What is oracle.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the oracle.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Oracle.exe file information

The process known as Oracle RDBMS Kernel Executable belongs to software Oracle Database (version 10g Express Edition, 10g Express) by Oracle (

Description: Oracle.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file oracle.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
Oracle.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The oracle.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Oracle.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Oracle Database 10g Express or Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, or ask the software vendor [1][2] for support. Click on Oracle Database 10g Express or Oracle Database 10g Express Edition in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as oracle.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the oracle.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Oracle RDBMS (database) executable.
  Tom Schruefer   (further information)
Bestandteil von Oracle. Speicherort im Oracle-Verzeichnis orahome \BIN, d.h. die Datei kann eigentlich nur in Erscheinung treten, wenn Oracle installiert wurde, was bei Privatanwendern kaum der Fall sein d├╝rfte.
This is for a number of oracle installed technologies. If you use any oracle applications such as the E business suite, this will usually run from the java aplet in the browser for your application.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of oracle.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think oracle.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks oracle.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving oracle issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with oracle. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the oracle.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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