How to make a hacked Gmail account secure?

How to make a hacked Gmail account secure?
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How to make a hacked Gmail account secure?


Gmail account sometimes might be at the risk of being hacked. Sometimes it happens to you that you notice some strange activities are done on your Gmail account. In this situation, you should be aware that someone else is utilizing your Gmail account without you knowing. If you think your Gmail account has been hacked, you should follow the points mentioned here to return back to your account.

In the first step, you should sign in to your Google account. If you could not sign in to your account, you should refer to the account recovery page and try to answer the questions in the best way that you can. If you think that someone changed your account information such as your password or recovery phone number, you should refer to the account recovery page.

If you want to be sure that you are signing in to the correct Gmail account, you should recover your username. If you want to review your account activity, you should refer to your Google Account. Then you should choose Security on the navigation panel which is placed on the left. In the next step, you should choose Review security events which are placed On the "Recent security events" panel. Here, you can check if there is any doubtful activity. If you encountered an activity which did not belong to you, you should choose No, it wasn’t me. After that, you should follow the tips which are placed on the screen to make your account secure. If you have done the activity, you should choose Yes. If you still think that someone else is utilizing your account, you should make sure if your account has been hacked or not.

Gmail account sometimes might be at the risk of being hacked.

How to find out which devices are using your account?

If you want to find out which devices are utilizing your account, you should refer to your Google Account. Then you should choose Security on the navigation panel which is placed on the left. In the next step, you should choose Manage devices which is placed On the "Your devices" panel. Check for any devices which are not familiar to you. If you encounter a device which is not familiar to you, you should choose Don’t recognize a device. After that, you should follow the tips which are placed on the screen to make your account secure. If all the devices are familiar to you but still you think that someone else is utilizing your Gmail account, you should make sure if your account has been hacked or not.

If you want to make your Gmail account secure, you can use 2-Step Verification because it does not let the hackers access your account. By using 2-Step Verification, you can sign in with your password. You can also sign in with your phone number, a security key or a printed code. By using 2-Step Verification, if the hackers steal your password, your account is still secure.

You should also be sure that someone else didn’t give your bank or government instructions such as opening an account or transferring money. It is very significant if you have saved your banking information in your account such as credit cards saved in Google Pay or Chrome. Try not to save your personal information such as tax or passport information in your account. For instance, you might have saved your personal information in Google Photos, Google Drive, or Gmail.

Sometimes it happens to you that you notice some strange activities are done on your Gmail account.

What should you do if your account has doubtful activity?

What should you do if your account has doubtful activity?

If you think your Gmail account has doubtful activity, it is better to delete harmful software. If you want to make your account secure, you should install and run reliable antivirus software. You can also adjust your computer to its factory settings again and reinstall the operating system. Some internet browsers do not have strong security. It is recommended to use Google Chrome because it has more security. If you enter your password on a non-Google site, Password Alert on Google Chrome will warn you. Therefore, if a site aims to steal your password, you will be informed about it. Pay attention to these security points for your Gmail account and delete any labels, filters, or forwarding rules which you did not set up.

If you encounter any of these signs, you should know that someone else is utilizing your account. If you think that your account has been hacked, you should try to change your password instantly. Your Gmail account might have doubtful activity if you do not receive any emails anymore. If your friends say they received spam or strange emails from you. If your username has been changed. If your emails were removed from your inbox and you cannot find them in Trash. If you encounter "Sent Emails" which you did not send them. If you see these signs, you should know that your Gmail account has been hacked.

Your Gmail account might have doubtful activity if you do not receive any emails anymore.

What should you do if your Gmail account has been hacked?

If your Gmail account has been hacked, you should reset your Gmail password. It is easy to reset your Gmail password and recover your hacked Gmail account. If you want to reset your Gmail password, you should verify your identity with Google. To do this, you should have access to certain information which is provided by Google. Otherwise, your authentication will be compromised and you cannot reset the Gmail password and recover the hacked Gmail account. If you want to reset your Gmail account password, you should follow the tips mentioned here. First, you should go to the page which helps you to change your Gmail account password. In this section, you should enter the email address of your hacked Gmail account, and then press Next button.

When you click on the Next button, a new page will be open for you. At this point, you should verify your identity because Google needs it to let you reset your Gmail account password. Google has different methods to prove your identity. In the first method, you should enter the Gmail password which you logged in to your Gmail account with the last time. If you do not remember this password at all, click on Try a different question to find another way for Google to verify your identity.