"oracle.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "oracle.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "oracle.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "oracle.exe" process?

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A

"oracle.exe" process represents "Oracle RDBMS Kernel Executable" program.

"oracle.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         oracle

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "oracle.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
oracle.exe              242,616 K   Oracle RDBMS Kernel Executable

Additional information about "oracle.exe" process:

Command line:
   c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\ORACLE.EXE XE

Programe file information:
   Name: oracle.exe
   Location: c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\ORACLE.EXE
   Description: Oracle RDBMS Kernel Executable
   Version: 11.2.0.2.0 Production
   Size: 147110912 bytes
   Last modified: 5/30/2014 2:03:50 AM
   Company Name: Oracle Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_88e41e092fab0294

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\oraclient11.dll
c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\oracore11.dll
c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\oranls11.dll
c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\oraunls11.dll
C:\windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_88e41e092fab0294\MSVCR80.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
c:\local\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\orauts.dll

"oracle.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "oracle.exe" and run it later if needed.

 

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