What Is Akamai NetSession?


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Akamai NetSession is a software program that enables quicker and more reliable download service by using other users' bandwidth that have Akamai NetSession enabled. It is a secure application that runs in the background on a computer.

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Akamai NetSession uses a small amount of a computer's upload bandwidth to enable other users with the software to download small amounts of data. The amount of resources that the computer uses to run Akamai NetSession in the background is negligible when it is inactive. Many various software vendors, media publishers and game developers use Akamai NetSession to help distribute their services. A simple console allows users to review activity and change settings.

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