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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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VersionDistribution 2.50% 11.25% 2.50% 18.75% 27.50% 11.25% 15.00% 3.75%

EarthLink Access Software

What is EarthLink Access Software?  (from EarthLink)

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EarthLink Access Software is a program developed by EarthLink. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is ppcounin.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 4.96 MB (5,197,776 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 99% of users of EarthLink Access Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.earthlink.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EarthLink\ISP\ISP8330
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\PPCOUNIN.EXE
Estimated size: 4.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EarthLink Access Software

Program executable:ppcounin.exe
Additional files:
  • PPCXMLHTTPRequest.dll - XML HTTP Requester (Component for making server requests and receiving responces.)
  • BartShel.exe - BartShell Dynamic Link Library (BartShell)
  • CustomDial.dll - CustomDial DLL Dynamic Link Library (CustomDial DLL)

How do I remove EarthLink Access Software?

You can uninstall EarthLink Access Software 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 Access Software, 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 Access Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.75%
Windows 10 12.50%
Windows Vista 11.25%
Windows XP 7.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.89%
Windows 7 Professional 6.58%
Windows 10 Home 6.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.25%
  Mexico 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.43%
Dell 25.71%
Toshiba 8.57%
Acer 8.57%
Lenovo 5.71%
Sony 4.29%
ASUS 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.17%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Precision T1600 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.78%
Samsung R520/R522/R620 ... 1.39%


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