Thanks brundle and MCE2K5 (Great name). Followed those links and unticked re those instructions, very informative. Just noticed that when I load I-Player the icon re-instates itself in System Tray, although when "Exit" clicked it reappears.
Greetings hiwatt and yes, that's what I mean. Thanks for the info..didn't know it existed. However, clicked on the BBC icon "Hide when inactive" and no difference, still there. Also did the same with my AVG icon and that won't vanish either.