Steam Steam

A guide to uninstall Steam from your PC

Steam is a software application. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is made by Valve Corporation. Check out here for more details on Valve Corporation. More data about the software Steam can be found at . Steam is commonly set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam directory, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's decision when installing the program. The full uninstall command line for Steam is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\uninstall.exe. Steam.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 2.78 MB (2917456 bytes) on disk.

Steam is composed of the following executables which occupy 91.45 MB (95896872 bytes) on disk:

  • GameOverlayUI.exe (374.08 KB)
  • Steam.exe (2.78 MB)
  • steamerrorreporter.exe (499.58 KB)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe (554.08 KB)
  • streaming_client.exe (2.31 MB)
  • uninstall.exe (138.20 KB)
  • WriteMiniDump.exe (277.79 KB)
  • html5app_steam.exe (1.79 MB)
  • steamservice.exe (1.45 MB)
  • steamwebhelper.exe (1.97 MB)
  • wow_helper.exe (65.50 KB)
  • x64launcher.exe (383.58 KB)
  • x86launcher.exe (373.58 KB)
  • appid_10540.exe (189.24 KB)
  • appid_10560.exe (189.24 KB)
  • appid_17300.exe (233.24 KB)
  • appid_17330.exe (489.24 KB)
  • appid_17340.exe (221.24 KB)
  • appid_6520.exe (2.26 MB)
  • DXSETUP.exe (505.84 KB)
  • vcredist_x64.exe (6.85 MB)
  • vcredist_x86.exe (6.25 MB)
  • hl.exe (99.50 KB)
  • hlds.exe (395.41 KB)
  • hltv.exe (251.51 KB)
  • left4dead2.exe (356.50 KB)
  • addoninstaller.exe (125.66 KB)
  • witcher3.exe (44.36 MB) to view all...

The current web page applies to Steam version only. You can find below info on other application versions of Steam:

If you are manually uninstalling Steam we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Steam:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Steam

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Steam:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000002
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000003
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000004
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000005
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000006
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000007
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000008
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_000009
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\f_00000a
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Cookies
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\GPUCache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\GPUCache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\GPUCache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\GPUCache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\GPUCache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\MANIFEST-000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\UserPrefs.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache\Visited Links
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\widevine\win-ia32\LICENSE.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\widevine\win-ia32\manifest.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Steam\widevine\win-ia32\widevinecdm.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Steam\CODEX\376870\achievements.ini
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Steam\CODEX\376870\leaderboards.ini

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Steam
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\eventlog\Application\Steam Client Service
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Steam Client Service

Additional values that you should remove:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Steam Client Service\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Steam Client Service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Steam Client Service\ImagePath

A way to erase Steam using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Steam is an application offered by Valve Corporation. Sometimes, computer users decide to erase this application. This can be troublesome because doing this manually requires some experience regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY procedure to erase Steam is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Steam or simply click the Search field and type in "Steam". If it exists on your system the Steam app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Steam in the list of applications, some data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding Steam, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Steam:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\uninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Steam.
Uninstall Steam

8. After removing Steam, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Steam that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Steam using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Steam by Valve Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Steam by Valve Corporation is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Steam in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:39:54.843