Also agree, have prevented it from running on system startup for the same reason - not only is its icon a big, clumsy out of place thing in the panel, it also insists on being visible at all times. It's like a smoke alarm that makes a constant "nothing detected as of yet" sound to let you know there's no smoke.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!