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19% remove it81% keep it
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EarthLink FastLane

What is EarthLink FastLane?  (from EarthLink)

Fast Lane is the latest component of EarthLink’s plans to further decrease churn, increase satisfaction and inspire loyalty within its member base. By gathering previously unavailable connection data automatically from individual computers, Fast Lane allows EarthLink to identify members having trouble getting online an...  Read more


EarthLink FastLane is a software program developed by EarthLink. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 78 files and is usually about 42.32 MB (44,378,084 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 99% of users of EarthLink FastLane come from the United States, it is also popular in BG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.earthlink.net
Help link: support.earthlink.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BD33CD92-3A42-4CE1-ADDE-A9B64CFFF24D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EarthLink FastLane

  • 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
  • mailstore.dll (by Quiksoft) - EasyMail Advanced API MailStore Library (EasyMail MailStore DLL)
  • imap4.dll (by Quiksoft) - EasyMail Advanced API IMAP4 Library (EasyMail IMAP4 DLL)
  • WrSetupUtils.dll - WrSetupUtils Dynamic Link Library (WrSetupUtils DLL)
  • Swi_Cdma1x.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - Sierra Wireless CDMA2000 1x API
  • MagicCtl.dll (by Connected Software) - Address Magic SDK (Address Magic ActiveX Control)
  • emsmtp.dll - EasyMail(TM) (EasyMail SMTP Object)
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • EScamAPI.dll (by Digital Envoy, Inc) - EScam (EScamAPI DLL)
  • EConfig.dll
  • ELNhelp.exe
  • FirewallDLL.dll
  • HSconfig.DLL
  • IEAccnt.exe

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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TaskPanl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe'.

How do I remove EarthLink FastLane?

You can uninstall EarthLink FastLane 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 FastLane, 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 FastLane.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by EarthLink FastLane you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 40%
Win 10 7%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 46.51%
Windows XP 32.56%
Windows 7 13.95%
Windows 10 6.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 10 Pro 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.67%
  BG 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.50%
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Gateway 10.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Toshiba 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Intel 2.50%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 5.00%
Acer Aspire 7730ZG 2.50%
Acer Aspire 6530G 2.50%
Acer Aspire 7750Z 2.50%
Acer Aspire 7735 2.50%
Acer Aspire 7535 2.50%


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