I have a Motorola Droid 2 running Android 2.3.3. The native music app that came with the phone started behaving badly a few months ago. It starts on its own even when I'm listening to other audio apps, changes tracks without any action from me and stops for no apparent reason in mid-track. I have another better-behaved music app that I downloaded and use, but the original equipment one jealously starts and plays right over whatever I'm listening to. It doesn't offer any way to turn it off - I can stop it from playing with the onscreen pause button, but the only way to kill it is to go through a task manager and force it to stop - tedious and not quick.

What can be done to get it under control? Can it be removed? I can't find a way. Thanks for any advice.