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Should I remove Python?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,034
United States Rank #6,667
Reach 0.0610%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.34 days
570.64 days >
Average installed length: 299.83 days


2.7.5150 100.00%

Python 2.7.5

What is Python?  (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


Python 2.7.5 is a software program developed by Python Software Foundation. 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 50 files and is usually about 15.48 MB (16,228,352 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Python come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.python.org
Installation folder: C:\python27
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DBDD570E-0952-475F-9453-AB88F3DD5659}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.7.5

Program executable:python.exe
Additional files:
  • python27.dll - Python (Python Core)
  • pythonw.exe
  • Removepy2exe.exe
  • Removesetuptools.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pythonw.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TheUnderMineJournal Update' (runs daily at 20:54).
  • python.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateBiggsPP' (runs daily at 10:20 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pythonw.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sick=Rage.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • python.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python27\python.exe'.
  • pythonw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python27\pythonw.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000778839%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002427%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005362%
0.015104% average
Memory:60.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0038875952%
Kernel CPU:0.00143484%
User CPU:0.00245276%
CPU cycles/sec:44,383,690
I/O reads/min:42.5 MB
I/O writes/min:38.16 MB

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 2.7.5, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.88%
Windows 10 32.23%
Windows XP 4.15%
Windows Vista 2.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.98%
Windows 7 Professional 14.21%
Windows 8.1 8.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.14%
  United Kingdom 4.82%
  France 4.68%
  Canada 4.53%
  Germany 3.24%
  Australia 2.09%
  India 1.80%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Italy 1.37%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Israel 1.29%
  Taiwan 1.22%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Norway 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.09%
Dell 19.41%
ASUS 14.25%
Acer 14.11%
Toshiba 5.73%
Lenovo 5.03%
Samsung 5.03%
Intel 2.37%
MSI 1.82%
Alienware 1.40%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.97%
MSI MS-7758 2.64%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.31%

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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