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The Last Access Date is changed after a VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 On-Demand Scan
Technical Articles ID:   KB75536
Last Modified:  6/28/2016


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 with/without Patch 1 or 2


The Last Access Time is changed after you run a VSE 8.8 On-Demand Scan on a folder.

Some backup applications perform an incremental backup based of the Last Access Time. This issue can cause a large amount of data to be backed up in comparison to the amount of data that is normally backed up in an incremental backup.


This issue was originally resolved in VSE 8.8 Patch 2 Hotfix 778101, which has been included in the latest product patches.

Issue resolutions in updates and major releases are cumulative; Technical Support recommends that you install the latest version. To find the most recent release for your product, visit the Product Downloads site at http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.

Updates are available when you log on to the ServicePortal at: https://support.mcafee.com/downloads.


Enable the Update Sequence Number (USN) Change Journal. For instructions about the USN Change Journal, see http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/fsutil_usn.mspx?mfr=true.

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