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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.
Process is goodPC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
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 Info Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x7f3d0bc2fe61c249302e0515989c59e2 8/15/2018 0 0 4426 Not Applicable
2 Status 0xddb61723341089cfaede1c6ae0961de4 8/15/2018 0 0 12703 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x3b11413fcc01382420afeb6802cd2f8c 8/15/2018 0 0 943 Not Applicable
4 Status 0xf2ad1b265908797f8a5e21e0312f2f25 8/15/2018 0 0 41 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xcc78200c3ecffa178e78308a0e160d80 8/14/2018 0 0 12 Not Applicable
6 Status 0xaab979089e192acc0fe1e3c018f8b591 6/30/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
7 Status 0xd6e2ed7f1f7be7ccb8676491bf950b57 6/30/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x10e89f598469c60d8c87a8218089a87d 5/10/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x8d52c5bf2421a1784b1931e7259ab897 4/11/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x5721b5c4cbebbd0c85ae311366783386 4/9/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
11 Status 0xf023a14fe899f5401935cac119a723ce 4/3/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x7ae2120f494195664fdff401f2693ec9 3/28/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
13 Status 0xe7262fbc1a4f7c5f09b20f6ac3e2785a 2/14/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x70f81d6eefca1e1943828306f57ea55c 1/21/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
15 Status 0xe83a4ab9873a7b34ff6ecba902a2b265 11/26/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
16 Status 0xa0946e1d50dd86b25cbdf170d32fa700 9/13/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x7d9477da65cac670e7e620900ad0e10f 6/15/2017 0 0 0 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xb6f775d8e5f1995aaa2f3e10e7c7a995 12/20/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x049e65a7779a77abedb182ea8583ded2 7/2/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x0c2e901d4c29f7c319c9186585550cee 4/27/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x7eacb387b33605faffce16d4e050ea7c 10/14/2015 0 0 0 Not Applicable
22 Status 0xd1a176f44001eb63e8b7a5b9c3f6f85d 1/4/2015 0 0 0 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x1f5f0c160ec3634608f21951e152dfd7 12/4/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x415075768670c8db1afddf5cf52fbb35 10/29/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
25 Status 0xda1a713998971ca7ab65ad9482c0ff13 7/29/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x6d68c6031652ba89302ac3d46f689cc4 6/2/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
27 Status 0xa09c51b308d3417e5879c9fe6d543fcb 3/15/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x6adcfaa574e0cdc5535ebbc25fd143c0 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x2a4ca6b6598bd72cfb5e79c0feb49e21 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
30 Status 0x23ee3da254b7965601de5c23d8033122 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x82fa89859507f9cfdb7a6e421067d90a No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0xe1d5cd0c71f510f3697ff0b0157f18d2 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0xe664170a40ad5d7838256b091181b7d2 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x87085f022e0535f6caa2f22cf9a18325 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x5def300e8a3dd3ef879964c4ca48ec2a No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0x0d8696e9e238de847f52fcc2d3dc451d No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x74abb1a78fa651a96e3b420c7c629e34 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0xa9a3086a75afb31cd8c9b10dc286c677 No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable

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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