Should You Scan A Backup Before Restoring

If you have backed up all your data to an external hard drive and are restoring that data to your computer , especially a new computer , it may pay you to scan that data with an antivirus software in case you have accidentally backed up an infected file.

In your backup you should have only backed up files not programs .

Keep your backup to

  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Movies

If you have downloaded programs then keep these separate from the above files and scan them.

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