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    Why is Python on my machine?

    I have installed Secunia, as mentioned in the current newsletter. Apparently a program called Python 2.7x needs updating. I have no knowledge of installing this program and it does not appear in add/remove programs. It seems to be a programming language. As far as I can see version 2.7 is the current one but I have no idea what the program does or if I need it. If I do not need it how do I remove it. I have found a folder named Python but there is no exe file for loading.

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    Why not try installing the update recommended by Secunia PSI and then seeing if it appears in add/remove programs?

    It can apparently get installed with a solitaire game, PySol: “Why is Python Installed on my Computer?” FAQ

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    It is also used by more than a few applications as a Macro language.
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    Python also installs with the game Krater.

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    Does any of this info help you identify what it is ??

    Here's the release notes for v2.7.2. And some more info here.
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    I just had the same issue with Secunia PSI on my new laptop. Unfortunately, Secunia does not update Python: clicking the update link merely takes you to the Python home page. To find out what it was part of, I searched Program Files (x86) and found various versions of python dlls as part of some Cyberlink programs. It was not present in Program files.

    python24.zip & python24.dll are both in--
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PowerDVD Cinema\Koan
    and C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PowerDVD Cox\Koan
    python25.zip is in--
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\MediaShow5\Koan
    and python25.dll is in--
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\MediaShow5\Custom\Setting
    and C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\MediaShow5\Koan
    python27.zip & dll are both in--
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\InteropPalette\1.0\x64
    and C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\InteropPalette\1.0\x86

    I suspect that a number of different media applications may have various versions of Python installed, and I also suspect that it would probably be best to leave well enough alone, despite what Secunia says, unless the software vendors have updates or patches. In my case, the PowerDVD 10 was the generic one that came with the Asus, and it is possible that buying a fancy, recent version of the program might provide a more recent python dll. The MediaShow5 was a free old version that came with their new version of Power Director, and a newer version of it would probably come with a newer version of Python also.
    Last edited by ParrotSlave; 2012-12-27 at 06:05.

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