Since installing Zone Alarm Anti Virus, my Windows boot time has increased to 3.5 minutes, and shut down time to anywhere from 5 minute to forever! If I close ZA before shutting down, shut down takes 40 seconds.
I was previously using Norton personal firewall, which has a reputation as a resource hog, however it was never as bad as this. I have uninstalled Norton, and checked for any remnants, and am confident that there is nothing remaining to clash with ZA, hence my plea here.
Is this a known "side effect" of ZA, or is there something amiss with my system?
PS:- running XP Pro (fully patched) with no other security type software.