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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,783
United States Rank #2,870
Reach 0.1106%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.64 days
579.42 days >
Average installed length: 304.44 days


2.6.1150 100.00%

Python 2.6.1

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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.


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 main program executable is python.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 9.39 MB (9,847,327 bytes). wcautoupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.python.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\python
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9CC89170-000B-457D-91F1-53691F85B223}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.6.1

Program executable:python.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\python\python.exe
Additional files:
  • python26.dll - Python (Python Core)
  • pythonw.exe
  • Removepywin32.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe
  • iehelperv2.5.0.dll (by We-Care.com) - WeCareReminder (We-Care.com Browser Helper)
  • iehelperv2.5.0ps.dll
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008
  • reminderhelper.exe (by We-Care.com) - ReminderHelper (WeCareReminder Helper App)
  • Removepyserial.exe
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • wcautoupdate.exe - Auto-Update.exe for We-Care Reminder

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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).
Scheduled Task
  • Removepywin32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61FC47B8-E3EF-4C11-9E85-1A02C1053E58}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Python?

Quickly and completely remove Python 2.6.1 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 2.6.1, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Python 2.6.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 61%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 67.45%
Windows 7 28.26%
Windows 10 3.83%
Windows XP 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 62.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.46%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.74%
Windows 10 Home 2.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.97%
Windows 7 Professional 0.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.53%
  France 4.12%
  Canada 3.64%
  United Kingdom 2.65%
  Germany 1.98%
  Australia 1.82%
  Italy 1.31%
  Belgium 0.80%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.74%
  DK 0.45%
  Finland 0.42%
  Mexico 0.42%
  New Zealand 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.41%
Dell 0.59%
Common models
Compaq-Presario NP185AA-A... 6.13%
HP-Pavilion NY429AA-ABA p... 6.13%
HP-Pavilion NY428AA-ABA p... 5.54%
HP-Pavilion KY818AA-ABA s... 3.43%
HP-Pavilion NC890AA-ABA a... 3.43%
HP-Pavilion NP187AA-ABA s... 3.30%

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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