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Cannot erase Internet Explorer

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I have uninstalled Internet Explorer from my computer through the control panel and deleted the shortcuts from my start menu, however i cannot delete the folder in my Program Files for this program.

The folder named "Internet Explorer" (which i have now moved to my desktop so I remember to get rid of it) contains:

"en-US" folder
iedw, ieinstal

When ever I try to delete the folder Internet Explorer, it begins to delete it but after a few seconds displays the following message:

You need permission to perform this action
Date created 2/11/2006

I don't understand why this is coming up, as the system I am using is a Windows XP Notebook, and I am the only user on it and have full control over all my programs.

Please help me erase this file.

Thank You

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Internet Explorer is a key part of Windows XP and cannot be uninstalled, traditionally anyway. Third part applications may claim to be able to get shot of it but to all intents and purposes its not uninstallable.

Internet Explorer has been a part of Windows since the second version of Windows 95 and is not unique to XP.
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