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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
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Environment

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

Problem

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.

Solution

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

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Workaround

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.

Disclaimer

The content of this article originated in English. If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. Some of this content has been provided using Machine Translation translated by Microsoft.

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