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Hey guys, I'd love some help ASAP. I've been suffering the past couple of days over this. Steam was running great, then all of a sudden I started getting an error message "Steam is having trouble connecting to the Steam servers." I can log on to SteamCommunity, as well as log onto Steam on my laptop (on a router) and a buddy's desktop (straight into the wall). My desktop is plugged straight into the wall.

I've deleted everything but the Steam.exe and loaded it, I deleted the .blob file and reran Steam. I have also reinstalled MULTIPLE times to no avail. The only thing I've done is install MSI Afterburner (a known problem) and a couple other ATI-specific programs....but they're not even running in the background. The only change I made was a 7950 replaced a GTX470....but I've fresh installed Steam over 5 times since the change. Any ideas??
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Checked to see if Antivirus is flagging steam as a false positive?
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I don't have any AntiVirus software installed.
 
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And that is a very, very bad thing.

First, install microsoft security essentials. Then, reset all of your firewall permissions.
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Okay, MSE downloaded and installed....running a FULL check right now.
 
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I got one count of "Severe" level malware but got it fixed. I'm about to do a fresh install of W7 on my SSD (I didn't have it set in AHCI mode, anyway) and we'll see if that fixes it.
 
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I did an "Upgrade" install last night, i just did a "custom" install over my old W7 today. Neither worked. I'm about to do a FULL wipe/reinstall of W7. Hope that does it.
 
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Have you reset all of your firewall settings yet and allowed steam to reestablish it's permissions?
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Yeah, I did that a couple of times. By "reestablish its permissions", did you mean delete all of the files except for the Steam.exe and Steamapps folder and then let it re-run to "refresh" everything? In which case, yes...yes I did. I also turned my firewall completely off and it still didn't do anything to help.
 
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I just realized that I'm also unable to connect to the League of Legend servers. Any thoughts?
 
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