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Microsft account [email protected] has blocked the laptop.

Q: Microsft account [email protected] has blocked the laptop.

My daughter ha opened a microsoft account as it was prompted by Microsoft & she had opened a account [email protected] .She had forgotten the password when opened the account.Now the laptop is not opening and asking for the password .The laptop
was not having the password before and it was not understood how by opening a microsoft account it has created the password for windows OS and the laptop is not operating.
I have tried many times to reset the password BUT in vain.
Please help.

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so i installed norton 2010 the other day (bad decision), and ever since it wont allow me to access my gmail account on any browser.

i cleared my cache on every browser, cookies... everything. you name it, i cleared it. i Uninstalled norton, restarted, and STILL cant access gmail.

it just keeps telling me theres a loophole or something, and it never loads. something to do with HTTPS? i used another computer to access my gmail, and it worked! i even set the settings in gmail to use HTTP, instead of HTTPS.

but for some reason even after i uninstalled norton, i still cant access it.

pleeeeeeeease help!

A:norton blocked my gmail account

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I have an outlook.com and a gmail account. They are both listed when I use Win 10 Mail on my desktop and older laptop. I just got a new laptop and I want to add to it, the same gmail account to my Win 10 Mail. It seems that I have to set up a new gmail email account and not simply transfer the old one over to the new laptop? I don't know how the other computers have both email accounts listed. Please help. Thanks.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8073 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 226 GB (177 GB Free); D: 10 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 827E
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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The laptop does not respond to the MS password. It is brand new and I set it up about a month ago but of afraid to use it since.I have followed the MS instructions to reset the PW  but Iafter several minutes I cannot get any further than the pretty picture on the screen .any advice would be most appreciated 

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I have a computer linked through a SSH/VPN network connection, however I noticed there is simply no way Windows able to login to any Microsoft account, be it trying to create a new one, or sign in for an app such as market. While I can view the market without issue, but unable to sign into download any app through the SSH/VPN network.

Is there any work around for such issue or Windows online account just not made to work through these types of connections?

All the error messages in W10 really not helping at all, just "something happened", duh~

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I ask this question every now and then to see if anyone else may have had this problem and solved it.
I use one particular Yahoo mail account daily on my desktop.Until a year ago I could sign in from my desk top or laptop.
About a year ago Yahoo requested that my password be change. They wanted something longer and more secure. Since then I can sign in fine from the desktop but the laptop gets the "Invalid username or password" message when I try to sign in. This happens in both IE and FF. I can sign in to a different Yahoo mail account from the laptop with no problem. It is just my main account which will not allow me to sign in from the laptop.
I thought it might have something to do with Comodo Internet security 2012 but this was just uninstalled and reinstalled due to another problem.
I even E mailed my username and password to the laptop ( using a different yahoo account) and cut and pasted to the sign in page.Still no luck
Doing internet searches I have seen this exact problem but have yet to see a solution.
Also the the "Invalid username or password" message comes up so quickly it does not seem that enough time goes by to have queried Yahoo about signing in.
Not sure what would be internal to the computer to block a password or username.
Suggestions are appreciated
Best Regards

A:Laptop blocked from a specific Yahoo mail account

About a year ago Yahoo requested that my password be change.I got exactly the same message in an email (twice), but I reported them to Yahoo! as Spam -Always recheck the sender and if it is a Genuine Email, or just more Spam - There are methods with opening the Email header -Never had another problem as I figure it was garbage -

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I have created a new account in Gmail. When i enable the system to import mails from old yahoo account, system accepts the user name but for password of Yahoo, it shows an error of password missmatch of that account while i daily logs in with same user name and password of Yahoo. I changed my password of Yahoo but results are the same. Please help.

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I have just changed third-party Internet Providers for another company. I lost my email addresses in the transaction. It was a very small company so I could not transfer my email addresses to new account. So I won't have to go through that hassel again I opened gmail accounts.

My question is can I set up my gmail accounts as our default email accounts we access through Outlook? If I can, how do I do that? I have never even set up email on my new laptop, I just went through IP's server which was a hassel. I usually use one account on one computer and my husband uses one on another computer. I hate having to go to the gmail page. No I don't want all the bells and whistles Google is offering. I just want to turn on my computer, click on a link and open my email in a program I know how to use? I can't find any help through Gmail. Everything I found cost me. That leads to a second question. Does Google have a technical support phone number? One that does not cost?

