Windows 10: IE Icon cannot be removed from my desktop on Windows 10-Help!!! Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2016 #1

    IE Icon cannot be removed from my desktop on Windows 10-Help!!!

    Hello. This is my first thread on any forum, even though I have been deep into computing for nearly 17 years. I am putting this out to see if anyone else has seen it. I have a Windows 10 desktop. Although I use Edge and Chrome as my primary browsers, I use IE for some security camera access in several businesses I manage. I noticed a few days ago that an IE icon had appeared on my desktop. When I click it, it takes me to my homepage as normal. However, when I try to navigate to any other page, I get a prompt to install an application (which I believe to be malware related). I will note that when I use the IE I have pinned to my taskbar, I have no issues. Here is what I have done to attempt to remove the icon from my desktop, without success:
    1. Move it to the recycle bin.
    2. Right click to remove it. No option to remove it shows up. Only Open Home Page, start without add-ons, bottom, create shortcut, and rename.
    3. Removed it through programs and features/Turn windows features on and off. When I do this, the icon remains, but does not function.
    4. Looked through the desktop folder under each user account, including in a portable environment, not binded to an OS, where I am usually able to do things freely. The icon does not even show up as present when I look for it.
    5. Ran several malware scans, using MBAR, HijackThis, RogueKiller, AdwCleaner, Junkware Remover, and others. Nothing seems to indicate that it is there or is a problem.
    I hope I have provided enough information. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #2

    Answer was already on the forum

    I found the answer on the forum itself. It involves a registry script that adds IE to the desktop. The thread also has a script to remove it. Thanks!
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