• Not necessary program

    STEAM.EXE Information

    This is a valid program but it is not required to run on startup.

    This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    Steam
  • Filename
    steam.exe
  • Command
    Unknown at this time.
  • Description
    Valve Software's STEAM broadband game client. Steam is Valve's new way of getting games into your hands ASAP. Games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero are all being made available through Steam. Steam games are automatically kept up-to-date with the latest content and revisions. Steam also includes an instant-message client which even works while you're in-game
  • File Location
    Unknown
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