What is pythonw.exe?
Pythonw.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if pythonw.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Pythonw.exe file information
The process known as ActiveState ActivePython (version 126.96.36.199 (32-bit)) belongs to software Python or Python 2.7 pywin32-217 or ActiveState ActivePython by Martin v. Löwis or ActiveState Software (www.activestate.com).
Description: Pythonw.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. pythonw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 5,120 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 24,576 bytes, 20,546 bytes, 27,648 bytes or 20,540 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. Pythonw.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with pythonw.exe, you might want to uninstall the software Python or Duden Referatemanager using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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If pythonw.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 27,136 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 5,120 bytes, 20,527 bytes or 24,576 bytes.
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Pythonw.exe is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.
In the event of any problems with pythonw.exe, you might want to do the following:
- visit the www.activestate.com support page
- make sure that you have installed the latest version
- uninstall the software ActiveState ActivePython or Python using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pythonw.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pythonw.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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