I'm having the same issue. I thought about purchasing the subscription so I tested the free version first.
I like to have a clean desktop without anything on it. I'm using Widows 11.
This is on my desktop after installation. Note that the lower one is an standard .lnk shortcut which can be deleted without any problem. But the upper one is weid. Its like the mounted volume itsef, like shown in the windows explorer or on "this pc". Right click properties provides you this info.
It kind of reminds me that ubuntu shows USB-disks on the Desktop for quick access, so I thought this might be windows 11 related. But Windows 11 does not show USB disks on the desktop at all.
I looked through the Boxcryptor settings and even the settings file in C:\Program Files\Boxcryptor, but there is no option to disable this.
It's very annoing and will be a dealbraker for me, I hope someone can help out here