Is this only for specific patches/service packs? If so, can you let me know which ones?
This is definitely an odd issue, and I'm unable to reproduce this as of yet so I have some further questions:
What is the operating system that Netchk is installed on and is it a domain controller?
What version of SQL are you using and is it local or remote?
When you installed 7.8, was this an upgrade or just a brand new install?
Have you set up any custom patches (custom XML)?
What scan template are you using to run your scan? If it's a custom template can you please test to see if you have the same results using NetChk's standard Security Patch Scan template?
What is the operating system that Netchk is installed on? Windows XP (fully patched)
Is it a domain controller? No
What version of SQL are you using and is it local or remote? SQL Server 2008 (as automatically installed by Shavlik). Asset scan shows the version as 10.2.4000.0
When you installed 7.8, was this an upgrade or just a brand new install? Upgrade
Have you set up any custom patches (custom XML)? No
What scan template are you using to run your scan? Standard Patch Scan
It doesn't sound like there's much out of the ordinary with your setup here, however, the issue seems like it would be database related, and as far as I know this is an isolated issue.
To confirm if this is related to the database, let's have you try this:
-Go to Start > All Programs > Shavlik Technologies > Database setup tool.
-Choose the option to create a new database. Go through the steps to finish the creation and linking of the new db.
*Make sure to name the database differently than your existing one so you don't overwrite it.
-Open Netchk, test a security patch scan. Does it display differently while using the new database?
>If YES, then this confirms something has been corrupted in your existing database. You can either continue using the new database or contact support via email or phone. We would need a copy of the database so development can fix it for you.
>If NO, then I think that it would be best to collect log files, and contact support via email or phone to open a case.
(In Netchk, see Help > Contents > Quick Start Info for All Users > How Do I Collect Data For Tech Support > Program Log Files)
*You can use the database setup tool again at any time to reconnect your existing database after this test.
Thanks. I'll send the logs to support.
For anyone searching...Shavlik support has confirmed that this is a bug
"Any timezone UTC+1, UTC+2 etc., will cause dates to display like this. However, UTC+0 or UTC-1, UTC-2 etc... will display fine (although the cut off could be time dependent.)..."
but advised that it is not critical, so probably will not be fixed until the next major release.