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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaSwampMan View Post
    There are several issues here as I see it. First of all, I am paying for my bandwidth and connection. Not Akamai. If he or is associates would like to use some of mine, then they can pay me to do so. Second, with global terrorism and global cypercrime growing all of the time, I would not allow my computer or account to be used to forward files and information that I have no idea about. Who is to say that you are not a conduit for the next planning session for an incident such as the Boston bombing? My experience in LE tells me anytime that someone wants to do something in the background, time to shine the light on what is going on. Akamai never says what files or information is passed along on your bandwidth. He goes into a long winded discussion of who uses it, how certain software companies allow it (McAfee) and so on. Not! I removed it. If something does not run without it, then I figure that I did not need it in the first place.
    Seriously??? What the hell did all this crap have to do with the post??? What is in Bold is all that was needed...

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    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).

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    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.

    Linda

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    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.

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    They say that when everything else has failed - read the instructions. 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.

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    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

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    Do you have evidence for this?

    cheers, Paul

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    I have noticed that Akamai client is connected with autodesk software.
    https://www.akamai.com/us/en/solutio...e-overview.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko Kallio View Post
    I have noticed that Akamai client is connected with autodesk software.
    A couple of snippets from that page:

    What the NetSession Interface is:

    Software that helps deliver faster, more reliable downloads on demand

    What the NetSession Interface isn't:

    It is not permanently installed on your machine; you have the option to remove it at any time
    My comment in #3 still stands.

    So, Niko, how does removing the akamai netsession negatively affect you or AutoDesk users?

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    Akamai NetSession Interface is for STEAM ! ! !

    Hi. I thought I would put this out there, because I regularly check my Control Panel, uninstall quite often, and noticed the Akamai NetSession Interface in the list. As I know I didn't put it on my PC, I got to Googling it in relation to recently added programs and VIOLA! It is used by STEAM! So if you recently started playing an MMO sponsored by STEAM, that is why it is there, so LEAVE IT ALONE, it is a client that STEAM needs for certain streaming capabilities.

    Hope that helps! Oh, and I am playing LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online).

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    Yes, it might be used for some downloads from specific Steam games - but certainly not all of them. Even then, unless you play that game daily and it updates via the Akamai software each time, you don't need it most of the time.

    Stop it from auto starting and do so manually when needed, or uninstall it and put up with a few MB of extra download when you do need to update a specific software/game.

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