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Topic-icon My Avast Says My Router Is Infected.

1 year 2 months ago #3928 by Jiya-Palit-google

Hi Friends,

My Avast gives a popup sometimes saying the router is infected. Is it even a real thing or just an adware trying to get me buy some stuff?

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1 year 2 months ago #3929 by KelvinLew

Is this what you see after the smart scan? You may manually runs the following steps to resolve it forever. Hope it helps :)

Solution 1

At first, you have to check the connections to the router. Now, reset the factory default setting of the router and change its admin password.

It goes on and solves the problem. It is advised not to use any previous password.

Once you set the new password, you have to go to Internet Setup. Now, change the DNS 1 (primary setting option) to to make it work. And, change DNS 2 (secondary setting option) to before ‘Save and Apply’.

Now, click on ‘OK’ and wait for a moment.


If you want to check ‘Is my router infected or not after this?’, you have to run Avast scan again.

Solution 2

Are you still getting a similar message on the top of your computer screen? To avoid this error, you can go for Avast SecureDNS feature.

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