I have the same (latest non-Beta) version of ZA on 2 computers.
On one, when I boot up, after a wait I get a pop-up that says Zone Alarm is initializing. I have to wait quite awhile for this to happen (then the box disappears and I am good to go.
How can I fix this slow start?

Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Software Version:8.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)