Uninstalled IE, still comes up at times

I uninstalled IE and am now using Netscape.  I sometimes click on a favorite or a link in email, or Windows Update, and IE still comes up!  I have Netscape selected as my default browser.  I did a search for files ie*.*, and there are still a lot of them.  How do I completely delete/remove IE?  I don't want it on my machine at all.  What is a good program to use.  I have Remove-It for Win95 (it runs on Win98 okay), but I don't know enough about system files to know which are safe to delete.  

Help would be greatly appreciated.  There are other files I'd like to clean up too.  

Thanks!
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1cellCommented:
http://www.annoyances.org/win98/features/integration.html

check out this page, has much good info about what your trying to do.  the issue here is that IE is integrated into Win98 and can't easily be removed without causing problems.
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1cellCommented:
there's also a link to a program which will help you remove it.
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MrbreezeCommented:
IE is integrated into Windows and removing it entirely is next to impossible. Some claim to have accomplished it but it is still in question. Sometimes IE will still come up even when setting the default to Netscape. I'm afraid that it is something that we will have to put up with as long as we use Windows.
                           Mrbreeze
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Gaetano010400Commented:
If you are running windows you have no other choice than to accept Bill Gates Monopoly-insanity. You can't get rid of it. IE is the default browser in windows, and there is nothing to do about it.
To use Netscape permenently, check your internet settings.

/GAETANO
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dew_associatesCommented:
Gaetano, you are new to this site, and with that, welcome. However, this site and this area specifically, observes a procotol and we hope that you will cooperate. First, experts do not post suggestions and comments as answers, they are psoted as comments. Second, questions you pose are also posted as comments. Lastly, experts NEVER copy someone elses comment and then post it as their answer as you have just done here. If need be, you can visit the Helpdesk (see the top of this site) and therein read the do's and don'ts regarding questions and answers.
Dennis
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dew_associatesCommented:
Blondy, in fairness to 1cell, his answer is correct and he was the first to post it. Please reject Gaetano's proposed answer as he was new and really didn't know any better.

While you can make adjustments to your system to have IE and Netscape work better together, you cannot remove IE from Win98 due to the heavy integration.
Dennis
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1cellCommented:
Gaetano, you know for sure that is the answer?  Also, did you happen to notice that what you said was basically a quote of Baird's coment right before yours.

There is a type of ettiquette at this site.  You don't post answers unless you KNOW they are the correct answer.  In this case, though I am aware of what you are saying, I posted an option for blondy above which might work and for you to post an answer that is basically a quote of some one elses comment.  

Please post your comments as such until the questioner accepts it as a solution and try not to use information which was already posted.
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MrbreezeCommented:
Not Baird but ....Yeah what they said
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blondyAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all who left helpful comments.  I am first going to check the web site that 1cell recommended, then just "live with it"!  :)

Thanks again.
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1cellCommented:
let us know how it goes
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blondyAuthor Commented:
The program you referred me to worked, however, it also removed my quick launch items from the task bar and some of the icons in the sys tray.  So, I will just live with it.  Thanks again for the help.

Best,

Connie
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dew_associatesCommented:
Connie, just create a shortcut for the item lost on the desktop, then drag and drop it on the quick launch bar.
Dennis
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1cellCommented:
oops, sorry about that.  IE is gone though?  wow
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blondyAuthor Commented:
No problem!  Yes, IE is gone with the utility, but it turns off a lot of other things too.  It shut off the quick launch, the icons get rearranged, you can't customize the desktop wallpaper with your own pic, etc.  Nothing major; I'd just rather deal with IE coming up once in awhile than losing those settings.  I'm sure they can be manipulated through some kind of settings, but I don't know where.  I saw Leo LaPorte on Call For Help the other day and he mentioned TweakI.  I'm going to see if that may be of use to me.  Thanks again.  
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1cellCommented:
unfortunately, a lot of the features you are talking about are part of the integration between 98 and IE.  I don't know if TweakUI will help but let me know.  I'm very interested.
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blondyAuthor Commented:
You're right 1cell.  TweakUI mainly gives settings for window animation, IE, desktop options, etc.  But it's fun to look around in and play with.  Of course, I did a backup before I started!  :)

Take care.  Thanks for the help.
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