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Our database contains 47 different files for filename netsession_win.exe . This files most often belongs to product Akamai NetSession Client. and were most often developed by company Akamai Technologies, Inc.. This files most often have description Akamai NetSession Client.

Agregate rating is 4(4) stars - based on 23 reviews.
This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process netsession_win.exe.

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netsession_win.exe is in most cases part of the Akamai NetSession Interface. NetSession is distributed networking software which enhances the download speed of video streams you get from websites that support Akamai technology. It also handles cachin and sending of files delivered by Akamai network. The software is safe and secure, and should not contain any threat. Some users reported instability of this application which should be fixed in newest version. If you are experiencing with some netsession_win.exe issue, you should try to update this software to latest version and then contact the Akamai support.

Also this software can come bundled with another applications - if this is unwanted application, it is safe to just uninstall it.

netsession_win.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "netsession_win.exe"

Product:
Akamai NetSession Client
Company:
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Description:
Akamai NetSession Client
Version:
1.8.9.2
MD5:
10e89f598469c60d8c87a8218089a87d
SHA1:
c52fbf9b7ea65bf241280728cebd8d34377ce6fd
SHA256:
be40b0dab9f19e325086605a795469fc8a501fa66e05ad4d990e3c1a0326baef
Size:
4489472
Directory:
%USERPROFILE%\Configurações locais\Dados de aplicativos\Akamai
Operating System:
Windows XP
Discovered:
June 28, 2013
Occurence:
High oc2
Digital Signature:
Akamai NetSession Client, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Is the Process "netsession_win.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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87% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
Latest new variant of the file with name "netsession_win.exe" was discovered 120 days ago. Our database contains 22 variants of the file "netsession_win.exe" with final rating Safe and zero variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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User Reviews of the "netsession_win.exe"

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  • THREATrating from user Patrik for file %USERPROFILE%\Configurações locais\Dados de aplicativos\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    Constantly restarts itself, fails to uninstall, sends logfiles to akamai's servers (without knowledge or interaction of the user) and it installed itself without any permission by me, or leaving any trace as to what it was bundled with. If you're on Win7, go to "C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Akamai" just take a look at the logfiles and others. you'll find stuff like "LogfileUploadURL=http://log.client.akadns.net/logs/" in the client.ini, ""eulaAccepted":true" in the euc_state.json (which is certainly NOT true), "V1001:111104_004920: [info] Installer.cpp:_ak_uploadLogs(2368): Uploading C:/Users/[my username]/AppData/Local/Akamai/installer.txt to http://124.40.51.155:80/logs/b5b6f1a119a[...]d11951ad642b06.log" in install.txt ^with NO user interaction or knowledge about that whatsoever. The cryptic code (in my case b5b6f1a...) is a unique GUID to identify each and every installation of their "tool". Everyone gets a unique ID and can be tracked back. Not to mention it uploads the file where my windows username can be seen in plain text. No threat for those who put nicknames in there, but a lot of people use their full name for that. And you still call this goodware or safe? To this day, i have no f*ckin clue what software it originally came with. I don't use netflix (not available in germany anyways), nor itunes or adobe reader (which have been said to have it bundled to them). In fact, i haven't installed ANY software in the past 3 weeks, so it must've been on my computer for a long time, sending stuff to some random company without my knowdledge. This is borderline spyware if you ask me.. and i'm not even sure if it's really borderline anymore, as it installed without my knowledge, gave my computer a unique ID to be tracked back, uploaded a file where my username can be seen in plain text without my knowledge or interaction multiple times, and refuses/fails to uninstall in a normal way.

    (id: 2703197)
  • THREATrating from user Disgusted for file %USERPROFILE%\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    Install without asking, uses your bandwidth to ease Akamai server loads (p2p style), not malicious, but certainly bloatware, breach of trust to silently install without asking permission and I consider very intrusive, no way to know what its uploading. I want to control what is uploaded from my computer to the net completely, not have it done by somebody else!

