I have experienced this "issue" from last year and I don't know if this is normal or not but I would like an affirmation of it. Basically, whenever I boot-up my PC everything will load fine except for firewall (AVG internet security 2013, not Windows) and windows gadgets. It will take extra time (around a minute or two) for them to turn on/active.
To be precise, it goes like this:
1. Starts PC
2. Boots up OS
3. Loads desktop and all the applications (including AVG) successfully
---------------- It takes around 20~30 seconds up to this point -----------
4. Finally, the firewall turns on and the gadgets appears on the desktop
---------------- This takes around extra 1~2 min -----------
So, as you can see, for some odd reasons there is a delay in turning on the firewall as well as gadgets appearing on the desktop. I also suspect that there are some applications which are delayed as well.
A year ago, this hasn't been too much of a hassle as waiting for a minute or two was not a big problem for me however, now I feel like its effecting me quite a bit.
Is there any solution for this issue? I don't think its a virus or anything similar as I do regular checks and cleaning using various tools and couldn't find any signs of virus/malware.