I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, last night I upgraded my NOD32 AV from 2.x to the latest 3.x version, then today I notice it takes about 30 seconds for my Firefox 3.0.5 and MSN Messenger 8.5 to load/launch.
I tried uninstalling all plugins for Firefox 3.0.5, didn't work; then uninstalled Firefox using Revo Unistaller; did a fresh install, still the same.
Also tried temporarily disabling NOD32 3.x then start launching Firefox 3.0.5 but it still took about 30 seconds.
I'm running out of ideas. This has never happened before I upgraded the AV and I've actually got NOD32 3.x on another computer of mine with Firefox 3.0.5 running but that's fast as lightening. Help.