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You cannot uninstall IE.
Iexplore.exe is the app for launching Internet Explorer. However the actual application is called WININET.DLL Iexplore.exe simply reserves the memory space that WinInet.dll is going to make use of.
So now you're asking, why can't I just uninstall WinInet.dll? Well, the problem is that your computers desktop and file management are all down through Explorer.EXE. Explorer.exe serves the exact same purpose as IExplore.exe. It just reserves the memory space for WinInet.dll. WinInet.DLL IS your desktop and file browser. If you open up Windows Explorer and put website address into the address bar, you will get that website.
So, you can't uninstall Internet Explorer. You can only HIDE it using the Add/Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel.