Even more annoying fact is that when I sometimes manage to "clear it" then it sometimes does not come back when there really is a message... @Yastiandrie, any further ideas now that we know I am not alone?
DISCLAIMER: I do not work for Telstra or any other ISP. I never did. I have wealth of practical knowledge in Computer Security and Forensic Computing. I have been in the field since 1985.
Likes (formerly Kudos) and solutions are appreciated!!! The comments expressed by me reflect my user experience and personal opinion.