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Should I remove Python?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,416
United States Rank #6,167
Reach 0.0700%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.70 days
846.63 days >
Average installed length: 444.84 days


2.7.2150 100.00%

Python 2.7.2

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


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named python.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 15.23 MB (15,970,304 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.python.org/download/releases/2.7.2
Installation folder: C:\python27
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2E295B5B-1AD4-4D36-97C2-A316084722CF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.7.2

Program executable:python.exe
Additional files:
  • python27.dll - Python (Python Core)
  • python2.7.exe
  • pythonw.exe
  • pythonw2.7.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pythonw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBC4872C-4494-4F86-AE20-93621AF7E2CE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pythonw.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sick=Rage.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pythonw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python27\pythonw.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:60.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0038875952%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00143484%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00245276%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:44,383,690
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:42.5 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:38.16 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Python?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Python 2.7.2, 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 Python.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.49%
Windows 10 15.03%
Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista 4.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.43%
Windows 7 Professional 16.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.78%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.21%
  United Kingdom 5.40%
  Germany 4.92%
  France 4.62%
  Italy 3.48%
  Canada 2.94%
  Mexico 2.28%
  Australia 2.16%
  Spain 1.80%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Sweden 1.14%
  Japan 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.52%
Hewlett-Packard 23.31%
Acer 12.99%
ASUS 12.74%
Toshiba 5.22%
Samsung 2.68%
Lenovo 2.29%
Intel 2.17%
Alienware 0.89%
Apple 0.89%
American Megatrends 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.81%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.19%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.88%

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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