How to remove the icon from the site?
Favicon (short for FAVorite ICON - "icon for favorites") - a website or web page icon. It is displayed by the browser in the tab before the page name, and also as the image next to the bookmark, in the tabs and in other elements of the interface.
Traditionally we used images of the size 16x16 pixels in ICO format, placed in the root directory of the site under the name favicon.ico , then Microsoft Internet Explorer used them for bookmarks. Prior to version 7.0, MSIE used icons only for bookmarks, and therefore, server administrators could find out how many users had bookmarked their site.
How to pull the icon from the site that is near the URL in the browser will be described further ...
Favicon Development History
In March 1999, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 5, which was the first to support icons for the site. Initially, this icon was a file named favicon.ico, placed in the root directory (for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/favicon.ico ) of the website. The icon is used by the Internet Explorer browser in the favorites list and next to the URL in the address bar if the page is in bookmarks. The side effect was that the number of visitors who added a page to the bookmarks could be estimated by the number of hits to the icon file. This technique is obsolete, since all modern browsers support the icon without bookmarks.