How to Fix Steam Client WebHelper High CPU & Memory? [4 Ways]

What Is Steam Client WebHelper

What is SteamWebHelper? It is a built-in web browser used by Steam and will start immediately as Steam is launched. This client needs to launch multiple WebHelper processes in the background to display the Steam Store, game library, and the Community tab.

How to Fix Steam Client WebHelper High CPU & Memory on Windows 10/11

How to fix the Steam Client WebHelper memory and CPU issue on Windows 10/11? At present, there are still no official fixes released by Steam. But we summarize the following several proven ways after investigating extensive user reports and posts. Let’s start trying.

# 1. Disable the Animated Avatars Feature

According to the Steam community, the Web Helper high CPU issue is often related to the Animated Avatars feature. This feature can be used to customize the profiles, but it’s controlled by the Steam Client WebHelper. So, you can try disabling it to fix the problem.

# 2. Disable the Steam Client WebHelper

Some users reported that the high WebHelper CPU usage issue can only be fixed after disabling the WebHelper browser completely. If you don’t mind making Steam open in Small Mode, you can try this solution.

# 3. Disable the Steam Overlay While In-Game

The Steam overlay feature can be used to access the friends’ list, chat, and WebHelper browser, which can trigger the high Steam Client WebHelper memory/CPU usage issue as well. In this case, you can try disabling the Overlay feature and see if helps.

  • GPU accelerated rendering in web views
  • Hardware video decoding

# 4. Uninstall the Latest Windows Updates

If you encounter the Steam Client WebHelper high CPU and memory issue just after installing certain Windows updates, you can try reverting your system to its previous state and see if the updates get corrupted. To do so, you can follow the steps below to uninstall the latest Windows updates.

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