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Why does "Steam Client WebHelper" have 3 processes? Is it possible to disable?

#1ajko000Posted 9/4/2014 5:01:51 PM
I don't use the web browser, and before the major update, I didn't notice this process, so.... Yeah.
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#2ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2014 12:47:50 PM
Bamp.
#3El MagnificoPosted 9/5/2014 1:06:10 PM
There are multiple "Steam Client WebHelper" processes because Steam decided to adopt the same model that Chrome does by having the web process split into pieces. You can't disable them since Steam requires them to function properly even if you don't directly use the web browser. This change was added during one of the more recent updates which is why you didn't notice it in the past.
#4Orestes417Posted 9/5/2014 1:08:23 PM
Better question is why you're going OCD staring at the process list to notice.
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#5ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2014 2:00:17 PM
Orestes417 posted...
Better question is why you're going OCD staring at the process list to notice.


>_> I was actually closing hl2.exe, it was hanging. Then I noticed it.

El Magnifico posted...
There are multiple "Steam Client WebHelper" processes because Steam decided to adopt the same model that Chrome does by having the web process split into pieces. You can't disable them since Steam requires them to function properly even if you don't directly use the web browser. This change was added during one of the more recent updates which is why you didn't notice it in the past.


Oh I see, thank you for the information.