How to Fix Compromised Skype Account Issue

How to Compromised Skype Account: Whether you suspect that your Skype account might be hacked or you are confirmed that it is, in both the cases it is advised that your perform account recovery. A compromised Skype account can show many symptoms like calls are made that you didn’t recall making, unnecessary connections and bots are linked with your account and many more. If you also feel like there are some unwanted activities on your Skype, you need to recover the Compromised Skype Account as soon as possible. This article presents the method through which you can perform Skype account recovery in an easy way.

How to fix a compromised Skype account?

First and foremost, you need to change the password of your compromised Skype account. If anyone has gained access to your account, the only way you can kick them out of your account is by changing the password of your account. The steps to change Skype password is provided below.

  • Go to Skype Settings and then tap on Account & Profile.
  • Select the Your Account option under the Manage section.
  • The ‘My account’ portal will open on the browser you are using as your default browser.
  • Scroll down to go to Settings and preferences.
  • Select Change password option present here.
  • Sign-in to your account using the current username and password.
  • You will be asked to verify your identity by receiving a text on registered phone number or an email on the registered mail id.
  • Once verified successfully, you will be able to change your Skype password.

Note:

  • In case the registered phone number or email address has been changed and you do not know it, you can click on the link I don’t have access to these’. Microsoft will ask alternate phone number and will provide you the reset steps after verifying the details on its own end.
    • If you are not able to sign-in to your account using your current password, you need to click on the ‘forgot password’ link and then perform account recovery.

Once the password is changed successfully, you need to review account settings and restore the changes made by the hacker. Go to settings of your Skype account and check for any changes there and reverse them back. If you find any suspicious link into your inbox, delete it instantly. You also need to un-friend those connections that do not remember adding and remove unnecessary bots from your account.

Make sure to run a good antivirus scan in your system once you are done with the Skype account recovery. Also, the new password that you set for your Skype account must be strong enough to provide protection from further attack.

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