    (id: 2822252)
  • THREATrating from user Dylan for file %USERPROFILE%\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    Doesn't tell you it's being installed on your computer, it does it without asking permission. It randomly uploads data and you have no control over it. Consumes bandwidth. If it fails to uninstall(which reportedly happens), go to msconfig and disable it from launching at system startup. it will still be on your computer but it won't run as long as you don't launch it manually.

    (id: 2822252)
  • SAFErating from user paradises for file %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

    (id: 18555417)
  • THREATrating from user arron1718 for file %USERPROFILE%\Configurações locais\Dados de aplicativos\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    it constantly tries to connect to the internet and is trying to upload data it installs without notice it acts like a virus and should be treated as one if they want us to use the program they can advertise like the rest of p2p clients do

    (id: 2703197)
  • THREATrating from user magix for file %USERPROFILE%\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    Yes,it does trying to connect to the internet and trying to download or upload.Doing without prompting the user about the actions it wants to do,it acts like a virus,so I uninstalled it and my computer works the same.

    (id: 2822252)
  • THREATrating from user Reviewer121 for file %USERPROFILE%\Definições locais\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    I just let the Windows update to install on my laptop yesterday. Today, when I started my computer, I see this alert. It appears as Microsoft want us to take some action on this?>?>?

    (id: 2880076)
  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file %SystemDiskRoot%\Users\Tim.Tim-PC\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    netsession_win.exe is in most cases part of the Akamai NetSession Interface. NetSession is distributed networking software which enhances the download speed of video streams you get from websites that support Akamai technology. It also handles cachin and sending of files delivered by Akamai network. The software is safe and secure, and should not contain any threat. Some users reported instability of this application which should be fixed in newest version. If you are experiencing with some netsession_win.exe issue, you should try to update this software to latest version and then contact the Akamai support. More information about NetSession is available here: http://www.akamai.com/html/misc/akamai_client/netsession_interface_faq.html

    (id: 18820928)
  • SAFErating from user Richrd for file %USERPROFILE%\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    It does ask to get installed as part of other software. It asks something along the lines of do you want to improve speeds of [xxxxx] software using Akamai technology? If you answer yes, then it gets installed. I too forgot that I had installed it but I remember many months back answer that type of question referring to Akamai technology. It is NOT a virus but can be uninstalled if you want it to. It is nothing more than an internet helper, not unlike many others that get installed from Google, Adobe, Apple, etc...

    (id: 7407804)
  • SAFErating from user lokie for file %USERPROFILE%\Definições locais\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    its fine not a threat

    (id: 2880076)
  • SAFErating from user lokie for file %USERPROFILE%\Definições locais\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    http://www.akamai.com/html/misc/akamai_client/netsession_interface_faq.html just look there its not a threat

    (id: 2880076)
  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file %USERPROFILE%\Ustawienia lokalne\Dane aplikacji\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    netsession_win.exe is part of the Akamai NetSession Interface. NetSession is distributed networking software which enhances the download speed of video streams you get from websites that support Akamai technology. It also handles cachin and sending of files delivered by Akamai network. The software is safe and secure, and should not contain any threat. Some users reported instability of this application which should be fixed in newest version. If you are experiencing with some netsession_win.exe issue, you should try to update this software to latest version and then contact the Akamai support. More information about NetSession is available here: http://www.akamai.com/html/misc/akamai_client/netsession_interface_faq.html

    (id: 2530090)
  • SAFErating from user Admin for file %USERPROFILE%\Configurações locais\Dados de aplicativos\Akamai\netsession_win.exe

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    NetSession is part of Akamai distributed networking software. This software should enhance quality and speed of downloads from sources which supports Akamai technology. More information about NetSession is available here: http://www.akamai.com/html/misc/akamai_client/netsession_interface_faq.html

    (id: 2703197)