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Have you experienced worse performance or viruses because of Steam?

Poll Results: Have you experienced worse performance or viruses because of Steam?

 
  • 96% (50)
    No, no problems here
  • 1% (1)
    Yes, I've noticed that my PC is slower with Steam
  • 0% (0)
    Yes, I've gotten a virus from Steam
  • 1% (1)
    Yes, I've experienced both
52 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Title says it all.

I do not have a virus, I do not have performance issues when using Steam. Stop it. Now.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/2/11 at 1:00pm
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post #2 of 28
No slow downs (for me at least) or viruses at all.
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post #3 of 28
It could slow down your computer a bit when it was running, and I am sure there are a few exploits out there for it.

I know that it does not intentionally or regularly cause viruses though.

Why are you asking this? What happened?
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post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
Out of interest.
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post #5 of 28
it could slow down ur computer if you're running a pentium 2 333mhz or something like that

I never got any virus either
post #6 of 28
I said yes because it doesnt cause viruses or slows down the computer
    
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post #7 of 28
I could see it slowing down the internet since it automatically updates games without telling you, but never any viruses
post #8 of 28
que?

You should run a Defrag (Defraggler), anti-malware (Malwarebytes+Spybot, etc), anti-virus programs (MSE, AVAST, or NOD32) to make sure nothing bad is running.

The only one time that i had a slowdown with Steam was a memory leak, but that was long ago and already patched.
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post #9 of 28
Any program could cause a slow down on your system depending on the coding of the program and the hardware level you have. As for viruses, it won't cause any unless you are downloading it not from Valve and from an unreliable source.
post #10 of 28
It doesn't slow down your computer, but it will slow down your internet if you're downloading.
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