I have two computers both with the free ZA firewall. Both XP Pro sp3, same program configurations, though one is a laptop, one a desktop.

On one of the computers ZA loads right away, before the browser is operable. On the laptop, the firewall loads after browser is operable, 5-10 minutes later.

I use Avast, Firefox, Spywareblaster. Had everything disabled on both computers for ZA installation.

Ideally I would like my firewall to load first, or at least right after Avast.

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated.