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What is Akamai NetSession Client

Mudassar Hassan

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Do you use your computer a little too much? If yes, then you certainly must have explored your PC to the fullest. And if you did, you must have come across this file called Akamai NetSession Client. Now your first thoughts might also end up considering this thing as a virus or malware. But fortunately, that is not the case. If you want to find out what Akamai NetSession Client exactly is then read the entire article carefully!

Is it Malware?

To begin with, let’s clear some of your doubts! Akamai NetSession is undoubtedly not a virus or malware or spyware. It is undoubtedly not a security threat and doesn’t view any of your private data on the system neither shares it. It is only an interface program that gets installed in your system when you download something from Akamai. The essential feature includes improving the speed of your download.

Now you might think that you never intentionally installed this on your system, then how did it get installed on its own? Well, for your information, Akamai NetSession Client comes in the bundle when you download any other software or games. Moreover, when you don’t read the terms and conditions while clicking the ‘I Agree’ button, you miss out on noticing it in the first place!

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What does Akamai NetSession Client do?

Now that you know that Akamai NetSession Client is not dangerous for your system, let’s discuss a little something about its features!

  • Akamai delivers content in the form of peer to peer networking from other computers.
  • It gets installed when users demand a larger file to be downloaded in their PC.
  • It helps in reducing download time and also aids in improving quality.
  • Apart from that, it also functions as a peer to peer server, that delivers content that gets cached on a users computer to other computers.
  • It is tremendously secure and is SSL compliant.
  • It is not a malware or a virus.

This, however, clears your doubts about Akamai NetSession Client, you must be thinking if it is removable or not? Well, we’d like to confirm that it is undoubtedly removable. The company quotes that it does not get permanently installed on your system, and you always have the option to remove it whenever you feel the need to!

But say you don’t want the application anymore because you’d like to format everything. Or maybe you’d like your computer to go back to the factory condition. Whatever the reason might be, removing Akamai NetSession Client is child’s play, and we will teach you how to remove it even though it’s not as bothersome or necessary. Follow the steps to find out:

  • To delete Akamai NetSession Client go to the control panel of your Windows computer.
  • Then you are required to press on Add or Remove Programs.
  • Spot Akamai NetSession and select it.
  • Click change or remove and finally click yes.
  • Voila! You just removed it from your PC.

If you would like to add something about Akamai NetSession Client you are welcome to do so in the comments down below!

Mudassar Hassan brings 6 years of experience in helping grass roots, mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. He is also a mentor and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. He is also the gold medalist from Abbottabad University of Science and Technology in the Bachelors of Sciences of Computer Science