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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #13,393
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.53 days
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Average installed length: 333.64 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 rswinui.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 23.52 MB (24,661,953 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: 23.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Akamai NetSession Interface Service

Program executable:rswinui.exe
Name:Akamai NetSession Client
Akamai NetSession Client User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai\rswinui.exe
Additional files:
  • netsession_win_5891ae0.dll - Akamai NetSession Client Service
  • netsession_win_76a2e34.dll
  • netsession_win_8fa3539.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)

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) 70%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.13%
Windows 10 10.71%
Windows XP 8.64%
Windows Vista 5.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.93%
Windows 7 Professional 22.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.28%
  Germany 11.91%
  Italy 5.04%
  Brazil 4.73%
  France 2.60%
  Croatia 2.29%
  Canada 2.14%
  Spain 1.98%
  Mexico 1.83%
  Turkey 1.83%
  United Kingdom 1.83%
  India 1.53%
  Portugal 1.53%
  Taiwan 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.55%
Hewlett-Packard 24.78%
Acer 20.06%
Toshiba 7.96%
ASUS 6.49%
Intel 2.95%
Samsung 2.95%
Lenovo 2.36%
Sahara 1.18%
Apple 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.22%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.61%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.81%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.81%

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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