What is Akamai Netsession Interface and Should I keep it?

What’s Akamai Netsession Interface?

According to official site, Akamai Netsession Interface is a component installed with software, it will improve the download speed and reliability for the data and media download and video steam transfer. As third party component, it will install without your permission or notice. Default path of akamai netsession interface is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai\netsession_win.exe and C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Akaimi\ , it will be different if you change the path when you install it.

However, if media publisher or application enable the p2p feather, it will also allow other users to download the data or video steam from your computer. It runs in the background so you may not know about this. Some antivirus software will consider this dangerous and warning about this behavior. The firewall software will also ask if you allow akamai netsession interface use your idle bandwidth to update data for video steam via your network. Download from other akamai netsession interface users is not safe because it may be modified or injected, and upload your data or video steam to other users may also make you uncomfortable.

How it Affect my Internet Connection?

Some of our visitors report akamai netsession interface upload lots of data. For instance, one of our visitor tell us it download 200M data and upload 20G data.

How to Change Setting or Remove it?

You can change setting for akamai netsession interface by go to control panel > apps, and find items names like it.

If you don’t need it anymore or have security concerns about it, it’s safe to remove at control panel of Windows.

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