Anyway, my computer OS is Windows 7 and I am using Outlook from Office 2003 on one computer the other computer uses Windows XP and Outlook from Office 2003.

A:Solved: Setting up Gmail account as default account

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A:How to add secondary gmail account to my gmail?

You missed an email address on the top if you'd like to remove and edit the image
How To Combine All Your Email Addresses into One Gmail Inbox

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Hi, my browsers (I.E. 9, FF and Safari) are all blocking gmail. They were blocking google and youtube before, but now these sites are loading normally, but gmail still is blocked. I've ran Malawarebytes and Combofix (I know now I should not have done it, just followed bad advice online) without trouble but without further success, Malaware at the beginning cleaned some files and Combofix removed a couple of files, I have the logs to post if you would like. I've checked the Hosts file, and it looks like it is correct. I'd appreciate any kind of help. Thanks.

A:Gmail blocked in all brouwsers

Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNS CacheReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logClick Go and post the result.Retest if you can access Gmail and include the result in the post as well.

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I recently changed from gMail to a email client. Why is my email being sent to the email address I want it to, then immediately after to literally my gMail (<name>@gmail.com) account, is there any way to prevent this ?

A:To my email account - to gMail account ?

Very confusing post...please explain in more detail, as specific as you can. What email client are you using?

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Hi there,
I have been dealing with a very strange problem this week in that the email app on my Ipad which use a gmail address will not work at all for several hours in the evening. Also, at the same time my PS3 console is unable to access the playstation network (also uses the same gmail address). I am able to still access my gmail inbox via broswers on both my PC and Ipad - but the app itself will not work at all. Other google related sites like youtube also become inaccessible via login (even with a different gmail address). The google search engine also performs strangley on both my Ipad and PC.

The strangest part I feel is that everything is fine in the mornings (no symptoms), but once I return home from work the problem exists and remains until about 11pm and everything returns to normal. This has happened three nights in a row.

After running a quick scan with Malwarebytes, it found "pup.offerware" which sounds rather nasty from what I've read.

I find the problem tricky to explain due to its weirdness, so my apologies if this explanation didn't come across very well. Any help would be amazing!

Many thanks and here are my logs:


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Username at 9:04:06 on 2013-08-31
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.64.1033.18.3071.2323 [GMT 12:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Disabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
F... Read more

A:Google/Gmail access blocked across devices

Bump, please.

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I blocked some people on Gmail. Now I want to know if they sent any emails or chats. Where are they stored? Or they are lost forever?

A:Where are the chats sent by blocked people saved in Gmail?

If they are not in your Chat Label in Gmail then they are gone forever.

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I support a network of 12 computers, all of which run through one hardware firewall. One computer on my network is getting a 404 error when trying to access www.gmail.com, or if they click the mail icon on yahoo.com. All other internet access seems ok on that station, and gmail and yahoo mail work on every other station.

I checked for blocked sites, allowed sites, and tried turning off the software firewall on that particular machine. The last reported problem by AVG Pro was startpage.cza INSTALL_FP6_WU_R88.EXE. All of my research on that showed that it was a false positive.

Any ideas?

A:yahoo mail and gmail blocked? Virus??

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Hi there,
I find this problem very tricky to explain due to its weirdness, so my apologies if this explanation doesn't come across very well.

I have been dealing with a very strange problem in that for several hours of each day (usually in the evenings) my Ipad suddenly refuses to send and recieve mail via the Ipad mail app. Also, during these same periods my PS3 console is blocked from the playstation network. My PC running XP mostly remains fine except youtube is often inaccessible via my gmail login and some sites appear to slow down, while most sites (non-google related) appear to behave as normal.
Strangely, I am still able to access my gmail inbox via web broswers on both my PC and Ipad - but the Ipad app itself refuses to work at all.
The problem only exists for periods of a few hours each day and then everything returns to normal with no problems of notice.
After running a quick scan with Malwarebytes, it found "pup.offerware" which I removed.
Any help would be amazing! Many thanks and here is my log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Username at 21:50:49 on 2013-09-04
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.64.1033.18.3071.2111 [GMT 12:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Online Armor Firewall *Enabled*
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C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen... Read more

A:Google/Gmail access blocked on multiple devices

My problem no longer exists. Could this thread please be closed/deleted? I could not find how to do that myself.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2020 @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3970 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1793 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467193 MB, Free - 418169 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0478VN
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I keep logging .into my gmail account and it never works it blasts me out I am never there

A:what is going on with my gmail account?

