Secure an account that was compromised
Here are some actions you can take to make your Google Account more secure.
Step 1: Change your password
If you think someone else used your account, change your password immediately.
Step 2: Take the Security Checkup
To make your account more secure, take the Security Checkup and follow the on-screen instructions for each section.
Step 3: Review your account
- Make sure your recovery information is correct, like your phone number and email address.
- Remove permissions for apps or websites that you don't recognize.
- Review and change any saved passwords.
- Turn off access for less secure apps.
- Remove username and password info for apps and sites you don’t recognize.
- If you’re signed in to your Google Account, add a screen lock to the device.
Step 4: Check product info
- Review the Gmail security tips.
- Check your sent mail and trash folders for unfamiliar or unusual activity.
- Delete any inbox filters you don’t recognize.
Check other Google products
- Chrome: Remove extensions you don’t recognize.
- Google Drive: Review your recent activity for anything unfamiliar or unusual.
- Google products you share with someone else: Turn off location sharing items that are unfamiliar or unusual.
Step 5: Contact your bank or government
- If you have banking info saved: Contact your bank to make sure they didn’t get instructions from someone other than you.
- If you have personal info (like tax or passport info) saved in Google Photos, Google Drive, or Gmail: Contact your government to make sure they didn’t get instructions from someone other than you.
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