How To Fix High CPU Usage Caused By Akamai Netsession

Many Windows users have complained that Akamai Netsession Interface has been eating up much of CPU usage even when there was no application running in the background or in the main window.

It’s an annoying problem when your computer gets slow speed since some background apps are consuming your local and bandwidth resources without knowing what it is exactly.

So in this post, we’ll show you a few methods to fix Windows high CPU usage due to Akamai Background process.

What are Akamai Netsession Interface and Akamai Background Process?

Akamai Netsession Interface is a program that can help Windows computer to increase the download speed from cloud servers. These downloads files are many types like programs, images, music, videos, etc.

Moreover, Akamai Netsession Interface lets other users of the NetSession Interface download other publisher’s content. It can be done by monitoring the network use on your Windows computer and then sending the information to the Akamai Server. Whenever there is the free space in your network speed, the other user of the interface can use that bandwidth.

Is the software a virus?

Many users think that it is a kind of virus when eating up the CPU usage of their computer, but in fact, Akamai Netsession is not a virus or harmful software. It is simply a secure program which can provide a fast data download speed. So you don’t have to worry about it since it’s not harmful to your computer.

NetSession Interface gives users the ability to review its settings and action. If you are wondering about it, then you can follow the below steps.

  1. On Windows, then launch Control Panel and click on Akamai NetSession Interface to view all its activities or settings.
  2. On Mac OS X, you can find the Akamai extension by searching Akamai from the System Preferences

Fix Windows High CPU Usage Due To Akamai Netsession

All you need to do is pressing and holding Windows+ R. From the Run dialog, enter appwiz.cpl and hit Enter. There will be a window showing all installed software on your Windows computer.

Under the list of installed Programs, note the Akamai Netsession Client, choose it and click on Uninstall. This is one of some methods to uninstall the app.

If you are still facing the issue in the above method, here is the alternate method to uninstall Akamai Netsession Interface software.

How to uninstall Akamai Netsession Interface on Windows:

  1. Double click on My Computer icon
  2. Select the C Drive.
  3. Go to Users{your_name}AppDataLocalAkamai
  4. Now, hold the Shift key on the keyboard while right-clicking on anywhere in the Akamai directory.
  5. Select “Open command windows here
  6. Finally, enter: admintool.exe uninstall -force and hit Enter.

You just wait for a few seconds and Akamai Netsession Interface will then be removed completely from your Windows computer.

Also see: How to Bypass Windows 10 Password Screen

How to uninstall Akamai Netsession Interface on Mac OS

  1. Launch Terminal on your Mac
  2. Enter the following command: cd ~/Applications/Akamai/and hit Enter.
  3. Run ./admintool uninstall -force command
  4. Hit Enter to complete the process.

You just follow the above steps based on the operating system you are using and the problem will be solved. Now simply check out the task manager, your High CPU usage will not be high due to Akamai Background processes in the background.