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Google takes account security very seriously. To ensure that your computer and account remain safe, we strongly recommend following these steps regularly:
- Check for viruses and malware. Run a scan on your computer with a trusted anti-virus software. If the scan detects any suspicious programs or applications, remove them immediately. Read more.
- Regularly update your account recovery options. Make sure to update your account recovery options to check that they are always up-to-date.
- Change your password at least twice a year. Make sure you choose a password that contains a combination of numbers, characters, and case-sensitive letters to strengthen the security of your account. Windows or Learn more.
- Use a secure connection when signing in. In your Gmail settings, select 'Always use HTTPS.' This setting protects your information from being stolen when you're signing in to Gmail on a public wireless network, like at a cafe or hotel. Google's Safety Center.