How to remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net

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What is Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net

Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net is domain that is used by adware and hijackers to show ads and pop-ups. It is often comes bundled with products from Akamai Technologies, Inc or bundled with various free programs. Akamai Technologies is big CDN (Content Delivery Network) company based in United States and some percent of web traffic goes through sub-domains of this company. However often it is also used by adware to show redirects. Often Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net redirects to fake Java or Adobe update pages. Those pages offer fake updates, that can install malicious or potentially unwanted programs. Usually constant redirects to Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net is a sign of malware presence on your computer. This pop-ups may appear in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. We prepared helpful instructions to remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net and get rid of pop-ups in browsers.

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How Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net infected your PC

Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, as we said, can get on your computer with Akamai Technologies software (Akamai NetSession Interface). However, you can also see those redirects and pop-ups if you have adware or browser hijacker installed on your computer or in browser. Such unwanted apps can come bundled with legal freeware (media players, file converters, windows optimizing software). Usually, it happens during installation of such programs. There is a great way to remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net and prevent appearing of such things – use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This programs have special database to detect this type of threats.

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To remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Control Panel

To start removing Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Akamai NetSession Interface” or just “Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Akamai NetSession Interface.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Akamai NetSession Interface and click Uninstall.

Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Akamai NetSession Interface, click Uninstall.

Remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Akamai NetSession Interface in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Akamai NetSession Interface in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net

In some cases Akamai NetSession Interface won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Akamai NetSession Interface. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “Akamai NetSession Interface”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious or unknown extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious or unknown extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable AkamaiHD.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find suspicious or unknown extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net files:


admintool.exe
ControlPanel.exe
installer_no_upload_silent.exe
netsession_installer.exe
rswinui.exe
uninstall.exe
netsession_win.exe
netsession_win_5891ae0.dll
netsession_win_8fa3539.dll
netsession_win_b5e8a4c.dll
netsession_win_ca0e279.dll
netsession_win_ce5ba24.dll

Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net folders:


C:\users\{username}\appdata\Local\Akamai\
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Akamai\

Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net registry keys:


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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter. It can protect your PC from threats like Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net.

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