When I turn on auto load at startup option inside ZAISS7,
my XP Professional SP PC takes a very long time to startup.
But, if I turn off auto load at startup from within ZAISS7,
and instead just copy the ZAISS7 shortcut to my Windows XP startup folder,
my PC seems to boot up much faster.
This may have to do with the fact that XP loads the programs in the startup folder
after it loads the other programs and drivers. The speed improvement seems to come
from the fact that Zone Alarm isn't loading at the same time as these other programs and drivers,
but instead ZAISS7 loads after they load.
But this way, the PC completely boots up and loads ZAISS7 completely in less time.
My question is: Will auto loading ZAISS7 by placing the shortcut in the XP startup folder
decrease my security (because the PC could be unprotected while its loading the other things first).
I'm currently not using a router so the ZAISS7 is the only firewall I have.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite