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Should I remove Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,053
United States Rank #10,027
Reach 0.0420%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.32 days
422.42 days >
Average installed length: 221.95 days


1.2.0 0.12%
1.02.0000 37.85%
1.01.0000 0.97%
1.00.0000 60.94%

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Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition

What is Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition?  (from Ubisoft)

Extensive course on the basics of chess taught by International Chess Master Josh Waitzkin. 600,000+ game database; coverage of all classic and modern opening variations. 900 of chess's most important games presented and analyzed; single or multiplayer gameplay. Tutorials from Josh Waitzkin's groundbreaking book The Ar...  Read more


Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition is a program developed by Ubisoft. The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is gu.exe. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,410,770 bytes). 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 Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ubisoft.com
Help link: staging.cmxi.ubi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{27614800-84A9-484E-9CCB-43ED2F1205F5}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 1.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition

Program executable:gu.exe
Autopatch system
Additional files:
  • Chessmaster.exe - Chessmaster Launcher
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • MemManage.dll - MemManage Library
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Display8.dll - Display8 Library
  • Registry.dll - Registry Library
  • DatFile.dll - DatFile Library
  • CustomGUI.dll - CustomControls
  • cmprn.dll - cmprn Library
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • Anim8.dll - Animation Library
  • CMBench.dll - Benchmark Library
  • game.exe - Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition
  • gdf.dll
  • GUIResource.dll
  • Kernel.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • mpgame.dll
  • property.dll
  • TheKing333.exe
  • TheKing350.exe
  • TheKing350_64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Game.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5E4D85F-03BD-4BDC-9A47-E5640F7640DC}' (runs on registration).
  • Chessmaster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC4F4FCF-51D5-48EF-BFD4-F7A8AF13C231}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • game.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\Ubisoft\Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition\game.exe'.

How do I remove Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition?

You can uninstall Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition 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 Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition, 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 Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.40%
Windows 10 31.28%
Windows XP 6.88%
Windows Vista 5.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.40%
Windows 7 Professional 9.11%
Windows 8.1 7.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.93%
Windows 10 Home 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.63%
  France 5.98%
  United Kingdom 4.70%
  Canada 4.16%
  Italy 3.52%
  Greece 2.99%
  India 2.77%
  Brazil 2.56%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Germany 1.60%
  Australia 1.49%
  Romania 1.49%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.90%
Dell 22.85%
Acer 15.30%
ASUS 9.85%
Toshiba 7.34%
Samsung 4.19%
Lenovo 3.56%
Intel 2.94%
MSI 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.84%
Alienware 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.65%
ASUS All Series 4.19%
Dell XPS 8700 2.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.86%
Dell XPS 8300 1.86%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com

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S.Grovesover a year ago
Grandmaster Edition is proving impossible to uninstall.