1.    21 Jun 2017 #1
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    Why did Windows 10 explorer.exe connect to Akamai?



    23.4.59.27

    This is the first time I've seen this. What do you think caused this?
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  2.    21 Jun 2017 #2
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    Uninstall it as it's considered as malware some software installs it and it's used as a p2p to cache data it uses you as a host for other users so it takes all your bandwidth
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  3.    21 Jun 2017 #3
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    Explorer can check digital signatures, like for msi installers.
    If you block it, you might get Unverified Publisher in details.
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  4.    21 Jun 2017 #4
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    Uninstall it as it's considered as malware some software installs it and it's used as a p2p to cache data it uses you as a host for other users so it takes all your bandwidth

    Invalid information, bad advice.

    Akamai is most definitely not malware. It is a content delivery system used by Microsoft (since 1999) and many other major players. Read more: Akamai Technologies - Wikipedia

    A simple way to see how akamaiedge.net addresses are connected to Microsoft is to run Trace Route on your Windows PC.

    Run command tracert www.microsoft.com to see it by yourself:

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    Last edited by Kari; 21 Jun 2017 at 15:39. Reason: Accidentally quoted wrong post, fixed now.
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  5.    21 Jun 2017 #5
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    lol @Samuria

    Well, I simply blocked explorer.exe
    Cant trust any connections to microsoft, what with all the spyware and such.
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  6.    21 Jun 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by blksith0 View Post
    Cant trust any connections to microsoft, what with all the spyware and such.
    More protection against Microsoft "spyware": https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1...qid=1498081833
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  7.    21 Jun 2017 #7
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    Yeah just bend over and let M$ push you around. Be submissive. Give them all your data.
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  8.    21 Jun 2017 #8
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