Windows 10: Internet Explorer Icon Cannot Be Removed From Desktop on Windows 10

Discus and support Internet Explorer Icon Cannot Be Removed From Desktop on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this. This is my first post here. My problem is that I have an Internet Explorer icon on my desktop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MrSerious, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. MrSerious Win User

    Internet Explorer Icon Cannot Be Removed From Desktop on Windows 10


    Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this. This is my first post here. My problem is that I have an Internet Explorer icon on my desktop that will just not go away. I am running Windows 10 Pro.

    I have tried:

    1. Moving it to the recycle bin.
    2. Right clicking it to delete it. No option to remove it shows up. Only open home page, start without add-ons, bottom, create shortcut, and rename.
    3. Removing it through programs and features/turn windows features on and off. When I do this, the icon remains, but does not function.
    4. Hiding it by means of Group Policy.
    5. Running several malware scans.

    Nothing is helping. I found a post from a few years ago that is very similar to what I have shared here, but unfortunately the author did not say where he found a solution. From his post and the other threads I've been reading in this forum I'm guessing it has something to do with the registry.

    Does anybody have any idea what might be going on? I could really use some help.

    :)
     
    MrSerious, Jan 25, 2019
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  2. mixa Win User

    Microsoft Internet Explorer renamed to Windows Internet Explorer ?

    Internet Explorer Icon Cannot Be Removed From Desktop on Windows 10 wie1.png


    Since version 7 of the world`s most popular web browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer was silently renamed to Windows Internet Explorer.Such a step from Microsoft is not a surprise since Internet Explorer is part of the Windows operation system for a long time.Obviously Microsoft corp. wants to state that Internet Explorer is already considered as a part of Windows and not as an external browser (remember the IE and WMP law issues last year!?).
     
  3. Brink Win User
    Brink, Jan 25, 2019
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  4. Internet Explorer Icon Cannot Be Removed From Desktop on Windows 10

    Windows vista x64 computer icon always changing

    what icons are you referring to?
    In the Windows Explorer list or desktop?
     
    twicksisted, Jan 25, 2019
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