What is steamwebhelper.exe?

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

steamwebhelper.exe's description is "Steam Client WebHelper"

steamwebhelper.exe is digitally signed by Valve.

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

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about steamwebhelper.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on steamwebhelper.exe:

Product nameSteam Client WebHelper
Company nameValve Corporation
File descriptionSteam Client WebHelper
Internal namesteamwebhelper (buildbot_steam-rel-win32-builder_steam_rel_client_win32@steam-rel-win32-builder)
Original filenamesteamwebhelper.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014 Valve Corporation
Product version01.00.00.01
File version02.37.82.33

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

Product nameSteam Client WebHelper
Company nameValve Corporation
File descriptionSteam Client WebHelper
Internal namesteamwebhelper (buildbot_steam-rel-w..
Original filenamesteamwebhelper.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014 Valve Corporation
Product version01.00.00.01
File version02.37.82.33

Digital signatures [?]

steamwebhelper.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameValve
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number47a938edc7aeac8dc71dcbb4b4f611f8

VirusTotal report

None of the 54 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the steamwebhelper.exe file.

None of the 54 anti-virus programs detected the steamwebhelper.exe file.

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Error Messages

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

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

steamwebhelper.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 Client WebHelper has stopped working.

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

steamwebhelper.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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User vote results: There were 410 votes to remove and 98 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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Joe writes

1 thumb

The process opens up under "Steam.exe" when the Steam web site is opened. It looks like it is part of an "adware" download; as well as, the "initial update" Steam requires when first "activating" a game.

When the Steam web page is opened to the DOWNLOAD PAGE for the initial update it will show different amounts under "TOTAL NETWORK USAGE" and "DOWNLOADED"; for example TOTAL NETWORK USAGE equal TO 189 MB and DOWNLOADED equal TO 19 MB at the same time. And Steam does not stop downloading the adware; it has taken over 750 MB on TOTAL NETWORK USAGE to have the DOWNLOADED equal to 19 MB.

Steam says this does not show up on a broadband internet connection; that the problem at this site is do to the 56 Kbps modem that is used to connect to the internet.

# 3 Mar 2015, 15:39

Haxel June writes

2 thumbs

I've been having a lot of problems with steam lately and it's not my shitty computer. The steam web helper completely crashes whenever I try to get on and it won't let me on steam at all. This is becoming a serious issue that I think the staff should really fix as soon as possible. I've tried everything so if they were to fix it it would really help.

# 14 Oct 2015, 15:37

amir writes

1 thumb

I removed steam webhelper
It solved my problem

# 18 Dec 2015, 2:35

3r10n writes

0 thumbs

Steamwebhelper is needed to display certain webpages in the steam client. Removing it "can" bring issues if you browse the steam store a lot. If everything is working fine, i'd keep it.

# 21 Dec 2015, 23:57

Muhammad syazani bin ghazali writes

0 thumbs

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: steamwebhelper.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 59e14cd6
Fault Module Name: StackHash_e98d
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 00131f70
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1086
Additional Information 1: e98d
Additional Information 2: e98dfca8bcf81bc1740adb135579ad53
Additional Information 3: 6eab
Additional Information 4: 6eabdd9e0dc94904be3b39a1c0583635

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