Is my Google account, YouTube channel or computer hacked?

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I was posting comments on YouTube then when ever I posted a comment it posts something with different username or added comments, like for example, my Youtube name is Mike and it posts as Jack, or my comment was hello and it posts someone else comment then mine etc. Is that an account hack? and what to do?

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I doubt it was a hack.If all you are seeing is a similar post after yours with a different user name then check the posting date and time. How soon after yours does the other show up? It sound more like an internet troll just re-posting your comments with his own twist because he lacks the creativity to post his own thoughts. Most hacks are for stealing information and causing problems, not for adding comments to social media.

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  • TheRealRaven
    If you type and post a comment and the content of the comment is different from what you typed, it seems highly unlikely that any "hacking" is involved.

    It's also unlikely that "hacking" would result in your comment being posted with a different user ID, though such a result could easily be seen if any other person has ever been using the same device. No "hacking" needed, just a different user login being cached.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Change your password with more complex one and see if this happens again Or you may stop posting for some days.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    One more thing, also check if you shared your password(s) with anyone of your nearby person. Also you can create another account (if possible) in YouTube and post comments by using this name and check if that happens again.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I would think an in-depth malware scan is in order. This is odd behavior that could be indicative of a malware infection. Use multiple scanners as they all tend to find different things.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Yes, if there is a doubt virus infection, you can scan/clean your system (assuming this is a desktop/laptop or a PC based on Windows) with a good antivirus like MWAV (free to use) and make sure that is not done by virus activities. It is better to scan/clean the antivirus in safe mode and run for all drives.
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