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    recently something happend with steam and now it doesn't open every time i open steam it freezes at "Checking for available updates" then i close it from task manager and open it again and same thing shows up again and sometimes when i opens team it gets to the login screen but whne i put my password and click on Login it freezes again and nothing happens, i have looked online for solutions and i even reinstalled my steam twice but still it did not fix it, Any help would be very much appreciated.
     
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    Tried everything but nothing helped
     
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    Not sure if this will work but worth trying.

    1. Exit Steam.
    2. Click Start > Run (Windows Key + R).
    3. Type the following command:
      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe" /repair
    4. Launch Steam and test the issue again.
    Note: This command requires administrator privileges and may take a few minutes. If you have installed Steam to another path, please replace C:\Program Files (x86)\Steamwith the correct path.
     
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    That fixed it temporarily but when i opened steam my games had no icons and i restarted my pc and now steam went back to the "checking for available updates" shit
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 10, 2019, Original Post Date: Jan 10, 2019 ---
    I just tried booting my pc into safe mode with network and steam worked like normal but when i rebooted back to normal mode it was back to not opening again
     
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    This sounds like a problematic program that is running on your PC.... This isn't a Steam issue.

    Try closing all running apps... To find out which is causing it, exit apps one at a time and try launching Steam.. once it works then you have found the problematic app.
     
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    Steam doesn't like the bellow programs.
    • CCleaner
    • Powershell
    • Sandboxie
    • Cheat Engine
    • IObit Start Menu 8
    • Process Hacker
    • DLL Injectors
    • Hypervisors
    • Steam Idlers
     
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    I think its more like antivirus software etc...
     
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    The only programs running on my pc was Internet download manager and avast i closed idm but steam didn't work and i tried to disable avast and run steam but still didnt work
     
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    Which anti-virus are you using? Maybe you should de-active it.

    Edit: I saw on your post, you were using Avast. De-active it for a while then try to start Steam.
     
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    Didn't work
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    I fixed the problem i used a program called windows repair and reset my proxy settings and steam worked like normal anyways thanks guys for your help
     
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    Your windows was fucked then probs.. Anyway welcome back!
     
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