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Kudos0

Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

When I use Safe Search in Chrome an unusual icon appears momentarily in the tab that opens.  I've attached a screen shot of a tab where the symbol appears (the top left hand corner).  Does anyone know what this is?

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Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

OP screenshot 

Um, are you asking about the symbol pointed to here

https://soft2secure.com/knowledgebase/chomakepc-com

Um, are you asking about Safe Search

>> How to post an image in the forums.

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

Yes.  The image I've shown appears on the Soft2Secure website, but it also appears momentarily on any tab when I do a Safe Search, just before the Norton icon of a yellow circle with a tick through it appears.  I don't know if there is any Soft2Secure software used in Norton Safe Search or the Chrome browser.  If there is it might explain why the icon appears.  I just find it a bit disconcerting to find an unknown icon appearing in my browser when I conduct a search.

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

Okay, yes.  I also momentarily see Icon.  I guess it's not specifically related to Soft2Secure.  I'll clear cookies and cache and check Safe Search again.  

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Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

Hi @Karate Kodger

Well, I'm thinking Icon is generic tab Icon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon) that remains on some sites and is replaced on other sites by site specific Icon.  
I'm not knowing that the Icon is related to Safe Search.  
Now, that I'm looking for Icon.  I'm seeing the Icon momentarily when linking to sites from Google search results.

Lets hear from Community.

Edit: checked Chrome cookies and see the "Icon/Favicon" with some sites.  

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

It looks like a "globe" icon of the worst possible quality (probably because it's so small).  I doubt it has any significance, frankly...just they (whomever at Google) needed an icon for some odd reason, so they picked that one.  If you "squint just right," the upper left white portion is lower North America, the middle is Central America, and the lower right is upper South America.  Just a guess; but in this case, I'm thinking "my guess is as good as yours?"  lol  

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

OmoOmo:

It looks like a "globe" icon of the worst possible quality (probably because it's so small).  I doubt it has any significance, frankly...just they (whomever at Google) needed an icon for some odd reason, so they picked that one.  

Okay.....seems reasonable.    

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

Well, I tried the same thing (typing "about:" as in "about:blank" in Edge, and essentially saw the same thing--a "globe" icon.  But the one in Edge shows lines of latitude/longitude; not that blobby-looking mess Google Chrome uses.  It's like the browser is saying, "Okay, you're typing something in this box...that must mean you're going to look for something on the World Wide Web"...so, it then proceeds to shove a "globe" in our faces.  

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

found Icon with my bookmarksnever questioned ...why

Just me.  

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

Hello

 I just looked at my listing of imported favorite sites from IE 11. I use Chrome now, but I do not use Safe Search. I still have that symbol showing on the whole list except for the sites I had been on using Chrome. I thought that Safe Search is only supposed to show safe sites. I never noticed or saw that symbol when doing searches most likely since I use Safe Web. Perhaps it has something to do with the number of times you have been to  a site? Just guessing. I only noticed the symbol because of this thread and because I use Chrome.

Have a Good Night and

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

I think bjm is right that this is a generic favicon.  I did some searching on the web and found a few sites that used this icon.  They tended to be small sites, probably run by individuals or a small group of enthusiasts, i.e. the sort of sites that might not splash out on icons with elaborate corporate logos.  Anyway, it would appear that it is nothing to worry about.  Thanks to everyone for the help and advice.

Kudos0

Re: Unusual icon in Tab when using Safe Search

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