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What is Akamai NetSession Interface? Should You Remove It?

What is Akamai NetSession?

Akamai NetSession Interface is basically a tool which allows you to have faster and reliable download/streaming from different types of sources. The downloads can be of any data format, be it media files or documents. Especially, when you download the software like AutoCAD, Revit from the Autodesk or Photoshop/Illustrator from Adobe that offers the media streaming, documents and PDF files; it is good to have these downloads powered by the Akamai NetSession Interface.

The best thing about this program is that it can be installed/removed on your computer anytime, you want. It only streams the content after you request it from the publisher/software and in cases where you want to play the background content, the content providers will allow you to sign-in.

Whenever you download/stream, the Akamai NetSession Interface communicates with the streaming source to get the data and after downloading/streaming, it will let your source know that the data has been received successfully. A shared network used by multiple applications, it is a library needed for quicker download and streaming.

About Akamai NetSession Interface!

If the software publisher uses the Akamai NetSession Interface and if you have it enabled on the device, NetSession uses a relatively smaller amount of bandwidth to allow the users to download pieces of the content from your device. The NetSession Interface usually runs in the background and therefore, you don’t have to worry about it consuming the number of resources if you are not downloading the media content.

Akamai Netsession Interface

Upon installing, it defines an entry of autostart registry that allows the program to run on every boot of your device that has been installed. This software connects itself to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall without any interference. The main executable program is netsession_win.exe, as it includes around 21 files that constitute to 35.34 MB, altogether.

What Akamai NetSession Client Contains

  1. A service that helps you in delivering the faster and reliable streaming/downloads on demand.
  2. An extension of the global server network, this NetSession Interface allows the companies and the customers finish their downloads with ease.
  3. Provides security and support for the HTTPS/SSL services.

Is Akamai NetSession Interface Safe?

  1. It is not a malware, spyware or any other kind of intrusive software as well.
  2. It is not a threat and doesn’t share/view any data on your device.
  3. It is not permanently installed on the device and have the option to uninstall it, anytime.

If you are still worrying whether it’s safe or not, you can read more about it here in Adobe forum discussion.

Where Does it Reside?

If you have the Akamai NetSession Interface installed on your device, you have to view the device by accessing the Windows Control Panel or the preferences panel on the Mac OS X software. On the Windows, you need to open the Windows Control Panel, click on the icon saying, ‘Akamai NetSession Interface’ on the Control Panel. If you’re using the Mac OSX, find the icon on the Akamai preferences Panel and then find the location accordingly.

Akamai Netsession ClientHow to Remove Akamai NetSession from PC?

Akamai NetSession Interface can be removed easily and can also be installed easily. In case if you have accidentally deleted the interface, click on the ‘Akamai NetSession Interface’ file below and get it on your computer. In case if you want to install the Akamai NetSession Interface, you can do it by using the feature, ‘Add/Remove Program’ available on the Windows Control Panel.

Go to the Start menu, click on the Control Panel and under the programs listed:

  1. Windows Vista/7/8: Uninstall a Program.
  2. Windows XP: Add or Remove Programs.

Click on the Uninstall option on Vista/7/8 and Click ‘Remove’ option on Windows XP.

Final Words on Akamai Netsession Client!

By following these prompts, you will soon uninstall the device and a progress bar will show you the notification soon after it is done. It is highly recommended to keep the Akamai NetSession Interface on your device because of the security it usually offers as it does no harm to your device. Stay tuned for more such tutorials on our tech blog.

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