What is Steam.exe?

Steam.exe is part of Steam and developed by Valve Corporation according to the Steam.exe version information.

Steam.exe's description is "Steam"

Steam.exe is digitally signed by Valve.

Steam.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on Steam.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameSteam
Company nameValve Corporation
File descriptionSteam
Original filenameSteam.exe
Legal copyright© Copyright 2000-2003 Valve Corporation All rights reserved.
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.968.628

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameSteam
Company nameValve Corporation
File descriptionSteam
Original filenameSteam.exe
Legal copyright© Copyright 2000-2003 Valve Corpora..
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.968.628

Digital signatures [?]

Steam.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameValve
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA
Certificate serial number7bf6326f70cbec340bf2d1868fe65b1e

Folder name variants

Steam.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD53dd25048297a24ab4b3bfc17aba5d0db
SHA256b96dc0345b4bfb8bab6560be600350cf371bcfd0ff4b38fa55274321bdc4a906

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to steam.exe:

steam.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

steam.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Steam has stopped working.

End Program - steam.exe. This program is not responding.

steam.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

steam.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with Steam.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with Steam.exe:



What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with Steam.exe. 67% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 3 users.

User vote results: There were 2 votes to remove and 1 vote to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with Steam.exe. Only 3 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.

Malware or legitimate?

If you feel that you need more information to determine if your should keep this file or remove it, please read this guide.

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Comments

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