The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the steamwebhelper.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Steam Client WebHelper belongs to software Steam Client WebHelper or Call of Duty: World at War or The Witcher (version 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced, 3: Wild Hunt) or Fallout (version 3 - Game of the Year Edition) or Counter-Strike: Source or Orcs Must Die or Terraria or Fallen Earth by Valve (www.valvesoftware.com).
Description: Steamwebhelper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The steamwebhelper.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,941,072 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 1,939,536 bytes and 20 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Steamwebhelper.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.
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If steamwebhelper.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 1,862,848 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 1,941,072 bytes, 1,530,048 bytes, 1,835,088 bytes or 1,945,168 bytes. The program has no visible window. The steamwebhelper.exe file is not a Windows system file. Steamwebhelper.exe is digitally signed. Steamwebhelper.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as steamwebhelper.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the steamwebhelper.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with steamwebhelper. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the steamwebhelper.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.