Here is the Solution from Guru Fax..IF ZoneAlarm will not Minimize after Bootup, most probably your upgrade process didn't go very well...What you are experiencing usually happens if you have more than one zlclient.exe in your boot-up process...Can you check that only one zclient.exe is called in the boot? Look for example that no other zlclient.exe is present in, for example, the startup windows folder... Check your startup with msconfig.