How To Fix Steam Error Code 79?

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Steam Error Code 79

Whenever you see the following Steam error code 79 on your screens. It usually indicates that there is an issue while trying to login. That is, the error is a login error and you will only see it while trying to login into your Steam accounts.

Now, this can happen due to many reasons. From corrupted cache data, to a conflicting plugin or addon, to an issue with your network device can all play a role in causing the following error to show up. Hence, to deal with these and get rid of the following 79 error code on Steam. You can follow the methods as shown below:

How To Fix Steam error code 79?

Fix 1: Power Cycle your System

Power cycling or restarting your systems is one of the easiest and simplest of solutions out there, with the help of which you should be able to solve the following error. 

Simply, turn off your PC and network devices, and wait for a few seconds for the devices to cool down. And once they have cooled, plug in the devices and switch them back on and see if the error still persists.

Fix 2: Clear Browser Cache 

If power cycling does not do the trick for you. Then, you can also try clearing up your respective browser’s cache and see if doing so helps. 

Here, since the steps to clearing browser cache might differ from one type of browser to the other. It would be a good idea to search up the steps on your own and clear your browser’s cache accordingly.

However, to save you time. Below, I have listed some of the most popular browsers out there as well as links to guides explaining how to clear cache memory of each one of them.

Fix 3: Update Browser

There may be times when the following error may also occur as a result of an outdated browser. In such cases, it would be best to update such browsers and see if doing so helps fix the error message. 

However, since the steps to updating a browser may differ from one type to the other. It would be a good idea to look up the steps on your own and avoid any kind of unnecessary confusion. 

Still, I have tried to mention below some of the most popular browsers out there as well as provide links to guide on how to update them. 

Fix 4: Disable Add-on or Plugins

Although, this is rarely the case. There may be instances when having a certain type of third party add-on or plugins installed on your respective browsers may be the one responsible for causing the particular error to occur. 

And if that is what is happening in your case too. Then, having such add-ons or plugins disabled should help you solve the error message. 

Now, since the steps to disabling such add-ons or plugins might differ as well, depending on what type of browser you may be using. It would be best to search up for the steps on your own and check if disabling or removing such add-ons and plugins help solve the error message.

Fix 4: Reset Network Devices

Resetting your network devices can work wonders as well, if the error is something caused as a result of a temporary bug or glitch within your network. 

For this, simply go to the back of your network devices such as your router or modem devices and look for the reset hole or button. If it is a reset hole, then with the help of the edge of a paperclip you will need to insert it in and press on it for at least 8 seconds for the device to be resetted. And if the device consists of a button. Then, you can press on the button and hold it for 8 seconds and your device should be resetted.

Fix 5: Contact Steam Support

If none of the above mentioned solutions work. Then, it would be a good idea to directly contact Steam’s customer support and discuss the problem with them to find a solution that works for you.

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