The forlorn ghost of Internet Explorer continues to haunt Windows 11 systems

Despite a formal meeting its end (opens in new tab) at the hands of its father, Microsoft, Internet Explorer continues to live on as a vestigial little barnacle on the unfeeling leviathan of Windows 11, seemingly accidentally accessible through an unassuming little sub-menu (thanks to The Verge (opens in new tab) for the spot).

Twitter user @TeamPanther (opens in new tab) discovered the offending menu option, now likely to be patched out by Microsoft. You can step into the past by finding “Internet Options” in the Control Panel, navigating to Programs, then “Manage add-ons” and finally clicking the link “Learn more about toolbars and extensions.” Doing that, oddly enough, launches the help page in Internet Explorer in all its janky, discontinued glory, and you can navigate to the wider internet from there at your own peril.

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