Protect accounts that have unsafe passwords

If your password for a non-Google website has been exposed, Password Checkup can help let you know. That way, you can change your password for at-risk accounts to help secure them.

Note: If we believe your Google Account password is unsafe, we'll ask you to change it even if you don’t use Password Checkup.

Get Password Checkup

Password Checkup works when you’re signed in to the Chrome browser on a computer.

  1. On your computer, go to Chrome and sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Go to the Chrome store and download Password Checkup.
  3. Follow the steps on your screen.

Turn Password Checkup on & off

  1. On your computer, go to Chrome and sign in to your Google Account.
  2. In the top right, select More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  3. Find Password Checkup in the list of extensions.
  4. Turn Password Checkup on or off.

Note: Turning off Password Checkup does not delete info stored by Password Checkup.

Use Password Checkup

Change your unsafe passwords to prevent account hacking

Note: To secure a Google Account that has suspicious activity or that you believe has been hacked, follow these steps.

If Password Checkup lets you know that a password you use is unsafe:

  1. Sign in to the account with the unsafe password.
  2. Create a new, strong password for the account and any other accounts that use the same password.
  3. If the site offers another security measure, like Two-Step Verification, consider setting it up.

Ignore an unsafe password notification

It’s best to change an unsafe password. If you decide not to, you can:

  • Remove the current notification by selecting Close.
  • Stop all future notifications by selecting Ignore for this site. You can restart notifications for all unsafe passwords you’ve ignored by deleting info stored by Password Checkup.

Delete info stored by Password Checkup

If Password Checkup finds that a password and username you enter is unsafe, it stores a hashed, partial code for that info in your Chrome browser. This partial code can’t be used to recreate a complete version of your info.

To delete this code on your Chrome browser, change your unsafe password or follow these steps:

  1. In Google Chrome, sign in to your Google Account.
  2. At the top, select Password Checkup Password checkup from the Toolbar and then Advanced Settings and then Clear Extension Data.

Note: This info is used to stop all future notifications about an unsafe password. If you delete this info, you might see notifications about unsafe passwords you’ve chosen to ignore.

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