How To Fix Steam Application Load Error 30000065432

Having a hard time trying to fix Steam application load error 30000065432?

Getting on your computer to play a quick game, perhaps Rocket League, with your friends is a great way to start or end the day. Unfortunately, being greeted by Steam application load error 30000065432 is probably the last thing you expected.

This error is generally a security-related issue that has something to do with either the integrity of your Steam game or your antivirus programs. Luckily, there are a couple of ways that we can go about fixing this problem.

In this article, we’ll be configuring your antivirus settings, Steam’s files, and so on. Here’s how you can fix Steam application load error 30000065432.

Let’s get started!


1. Whitelist Steam To Your Firewall.

This feature on your Windows or Mac computer gets a lot of flack for being ‘useless’. However, firewalls are actually pretty useful features that help monitor network activities for malicious attacks and connections.

The misconception that most people have with firewalls is that they assume Windows or Mac firewalls monitor malicious software, but that is, in fact, the job of your antivirus. In this method, perhaps your firewall has monitored Steam and disabled its network features.

Since Steam is a network-reliant program, it’s not uncommon for issues like this to happen especially when connecting to locally-made lobbies. The fix for this is pretty simple, as we’ll be adding Steam to your firewall’s whitelist.

A whitelist is simply a list of programs that your firewall does not completely restrict, allowing whitelisted programs to operate at their full capacity. Here’s how you can whitelist Steam to your firewall for both Windows and Mac users.


2. Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software.

On the same topic as the previous method, certain third-party antivirus programs do have the permissions to monitor for network activities. In this case, Steam may be restricted by your third-party antivirus from making connections.

This problem happens much more frequently than you would think and the only way to mitigate this is to disable your third-party antivirus or whitelist Steam. Doing either of these will allow Steam to act and perform any necessary operations as intended.

However, we will be unable to provide a general list of steps to disable or whitelist Steam to your third-party antivirus. Since third-party apps are unique and interfaced differently, the steps behind each antivirus will be significantly different.

You can instead do a quick Google search for the steps to disable or whitelist Steam to your antivirus. Credible antivirus programs should have these steps ready for you at their website, which is more than enough to get you through this step.


3. Disable F-secure’s DeepGuard Feature.

While Steam is already a secure platform, there are other games that are much more susceptible to cheat engines and hacks. Due to this, certain games will require you to install third-party cheat-detecting software like F-secure.

Unfortunately, even if you weren’t cheating, F-secure’s DeepGuard feature has a tendency to malfunction and cause this error. Disabling this feature has helped fix the problem for many users which should hopefully procure you the same results.

Here’s how you can disable F-secure’s DeepGuard feature:

  1. Start by opening up the F-secure program. You should be able to find this on the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Next, search for ‘F-secure’ and open up that program.
  3. Now, navigate to Computer Security and DeepGuard, which is under the Computer tab.

  1. On the right side of your screen, disable the DeepGuard function.

For good measure, go ahead and restart your computer and see if that alleviates the issue. Hopefully, this helped you fix Steam application load error 30000065432.


4. Move Your Game Folder To Steam’s Original Library.

Generally, most games installed through Steam are stored in Steam’s library folder in the Program Files of your C:\ drive. Alternatively, you’ve probably installed Steam elsewhere or have connected a different game library to your Steam program.

For the latter, connecting a different game library, you’re going to have to try to move your game files back to Steam’s original library folder. While this might feel trivial, the location of your files can be a big deal for Steam in regards to security.

Here’s how you can move your game files back to Steam’s original folder:

  1. First, you’re going to have to open the Steam app on your computer and select the Steam button at the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Go ahead and click on Settings and navigate to the Downloads tab.
  3. From there, click on Steam Library Folders. Now, if you can’t find the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam entry, then we’re going to have to click on Add Library Folder. If the entry is already there, then you can go ahead and skip to Step 5.

  1. Once you’ve clicked on the ‘Add Library Folder’ option, navigate to the directory provided below. Click on Steam and click on the Select button to add that folder as a Steam library.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam

  1. Now that you’ve successfully added the C:\ drive Steam folder as a library, exit the settings and go to the Library tab at the top part of your screen.

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  1. Right-click on the game that you’re having a problem with, go to Local Files and select Move Install Folder.
  2. Lastly, change and move the installation to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam directory.

While this might have been an extensive process, hopefully it was very worth it. Restart your Steam app and run your game to see if that helped you fix Steam application load error 30000065432.


5. Verify the Integrity Of Steam’s Game Files.

Transferring your game back to Steam’s original library can sometimes run into software issues that might compromise some files. Alternatively, even if you didn’t transfer your game, you can still benefit from verifying the integrity of the files of your game.

By verifying your game files’ integrity, Steam will automatically compare your locally stored game files to their authentic versions online. Any compromises or missing files will be redownloaded to make sure your game is completely authentic and functional.

Here’s how you can verify the integrity of Steam’s game files:

  1. With the Steam app already open, go to the Library tab on the top part of your screen.
  2. Find the game you were having a problem with and right-click the program then click on Properties.

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  1. A window should appear on your screen. From there, go to Local Files and select Verify Integrity Of Game Files.

The process from here can be left alone. After Steam verifies and compares your game files, it will automatically download any files that were missing.


6. Completely Reinstall Steam.

If you’ve completely exhausted all the methods that were provided above, then you might want to consider completely reinstalling Steam from your computer. Even if you’ve already tried this, you may have not completely gotten rid of Steam before you reinstalled it.

Steam has a lot of residual files that linger around the computer even after completely uninstalling it. Here’s how you can completely reinstall Steam and remove any unnecessary and residual files for a cleaner installation.

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Additionally, don’t forget to backup and restore your game files so you won’t have to redownload them again from scratch.

Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, hopefully we helped you fix Steam application load error 30000065432. Feel free to leave us a comment down below if you have any questions or clarifications.

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  • Mako Young

    Mako is a staff writer at Saint. He's been writing about tech for more than a decade. When he isn't reading about the latest news on Apple, he's busy studying cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, cloud computing, and other IT-related sectors. His exceptional work graces technology and Apple-related blogs like How-To Geek,, Macgasm, onMac, PhotoWorkout, GameRant, and many more. He also has a Bachelors in Computer Science and has been writing since 2018, with over 400 posts published. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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