Goodbye Steam Link Filter!

So, if you are like me, you are probably incredibly annoyed by Steam’s new feature, the Link Filter.

I mean, sure, I can install some browser plugin to ‘bypass’ Steam’s landing page, but I still have to wait for like 5 seconds for Steam to perform it’s own checks.
That’s why I decided to make a tool to completely disable link filtering, and make Steam work in the way it used to.

So here it is folks!

This little tool will patch Steam (in-memory) in order to disable the link filter (this also means that you have to run it every time you run Steam).
It’s pretty easy to use. Simply launch it, read through the disclaimer, and let it patch Steam.
It shouldn’t take more than 10 seconds.

This should be completely safe (banning-wise), however until someone from Valve can confirm it, use at your own risk.

Full source code and documentation  is included for the curious folk (or if you don’t trust binary releases)!

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.


  1. Jack says:

    Thank you very much for this.

  2. Well dang it. xD

    I spent my evening working on a patch to achieve the same goal, but clearly you beat me to it.

    Your approach to this patch and mine are quite a bit different though. I did consider just patching Steam in memory as you have done here, but I figured I’d just put in the extra effort and attempt to create a patch which just replaces some of Steam’s files.

    Admittedly, I’m not entirely sure how plausible that would be as I haven’t spent enough time with it yet, but I suppose I could still try.

    Thank you for this though. I appreciate it! n_n

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