You're right that Akamai's primary purpose is to serve their clients' data. Akamai NetSession Interface is a shared network library that may be used by multiple applications. Sounds like OnTech is just being cautious.
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The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. Akamai is an Internet content delivery network and is one of the largest distributed-computing platforms.
Thanks for posting on this subject. It is used by many software and media publishers to deliver files or streams to you.
I have the same question Much prefer not having it start up regularly - just when it's needed. Found in the run registry. Username Changing provided by Username Change v1. But in the end as a little information for you.
Lifespan of installation until removal. I'm not happy to know that some of the files I download are coming from computers outside of Akamai's control, and I can't tell which files.
What is Akamai NetSession Client - Microsoft Community
Learn more about Akamai Technologies, Inc. You may call that efficiency, but some might call it theft. Please type your message and try again. Akamai is an Internet content delivery network and is one of the largest distributed-computing platforms.
Akamai NetSession Interface
The list of web sites is sketchy at best. They say that NetSession will only use your computer when it is "idle or utilizing minimal network resources. What percent of users and experts removed it? The FAQ for this app can be found here.
Akamai NetSession Interface Service
Uninstalling it will have no ill effects outside of If you decide you want to use the program it was attached to and there was a recent patch, you are going to have to wait and netseession it to use the program again. It sounds unneeded to me. Sorry this didn't help. One benefit from this is that you are probably getting data from a close-by Akamai server instead of maybe the other side eervice the world.
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Akamai does not come right out and say it, but the reason NetSession is installed on your computer is to allow netsessio to use your computer to "upstream" content to other users. How do I know the files are safe? It is a download manager.
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All times are GMT I belong to netsedsion Gaming Site Aeria Games and with their games that you download and Patch, it allows for transfers between those that have the same files you are updating to seamlessly.
However, Akamai does admit "There have been some cases in which a particular busy computer with high bandwidth usage has experienced reduced download performance.
Which OS releases does it run on? Uses a significant amount of bandwidth whenever your computer is on to upload to other users. If you do, simply reeenable netsesskon in MSConfig but I would be very surprised you see this. Akamai is saving money by offloading some of the netzession from their servers to desktops running NetSession. Like you, I removed the little beggar and will do so if it slips by me again.