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What is netsession_win.exe? netsession_win?

Vendor:      Akamai Technologies, Inc
Product:     Akamai NetSession Client
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: NetSession Interface increases service quality by allowing a limited number of uploads from your computer of the same files you recently downloaded. This upload sharing is geared to have little or no impact on your computer's performance, and you can disable or enable uploading at any time."

netsession_win.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.


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netsession_win.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 1.20%
Average CPU use for this program: null%
Average RAM for this program: null MB


Program Name MD5 Count
netsession_win.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x0c2e901d4c29f7c319c9186585550cee 6/19/2012 1:30:00 AM Unknown Unknown netsession_win 4226 KB
2 Status 0x7eacb387b33605faffce16d4e050ea7c 2/8/2012 4:37:00 AM Unknown Unknown netsession_win 0 KB
3 Status 0x049e65a7779a77abedb182ea8583ded2 2/7/2012 10:19:00 PM Unknown Unknown netsession_win 0 KB
4 Status 0x1f5f0c160ec3634608f21951e152dfd7 2/3/2012 9:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown netsession_win 0 KB
5 Status 0x6d68c6031652ba89302ac3d46f689cc4 1/10/2012 1:19:00 AM Unknown Unknown netsession_win 0 KB


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