Zonealarm 7 Security Suite spyware scan resets file access date

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by OliverK, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. OliverK

    OliverK Registered Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    I've noticed that with the new ZoneAlarm 7 Security Suite when a spyware scan is done (with deep setting) the files that are scanned have their "file access" attribute changed to the time of the scan!
    No other spyware scanner does this, that I'm aware of (Spyware Doctor , Ad-aware and Spybot certainly don't).
    Has anyone else noticed this.
    It's very annoying and must be a bug. It's causing havoc with my defrag program that uses the file access dates to order the files on the drive.
    Basically after a ZoneAlarm 7 SS spyware scan, every file on the drive acquires the current date/time as its last access date!!
    Apart from not using this spyware scanner, does anyone have any other solution?
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