My computer had a virus. How can I make sure my Backup isn't infected?

posted this on Jun 8, 2016

Restoring a Backup from an Infected Computer

Often, you may want to use Picture Keeper to save photos from a computer that has been infected with a virus. After doing so, you may be nervous about plugging that Picture Keeper in to a new, uninfected computer. 

Thankfully, there are some quick and simple precautions that you can take to ensure that your old infection doesn't spread to your new computer. 


1) - Make sure that the new computer is up to date. 

Simply making sure that the new computer is running the latest version of windows will go a long way towards preventing infections. 


2) - Make sure the built in anti-virus is still enabled. 

You can consult with a Microsoft technician or search the web for instructions on how to check. 


3) Consider installing a second anti-virus software. 

The latest versions of Windows come with an anti-virus software pre-loaded. If you're concerned about the safety of your data, you may consider installing a secondary anti-virus. 


4) - Scan the Photos before you run the software

The Picture Keeper keeps all of your images in the Backups folder on the Picture Keeper drive.  Scan this folder with your anti-virus software, to ensure that it's not infected.