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Avast Showing Router Vulnerable To Hacks - Despite Settings Changes

maddyub
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Registered: ‎20-11-2021

Avast Showing Router Vulnerable To Hacks - Despite Settings Changes

Hi,

I wonder if someone could help me with this problem please?

 

I ran a network scan today with Avast, and for the first time since I've been using it (which is a number of years) it picked up a vulnerability named HNS-WAN-ACESS, which it say leaves my router open to the internet and to hackers.

 

I've followed all the instructions I can find online to remedy this, resetting the router, closing port 30005, turning off remote management and turning off Wi-Fi, yet the scan is still showing the same vulnerability.

 

Can someone explain what i need to do to fix this issue please?

 

Normally in this kind of situation I'd be inclined to think Avast was creating a false positive, but the fact that I've never before encountered this problem with Avast or NowTV leaves me concerned.

 

Thank you in advance for any help. 

 

 

 

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Baldrick1
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Re: Avast Showing Router Vulnerable To Hacks - Despite Settings Changes


@maddyub wrote:

Can someone explain what i need to do to fix this issue please?


This is an old chestnut. The answer is to stop using free virus checkers.

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