Mine was by AsusTech
In my case, It asked me "bla bla" after uninstall which was remarked by AsusTech, so I remember that I've installed something, to download somethings :) from Asus Support page. So I just dont need it anymore and uninstalled. Nothing to worry, hopefully :-)
Just to share my experiance. Rgds.
Seriously??? What the hell did all this crap have to do with the post??? What is in Bold is all that was needed...
Originally Posted by LaSwampMan
Hi. I am a new member and very impressed by everything I see here. Above advice is good and I too have uninstalled the Akamai - I think mine came with a program called Internet Download Manager (IDM).
Welcome to this fabulous lounge, Philliat. It's been a life saver for me for years! And you'll find that the Loungers (with the possible exception of the new one above you who might have been having a bad day) are unfailingly supportive and polite in their responses.
I was searching for information about Akamai NetSession Interface, and just thought I'd to put my 2 cents worth in...
I was just at the Asus Support page to get a firmware update for my Asus DVD-RW.
When i selected the "Global (DML)" link a window came up that said "To complete this download, you need to install the Akamai NetSession Interface...".
When I selected the "Global" link, the firmware download started automatically with no other requirements.
Don't know if this is helpful, or not. At least it didn't automatically install itself, in my case.
They say that when everything else has failed - read the instructions.:rolleyes: Open the Akamai Netsession Interface Console (bet you didn't know you had one). Go to the Support tab and click on View README file. It gives a full account of what the program does, why you may (or may not) want to keep it and how to remove it.
what i still find eerie about Akamai is its still a active backdoor that can be accessed in the background to transfer files from your PC. i wouldnt have a problem with it if it was just a update downloader but its not it takes it a step further to make it a 2 way door that if anyone determined enough wanted to they could use this door... seriously if your gunna use your software as a download transfer client for games then having an upload function is seriously un-needed and frankly its disturbing to know something like this is just waiting active on your computer... we already spend enough time trying to prevent and get rid of this new thing going around like wildfire called an RTC... the newer better version of a Keylogger but yea lets just keep something similar actively running on our systems and see what happens
Do you have evidence for this?