Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: steam.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
Steam.exe is an executable file, and it most likely was installed by you on your computer, as this would not have been preinstalled software on your computer. Always check the file location which is shown for you below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking it may be a good file, but they place the spyware or virus in other disk or folder locations with a similiar name. This Steam.exe file is used by many of those who are playing online games. This monitors and patches various items based on online game playing, usually revolving around first person shooter online gaming. This is not needed if you are not playing online games over the web anymore, otherwise it is fine to leave this running. This Steam.exe file will also run automatically everytime your system is rebooted. This file is considered to be safe and is not spyware or virus related software.
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What is the steam.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent (This is how the entry appears in your registry, and also the folder that it will be found in).