What Is Akamai NetSession Interface?
A curious application which you might notice installed on your Windows based computer is the “Akamai NetSession Interface” – and you may be wondering what it is and where it came from.
Well, first off, the application describes itself as “distributed networking software which greatly enhances the quality and speed of downloads and video streams you get from websites that support Akamai technology”
In my case from what I can ascertain Akamai NetSession Interface was installed when I downloaded a trial of Adobe Flash CS4 last year and it was used as the download mechanism for delivering the application over the internet. Since uninstalling the trial application there was no notification that this application still exists (at least I didn’t see it) so it’s sitting around unnecessarily taking up space.
Removing it is simple enough using Add or Remove Programs and if you need more information about it sitting in your Control Panel there is an interesting, and pretty thorough, article over at Arthedio’s Studio so I won’t go over it here.
It does look as if this application is used for a variety of download management applications together with some video streaming so it’s worth making sure you really don’t need it before you uninstall it!
Further Reading and Resources
Akamai: Akamai NetSession Interface FAQ
Arthedio’s Studio: Uninstalling Akamai Net Session Interface