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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,217
United States Rank #17,178
Reach 0.0130%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.51 days
929.68 days >
Average installed length: 488.47 days


2.6.5150 100.00%

Python 2.6.5

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 19 files and is usually about 14.4 MB (15,103,488 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.python.org
Installation folder: C:\python26
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4723F199-FA64-4233-8E6E-9FCCC95A18EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.6.5

Program executable:python.exe
Additional files:
  • python26.dll - Python (Python Core)
  • pythonw.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe
  • bajskorv.exe - WindowsApplication1
  • comtypes-0.6.2.win32.exe
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • psyco-1.6.win32-py2.6.exe
  • python - Copia.exe
  • pywin32-214.win32-py2.6.exe
  • Removecomtypes.exe
  • Removeelementtree.exe
  • Removepycrypto.exe
  • Removepyreadline.exe
  • Removepysqlite.exe
  • RemoveSPE.exe
  • RemoveSwatchBooker.exe
  • unicows.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • wxPython2.8-win32-ansi- (by Total Control Software) - wxPython2.8-ansi-py26 Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Removecomtypes.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'.
  • python - Copia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python26\python.exe'.

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 2.6.5, 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.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.10%
Windows 10 10.12%
Windows XP 7.39%
Windows Vista 7.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.11%
Windows 7 Professional 17.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.42%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.13%
  Australia 8.57%
  France 6.03%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Italy 5.71%
  Germany 3.49%
  Singapore 2.54%
  Canada 2.22%
  Japan 1.90%
  Spain 1.59%
  Israel 1.59%
  Finland 1.27%
  Austria 0.95%
  Belgium 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.68%
Dell 24.32%
Acer 16.89%
ASUS 8.11%
Intel 3.38%
Lenovo 3.38%
Gateway 2.03%
Samsung 2.03%
Toshiba 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.84%
eMachines ET1161-07 2.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.42%
HP Z400 Workstation 2.42%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.61%

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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