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5% remove it95% keep it
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Fritz 13

What is Fritz 13?  (from ChessBase GmbH)

With it Fritz 13 users can join a world-wide community that will put together a giant knowledge base for chess. Whenever you analyze a position to any meaningful depth with your chess engine Fritz 13 will, if you allow it, send the main line and evaluation to a central server, to be shared by all participating users. S...  Read more


Fritz 13 is a program developed by ChessBase GmbH. The most used version is, 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 installer includes 28 files and is usually about 1.1 MB (1,149,327 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 26% of users of Fritz 13 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\ChessBase\ChessProgram13\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{85EB0F56-3DB3-42CC-9384-A665C5FC5D08}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Fritz 13

  • 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
  • chessprogram13.exe - ChessProgram 13 UI (ChessProgram 13)
  • sview3.dll - SView Library (SView)
  • chessbaseadmintool.exe - AdminTool (ChessBase Admin Tool)
  • device32.dll - DeviceLi
  • tbaccess.dll - Tablebas
  • textures3.dll - Textures
  • chessbasefontsetup.exe - ChessBase Font Installer
  • expressionencoder.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ChessProgram13.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BB59F7CE-7C17-47C5-990A-8A5026D851EE}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Fritz 13?

You can uninstall Fritz 13 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 13, 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 13.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.95%
Windows 10 35.90%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 2.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.72%
Windows 7 Professional 11.86%
Windows 8.1 8.76%
Windows 10 Home 7.99%
Windows 10 Pro 5.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.59%
  Germany 22.51%
  Netherlands 5.45%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  France 4.03%
  Italy 4.03%
  DK 2.37%
  Canada 2.37%
  Iran 2.13%
  India 1.66%
  Spain 1.66%
  Switzerland 1.42%
  Finland 1.42%
  Austria 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.60%
Dell 15.49%
Hewlett-Packard 12.68%
ASUS 10.33%
Medion 7.51%
Samsung 5.16%
Lenovo 4.69%
Toshiba 4.69%
Intel 3.29%
Alienware 2.35%
Sahara 1.88%
Common models
Acer Aspire M5300 4.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.92%
ASUS All Series 2.92%
Alienware Alienware 14 2.92%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.19%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.19%

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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