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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,863
United States Rank #17,992
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2.6.4150 100.00%

Python 2.6.4

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What is Python?

Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl and Tcl. Like other dynamic languages, Python is often used as a scripting language, but is also used in a wide range of non-scripting contexts. Using third-party tools, Python code can be packaged into standalone executable programs.

About  (from Python Software Foundation)

Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains. Python is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Ruby, Scheme or Java. Python lets you write the code you need, quickly. And, thanks to a highly optimized byte compiler and support libraries, Python code runs more...  Read more


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.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 14.2 MB (14,890,496 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.python.org
Installation folder: C:\python26
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E7394A0F-3F80-45B1-87FC-ABCD51893246}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.6.4

Program executable:python.exe
Additional files:
  • python26.dll - Python (Python Core)
  • pythonw.exe
  • Removepycrypto.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pythonw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE8E8A32-5659-4FE9-BB1A-CE7826C892A8}' (runs on registration).
  • Removepycrypto.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61FC47B8-E3EF-4C11-9E85-1A02C1053E58}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • python.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python26\python.exe'.
  • pythonw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python26\pythonw.exe'.

How do I remove Python?

Quickly and completely remove Python 2.6.4 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 2.6.4, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.06%
Windows 10 11.93%
Windows XP 11.93%
Windows Vista 10.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.48%
Windows 7 Professional 19.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.41%
Windows 10 Pro 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.28%
  Germany 8.05%
  France 6.90%
  Canada 4.98%
  Italy 3.83%
  United Kingdom 3.83%
  Australia 1.92%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Brazil 1.53%
  Spain 1.53%
  Japan 1.15%
  Israel 1.15%
  Czech Republic 1.15%
  Poland 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.78%
Hewlett-Packard 28.04%
Acer 11.21%
ASUS 5.61%
Intel 4.67%
Toshiba 3.74%
American Megatrends 3.74%
Samsung 1.87%
Sony 1.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.63%
ASUSTeK K70IO 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 546 1.85%
Dell OptiPlex 990 1.85%
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 1.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.85%

About Python Software Foundation

The Python Software Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to the Python programming language.
Publisher URL: www.python.org/psf


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