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I'm new, so sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I've been having trouble with my gmail account since it was hacked, changing the password, security question and secondary email, and i've lost the original email about my account. Gmail are being very unhelpful and not doing anything about it, I wonder if anyone on here could offer any support, or is my Gmail account just gone for good?


A:My Gmail Account

Hello Richard, and welcome to TSF
Was it hacked while useing OE or on the internet?

Are you asking how to recover your account or hack back into it?

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A few days ago I ran Malwarebyres (free version) and it found a couple virus that I deleted per its recommendation. A couple days later when I attempted to log into mt Gmail Acct my password had been changed, not by me. I changed it and logged in several times before today when I got the message that the password was incorrect that I was using, but this time I did not get a notification from gmail that the password had been changed. I changed it again and changed my security question.
Is my acct highjacked still?

A:Gmail Account

Greetings Dave and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps are a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me about i... Read more

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Just bought an Asus laptop with Win 8. My first experience with Win 8. I will start with the simple stuff. I would like to use my Gmail account without creating another Hotmail email or any other email account. I would also like the home screen Email icon to open the Gmail account. Is all this possible? If so, how?

A:Can I have Gmail without having a MS account?

It might already exist. Go to Settings in the Charms Bar, Settings then accounts. is your Gmail account there?
If not see here
Check or change email settings: Windows 8 Mail

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I have been locked out of my my Gmail account it told me wants my mobile phone number I do\ not have a mobile phone never did now I can not get my account did anyone else have this happen or know where to get my account back ?

A:Gmail account ?

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I've been trying to get to my Gmail account but I get the message that says:

Your browser's cookie functionality is turned off. Please turn it on.

Which part of Internet Options for Internet Explorer do I need to fix?


A:Gmail account

try here, ~67 or at that same spot, Internet options-->Privacy. I don't use IE much, but it should be set right... mine may be a little "tight"... even if it's just a backup to use for updates and online scans.

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i just have a simple problem....i have a dial-up connection and use the internet explorer window to access my gmail account...recently...i have not been able to access my email account from either internet explorer or sbc yahoo dial up windows...i've already deleted all the temporary internet files and cookies...i'm not sure what other programs i have on here...what should i do?


A:cannot log into gmail account

Do you have a firewall?

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Anyone have a Gmail account? How is it?

Have any invites

A:Gmail account

I have a gmail account,barely use it,got it for the status quo
If I get an invite I will pass it along.

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I want to remove my Gmail account from my Windows Live Mail set up.

Not used to Windows and can't find a way to delete it from Windows Live desk top set up, though have deleted the Gmail account at Gmail online...

Any help?

A:Getting rid of Gmail account

Tools>accounts from menu bar
If you cant see the menu bar hold down alt

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may i have an invitation for gmail pls

A:want to have a gmail account

PM me your E-mail address.

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Hi Folks,
I get this when trying to send an email using my Gmail account in Thunderbird portable (I use POP3).
Firefox Forums are unable to explain it.

A:Gmail Account

Did you check your settings? Are you sure that you have the correct name and password on Thunderbird?

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Does js73 or anyone else know how I can get a gmail account?

My name is Elizabeth, e-mail is [email protected].

Thank you!

A:Gmail account

maybe you can find one here.

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I tried this on Ubuntu 14.4 lts, firefox and thunderbird newest, have asked at google forums but no reply:

How to Migrate Your Google Account to a New One

it works until it should download all into thunderbird: does not happen. Not even into the email, even less into the local folder, and even less into the new email. Any ideas?


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I have a gmail account named 'ajaykavhalep14589' but I have forgot my password. To reset the password, it's asking OTP sent to registered mobile no. Since, my mobile no. is lost, is there any other way to log in my acc. And I dont know the month&year they ask to log in for. Pls help. My gmail acc. is linked with my social apps.

A:Gmail account log in

theres little you can do
did you setup any alternative recovery email
if not , then all you can do is report the issue to gmail, using the recovery form

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Hello All,
Forgive me if this has been posted before. I am a newbe!! I've just purchased a new netbook with Windows 8. I've tried to sync my Gmail account to the mail app without any success. I have read through this forum and I have followed the instructions to create an 'app-specific password' however I am still getting the following message: 'That email address or password didn't work. Double-check them and try again'
Any suggestions?
Many Thanks

A:Syncing Gmail Account

First off, what program are you trying to sync Gmail emails to?  Second, did you go to http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#settings/fwdandpop and configure gmail to Enable POP & Imap for your email program to be able to use either method, to retrieve emails from gmail?
Third, did you follow the information at http://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/1668960?rd=1 regarding setting up your email program for retrieving emails from your gmail account?

