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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,218
United States Rank #21,949
Reach 0.0145%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.63 days
343.16 days >
Average installed length: 180.31 days


2 27.72% 0.35% 1.05% 4.21% 7.02% 1.75% 2.11% 11.58% 8.07% 3.86% 0.35% 3.16% 2.11% 0.70% 1.75% 3.16% 3.16% 3.51% 1.05% 2.81% 3.51% 0.70% 1.05% 1.75% 0.70% 2.11% 0.70%

ChessBase Reader

What is ChessBase Reader?  (from ChessBase GmbH)

ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase an...  Read more


ChessBase Reader is a software program developed by ChessBase GmbH. The most common release is 2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named CBReader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 26.34 MB (27,615,405 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 28% of users of ChessBase Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chessbase.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Chess base reader
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D
Estimated size: 26.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ChessBase Reader

Program executable:CBReader.exe
Name:ChessBase 9
Path:C:\Programok\Chess base reader\CBReader.exe
Additional files:
  • CBReader12.exe - ChessBase 12 (ChessBase 12 Database Software)
  • Chess32.dll - ChessBase GmbH Chess Engine Protocol (Chess Engine Protocol for ChessBase and Fritz)
  • ChessRes.dll - ChessRes Dynamic Link Library
  • FrameRes.dll - FrameRes Dynamic Link Library
  • SView3.dll - SView Library (SView)
  • TBAccess.dll - Tablebas
  • ChessBaseAdminTool.exe - AdminTool (ChessBase Admin Tool)
  • Textures3.dll - Textures

How do I remove ChessBase Reader?

You can uninstall ChessBase Reader 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 ChessBase Reader, 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 ChessBase Reader.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.23%
Windows 10 38.25%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows XP 4.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.62%
Windows 10 Home 13.07%
Windows 8.1 10.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.25%
Windows 7 Professional 9.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.92%
  Germany 22.40%
  Netherlands 4.55%
  Italy 4.22%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  India 2.92%
  Brazil 2.60%
  Austria 2.27%
  Sweden 2.27%
  Canada 1.95%
  France 1.95%
  Norway 1.95%
  Spain 1.62%
  Poland 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.29%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 17.71%
ASUS 10.29%
Toshiba 8.57%
Medion 4.57%
Lenovo 4.00%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Samsung 2.86%
Intel 1.14%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-570G 2.50%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.50%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.50%
ASUS All Series 2.50%
American Megatrends Inc ... 1.67%
MSI MS-7798 1.67%

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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