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Should I remove EarthLink Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,754
United States Rank #11,552
Reach 0.0085%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.78 days
495.16 days >
Average installed length: 260.17 days


VersionDistribution 8.98%

EarthLink Toolbar

What is EarthLink Toolbar?

EarthLink Toolbar is a web browser toolbar that may modify the browser's home page, search provider and new tab pages. Changes to the browser include the following modifications:

- Change of the default home page and new tabs and protect your search settings
- Change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including the browser's built-in search box
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”

About  (from EarthLink)

Lets you view faster-loading, slimmed-down versions of popular websites. Great for Dial-up users and anyone who doesn’t need to see all the images and pictures on a site. The EarthLink Toolbar is a free browser add-on that can help make your Internet experience safer and more productive. Free For All - EarthLink Access...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Toolbar.dll. The software installer includes 109 files and is usually about 8.53 MB (8,945,650 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.earthlink.net/software/domore.faces?tab=toolbar
Help link: support.earthlink.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\\Toolbar\Toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\\Toolbar\Toolbar\uninst_tb.exe
Estimated size: 8.53 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EarthLink Toolbar

Program module:Toolbar.dll
Name:EarthLink Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\EarthLink\Toolbar\Toolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • HttpRequest.exe - HttpRequest
  • TBShareA.exe - EarthLink Common Authentication
  • RegTask.exe - EarthLink Registry Task
  • updunins.dll - EarthLink Toolbar (updunins)
  • AccelUI.dll - AccelUI
  • ElnkHost.dll - EToolbar
  • ElnkPuB.dll - Earthlink PopupBlocker
  • ElnkToolbarHelper.exe - ElnkToolbarHelper
  • ERss.dll - ERss
  • InstallPlugin.dll - InstallPlugin
  • LiteSiteNavigator.dll - LiteSiteNavigator
  • Mail.dll - Mail
  • ModuleUI.dll - ModuleUI
  • NewsUI.dll - NewsUI
  • PnMsgBlk.dll - Earthlink Toolbar Library
  • ProtctIE.dll - ProtcIE
  • PubUI.dll - PubUI
  • SearchUI.dll - SearchUI
  • StocksUI.dll - StocksUI
  • Toolbar.dll - Toolbar
  • uninst_tb.exe
  • uninsttb.dll - uninsttb
  • WeatherUI.dll - WeatherUI
  • Mindspring.dll - Mindspring
  • AuthMgr.dll - EarthLink TotalAccess
  • Dialer.dll
  • EAuthMgr.dll
  • EConfig.dll
  • Ecrypt.dll
  • EFtp.dll
  • ElnBonus.exe
  • ELNhelp.exe
  • ElnIE.dll
  • Epic.dll
  • EventLog.dll
  • HSconfig.DLL
  • IEAccnt.exe
  • Location.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • uninsttb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ElnkLegacyUninstBHO Class' with the class of {E713904C-DF05-4C79-BBAD-02DB923253BE} (Uninstall Legacy Earthlink Toolbar).
  • ProtctIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ElnkProtectionBHO Class' with the class of {9579D574-D4D8-4335-9560-FE8641A013BD} (Earthlink Protection BHO).
  • ElnkPub.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ElnkPubBHO Class' with the class of {512ACF1B-64D9-4928-B382-A80556F28DB4} (EarthLink PopUp Blocker V2).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'EarthLink Toolbar' with the class of {C7768536-96F8-4001-B1A2-90EE21279187}.
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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'EarthLink Toolbar' with a class of {C7768536-96F8-4001-B1A2-90EE21279187}.

How do I remove EarthLink Toolbar?

You can uninstall EarthLink Toolbar 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 Toolbar, 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 Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by EarthLink Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.30%
Windows 10 17.96%
Windows XP 17.37%
Windows Vista 14.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.82%
Windows 7 Professional 5.52%
Windows 8.1 5.52%
Windows 10 Home 4.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.29%
  Brazil 0.35%
  Canada 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Dell 36.61%
Acer 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
American Megatrends 5.36%
Lenovo 4.46%
Gateway 0.89%
Compaq 0.89%
Alienware 0.89%
Common models
ASUSTeK M11BB 3.51%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.63%
Micro-Star Z1-7597 2.63%
Compaq-Presario KJ389AA-A... 1.75%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 1.75%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 1.75%


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