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Virus on my router?

  • 01-02-2021 8:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,834 ✭✭✭ kala85
    Registered User


    Could you there be a virus on my router?

    and if so how would I be able to check.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ ishotjr2
    Registered User


    in order for a virus to be on your router someone would need to inject code through an RCE/Buffer Overflow or rewrite the firmware (which is generally signed and encrypted by the vendor) or maybe load some config that does some code injection. In short it is unlikely.

    Check if the firmware is the latest - if not upgrade it. If router is still not right factory reset and reconfigure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 749 ✭✭✭ markmoto
    Registered User


    ishotjr2 wrote: »
    in order for a virus to be on your router someone would need to inject code through an RCE/Buffer Overflow or rewrite the firmware (which is generally signed and encrypted by the vendor) or maybe load some config that does some code injection. In short it is unlikely.

    Check if the firmware is the latest - if not upgrade it. If router is still not right factory reset and reconfigure.


    Or perhaps neighbors getting free Wi-Fi :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 lucytaylor01


    Virus in your router will effect on your internet speed, computer programs crash randomly, unnecessary pop up message. That means your router has infected with virus. You can use a dedicated router virus checker for solve this issue.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7 Btrfs



    Take a closer look at the keyword I've used... took me seconds for this list.

    So basically, make sure you update your firmware on a regular basis.

    Some of these vulns are not marked as "high risk" but that doesn't mean you should ignore the fact they are posted as potential threats.

    I'd say the list for 2022 is long enough, especially those with privilege escalation.



  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ HazeDoll


    Lads this thread is well over a year old..



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