The arrow overlay on the icon indicates that it's a shortcut. A shortcut is just a link to open whatever program or folder it's target is for. If you like, you could remove the shortcut arrow, but it would make it harder to tell what is a shortcut, and what is the actual folder or program's exe file. Option One in the tutorial below can show you how to change or remove the shortcut arrow.
Hope this helps,
thanks for that information, will take your advice and leave alone
You're most welcome Calmat.