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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,445
United States Rank #7,332
Reach 0.0694%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.46 days
308.45 days >
Average installed length: 162.07 days


2.9.4 100.00%

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AbiWord 2.9.4

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 2.9.4 is a program developed by AbiSource Developers. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is abiword.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 28.63 MB (30,016,840 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 39% of users of AbiWord come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

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: 28.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AbiWord 2.9.4

Program executable:abiword.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\abiword\bin\abiword.exe
Additional files:
  • abiword-setup-2.9.4.exe - AbiWord (Installer for AbiWord)
  • UninstallAbiWord2.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • AbiWord_Dictionary_Polish.exe
  • abiword-plugins-impexp-2.6.8.exe
  • abiword-plugins-tools-2.6.8.exe
  • bz2-1.dll
  • LibAbiWord.dll
  • libdb-4.8.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 (by The GLib developer community) - GLib (Gio)
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community)
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll - 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
  • libpng15.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • libraptor-1.dll
  • librasqal-2.dll
  • librdf-0.dll
  • libsoup-2.4-1.dll
  • libsqlite3-0.dll
  • libwv-1-2-4.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll
  • libxslt-1.dll
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • PluginCollab.dll
  • PluginEml.dll
  • PluginGoogle.dll
  • PluginOpendocument.dll
  • PluginOpenwriter.dll
  • PluginOpenxml.dll
  • PluginStaroffice.dll
  • PluginUrldict.dll
  • PluginWordperfect.dll
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • TaskillAbiword.exe - TaskillForm
  • TaskillForm.exe
  • update.exe
  • Word ikona.EXE - Microsoft Office 2003 (Microsoft Office Word)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UninstallAbiWord2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13FD4183-B30D-4FB4-AA70-1175AEA31F4D}' (runs on registration).
  • AbiWord.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B4086028-8B38-4899-BDA8-CBAC7028B320}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • update.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'qupdate' and executes as C:\Program Files\7 Sticky Notes\update.exe.

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 2.9.4, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.95%
Windows 10 42.40%
Windows Vista 4.97%
Windows XP 4.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.01%
Windows 10 Home 14.49%
Windows 8.1 11.83%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.39%
  Germany 25.23%
  Italy 5.20%
  United Kingdom 3.69%
  France 3.49%
  Canada 2.37%
  Spain 1.98%
  Poland 1.65%
  Austria 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Australia 0.92%
  Czech Republic 0.92%
  Brazil 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.03%
Hewlett-Packard 22.46%
Dell 17.20%
ASUS 8.22%
Medion 5.26%
Lenovo 5.01%
Samsung 3.85%
Toshiba 3.72%
Intel 1.93%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.47%
ASUS All Series 3.18%
Acer Aspire Z3-605 2.02%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.02%
LENOVO 80E3 2.02%

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

comments1 comment

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Beauregard •over a year ago
AbiWord - to be honest, I don't really need a substitute MS Office Suite. I don't use them. But, if you are in need something basic, and don't have a gazillion bucks for Microsoft's behemoth, this is a reasonable choice. I won't live long enough to use most of Abi Word. Keep it. It's the other alternative.