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EarthLink TotalAccess 2004

What is EarthLink TotalAccess 2004?  (from EarthLink)

Our free TotalAccess software, now with FREE AntiVirus and Firewall protection tools, helps you connect reliably, surf faster, avoid hassles like pop-ups and spam, and steer clear of threats like viruses, spyware, and online scams.


EarthLink TotalAccess 2004 is a program developed by EarthLink. The most used version is 2004.1.42.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is taskpanl.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 20.31 MB (21,297,564 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows XP. 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: C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\uninstll.exe /UC:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\setupmisc.cfg
Estimated size: 20.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EarthLink TotalAccess 2004

Program executable:taskpanl.exe
Name:EarthLink TotalAccess
Path:C:\Program Files\earthlink totalaccess\taskpanl.exe
Additional files:
  • ElsMain.dll - Total Access Switching Component (Switching Component)
  • ElsAol.dll - Switching Component for AOL (AOL Switching Component)
  • AddrBook.dll - EarthLink TotalAccess
  • AuthMgr.dll
  • CntctMgr.dll
  • Devices.dll
  • Dialer.dll
  • E60Cmmon.dll
  • E60MAPI.dll
  • EAuthMgr.dll
  • Ecrypt.dll
  • EFtp.dll
  • EImpExp.dll
  • elnbonus.exe
  • ElsHotmail.dll
  • ElsYahoo.dll
  • Epic.dll
  • EventLog.dll
  • Location.dll
  • MailClnt.exe - EarthLink TotalAccess MailBox
  • MailDoc.dll
  • MailEng.dll
  • MailStoreConverter.DLL
  • MailStoreDB.dll
  • MonIdle.dll
  • Notify.dll
  • PnEL.dll - Earthlink Popup Blocker
  • PnEL_UI.dll - Earthlink Popup Blocker Resource Library
  • PrivacyHelper.exe
  • PuB.exe
  • Register.dll
  • RzTp.dll
  • SetupKrn.dll
  • SynchEng.dll
  • uninstll.exe
  • Utils.dll
  • Win.dll
  • XMLCol.dll
  • FixMail.exe - EarthLink FixMail
  • mailstore.dll (by Quiksoft) - EasyMail Advanced API MailStore Library (EasyMail MailStore DLL)
  • Parse822.dll (by Quiksoft) - EasyMail Advanced API Parse822 Library (EasyMail Parse822 DLL)
  • imap4.dll - EasyMail Advanced API IMAP4 Library (EasyMail IMAP4 DLL)
  • pop3.dll - EasyMail Advanced API POP3 Library (EasyMail POP3 DLL)
  • PnMsgBlk.dll
  • MagicCtl.dll (by Connected Software) - Address Magic SDK (Address Magic ActiveX Control)
  • emsmtp.dll - EasyMail(TM) (EasyMail SMTP Object)
  • EConfig.dll
  • ELNhelp.exe
  • HSconfig.DLL
  • IEAccnt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PnEL.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PnIEBrowserHelperObj Class' with the class of {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} (EarthLink Popup Blocker).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PnEL.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Pop-Up Blocker' with the class of {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • PnEL.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Pop-Up Blocker' with a class of {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E}.
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 TotalAccess 2004?

You can uninstall EarthLink TotalAccess 2004 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 TotalAccess 2004, 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 TotalAccess 2004.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by EarthLink TotalAccess 2004 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%

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?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
PM800_ PM800-8237 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1167c 25.00%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 25.00%
Acer Aspire 7750Z 25.00%


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