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google is trying to force me to change my password and I don't want to

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Google used to send me warnings 3 or 4 months back... suspicious activity on my google account. I seem to ave been hacked for a very long time, years, in fact. Nobody can tell me what to do. The hackers seem to operate in 'real time' and in some cases, from the same location (ex. a hotel) that I am in. Somebody told me this is called 'shadowing'. (I'm not 'stalked'.) Now google has stopped me logging in and say I MUST change my password. I don't want to, cos I'm sure this move is useless, and I'm also worried that the change WILL NOT open my email anyway. I'm afraid of that, cos it could be hackers who are impersonating google. I experienced heavy hacking event several years ago, the techie almost couldn't save my inbox; he couldn't believe it himself. (Massive instability and login problems. He finally managed to stabilize after about 90 mins.) The hackers are quite sophisticated. I often used to get a message from google when signing out, saying that 'other people are logged onto this site and closing down now could cause them to lose data.' Recently I get a very quick flashed message when shutting down; it seemed to come from google (chrome?) downloads and it shows a liitle man cartoon figure falling, and it says, 'He's dead, Jim', and hints that my google drive is out of space, or similar. It only lasts a second or less. Is that normal? I checked much on google troubleshooting, no use!

Google used to send me warnings 3 or 4 months back... suspicious activity on my google account. I seem to ave been hacked for a very long time, years, in fact. Nobody can tell me what to do. The hackers seem to operate in 'real time' and in some cases, from the same location (ex. a hotel) that I am in. Somebody told me this is called 'shadowing'. (I'm not 'stalked'.) Now google has stopped me logging in and say I MUST change my password. I don't want to, cos I'm sure this move is useless, and I'm also worried that the change WILL NOT open my email anyway. I'm afraid of that, cos it could be hackers who are impersonating google. I experienced heavy hacking event several years ago, the techie almost couldn't save my inbox; he couldn't believe it himself. (Massive instability and login problems. He finally managed to stabilize after about 90 mins.) The hackers are quite sophisticated. I often used to get a message from google when signing out, saying that 'other people are logged onto this site and closing down now could cause them to lose data.' Recently I get a very quick flashed message when shutting down; it seemed to come from google (chrome?) downloads and it shows a liitle man cartoon figure falling, and it says, 'He's dead, Jim', and hints that my google drive is out of space, or similar. It only lasts a second or less. Is that normal? I checked much on google troubleshooting, no use!

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I don't know if there's anything you can do to avoid changing your google password if google wants you to. Do the password reset options come up on the web, or are sent to your recovery email? The "He's dead Jim" icon isn't normal unless you are out of google drive space. Depending on your usage.. Most people don't use that much of their 15 gigs.

Also some things you could do:

-Scan your computer for Malware (I'm sure you've done this multiple times but the more the merrier. I use Malwarebytes .

-Remove cookies (Just in case thats the way they are getting your password, even though it sounds like they have a different way)

You could also check out this article on what to do if your google account is hacked.

Have a great day!!

Jon

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Dear Jon, God bless and you have helped me to find Windows Club with the article and also my dogged persistence has paid off!

Google had installed a useless 'loop' in their system telling clients to change email backup preferences (to reset a password!) only AFTER they logged in... hahah.... when they're having login problems... Oh that really is too foolish! (Even for google... heheh). I hope they keep it clean and steady, now.

But thank you Jon, so much!

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No problem glad it worked!!

Cheers,

Jon