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Gmail compromised I believe my gmail is compromised. my password is rather complicated but since i chose to remember the email address it just happened. what should I do other than reporting to gmail.

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    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    When you say 'compromised' what signs are you seeing?
    Have messages been altered or deleted?
    Is someone using your email to retransmit spam? 

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I would advise changing your gmail password, but first, run a spyware/malware and virus scan. Running the scan first will verify that you do not have any keyloggers, trojan horses, or viruses on your computer. Then, once those are complete and your computer is deemed safe, change your gmail account password.

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I would advise to run a security scan (try a couple of antivirus/antispyware programs), change your password and report it to google. 

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Ensure your password change took effect by logging into your gmail account using your new password.
Make sure in the address bar it says "HTTPS" before the address (Some browsers will show this in green)

If the login is successful this means your password was changed. To make sure go through the password change process again and pick a brand new password.

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https://www.google.com/landing/2step/

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You are probably a nice guy, but you're incredibly naive. Never but NEVER publish email addresses to a permanent webpage, at least addresses you wish to continue using, as it will likely turn into a Spam City as soon as the robots harvest them, or worse!

That plus the Gmail information you have giving is just too damned risky. I believe you have compromised all three accounts with these revelations, and potentially opened yourself up to identity theft.

Just go open a NEW Gmail account. Maybe you'll get lucky and simply try to use the same name to sign up with as you used before. At that point you'll be able to recover it.

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(1) Go to Gmail (www.gmail.com)
(2) Click "Need Help?" link under "Sign In" button
(3) Click the first option that says " I don't know my password"
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Most email addresses are kept forever.
If you cannot remember an old Gmail address of yours, Google has a way for you to try to recover it.

Once you recover the email, you can use it just as you used to.
You'll be able to import contacts, keep your Google Calendar up to date and more.

You only need to remember the other email that you used to sign up for your Gmail account to recover the Gmail address.

Open your Web browser and navigate to the Gmail homepage.
Click "Can't access your account?" under the log in boxes.


Select "I forgot my username" on the list of issues provided.
Click the link to the "Username recovery page."


Enter your recovery or secondary email address that you provided when you created the account and click "Submit."


Enter the distorted letter code and click "Submit" again. This is to help with the security of your account.

Open the email of the recovery/secondary email you provided to get your username.

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