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Dears all ,
I hope you are fine .

Please , could I get your help , I have problem when I try to use Outlook 2010 to open my Gmail account ,

Firstly , I must tell you I used all the ways by pop3 and IMAP and read more about that but till now I can't .

Best regards .

A:Gmail account with outlook2010

Please Dears I'm waiting your Reply .

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Here's the thing... My S.O. used my personal computer to retrieve his email from his Gmail account. I also have a Gmail account but when tried to get my email, lo and behold here was my S.O.'s email and not mine. I can't find it any where and have tried everything I can think of. I deleted his account from my comp., tried to re-registar to gmail, even tried to get a new account. Can anyone help me and my ignorance of this problem?? Tx

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About six weeks ago, both my Gmail and WoW accounts were hacked. I recovered my accounts and changed my passwords on a clean computer, and ran Avast, Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials. They found a few viruses and they were deleted, and I received no more trouble.

However, just a few days ago my Gmail and WoW account were hacked again. I once again recovered my accounts, changed my passwords on a clean computer, and ran the same three anti-viruses. This time, however, they didn't find any viruses.

I very strongly doubt that someone got a hold of my passwords because a) no one knows my passwords, and I change them regularly, and b) the accounts were accessed from China both times (and I live in Canada). Both times, the hacker changed my passwords, and despite having access to a lot of other information, only used my WoW account to sell in-game items.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance in helping me find what I assume is some sort of keylogger. Thanks!

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Windows at 23:07:12.10 on Mon 02/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.355 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

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A:Gmail and WoW Account Hacked

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


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I am brand new on here and I like ask a question. I have been locked out of my gmail account for the 1st time ever and like to know can gmail lock you out??

I don't even know what I did and I need to get to my emails asap!!

Can anybody expalain this to me please.
I hope I didn't do anything that I am unaware of and if I did I want to fix this ASAP!!!

Can anybody explain this to me.

[Email Address removed for your own protection]
Michael Ladd

A:locked out of my gmail account

Had that happen to my wife with Yahoo mail.

it occurs when either your account is hacked, or you make numerous bad attempts to log-in.

Its best to use alpha/numeric password

To re-gain access you need to contact gmail and have them reset you password. Usually they do this through an alternate email, or security questions
I cannot access my account - Gmail Help

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I went to Montreal in June and since then with the ie, I can open my gmail account to read but I can't send my mails, every time I sent a mail, it gave me the error that the mail is not save and error #707. I google and search of that error, it said that I had to disable the tabs contents.... I managed to do so, but nothing happened... still can't sent.

When I open the account with the firefox, I can do read and send with no problems.... how can I correct it?

Since I tried to correct it, now each time I open my laptop, I got another error said that I have to reinstall the application, I don't know what application that I need to reinstall.... Does it mean that I have to reformat the laptop? I self taught on computer so I would say that I am a very novice for it... So please help me out with it. Thanks for all the help that I can have. I appreciate it very much.

A:gmail account with error #707

Maybe try an IE Reset.

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When I try and set up a 2nd google account it tells me i can't have a specific user name because someone else has it. Its so specific that it must be one I set up in the past but I cant access it. When I sign out of my gmial account and then select choose a different account it only gives me the one option, which is my main account.

Anyihelp would be appreciated.

A:Gmail account problems

If that account is in use that you can't use it. You will have to attempt to recover that account using the Google support page: https://www.google.com/accounts/rec...ohFFNZT3RBAFpXCCecfnqF3PA0DkJAcjOpZMGFemo32sw

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Recently my WoW account has been hacked 3 times. Now I know how - someone managed to access my Gmail account. In the gmail activity there are couple of suspicous IPs comming from Korea and China accessing my account. If needed, I can post them.

So I ran antivirs scan (Free Avira) but found nothing. Theres no other signs of outside activity on my PC. But the fact that my password to WoW, Battle.net and Gmail accounts have been changed couple of times is, I believe, enough evidence.

So here I am. Files attached. I do have access to win xp cd.
Hope I covered it all.

