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Anti virus claiming router is vulnerable.

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corystes1
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Anti virus claiming router is vulnerable.

Avast anti virus is claiming my Plusnet router is vulnerable - open ports reachable from internet 7***

vulnerable to HNS-WAN-ACCESS.  Recommends opening a secure VPN.   Is it worth doing that, or is it of limited value?

If I did it is it easy to get back to the seisting setup?

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Baldrick1
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Re: Anti virus claiming router is vulnerable.

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All Plusnet routers are accessible in that Plusnet can remotely access them to update the firmware. This is nothing to worry about. A very good free test is provided by grc.com. Test all service ports with a Shields Up! scan, try it to check that all ports are stealthed. https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

jab1
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Re: Anti virus claiming router is vulnerable.

Personally, I take Avast warnings with a large pinch of salt - they keep telling me I have suspicious programs on my machine - when I check these claims, they are all demonstrably incorrect, it even tells me my Acronis Backup program is dangerous!Crazy

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corystes1
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Re: Anti virus claiming router is vulnerable.

Baldrick, thanks for the shields up! link.  Using it reinforced my suspicion that a VPN wasn't much value.

corystes1
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Re: Anti virus claiming router is vulnerable.

John,  I agree, most 'services' on the internet are full of dross, but it's worth checking for the odd nugget that's in amongst it.