How to Remove “SteamAPIUpdater.dll”

What is SteamAPIUpdater.dll?


The file named SteamAPIUpdater.dll is developed by Valve Corporation. The developer has digitally verified and signed the file. The program is used by the software named Steam and the game updater program. It is a digital game distribution software. The signing authority is by Verisign Inc. The threat level of the file is 0.

SteamAPIUpdater.dll is located in C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\cry of fear\steamapiupdater.dll. The file size is confirmed to be 1.2 megabytes. The last found version of the DLL is 1.0.0.0. It is used by the particular software and is not mandatory for Windows operating system to run as intended. The DLL can be removed if found to be infected or slowing down processes. 


Affected Platform: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 ,10.


How to check if your computer is infected with SteamAPIUpdater.dll malware?       


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with SteamAPIUpdater.dll malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • SteamAPIUpdater.dll file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system.
To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:
  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SteamAPIUpdater.dll  and open the file location.
If the file is located outside C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\cry of fear\steamapiupdater.dll then it is likely that the system is affected with SteamAPIUpdater.dll malware.

How to remove SteamAPIUpdater.dll malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing SteamAPIUpdater.dll file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SteamAPIUpdater.dll malware from your computer including all other malwares!
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 May 2009 at 12:53 am
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Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 Valve Corporation Executable a3b8c756fb7e460b
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Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
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4 Valve Corporation Executable 2b867961f0426abc
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No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
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