Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup & Migration Plugin » Check if backup is hacked

  • Resolved tommargol


    Hi, my website was hacked and I need to restore backup but I am afraid if backup from over a 1 month will be free of hack… Can I check if it is ok somehow? Thanks.

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  • Plugin Contributor bcrodua



    You can extract the UpdraftPlus files and check if they have been compromised.
    Alternatively, you can try restoring the backup on a test site. However, this will already require the Migrator add-on.


    Thread Starter tommargol


    OK. Thank you!

    And the Migration addon is required only when I will want to restore the backup on the different site?

    I am asking because I have to delete all the plugins of my hacked WordPress site, then reinstall WordPress from the dashboard, install updraft again, and then restore the backup — will it be possible?

    Plugin Contributor aporter



    Sorry about the delay.

    The migrator addon is only needed if the domain name has changed.

    For example you take a backup of and want to restore it on as the domains are different the migrator addon will be needed.

    If your restoring the backup on a fresh WordPress install on the same domain then it is fine.

    Best Wishes,


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