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How can I find out why I have Python?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    How can I find out why I have Python?

    I ran a Secunia check to see if any of my applications needed updating, and it said that Python did. Since I'd never heard of it, I've been trying to research it. I know it was not deliberately installed, but don't know how it may have gotten installed (whether part of new HP system, or a particular application), and whether I should keep it. It doesn't show up in the list of Installed Programs.

    Does anyone have more insight on this software?

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    Itunes, Realtek software, games?
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1

    I Binged Python and came up with this:

    Python Programming Language ? Official Website

    It seems to be some kind of programming language.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    Python is indeed a programming language similar to Java, and very popular too, it's interpreted not compiled as an exe. There's nothing wrong with having it installed, there are other script languages shipped with windows 8 as is like powershell.

    It's probably been installed with an application. It's used by many games for example. If you're worried, go to control panel > programs and features, take a screenshot and post it here, and we'll probably be able to tell with which application it was installed.
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