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Last edited 5/20/19
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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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.
Last edited 7/15/19
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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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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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Apparently this is a generic icon for those sites that do not have a custom icon embedded in their pages.
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on Advanced tab, delete all the browsing data from the start except passwords.
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