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EarthLink Accelerator

What is EarthLink Accelerator?  (from EarthLink)

EarthLink Accelerator is a powerful free feature for our Dial-Up members that will increase the speed at which you see Web pages and download email. After you install Accelerator you can start surfing up to 7X faster. You can get EarthLink Accelerator by installing our EarthLink Access Software or by downloading Acce...  Read more


EarthLink Accelerator is a program developed by EarthLink. It plugs into Internet Explorer in the form of a URL search hook (determines the protocol of a URL address if not entered by the user). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 58.31 MB (61,145,222 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.earthlink.net
Help link: support.earthlink.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BD6F9860-1DC9-4AF8-8808-F952EDEC8E15}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 58.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EarthLink Accelerator

  • MCE60Cmmon.dll - EarthLink MailBox Common
  • actmsw.exe - EarthLink TotalAccess (actmsw)
  • ADial2k.dll
  • AuthMgr.dll
  • Dialer.dll
  • EAuthMgr.dll
  • Ecrypt.dll
  • EFtp.dll
  • ElnIE.dll
  • Epic.dll
  • EventLog.dll
  • Location.dll
  • MCEcrypt.dll
  • MCLocation.dll
  • PrivacyHelper.exe
  • Register.dll
  • RzTp.dll
  • SetupKrn.dll
  • TaskPanl.exe
  • TotalAcc.exe
  • UHPCxn.dll
  • uninstll.exe - EarthLink TotalAccess Uninstaller
  • UpdMgr.exe
  • XMLCol.dll
  • AddrBook.dll - EarthLink MailBox
  • CntctMgr.dll
  • E60MAPI.dll
  • EImpExp.dll
  • ElsAol.dll
  • ElsHotmail.dll
  • ElsMain.dll
  • ElsYahoo.dll
  • FixMail.exe
  • IdentityMgr.dll
  • MailClnt.exe - EarthLink TotalAccess MailBox
  • MailDoc.dll
  • MailEng.dll
  • MailStoreConverter.DLL
  • MailStoreDB.dll
  • MailSvr.exe
  • E60Cmmon.dll - EarthLink Common
  • Utils.dll
  • Win.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • ElnIE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SrchHook Class' with a class of {44F9B173-041C-4825-A9B9-D914BD9DCBB3} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • MailClnt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\MailClnt.exe'.
  • TaskPanl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe'.

How do I remove EarthLink Accelerator?

You can uninstall EarthLink Accelerator from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program EarthLink Accelerator, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove EarthLink Accelerator.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by EarthLink Accelerator you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KJ309AA-ABA s... 33.33%
Dell Dell DM051 33.33%
Dell Dimension E521 33.33%


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