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What does the tnslsnr.exe file do?

The tnslsnr.exe process is also known as Oracle Database (Version 10g Express Edition) or, as the case may be, Oracle SQL*Net ORAN DLL and is a part of Oracle Database (Version 10g Express Edition) or, as the case may be, OracleOraDb11g_home1TNSListener. This software is produced by Oracle (www.oracle.com). An obsolete or defective version of tnslsnr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about tnslsnr.exe Oracle Database

tnslsnr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file tnslsnr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 204,800 bytes (58% of all these files), 471,040 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
It is the service "OracleXETNSListener".
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 61% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves tnslsnr.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about tnslsnr?

Oracle TNS Listener process
Martin Fuchs
Oracle - Listener file
G Azevedo
Run this file if you want others to be able to connect to your Oracle database
installed on database server (further information...)
Angel Perez
This is part of Oracle (further information...)
John E. Moore

Summary: 14 users judge tnslsnr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Oracle Database or OracleOraDb11g_home1TNSListener

To remove Oracle Database from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Oracle Database or OracleOraDb11g_home1TNSListener in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if tnslsnr.exe (Oracle Database) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Oracle Database. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Oracle Database or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or tnslsnr.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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