Computer Repair Sacramento – Knowledge Base: False Positive: akamai netsession client virus or akamai netsession_win.exe virus.
When cleaning up a virus infected desktop recently, some virus scanning software marked as suspicious the Akamai service and identified the file as: netsession_win, as you can view in the screenshot below:
In reality, the Akamai Netsession Client is not a virus or malicious whatsoever. However, it is not software which needs to be installed or running on your machine, so I removed it as part of the tune up procedure.
Akamai Netsession Client Removal
The uninstallation is available from the control panel, it is listed as the Netsession Client Interface Service. To remove:
- Navigate to the Control Panel
- Select Programs & Features or Uninstall a Program
- Select the Netsession Client Interface Service
- Click Uninstall / Change (see the screenshot:
- Follow the rest of the prompts to complete the uninstallation
- Reboot and enjoy a cleaner computer.
While the Akamai Netsession Client Virus alert was simply a false positive, there are some particularly nasty viruses making the rounds at present.
The best way to prevent getting infected by a virus is to exercise caution when surfing the web and in the websites you visit. Do not open any unexpected emails from individuals you do not know, and do not follow any unexpected links in emails. I have noticed a rise in hacked or compromised email accounts lately, so even an email from a friend or relative could contain a link to a virus. Most emails sent from hacked accounts contain only a link and are sent en mass. If you receive one as described, delete it! To protect access to your email account, use a strong password.
Although the Akamai Netsession Client Virus detection was a false positive, Akamai Netsession Client Removal can help keep your computer clean. Need help with virus, spyware, or malware removal? Contact Jonathan for further assistance with Virus Removal Sacramento CA.