Internet Explorer creates shortcuts of itself when clicked

By Nezumiiro
Oct 22, 2007
  1. For some odd reason, whenever I click on the Internet Explorer icon on my desktop, it just creates a shortcut of itself. Try to open it three times, get three shortcuts.

    So I right clicked, and there is no "open". Just "create shortcut".

    If I go under Customize Desktop, and hide IE, and then go into program files and send IE to desktop as a shortcut, it works fine, but then it's a shortcut. I can't seem to get the regular ol' icon to open.

    It's Internet Explorer 6.something. Should I just install 7 and be done with it? (I don't really use it, I use Firefox, but this isn't my computer that this is happening on in the first place, so...).

    Using Windows XP Professional SP2.

    What's happening, and how can I fix it?
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    it probably is worth installing ie7 and see if it fixes it

    if not then it might be malware
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