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Should I remove AbiWord?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,739
United States Rank #16,416
Reach 0.0053%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.16 days
683.29 days >
Average installed length: 359.02 days


v2.8.6 100.00%

AbiWord v2.8.6

What is AbiWord?

It uses the Tuguu DomaIQ download Manager. Tuguu DM is an installer which bundles applications with offers for additional third party programs that may be unwanted by the user including toolbars and browser extensions. Such third party programs are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but may include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process.


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 primary executable is named abiword.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 13.39 MB (14,041,024 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
AbiWord has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.domaiq.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\abiword\bin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AbiWord\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AbiWord v2.8.6

Program executable:abiword.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\abiword\bin\abiword.exe
Additional files:
  • libenchant.dll (by none) - libenchant
  • 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
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • LibAbiWord.dll
  • libwv-1-2-4.dll

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 v2.8.6, 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.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.65%
Windows 10 27.88%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 5.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.96%
Windows 8 10.58%
Windows 8.1 10.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.77%
Windows 7 Professional 4.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.88%
  Canada 4.17%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Australia 1.79%
  Philippines 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 51.90%
Dell 17.72%
Acer 12.66%
ASUS 6.33%
Sony 2.53%
Lenovo 1.27%
Intel 1.27%
Gateway 1.27%
Alienware 1.27%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
Gateway SX2110G 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.96%

About (from Tuguu SL)

Our mission: to detect what the market needs, develop the appropriate product and commercialize it.
Publisher URL: www.tuguu.com


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