How to remove the netsession_win_80c2ffa virus

Most antivirus programs identify netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll as malware.

The netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll file is a software component of Akamai NetSession Interface by Akamai Technologies.
Netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is part of the Akamai NetSession Interface, a utility tool that offers faster and more reliable downloads. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Akamai NetSession Interface works as an extension to Akamai's global server network that helps speed up user downloads by connecting the user to the closest server in physical proximity. The program features negligible impact on memory, CPU capacity or disk space. Akamai Technologies, Inc. is an American company that develops solutions in cloud services. The company offers its services to clients and companies looking for faster websites by distributing content from locations close to the user. Akamai Technologies currently owns numerous servers around the world and rents capacity on these servers to customers. Akamai was founded in 1998 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

netsession_win_80c2ffa stands for Akamai NetSession Interface for Windows (SHA-1: 80c2ffa)

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Netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll file information

The process known as Akamai NetSession Interface (Akamai) appears to belong to software Akamai NetSession Interface Service or Akamai NetSession Interface by Akamai NetSession Client, Akamai Technologies (

Description: Netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\akamai\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 3,417,376 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no file information. File is hidden. The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. Netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Akamai NetSession Interface Service or Akamai NetSession Interface occur, you could also uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll related errors

Important: You should check the netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving netsession_win_80c2ffa issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active netsession_win_80c2ffa process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the netsession_win_80c2ffa.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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