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Akamai NetSessions a virus?

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#1 wildcat2000


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:39 AM

I just noticed I had an icon for that in Control Panel. I tryed deleting the program by manually going into my C drive but it wont delete. Says its being used by something.

Is it a virus? I googled it and it seems other have recently discovered it aswell. I just did 2 diffrernt virus scans earlier (Avira ad Super AntiSpyware), before I noticed it and they were clean.

Ive already seen the offical site and its just some download manager but I think its a virus cause it wasnt there before.

EDIT: Well I looked through some files in the folder and it looks like its came as part of an online game I recently downloaded. I did a bit more looking through google and it seems to be a normal part of some online games, and was once partners with McAfee?...well I dont know maybe its ok.

What do you guys think?

Edited by wildcat2000, 12 March 2010 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:21 PM


Here's a quote I pulled from their FAQs

How do I uninstall the Akamai NetSession Interface?
Windows: The Akamai NetSession Interface is a network library integrated into other applications. When you uninstall any of those applications, the library uninitializes. If you wish to uninstall the Akamai NetSession Interface, go to the AdminTool found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai\AdminTool.exe


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