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4% remove it96% keep it
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12.0.0 98.95%

Fritz 12

What is Fritz 12?

Fritz 12 is a chess playing PC software with an integrated chess instruction, and online chess play interface.


Fritz 12 is a program developed by ChessBase GmbH. The most used version is 12.0.0, 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 main program executable is ChessProgram12.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 538.69 KB (551,619 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 25% of users of Fritz 12 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ChessBase.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ChessBase\ChessProgram12
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4F4182DA-3D58-41E3-913D-480F8DA5C863}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 538.69 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Fritz 12

Program executable:ChessProgram12.exe
Name:ChessProgram 12 UI
ChessProgram 12
Path:C:\Program Files\ChessBase\ChessProgram12\ChessProgram12.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • Fritz Chess Benchmark.exe - Fritz Chess Benchmark
  • ChessProgram12.exe - ChessProgram 12 UI (ChessProgram 12)
  • TBAccess.dll - Tablebase Access
  • SView3.dll - SView Library (SView)
  • ChessBaseAdminTool.exe - AdminTool (ChessBase Admin Tool)
  • Device32.dll - DeviceLi
  • GDFInstall.exe - GDFInsta
  • Textures3.dll - Textures

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ChessProgram12.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{11CE2C96-2447-483D-A304-AB68CD827909}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Fritz 12?

You can uninstall Fritz 12 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 Fritz 12, 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 Fritz 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.99%
Windows 10 25.52%
Windows XP 6.29%
Windows Vista 4.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.03%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.29%
Windows 10 Home 6.29%
Windows 10 Pro 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.50% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 25.50%
  United States 22.52%
  Netherlands 7.28%
  France 6.29%
  Italy 4.30%
  United Kingdom 3.97%
  Iran 3.64%
  Belgium 2.32%
  Canada 1.99%
  Switzerland 1.66%
  Greece 1.66%
  Hungary 1.66%
  Austria 1.32%
  DK 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.56%
Dell 16.96%
Hewlett-Packard 16.96%
Medion 9.36%
ASUS 7.60%
Toshiba 4.09%
Lenovo 3.51%
Alienware 1.17%
Intel 1.17%
Samsung 1.17%
Sony 1.17%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.03%
Dell XPS 8300 2.27%
Dell Vostro 460 2.27%
ASUS All Series 2.27%
Acer Aspire 7745G 2.27%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.27%

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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