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7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #2,284
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 293.29 days


2.8.6 100.00%

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AbiWord 2.8.6

What is AbiWord?  (from AbiSource Developers)

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks. AbiWord allows you to collaborate with multiple people on one document at the same time. It is tightly integrated with the AbiCollab.net web service, which lets you store documents online, a...  Read more


AbiWord 2.8.6 is a program developed by AbiSource Developers. 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 programs's main executable is abiword.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 21.62 MB of memory. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 20.31 MB (21,296,762 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of AbiWord come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abisource.com/information/about
Help link: www.abisource.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AbiWord
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AbiWord\UninstallAbiWord2.exe
Estimated size: 20.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AbiWord 2.8.6

Program executable:abiword.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\abiword\bin\abiword.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallAbiWord2.exe - AbiWord (Installer for AbiWord)
  • AbiWord_Dictionary_Deutsch.exe
  • abiword-setup-2.8.6.exe
  • bz2-1.dll
  • LibAbiWord.dll
  • libenchant.dll (by none) - libenchant
  • libenchant_ispell.dll
  • libenchant_myspell.dll
  • libfribidi-0.dll
  • libgcrypt-11.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgcrypt (Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library)
  • libgio-2.0-0.dll
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • libgnurx-0.dll
  • libgnutls-26.dll
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgpg-error-0.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgpg-error (libgpg-error - Common error codes)
  • libgsf-1-114.dll
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libintl-8.dll
  • libjpeg-62.dll
  • liblink-grammar-4.dll
  • libpng12-0.dll
  • libsoup-2.4-1.dll
  • libwv-1-2-4.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll
  • PluginBabelfish.dll
  • PluginCollab.dll
  • PluginEml.dll
  • PluginFreetranslation.dll
  • PluginGoogle.dll
  • PluginGrammar.dll
  • PluginMathview.dll
  • PluginOpendocument.dll
  • PluginOpenwriter.dll
  • PluginOpenxml.dll
  • PluginStaroffice.dll
  • PluginUrldict.dll
  • PluginWordperfect.dll
  • TaskillForm.exe (by Microsoft) - TaskillForm
  • uninstall.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AbiWord.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A86692F2-F6E9-4A2A-8257-803EF4E0506D}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005059582%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016279%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034317%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,191,281
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:72 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AbiWord?

You can uninstall AbiWord 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 AbiWord 2.8.6, 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 AbiWord.

Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.58%
Windows 10 32.02%
Windows Vista 7.50%
Windows XP 6.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.74%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 10 Home 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.25%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.22%
  United Kingdom 5.18%
  Germany 4.28%
  France 4.10%
  Italy 3.64%
  Canada 3.36%
  Australia 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Poland 0.90%
  Spain 0.82%
  Sweden 0.76%
  Russia 0.70%
  Belgium 0.68%
  Finland 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.35%
Dell 19.38%
Acer 17.14%
Toshiba 10.77%
ASUS 8.20%
Lenovo 3.73%
Samsung 2.57%
Intel 1.78%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.29%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.24%

About (from AbiSource Developers)

Like most Open Source projects, AbiWord started as a cathedral, but has become more like a bazaar.
Publisher URL: www.abisource.com


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