I use Windows 7, all updates. I have used Internet Explorer successfully, for 10 years.
It was not working correctly, recently. I was seeing "Internet Explorer" is not the default browser, in Tools>IE options. I was unable to see what was the browser . I downloaded the latest IE 10 from the Microsoft site. When I try to install it, I get a " Cannot continue installing because a newer edition is already installed. ( Never said what the newer one was). I used Revo to uninstall it . I found some evidence of IE 9 in the Revo uninstall, and removed it as well.
Now I have no IE icons in Revo, or in Windows programs. I tried reinstalling IE 10. It states the install was not successful. I tried a reinstall of IE 10 again , and get the "newer edition is there already."
I have two icons on desktop that have remained throughout the above procedure. They don't indicate the version, but indicate an earlier install date. I also continually get the " Do you want IE to be your default browser ? I have clicked "Yes" probably 25 times.
Never have regained icons showing the earth with the gold ring around it, or the name Internet explorer in any list of installed programs on various programs that usually list programs. Have looked in Microsoft ..... related programs as well.
Thanks for any helpful comments.
When I use one of the desktop IE icons, computer opens to www.Myyahoo.com , which is ok. In the past. I used that page, and always had IE listed as a program.