Hell, This may have been discussed before but still I wanted to put my 2cents worth in anyway. I had been to the ZoneAlarm website and looked in their forum, for known issues about ZoneAlarm, as I had just reformatted my hard drive, and wanted to install something other than Outpost 4 (which we al know is being redeveloped due to system stability and software compatibility issues) I read there that ZoneAlarm caused a serious slow down on startup or reboot,and some people had said, this was due to several startup programs all running together, and I thought, as I had very few programs installed I might not have this problem (HOW WRONG!) I installed ZoneAlarm Pro as 1 of the first programs I reinstalled after my reformatting, and I was asked to restart the computer to finish installation. (BOOM!) it took almost 90 seconds of the window welcome scren, and another 30-40 seconds of a desktop with the bliss wallpaper and no icons at all, untill it decided to kick in and load my desktop, Then Webroot Spysweeper told me the installation files had been damaged and to re-install the program WTF! I quickly uninstalled ZoneAlarm, and everything was back to normal. Can someone please tell me what in the hell is happening? Is there a problem with this latest version of ZoneAlarm? and do they know about it, and is there a way to avoid this god almighty lengthy start up?