Earthlink Total Access Denied

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by acne_is_incurable@hotmail.com, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Beware the free program that cripples your system and makes other
    programs non-functional. If you received a copy of Earthlink's Total
    Access program and Protection Control Center, think twice about
    installing it if you have another provider's software on the machine.
    TA and/or PCC crippled AOL 9.0 dialup and broadband access on one of my
    XP machines. AOL recommended its usual fixes (uninstall AOL adapter,
    and some hot repair), but to no avail. Earthlink denies it crippled the
    AOL software. Fingers pointing this way and that. Bottom line:
    uninstalling TA and PCC restores AOL connectivity.

    Others have complained that Earthlink Protection Control Center is not
    ready for prime time. The firewall software blocks or warns about too
    many ports, and fails to explain what the user should do. I believe it
    even flags connections to the supplied anti-virus update site.

    If you like beta-testing "free" software, ignore my advice. I think the
    authors of PCC should test their stuff before unleashing it on the
    public. Mind you, PCC gets rid of a lot of spyware and virus code. You
    have to decide whether this is worth what you have to give up.
     
    , Aug 7, 2006
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  2. Plato Guest

    wrote:
    >
    > Beware the free program that cripples your system and makes other
    > programs non-functional. If you received a copy of Earthlink's Total
    > Access program and Protection Control Center, think twice about


    One never has to install the ware that comes with broadband to access
    the Intertet.


    --
    http://www.bootdisk.com/
     
    Plato, Aug 9, 2006
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