Uninstalling internet explorer is dangerous...
It's part of the system's core and it's very risky to uninstall it. I know some services use IE to manage things, so uninstalling it would stop them.
If you have a second computer, you should try to install your first computer's harddisk into the second one, and use an antivirus to scan it. Having it's OS disabled, the hard disk can be fully scanned.
Note: If you're reading carefully the link to the microsoft's help, you'll notice they're saying you have to reinstall another version of internet explorer to ensure everything work right.
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