This may seem a silly question, but I would appreciate any relevant comments just to satisfy my curiosity.

I have ZA Free Firewall version and am delighted with it. No problems since installation and it does it`s job perfect as far as I can tell.

Question ?

When I first switch on my set, all my programs load as expected, some quicker than others, but no sweat.

ZA always loads last and takes a very long time to do so.

Is it normal for ZA to take such a time at start-up ? is there any way I can improve this loading time ?

My system is :-

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 5200B, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78528 MB, Free - 57680 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., M61PME-S2P
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled