dll - Process Debug Manager
  • pdmproxy100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft Process Debug Manager Proxy/Stub v10.0)
  • iedetect.dll - Internet Explorer Detection
  • ExtExport.exe - Windows® Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer ImpExp FF exporter)
  • iecleanup.exe - Cleans up IE per-user data on uninstall
  • iecompat.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Data
  • iediagcmd.exe - Diagnostics utility for Internet Explorer
  • iedvtool.dll - Internet Explorer Developer Tools
  • iedw.exe - IE Crash Detection
  • ieinstal.exe - Internet Explorer Add-on Installer
  • ielowutil.exe - Internet Low-Mic Utility Tool
  • ieproxy.dll - IE ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library
  • IEShims.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims
  • jsdbgui.dll - Script Debugger
  • jsdebuggeride.dll - JScript Debugger IDE
  • JSProfilerCore.dll - IE Dev Toolbar JScript Profiler
  • jsprofilerui.dll - Script Profiler
  • networkinspection.dll - Network Inspection
  • xpshims.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims for XP
  • IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe - Self-Extracting Cabinet
  • IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe
  • ie6setup.exe - Internet Explorer 6 (Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor)
  • ieuser.exe - Internet Explorer
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • custsat.dll - custsat
  • mscorier.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Runtime IE resources)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iexplore.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PIXACO' with the ProgID of 'PIXACO.Browse.Upload' and the action verb 'open.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • iedvtool.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Developer Tools' with a class of {1A6FE369-F28C-4AD9-A3E6-2BCB50807CF1}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • iexplore.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {8c5a024c-7a50-45d5-89ca-bbd0fb4cabfd}.
Scheduled Task
  • iexplore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Opera scheduled Uninstall survey 1401778396' (Next runs on 01.01.0001 at 0:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iexplore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Internet Explorer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.
  • hmmapi.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Hotmail' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\hmmapi.dll.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'download_eSync27' which loads as iexplore.exe httC://core.ident.com/eSyncDownload.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IE' which loads as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iexplore.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe'.
  • ExtExport.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ExtExport.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0112095405%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00865480%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00255474%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,232
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:17.53 MB
Total CPU:0.1162307871%
Kernel CPU:0.02110827%
User CPU:0.09512252%
I/O reads/min:18.91 KB
I/O writes/min:3.17 KB
Memory:3.72 MB
Total CPU:0.1369343210%
Kernel CPU:0.11136225%
User CPU:0.02557207%
I/O reads/min:10.63 KB
I/O writes/min:228 Bytes

How do I remove Windows Internet Explorer 7?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Internet Explorer 7 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Internet Explorer 7, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Internet Explorer 7.

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Win XP 71%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.59%
Windows 7 2.07%
Windows Server 2003 1.81%
Windows Vista 0.45%
Windows 10 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 96.25%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 1.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.80%
Windows 7 Professional 0.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.40%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.70%
  Germany 5.23%
  India 5.00%
  Italy 4.49%
  France 3.47%
  United Kingdom 3.24%
  Canada 2.95%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Taiwan 2.22%
  Iran 2.22%
  Israel 2.16%
  Spain 1.82%
  Australia 1.14%
  Japan 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.48%
Intel 16.90%
Hewlett-Packard 10.87%
American Megatrends 10.76%
Sahara 8.39%
Acer 6.03%
Toshiba 2.72%
Samsung 1.06%
ASUS 0.95%
NEC 0.83%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 3.68%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.83%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 2.83%
Acer Aspire one 2.55%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.55%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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