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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,449
United States Rank #1,378
Reach 0.3316%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.39 days
426.59 days >
Average installed length: 224.14 days


2.5.150 100.00%

Python 2.5

What is Python?

Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is python_icon.exe. The software installer includes 622 files and is usually about 10.2 MB (10,695,680 bytes). Adobe AIR Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iis\windows cache for php
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0A2C5854-557E-48C8-835A-3B9F074BDCAA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.5

Program executable:python_icon.exe
Additional files:
  • steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steamservice.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Service
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCP.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP15.dll
  • agentanm.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Character Animation Player
  • agentctl.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Agent Control
  • agentdpv.dll - Microsoft Agent Data Provider
  • agentpsh.dll - Microsoft Agent Property Sheet Handler
  • agentsr.dll - Microsoft Agent Speech Recognition Support DLL
  • agentsvr.exe - Microsoft Agent Server
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • btdfu.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software
  • btdfu64.dll (by Broadcom)
  • btdfureschs.dll - Bluetooth DFU Resource Dll
  • btdfurescht.dll
  • btdfuresdan.dll
  • btdfuresdeu.dll
  • btdfuresesn.dll
  • btdfuresfin.dll
  • btdfuresfra.dll
  • btdfuresita.dll
  • btdfuresjpn.dll
  • btdfureskor.dll
  • btdfuresnld.dll
  • btdfuresnor.dll
  • btdfuresplk.dll
  • btdfuresptb.dll
  • btdfuresrus.dll
  • btdfuressve.dll
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwrsupport.dll - BtwRSupport DLL
  • checkwindow.exe
  • iehelperv2.5.0.dll (by We-Care.com) - WeCareReminder (We-Care.com Browser Helper)
  • ietoolmenudisable.exe
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102)
  • reminderhelper.exe (by We-Care.com) - ReminderHelper (WeCareReminder Helper App)
  • setupbluetoothfirmware.exe - Bluetooth DFU Wizard
  • setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe
  • template.exe
  • unyt.exe (by Yahoo!) - Yahoo! Toolbar Setup
  • wcautoupdate.exe - Auto-Update.exe for We-Care Reminder
  • WebKit.dll
  • _isusres.dll (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield Update Service (InstallShield Update Service Resource DLL)
  • 14_43260.dll (by RealNetworks) - 14.4 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm) (32-bit) (14.4 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm))
  • 28_83260.dll (by RealNetworks) - 28.8 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm) (32-bit) (28.8 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm))
  • 7-zip-jbinding.dll
  • aacadec.dll
  • aacaenc.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MPEG-4 AAC audio encoder library
  • aardvark.dll (by Riverdeep Interactive Learning Limited) - The Print Shop 20
  • ac3plug.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • ac3plugrw.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • accessab.dll (by Broderbund Properties) - The Print Shop (Application Support File)
  • accwiz.dll - Microsoft Access (Microsoft Access Wizard Controls)
  • adblocker32.dll (by AVAST Software) - avast! Ad Blocker (avast! Ad Blocker Module)
  • adbook.exe (by Broderbund Properties) - Ultimate Mail Manager
  • advdraw.exe - Advanced Drawing
  • afsinst.exe (by Oak Technology)
  • agcore.debug.dll - Microsoft (R) Silverlight (4.0.50826.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • nphardwaredetection.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nphardwaredetection.dll'.
  • npctrl.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npctrl.dll'.
3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • iehelperv2.5.0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WeCareReminder Class' with the class of {D824F0DE-3D60-4F57-9EB1-66033ECD8ABB} (WeCareReminder).
  • cooliris.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {EAEE5C74-6D0D-4aca-9232-0DA4A7B866BA}.
  • adblocker32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.
2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • iemenuitem.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'EDReminder Class' with a class of {6ED0A312-78F5-493C-A90C-5DAF321D0BF8}.
  • cooliris.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {3437D640-C91A-458f-89F5-B9095EA4C28B}.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • nphardwaredetection.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@ma-config.com/HardwareDetection' with a plugin key of '@ma-config.com/HardwareDetection' for all users of the PC.
  • npctrl.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Ag Player' with a plugin key of '@Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4EB17167-85C9-4EDC-BD06-405590570058}' (runs on registration).
  • issch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Servizio di aggiornamento software InstallShield' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10.00).
  • ssbkgdupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ScanSoft Background Update' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
5 Services
  • arrakis3.exe runs as a service named 'Defender Pro Arrakis Server' (Arrakis3) "Defender Pro Arrakis Server".
  • livesrv.exe runs as a service named 'Defender Pro Update Service' (LIVESRV) "Downloads Defender Pro updates and new malware signatures from the Internet".
  • steamservice.exe runs as a service named 'Steam Client Service' (Steam Client Service) "Steam Client Service monitors and updates Steam content".
  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Gestisce l'installazione e la rimozione delle periferiche Bluetooth.".
  • YahooAUService.exe runs as a service named 'YahooAUService' (YahooAUService) "Keeps your favorite Yahoo! software up-to-date with the latest features, tools, and enhancements.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • ssbkgdupdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSBkgdUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot.
  • issch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISUSScheduler' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe'.
  • maconfservice.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ma-config.com\maconfservice.exe'.
  • msaccess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ART\Office\MSACCESS.EXE'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net ( port 80).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • steam.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27019).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27017).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:150.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024978529%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132835%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116950%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,644,115
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.14 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:163.79 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.78 MB
Total CPU:0.0045116503%
Kernel CPU:0.00351502%
User CPU:0.00099663%
CPU cycles/sec:27,507,906
I/O reads/min:57.38 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Python?

Quickly and completely remove Python 2.5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Python 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 Python 2.5, 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 Python.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Python 2.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 73%
Win 7 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 Vista 82.15%
Windows 7 15.75%
Windows 8 1.12%
Windows XP 0.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 77.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.04%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.96%
Windows 7 Professional 1.27%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Canada 5.08%
  France 3.27%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Italy 2.00%
  Germany 1.43%
  Netherlands 0.95%
  Australia 0.86%
  Spain 0.79%
  Brazil 0.67%
  Belgium 0.64%
  Finland 0.41%
  Sweden 0.41%
  Portugal 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.92%
Dell 2.08%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KJ379AA-ABA a... 4.47%
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 3.08%
HP-Pavilion KQ497AA-ABA m... 2.98%
Compaq-Presario GX618AA-A... 2.70%
HP-Pavilion KJ378AA-ABA a... 2.33%
HP-Pavilion KQ436AA-ABA I... 2.33%


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