Steam by Valve (Signed)

Remove Steam.exe


There are 4 versions of Steam.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1.0.1595.686. Steam.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 1.2 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Valve by VeriSign. The programs Cracked Steam, Portal and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger have been observed as installing specific variations of Steam.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 236.64 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 7.74 MB per minute for reads and 4.5 MB per minute for writes.

What is Steam.exe?

Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer platform developed by Valve. It is used to distribute games and related media online. Steam's primary service is to allow its users to download games and other software that they have in their virtual software library to their local computers. Steam provides digital rights management (DRM) for software titles, by providing "custom executable generation" for executable files that are unique for each user.

About Steam.exe (from Valve)

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File name:Steam.exe
Publisher:Valve Corporation
Product name:Steam
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe
Issued to:Valve
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Expiration date:Friday, November 23, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Steam.)
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1C Company
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The skies of Britain have always had a regal air. The Royal Air Force, a proud band of dedicated fighters, has always protected the towns and citizens below with might and prowess. But in 1940, the sk...
2K Games
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BioShock is a first-person shooter video game by Irrational Games with role-playing game customization and stealth elements, and is similar to System Shock 2. The player takes the role of Jack, who ai...
2K Games
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Mafia II is a third-person, sandbox shooter that provides a look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mob. Expanding on the original hit, Mafia, that captivated more than 2 million gamers around...
2K Games
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Follow-up to BioShock, 2K Games' critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2007 release, BioShock 2 is a first-person shooter set in the fictional underwater city of Rapture. As in the original...
2K Games
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. Much like its predecessor, XCOM: Enemy Unknown casts the player as the comma...
2K Marin
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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a science fiction video game in the X-COM series set in late 1962, at the height of the Cold War. The Bureau is a third-person shooter with an emphasis on squad-based ...
2K Sports
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This year, NBA 2K13 will represent all things basketball and take virtual hardwood to the next level. Featuring an enhanced My Player mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 will let gamers pit t...
3D Realms
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Strap on your combat sandals...Lo Wang is coming to the Land of the Rising Sun to turn out the lights. Experience total blood immersion. If you can't touch, kill or drive something...then blow it away...
4A Games
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Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed cultclassic Metro 2033. Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow Metro, one of the most immersive, atmospheric...
4A Games
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4A Games
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505 Games
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Sniper Elite V2 is a 2012 tactical shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments for Microsoft Windows. The main character is Karl Fairburne, an OSS officer who is inserted into Berlin in 194...
5th Cell Media
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Challenge your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting and action-filled adventure through GOTHAM CITY™, METROPOLIS™, ATLANTIS™ and other iconic locales from the DC Comics Univ...
5th Cell Media
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Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure is a puzzle video game with a DC Universe plot.
8th Floor Games
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As children, you and your friend, Samantha, would play at an old farm during your summer vacations. Years have passed, and Samantha has invited you to join her and a group of fellow students back at t...
Abbey Games
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ACE Team
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of Steam.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Steam' → "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent
Scheduled tasks
  • Entry path '\{E859A215-F063-4F4F-90DF-8477E5C20065}'
  • Entry path '\{B72F5006-E07C-4126-8045-1C3E9690BE03}'
  • Entry path '\{4E52D14D-234C-4141-984D-74405F5F7B05}'
  • Entry path '\{45906D7A-2C01-4F72-B6FF-BA90BBDA3E74}'

VersionsAll file variations of Steam.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
e3cd0a561f3aabe8607bf1474f4ae1dd 1ecf30527f7408ce8c53c9b89340dd9425e898b2 1.29 MB
60a24ca5e2d760f4f619f1d1fe62fb27 38e59e163d0f4bd20225b3ed866959b068531651 1.29 MB
67384147dd005e54d2c0a20408e28579 f7596aa720e891b43b0cb286f0e1a298a366a910 1.18 MB
a407ecf8ac26ac7460a14171267e4467 0c457b4e8174bd54bfd618b3bac8e86043023b9d 1.03 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.73%
Windows 8 Pro 19.32%
Windows 7 Professional 7.95%
Windows 8 6.82%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 4.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.27%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.27%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.14%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 36.05% of Steam.
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