I unistalled Sophos using the uninstaller...
Well, during bootup the Apple logo and the spinning grey wheel are on the screen for about 45-60 seconds... Then it goes to the desktop... So by the time the desktop settles it takes a total of about 1:15 mins.. I used to be able to boot up within 30-40s on Snow Leopard...
I'll check that for the Malware Guide... Thanks!
Slow startup can be caused by boot cache problems or extensions taking a while to load. Can you try booting your mahine while holding down the Shift key and see if it loads up any quicker?
If it loads quite quickly when holding the Shift key to boot without extensions enabled that may indicate where the problem is.