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Should I remove Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,444
United States Rank #35,802
Reach 0.0074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.66 days
166.98 days >
Average installed length: 87.74 days


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Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle

What is Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle?  (from Quest Software)

Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle is packaged with Quest Central for Oracle, Toad, and SQL Navigator. If you have Toad for Oracle with the SQL Tuning option or SQL Navigator with the SQL Tuning option, you can launch SQL Tuning in the following manner from Spotlight. Since launching SQL Tuning from Spotlight requires that a ...  Read more


Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle is a program developed by Quest Software. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 35.99 MB (37,740,258 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 20% of users of Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.quest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Tuning_Lab
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\QUESTS~1\\TUNING~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\QUESTS~1\\TUNING~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 35.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle

  • XprtraceV4.dll - Xpert Trace COM (Xpert Trace COM DLL)
  • QExplain.dll - Explain Plan Display
  • QPRB.dll - Tuning Lab
  • QPTkProfSetupPI.dll - Trace Setup
  • QuestLicenseManager.dll - Quest Central
  • ftp4w32.dll
  • InstMsiW.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Installer - Unicode (Installer for the Windows Installer)
  • TOADSQLTuning.exe - Quest SQL Tuning Installer
  • TunerWrapper.exe
  • Unwise.exe
  • zipdll.dll - Delphi Zip (WIN32 DLL, ZIP)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle?

You can uninstall Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Quest SQL Tuning for Oracle.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.86%
Windows XP 20.41%
Windows 10 16.33%
Windows Vista 3.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.19%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.56%
Windows 10 Pro 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.26%
  India 10.46%
  Italy 7.19%
  Spain 3.92%
  United Arab Emirates 2.61%
  Brazil 2.61%
  France 2.61%
  Indonesia 2.61%
  Germany 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Peru 1.96%
  Argentina 1.31%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Egypt 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.10%
Hewlett-Packard 32.38%
Lenovo 8.57%
ASUS 7.62%
Acer 6.67%
American Megatrends 3.81%
Compaq 0.95%
Alienware 0.95%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.80%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.87%
HP EliteBook 8460p 1.87%
LENOVO 20157 1.87%
Dell Vostro 3560 1.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.87%

About Quest Software

Quest manufactures software used by IT professionals in a variety of industries and although they are best known for TOAD, used by database professionals, they offers other products that develop, manage, monitor and protect packaged and custom software applications, as well as associated software infrastructure components, such as databases, application servers, operating systems and hypervisors.
Publisher URL: www.quest.com


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