I’m still running Windows XP SP3 on a couple of machines for which I’m unable to update (hardware cannot handle). I use these for network backups, etc.
I started having issues that, after trial and error, I’ve traced back to Comodo Firewall. The last installation I grabbed was called “cfw_installer_6106_53.exe”.
The issue I’m having is when files are copied, whether from C-drive to D-drive for backup, or to another machine (also for backup), a certain number of files (maybe about 10%, but I’m guessing as to percentage) have their Last Modified dates changed during the file copy process. When that occurs, the file’s Modified date takes the current date/time when the copy process occurred (e.g. Last Accessed time stamp).
Finally found that if I uninstalled Comodo Firewall, I no longer have the issue of corrupt [Last Modified] date/time stamps.
I think this is most likely a bug in the Firewall program causing this, but I’ve Googled for answers over the last weeks to no avail. I finally was closing and/or uninstalling various programs and finally tracked it back to Comodo.
Anyone have any ideas as to why this would be occurring? Or maybe if there’s a better version that will not interfere with the Modified date/time stamp for files being copied?