KEEP YOUR DEVICE UP TO DATE
This is the first and most important step for your security because every update is having all the required information which is important to identify a new type of viruses and malware. It's really important to keep your apps, browser, OS and all other software updated.
KEEP YOUR RECOVERY MOBILE OR EMAIL ADDRESS UPDATED
Please make sure you have an updated email address or mobile number linked to your account. This will help you to get all the important notifications if someone will try to do something fishy with your account.
USE PASSWORD MANAGER
Use a password manager to keep your passwords secure and this is not only one reason for which you can use a password manager because some of them give you the flexibility to generate the most secure password and update time to time as per rules.
SETUP TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Two-step verification is a really important and useful process to make your account more secure. If you will enable it then you need to enter a unique code for login which is really good. This makes it more difficult for someone to hack your account.
GOOGLE SECURITY CHECKUP
Google security checkup is a tool that you can use to find out if something is harming your account silently or if you need to make any required updates related to passwords or permission for accounts.
REMOVE APPS AND BROWSER EXTENSION YOU DON'T NEED
Remove unnecessary apps and extensions from your laptop or phone because if you are not using something you should not have it. Avoid installing unknown apps or apps from unknown sources.
SIGN OUT FROM DEVICES YOU NO LONGER USE
Always sign out from the devices that you no longer use. Follow the below steps to secure your account:
1. Go to your Google Account.
2. On the left navigation panel, select Security.
3. On your device's panel, select Manage devices.
4. Select the device and then sign out.