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11% remove it89% keep it
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AbiWord 2.9.2

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 2.9.2 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. The main program executable is abiword.exe. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 30.33 MB (31,801,424 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 28% of users of AbiWord come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

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: 30.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AbiWord 2.9.2

Program executable:abiword.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\abiword\bin\abiword.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallAbiWord2.exe - AbiWord (Installer for AbiWord)
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • update.exe
  • bz2-1.dll
  • LibAbiWord.dll
  • libdb-4.8.dll
  • libenchant.dll (by none) - libenchant
  • 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
  • PluginCollab.dll
  • PluginEml.dll
  • PluginGoogle.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 2.9.2, 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.

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 75.78%
Windows 10 14.06%
Windows XP 5.47%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 7 Starter 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.17%
  Germany 19.72%
  Brazil 15.49%
  Hungary 5.63%
  United Kingdom 4.23%
  France 3.52%
  Austria 2.82%
  Canada 2.82%
  Australia 2.11%
  Finland 2.11%
  IQ 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Russia 1.41%
  United Arab Emirates 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.91%
Dell 16.46%
Hewlett-Packard 16.46%
Toshiba 7.59%
ASUS 7.59%
Medion 3.80%
Samsung 2.53%
Sony 2.53%
Alienware 1.27%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Common models
Toshiba NB550D 3.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.94%
Samsung RV415/RV515/E3415 1.94%
Sony SVE15125CBW 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 0.97%

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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