Although I've deleted it SEVERAL times, that damn shortcut folder is consistently reinserting itself on the Start button [in the Programs list]. Though, the only shortcut within is the shortcut to "McAfee Total Protection" -- the same damn shortcut which is on the taskbar!
How do I get rid of this damn folder?!
Sorry but it is a known issue, however as it isn't a threat or major it may be some time before it's addressed.
If you need to get rid of a recurring desktop icon see this FAQ:
Contact Technical Support, it's free by phone or online chat.
Edit: I believe that this was considered normal behaviour and work on it was stopped. It's a normal Windows process that places it there as that is where the installed programmes are supposed to be displayed.
That's what Windows Start Menu is designed for.
I can't see the developers diverting resources to something like this when there are more important things needing attention.
If you don't like it then Technical Support may have a workaround.
See the link under Useful Links at the top of this page.
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 29/06/13 7:01:42 EDT AM