How to Remove the Chess.EXE Virus

Written by eric love
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Chess.exe is malware targeted against chess players. Computer systems are typically infected using an advertisement for a new chess simulator that offers a cash award to the best player. Once installed, the malware attempts to hijack your system to serve chess-related advertisements. It will also make use of your Internet connection and force it to post chess advertisements using your personal accounts at a number of chess websites and chat rooms. The infected files can be easily removed.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Close the Chess.exe window. Its title will say "Chess Genius" on your taskbar.

  2. 2

    Click "Start," then "Run" and type "C:\ChessTournament\" without quotes.

  3. 3

    Right-click the file "Chess.exe" and click "Delete."

  4. 4

    Restart your computer. Chess.exe will no longer load on your system.

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