Removing HomeGroup icon from Windows 8 desktop

This morning, I found a HomeGroup icon in my Windows 8 Deskotp.  I'm not actually sure what happened and how it appeared.  I am pretty sure it wasn't there last night.

To remove it, but not remove it from Explorer, search for "desktop icons"



I toggle the selection for "Network" on, then off again.


OK, and the HomeGroup icon has disappeared from the desktop.