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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

I don't do a whole lot on my computer, except that I downloaded the new Norton anti virus last night before I got the message.

looking up the company online their real. and I can see some of these company's using a 3rd party download tool to help get their stuff through. I'd imagine thats all it is. I uninstalled it and no problems.

(also I know very little about computers, just enough to be dangerous.)

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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

its part of online game just like aion and its not a virus

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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

Here's a screenshot of Akamai Netsession being used on the ASUS website in order to download files.

Asus Akamai Netsession Interface
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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

t is perfectly safe. It is a tool to assist with file downloads; one of its functions is to enable you to pause a download of a large file, and retstart the download later (e.g. after youer machine has been off for a few days) from the same point in the file, without having to start the download from the start again. Akamai are a well known and trusted company www.akamai.com

See here: Akamai Netsession client faq

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Dell Download Manager uses the Akamai NetSession. To install it, please click at 'Install' button below. After a few moments, when the installation is Complete, please click 'Continue' on this screen to begin downloading your files.

i got this downloading a driver software from dell.com

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DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS = IT JUST TRIED TO PUT A TROJAN ON COMP.

DONT DOWNLOAD OR USE THIS GET IT OFF COMPUTER NOW. MY VIRUS PROTECTION JUST CAUGHT THIS BASTARD PUTTING A TROJAN ON MY COMPUTER - HERES WHAT I POSTED TO PERFECT WORLD WHICH USES THIS PROGRAM AS WELL AND PUT IT ON MY COMPUTER THE BASTARDS----

I m very very ticked off at your company for putting a trojan virus on my computer with your program... fortunately my virus protection caught it.. .-  here is where I found it in your program ----
c:\users\(YOUR NAME HERE)\appdata\local\akamai\installer_no_upload_silent.exe
this is what my virus protection told me it found it .. so i found the program on my computer and found it had your link it on it..which ticked me off and surprised me at the same time.
Your program I found your link in was the akamai netsession interface console..- this has your link and has JOYMAX's link as well which is www.joymax.com/support and yours was http://support.perfectworld.com/       ---- contact me back have not posted this on youtube yet--- would ruin your reputation and possibly business if such thing got out.. but i want some info how this could happen...and someone stating an investigation is being initiated bout this issue...
My virus protection is a bought not free one - its Titanium virus protection -  and they did a real time scan - and the source was MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware- this is scary getting it from a game industry - notify what your reactions on this issue will be -  and keep me updated I ll record this for future possible uses if nothing is done bout the issue.
It stated that the file effected I put above  was the threat of a TROJ_GEN.R0CBOC0HU13

B.S. WE HAVE TO WRY BOUT GAME NOW PUTTING TROJANS ON OUR COMPUTERS... JUST UPRIGHT BS.. ANYWAYS PUTTING ON YOUTUBE - I LL POST LINK HERE BELOW TO SHOW YOU THE TROJAN I GOT ---

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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

I have a new system started, so I decided to start installing, I put a PC TV in already watching tv (maight be a cuplrit here), but installed ZoneAlarm, AVG anti virus free (both free).

I am still on measly 56k, so anything that tries to access kills my connection speed.

I go online I watch my little access lights and something is buzzing my connection slowing me down. I found a net sniffer, turned it on, and I find AKAMAI!!

I gotta turn it off but scouring this thread I can't find anything, no akamai uninstaller, no files, I have no user folder as shown in this thread (XP). I uninstalled ZoneAlarm, AVG to isolate problems, now put them back in to smash this critter somehow.
stumped

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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

It's a virus. I just tried to book something on united.com 

And that thing added 3 more travelers to my booking. However, I was not asked to put their names there! I was still entering only one traveler's name and the price was like for 4 travelers. Beware! I wish those dishonest animals will get their "reward" soon.

 

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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

I found how to block it.

get SmartSniff (google)

watch the IP's, akamai may show up.

in your firewall, find the zones add it to your zones and block it, it may be wise to use the range feature,
use remote address IP, make the last number 0 for the first IP, and 99 for the last IP.

IE 120.22.111.00 120.22.111.99

(nonsense IP's made up)

virus, real, I dunno but it kills me on 56k, now the connection is open but I keep the sniffer up because it keeps changing IP's.
I am still on the hunt if anything on my system is reacting to akamai, or originating it.

If this is how akamai is, its totally wrong.

depends if its supposed to be akamai.net or akamai.com, that can say the differrence if someone is trying to spam/virus vs the legit service. These hackers will be very sly.

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Re: Akamai NetSession - Is this a virus? What is it?

Every time I have a serious delay in content delivery akamai is behind it. I use a network monitor that enables me to discover and "ping" the offending address. This almost always releases content except on the rare occasions when I allow a "loopback" connection with my ISP. This company has proven to be a very insidious presence on the web. We should all avoid any contact with these guys when possible. Never never install any software from these guys. To avoid this always go on line as a user without administrative privileges doing so avoids a lot of problems.

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