netsession_win.exe

Akamai NetSession Client by Akamai Technologies (Signed)

Overview

There are 4 versions of netsession_win.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1.8.9.2. netsession_win.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 4.26 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Akamai Technologies by GlobalSign nv-sa. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Akamai NetSession Interface from Akamai Technologies, Inc. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0042% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 6.96 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 12.62 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 7.65 KB per minute for reads and 2.13 KB per minute for writes.

What is netsession_win.exe?

Akamai NetSession Client is part of the Akamai Download Manager, a computer program dedicated to the task of downloading (and sometimes uploading) possibly unrelated stand-alone files from (and sometimes to) the Internet for storage. Download Manager ActiveX Control runs in the context of Internet Explorer as a browser extension.

About netsession_win.exe (from Akamai Technologies)

Akamai Download Manager is an intelligent, resilient platform for delivering software and media downloads over the global Akamai platform. As part of an overall Akamai solution, Download Manager can a

DetailsDetails

File name:netsession_win.exe
Publisher:Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Product name:Akamai NetSession Client
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\akamai\netsession_win.exe
Certificate
Issued to:Akamai Technologies
Authority (CA):GlobalSign nv-sa

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Akamai NetSession Client.)
Akamai Technologies, Inc
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Akamai NetSession Interface downloads or streams content to you only after you have requested it from your software or media publishers. Some content providers may provide you the ability to sign-up f...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of netsession_win.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Akamai NetSession Interface' → "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe"
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of netsession_win.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
10e89f598469c60d8c87a8218089a87d c52fbf9b7ea65bf241280728cebd8d34377ce6fd 4.28 MB
aab979089e192acc0fe1e3c018f8b591 fb4dd59ccc2d8f43559f4574d498567e32fdb0dd 4.27 MB
f023a14fe899f5401935cac119a723ce ace3ec3ae2fd737a01b7dac402a3e80b00ff2cf1 4.24 MB
a0946e1d50dd86b25cbdf170d32fa700 f5ec226cf2aeaf41789575e4d6404462615e34cd 4.24 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.16%
Windows 7 Professional 6.58%
Windows 8 Pro 6.14%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.70%
Windows 7 Starter 3.07%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.32%
Windows 8 1.32%
Windows Vista Business 1.32%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.32%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.44%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.44%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 43.42% of Akamai NetSession Client.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 41.51%
Hewlett-Packard 22.64%
ASUS 10.06%
Toshiba 7.55%
Acer 6.29%
American Megatrends 4.40%
GIGABYTE 3.77%
Compaq 3.77%
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