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

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    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.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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!
      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:14.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums