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5/7/19
Strange new icon on tabs 0 Recommended Answers 25 Replies 49 Upvotes
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Not sure if this is a total noob question or just something dumb to ask, but I have a new icon on my tabs for when the site isn't loaded that' I didn't notice before.  I tried looking up, but didn't find an answer.  I'm not sure if it could be a type of virus or plugin with chrome.  I'm on a mac, but I do know there are some viruses that can hit a mac.  I attached a pic of the icon for you to see.  I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but I figured it's best to be sure.

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5/9/19
I see the same thing and was wondering myself. I thought maybe it was supposed to look like the earth or something to symbolize the "world wide web," but it would be nice to know for sure.
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5/10/19
I see the same thing in some of my tabs. I'm glad I found that other people were having the same thing happen. I thought I was alone here haha. 
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5/10/19
I have seen this icon on the superbestaudiofriends.org site.  I also found this icon on my bookmark bar and when clicked it took me to a ny times small pic of a news event (maybe saved by accident).  If you go to sbaf site and click on one of the advertisers in the right panel and open in a new tab, this icon will appears on that websites tab.  If you just type in the web address you get the sites native icon.

Seems like a bug in chrome.  Also when looking at cookies this icon was associated with many of the sites in my cookies list.  Bug?
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5/10/19
Apparently this is a generic icon for those sites that do not have a custom icon embedded in their pages.
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5/14/19
I understand but why wasn't it there before and usually, companies like Google, they say something about it. With viruses nowadays, ans all pother stuff that are taking our life time for stupidity, we never know what to expect.
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5/20/19
I also just saw this icon..I felt it was a virus.
Is it confirmed to be from google
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5/20/19
I have the same issue.  Would like to hear from Google. Seems fishy.  Will use other browsers for now.
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5/21/19
I just image searched on google and bing. Nothing comes up.
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5/26/19
I'm also on a Mac (Mojave).  Most the icons in my hundreds of bookmarks also turned into that strange "bat signal" icon.  I deleted the favicon files but still have the problem.  On most of the bookmarks, if I go to the website, the correct icon replaces the bat signal, but not always.
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Would have been nice if Google had let everyone know they were changing the icon - especially developers. We have enough things to think about already. Were there any notifications at all put out about this change I wonder?
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