Thanks to all who responded to my situation ... seems it's not as easy as we thought.
@GuiltySpark; doing as you suggested worked ... until I needed to run the add-on to view a news stream which I use everyday (I'm dependant upon the internet for all of my tv(!) viewing as my connection is fibre-optic with 100mbps with unlimited download (for about $US10 per month). So as soon as I started to view the news I needed the little add-on back again ... my problem I know!
@nt0xikBed; Thanks but ti wasn't running there anyway ... I delete or disable everything I don't need starting up automatically - only run the minimum programs at startup (plus I hate shortcuts on my screen, task bar and notification area). I actually run RocketDock - keeps everything to a minimum and looks clearer!
So thanks all, but it seems that as I use the add-in the little blighter will just permanently annoy the heck out of me.
Cheers and thanks again