Quick question - should I change passwords to, for example, bank accounts? I mean - perhaps the only way they access my accounts is some kind of keylogger, which would make changing passwords pretty silly now. Please advise.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jarekexe at 029,18 on 2011-04-30
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1250.48.1033.18.3327.2259 [GMT 2:00]
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
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A:Someone is hacking to my Gmail account


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I was looking in Google's Advanced Settings to look up a stored password and I found a strange account name stored with all my other Gmail accounts. When I clicked on Show Password, there was no password.
Is this indicative of someone hacking in to my computer?
I have a secured wireless network. Could someone have cracked my password? It's long and complex. The idea of having to reset my router and reprogram all my devices is not pleasant, and I hope I won't be forced to do that.
HP laptop
i7 3630QM
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Thanks in advance.

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GMAIL accounts that have not been accessed for more than Blank days may be deactivated. can you tell me the number of days before GMAIL account becomes deactivated if you do not loggin ?

A:GMAIL account Policy ?

Its quite a while. About nine months I think.

Yes it is nine months

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Hi, I just want to set up outlook express and use it for further activities as i am facing problem for setting up the outlook and its linking through the Gmail account.

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I've tried using the Mail app, Calendar app and the Settings > Accounts page. All have the same result - I see the Google login screen very briefly, then an error indicating that my network connectivity is bad (it's not), and once that is closed, I get an error code: 0x800b0109.

That error indicates some sort of certificate trust issue - but I can log into the same account with any of the browsers, including Edge. I've tried clearing the IE SSL state and I've looked at the certificates but I don't see anything wrong.

Any ideas? I'd really like to add my Gmail + Calendars + Contacts to this machine!

Thanks for any tips,
Mark Smith

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I logged on to my Gmail account this morning, and found that the vacation setting was on. I thought this was strange, as I hadn't set it, so I opened the settings and found that it was set to send some dodgy mail to anyone who wrote to me, inviting them to meet online and sending a link to some pics (obviously, I didn't click this link).

Then I checked my sent messages to see how many people it had been sent to, and found that not only had it been sent to people who wrote to me during the night, but also that a different mail had been sent to a whole list of people whose addresses were all very similar:
pers-(then some letters and numbers)@craigslist.org

The mail said only "heyy, i think we can fill each others ad " - with no link. One person actually replied to this wanting to meet up!!!

The subjects headings were replies, like "Re: Fun witty guy Looking - 26 (Central Point)" or "Re: anyone real? - 19", suggesting that they might be replies to dating posts.

I do not look at Craigslist.org, and have not looked at any dating posts anywhere.

How has this happened from my email address, and how safe am I now? It seems to be back to normal now.....

Thanks for any advice you can give.


A:Has my Gmail account been hacked??

To read: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/586...B4eB3JLpcFLZA5

E-mail spoofing

A feature of the protocol that email is based upon is that the email message itself has a number of spaces (data fields) for information like the "intended recipient", "sender's email address" and the "return email address", "CC", "BCC", etc etc. within the email datagram (think of email like a picture postcard with spaces for the sender name and address as well as name and address of the person it is being sent to).

What someone has done (or rather set up a piece of software to do) is send a spam email to so many million email addresses with the sender's FROM email address set to be the same as the "intended recipient's" TO email address. This is done for two main reasons, partly to try to get past email spam filters that filter on known spammer's FROM addresses (or email domains) and partly to hook your interest in getting an email from yourself - which it achieved.

So the spammer is not sending spam email from your email account (that is - they are not hacking into your account and typing messages), but simply using your email address to send spam email to you. Just as if you had got a picture postcard through the post addressed to you with the offer of cheap Viagra but was signed with your name.
You can also try a program like MailWasher.

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When attempt to open gmail, a window appears, stating: "The connection to www.google.com was interrupted while page was loading" HELP!

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Hi Is there any way of removing/deleting a Google account/ gmail from a win 7 pc ie9 I don't have the password and when I go through the password recovery it says no record of it. I looked at doing a restore but don't have a restore point early enough, if I reinstall windows will that remove it or will it come back with the reinstall, hope you can understand this.
Regards Gunner

A:Gmail/ Google account

Hello there,
We need a bit more detail, as your question is quite confusing.
Are you referring to deleting a Gmail account permanently, so you cannot login to it anymore? Also, just to clarify, Windows is completely different to Gmail. Re-installing it won't affect or delete your Gmail account.
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I have a gmail account which is mainly for work-related things. I don't wish to use that account for YouTube activities. How do I switch between the two, or better: how do I set it so that when I go to YouTube, it defaults to my home account, not my gmail account (my home account is on Thunderbird.)


A:I'd like to use another account for YouTube, not Gmail

Using Windows 7.....

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