Steam, and all of it's child processes, may not seem like much for those that have fast internet and a higher end computer, but for me and many others it can be a pain in the arse.
Steam ( and it's child processes ) tends to eat up a lot of my RAM, and continuously attempts to download large 'updates' that kills my turtle speed internet ( no, I can not change the ISP ).
Normally it can be a hassle trying to kill the processes ( closing the Steam browser doesn't stop Steam and it's child processes from running ), however I have made a simple batch script that can do the job in 1 click.
- Create a new text file
- Change the file extension to .bat
- Edit with your favorite text editor - add the following line of code
taskkill /F /IM Steam.exe
Make sure to save the new file somewhere handy for when you need to stop the Steam processes!