1. racertron's Avatar
    Hi guys I have a Samsung galaxy Note 9. After suspecting that I had a virus I had factory reset my phone and after that went through the android setup process. I had made sure that I did not copy my data by using the 'do not copy' button. However when I reached the home screen I have a notification saying to finish setup which says it involves 'copying the data, seting the wallpaper, and more'. Will allowing android to finish the set up copy applications which may of had a virus on it or will it download a clean version from the play store. Thank you.
    07-05-2020 10:34 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you're using the Android restore options, yes, everything downloaded will be a 'clean' version from the Play Store and personal data that might be backed up to your Google account.
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    07-05-2020 10:48 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome!

    If it asks to restore data say no so it start a clean process.
    07-05-2020 10:49 AM
  4. racertron's Avatar
    By android restore options do you mean downloading a backup made from before I did the factory reset?. I made sure I had not done that yet I get a notification to complete setup which says 'Finish setting up your phone, copy your data, set wallpaper and more'. Is this the same a restoring a full backup or is it downloading apps that were linked to my google account?. Thanks. I just want to be clarified that it downloads the app like if I was downloading it from the google play store rather than copying it from when it was previously installed on my phone before the reset (where the virus could have been)
    07-05-2020 11:10 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    By android restore options do you mean downloading a backup made from before I did the factory reset?. I made sure I had not done that yet I get a notification to complete setup which says 'Finish setting up your phone, copy your data, set wallpaper and more'. Is this the same a restoring a full backup or is it downloading apps that were linked to my google account?. Thanks. I just want to be clarified that it downloads the app like if I was downloading it from the google play store rather than copying it from when it was previously installed on my phone before the reset (where the virus could have been)
    Restore from previous saved data, if its copying it most likely mean your new data you will make

    Yeah that's what I mean a back up before factory resting, so you should be good, Your welcome!
    Let me give a little advice if you will since you doing clean install back up stuff every other month going forward from smart switch on comupter and Samsung cloud so you can can multiple to choose if thev occasion ever arises.
    07-05-2020 11:17 AM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    I don't know how much free data I get in Samsung Cloud. Backing up my phone would use a lot
    08-23-2020 02:34 PM
  7. cganesh's Avatar
    i keep most data and pictures on the card and back data up monthly to computer. when backing up phone, I choose the option to not back up card so it doesn't send so much to cloud.
    09-14-2020 11:52 PM

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