Hello WordPress Dot Org. This is my first post here and I come forth regarding a question I'm pretty ignorant about.
My wordpress installation got recently hacked! Must be one of the bad plugins I was using.
To my fortune, I had a clean backup from 3rd march saved, so I dumped the whole installation from cPanel and uploaded the last clean version, cross-checked by htaccess permissions.
The problem is about my Database! I have a clean database with me (from 3 march as aforesaid, which is 3mb in size) but the one I'm using right now is 4 mb! Accessing their might be something viral still in there, what should I do now?
a. go with this current DB?
b. delete this, restore old one? (can this cause some down-link or crash?)
c. import the old (clean) DB's table to the one I'm currently using?
I'm sorry for this amateurish question people but you must have already figured it out I'm very new to this! :) and I'm trying to work calmly.
Your help will be of utmost appreciation.
PS: any other helpful links as to how to minimal future vulnerabilities in my WPress are also welcomed.