Making Sure my PC is Secure and vulnerability free?

Hello Awesome people

This morning My gmail went crazy and sent email that there is suspicious activity and logged me out from everything .

The email said " Someone might have accessed your Google Account using harmful malware on one of your devices. You’ve been signed out on that device for your protection."

I went and gained access , changed password, changed password for many sesntive things, and did scan for my Pc ( with TrendMicro Maximum Security , and Malware Bytes ) and nothing was detected .

Reached out to google , and they said it could be a false alarm.

But I want to be sure, can you suggest tools tools to scan and make sure nothing is undetected ?


Make sure you check any third party apps connected to your Google account.
If nothing is being detected are you sure that it was a desktop computer? Did the email from Google mention what device it was?

If you are very worried you can reset your computer using a Windows installation media. Make sure to do that on a separate computer that isn’t infected tho.


I remember it was mentioned by techlore few tools from Norton & Kaspersky and other stuff , all are portable and free but good way to have multiple security tools to scan your systems … do you know this?

I wouldn’t recommend any antivirus software, Windows Defender is included and offers pretty good protection. From a privacy perspective it makes sense to just only use the included anti virus.

You should watch Techlore’s video about antivirus:

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Don’t think that was us, just for the record.

Aside from doing basic scans and a full system reset (if you feel it’s necessary) - it’s safe to call this a false alarm. I’ve had the same warning given to me before as well.

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to piggy back on this, if you use windows defender definitely check out if there are any security alerts in general like:

  • Real time Protection is enabled
  • there are not exclusion folders listed
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