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9% remove it91% keep it
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What is CBReader?  (from ChessBase GmbH)

The new ChessBase Reader conveniently displays all installed databases and training titles - with a modern menu ribbon look. With the free ChessBase reader, you can open all standard file formats (.cbh, .cbf, .pgn), play through games on a stunningly rendered board, watch ChessBase training videos and much more.


CBReader is a software program developed by ChessBase GmbH. 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 cbreader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 64.26 MB (67,384,957 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 31% of users of CBReader come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chessbase.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chessbase\cbreader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ChessBase\CBReader\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 64.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CBReader

Program executable:cbreader.exe
Name:ChessBase Reader
Path:C:\Program Files\chessbase\cbreader\cbreader.exe
Additional files:
  • Chess32.dll - ChessBase GmbH Chess Engine Protocol (Chess Engine Protocol for ChessBase and Fritz)
  • ChessRes.dll - ChessRes Dynamic Link Library
  • ChessResNet.dll
  • FrameRes.dll - FrameRes Dynamic Link Library
  • FrameResNet.dll
  • UCINet.dll - ChessBase GmbH UCI Protocol (UCI Protocol for ChessBase and Fritz)
  • uninst.exe - ChessBase Reader Installer
  • TBAccess.dll - Tablebase Access
  • TBAccessNet.dll
  • SViewNet.dll - SView Library (SView Windows Framework Library)
  • Textures3.dll - Textures
  • TexturesNet.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CBReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{86D30BF4-424B-4833-B00A-B8A22266940F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove CBReader?

You can uninstall CBReader 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 CBReader, 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 CBReader.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.78%
Windows 10 18.89%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.89%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Windows 8 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.77%
  United States 17.58%
  United Kingdom 6.59%
  France 4.40%
  Sweden 4.40%
  Finland 3.30%
  Netherlands 3.30%
  Romania 3.30%
  Brazil 2.20%
  Canada 2.20%
  Czech Republic 2.20%
  Hungary 2.20%
  Ireland 2.20%
  Austria 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
ASUS 7.41%
Medion 3.70%
Toshiba 3.70%
Intel 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750 4.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7713 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 1764 2.67%
Dell Vostro 460 2.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.33%

About (from ChessBase GmbH)

If there is one place to play online chess, this is it! On Playchess.
Publisher URL: www.chessbase.com


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