As you discovered.
by R. Proffitt - 1/22/13 3:52 PM
In Reply to: Deleting Internet Explorer and Google from computer by jrcampbell1948
Internet Explorer is part of the OS so you can delete the shortcut to it and ignore IE.
Google is a web site and services that are not yours to control so you may choose to ignore and not use their services but "Google" is not an app to be removed from your PC.