|Right-click the shortcut you're using to open Internet Explorer and go to Properties. On the Shortcut tab, check the Target box. It should only list the link to the program itself: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"|
not any extra attributes like -extoff
If your Target box has extra attributes, remove them so just the link to the program exists. Click OK to save your changes and try opening Internet Explorer via that shortcut again.
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