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Should I remove Akamai NetSession Interface Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,596
United States Rank #2,279
Reach 0.2373%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.63 days
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Average installed length: 645.28 days

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Akamai NetSession Interface Service

What is Akamai NetSession Interface Service?

Akamai NetSession Interface downloads or streams content to you only after you have requested it from your software or media publishers. Some content providers may provide you the ability to sign-up for background-delivered content. When you download or stream, your Akamai NetSession Interface needs to communicate with the download or streaming source to request more data or to let the source know that the data was received successfully. Akamai NetSession Interface is a shared network library that may be used by multiple applications

About  (from Akamai Technologies, Inc)

The Akamai NetSession Interface is a secure application that may be installed on your computer to improve the speed, reliability, and efficiency for downloads and streams from the Internet. It is used by many software and media publishers to deliver files or streams to you. If the software or media publisher uses the ...  Read more


The main program executable is ControlPanel.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 30.47 MB (31,951,858 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.akamai.com/html/solutions/client_faq.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 30.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Akamai NetSession Interface Service

Program executable:ControlPanel.exe
Name:Akamai NetSession Interface Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai\ControlPanel.exe
Additional files:
  • ControlPanel.exe - Akamai NetSession Interface Control Panel
  • netsession_win_5891ae0.dll - Akamai NetSession Client Service
  • netsession_win_8fa3539.dll
  • netsession_win_b5e8a4c.dll
  • netsession_win_ca0e279.dll
  • netsession_win_ce5ba24.dll
  • uninstall.exe - Akamai NetSession Client Service Uninstaller
  • installer_no_upload_silent.exe - Akamai NetSession Client (Akamai NetSession Client Installer)
  • rswinui.exe - Akamai NetSession Client User Interface

How do I remove Akamai NetSession Interface Service?

You can uninstall Akamai NetSession Interface Service from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Akamai NetSession Interface Service, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Akamai NetSession Interface Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.66%
Windows Vista 13.38%
Windows XP 10.24%
Windows 10 3.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.03%
Windows 7 Professional 12.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.16%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.71%
  Germany 6.26%
  France 3.61%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  Canada 3.25%
  Italy 2.70%
  Brazil 2.02%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Australia 1.47%
  Japan 1.44%
  Spain 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.32%
  Israel 1.22%
  Poland 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.84%
Hewlett-Packard 24.97%
Acer 14.98%
Toshiba 9.80%
ASUS 4.04%
Intel 2.90%
Samsung 1.60%
Lenovo 1.37%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.34%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.17%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.54%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.17%

About Akamai Technologies, Inc

Akamai is an Internet content delivery network and is one of the largest distributed-computing platforms.
Publisher URL: www.akamai.com


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