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Antispy Guide: How to Reset Messenger After Being Hacked

By Last Updated: October 7th, 2022Categories: Antispy

I still remember the day when my Facebook messenger account was hacked. It was a dreadful experience; I was called by a friend who informed me that I kept sending him links to weird websites as well as adult content.

Knowing that I would never do that, especially if one takes into account the fact that most of my friends have kids whom they want to protect from pornography, I instantly realised that it was not me and that it was someone else using my account.

That’s how I realised I was hacked.

Apparently, I’m not alone: one in three people will get their phones hacked at some point and the results could be much more serious than just sending pornography to contacts.

So, if you are one of those people let me show you what to do and how to reset Messenger after being hacked.

Part 1: What to Do if you Have Been Hacked on Messenger

In my case, Messenger is one of the most important tools I have. It is both a way to communicate with friends and family, as well as a way to connect to the world and conduct my business.

Thus, I didn’t even bother with home remedies and quick solutions. I instantly went to ClevGuard’s website and downloaded their product.

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ClevGuard is a great anti-spy app that a friend of mine uses to protect their kids. It can protect all your devices from malware, as well as spyware, and even direct attacks! It can block access to your phone’s camera and microphone, and notify you of potential security leaks that could jeopardise your passwords.

And it is extremely easy to boot, too!

Just do the following:

  • Download and install ClevGuard on your device.
  • Launch ClevGuard and tap on Scan to have it look for malware and security hazards.
  • Click on the Fix all to remove all threats from your device.
ClevGuard Reset Messenger After Being Hacked

Ance once you’ve done away with the threat, you can move on to resetting your Messenger. At least this is what I did.

Part 2: How to Reset Messenger After Being Hacked with Facebook’s Tools

Now that your Messenger is hacker free, you can move on to the part where you reset it and then make it even more secure.

And the first step is to retrieve your Messenger. This means taking back control of your account and kicking out the Hacker if they are still logged in.

Here is how to do that:

  • Launch Messenger.
  • Click on your Account (next to your profile picture).
  • Go to Account SettingsSecurity and Login and tap on it.
  • You will see the devices where you have logged in and their location. You can end those log-ins if you see one that you don’t recoginse. (You can also keep track of the hacker’s location and IP).
Messenger Settings Reset Messenger After Being Hacked
  • Then, go to Change Password.
  • Put in your old password and the new password twice and tap on Save Changes. This will kick the hacker out immediately.
Messenger Password Reset Messenger After Being Hacked

Part 3: Take an Extra Step and Secure your Devices with McAfee Total Protection

If you really want to cover all bases, you can add one more tool to your arsenal of anti-spy apps. McAfee Total Protection.

McAfee is an all-rounder antivirus that offers some of the best protection options for all users.

  • You can completely forget about viruses and other malware with its database that is constantly updated.
  • Nothing can get past its firewall.
  • You can surf the web freely, knowing you are protected by its VPN.
  • And you will not even notice you are being protected as it will not interfere with your day-to-day activities.
  • Also, it is extremely easy to use.

Just click on the button below, and find out for yourself.

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Conclusion

Whether they are active users or not, almost everyone in the world has a Messenger account. Messenger is a fun way to communicate with people, after all. And chances are that almost anyone you meet will have a Messenger account to share with you even if they don’t have any other means of communication. Or, at least, they don’t want to share them.

This is why it is very important to keep an eye on your account and make sure to protect our privacy from hackers. Especially given how devastating the effects of being hacked can be, both on a personal as well as a professional level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I log into Messenger without the app?2022-03-14T18:07:50+00:00

Yes. You do not need the app to access Facebook Messenger, even though the app has been optimised to run on specific devices, and trying to access your Messenger through other means might prove to be quite cumbersome.

If you want to avoid using the Messenger app, you can access Messenger by logging into your Facebook account on a computer browser (Desktop version, if you are on your phone, even though this doesn’t always work).

Can I deactivate Messenger but keep Facebook?2022-03-14T18:06:58+00:00

No. You cannot have Facebook without Messenger as the latter is a part of the former. However, you can still only use your Facebook account and never bother with Messenger. Not even download the app on your devices.

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