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Sophomore

akamai

I see a lot of variations of the above chewing up data in Glasswire.  Can someone tell me how I can get rid of it.  Nothing I have tried works.  I cannot find it listed on any of my apps/programs etc.  Sure would appreciate any help.   My data usage has suddenly increased and I'm trying to figure it out.

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: akamai

@farmerhugh

 

Most of the akami.net related hosts, at least that I see on mine, are either for websites (Facebook?) and Windows hosting processes.  Akami is a host, not a program or virus.  

 

Edit:  If you left click on the akami entry in your hosts it may pinpoint what it's related to, as to whether it's a website or Windows process, though I'll admit I wish it had more info, as I wish of Googling the particular host's address.  


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Associate Professor

Re: akamai

Akami, is a CDN (Content Distribution Network), blocking, or removing them, would not be a good move, as you could disable many services that you actually use, or could end up using.

Sophomore

Re: akamai

Thanks everyone--guess I.ll leave that one alone!!

Freshman

Re: akamai

I too discovered this hosting service (Akamai.net) had run on my desktop yesterday, it chewed up 1.25 GB evidently running in the background during the day. Couldn't find it anywhere in programs, app data, using msconfig, taskmaster, not a trace. If it is necessary for the proper operation of many programs, is there a way the downloads could be restricted to our Bonus period 2AM to 8AM??

Assistant Professor

Re: akamai


@PTLA1844 wrote:

I too discovered this hosting service (Akamai.net) had run on my desktop yesterday, it chewed up 1.25 GB evidently running in the background during the day. Couldn't find it anywhere in programs, app data, using msconfig, taskmaster, not a trace. If it is necessary for the proper operation of many programs, is there a way the downloads could be restricted to our Bonus period 2AM to 8AM??


You have to track down the program(s) on your computer using Akamai and limit the download time through them or disable them during Anytime hours. HughesNet can not limit a service that pretty much everyone uses and many programs/services rely upon to function correctly.

Assistant Professor

Re: akamai

Akamai is Content Delivery Network used by several suppliers, including Microsoft as well as a number of streaming services. It's quite possible that a stream was never told to "stop" and is running rampant in the background.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.