I am using windows 7 and am using a 2WIRE router from Bell to access the internet. I am using Viper for my main anti-virus/ firewall / scans, plus Malware byte and mal-ware, crypto-prevent, and Hitman Pro as additional programs to scan my computer. I have had virus infections three times since buying this second hand computer in December. The last effort caused me two have my external drives cleaned by an expert firm and reformatting and installing everything fresh except for data that I had stored on the external drives. The last several days I have been experiencing programs that refuse to open, mouse pointer that that would not move properly, and moved on its own, and the internet that would lock up. This did not happen all the time, but usually when I would open the computer. If I ran a in-depth virus scan the computer would work fine. None of the programs found any threats outside of cookies occasionally. I have solved the problem by using the recovery program to move Windows back to a time before these problems started, and it seems to work fine.
My question is, can a router become infected? Is it possible it was infected from the earlier virus and is trying to re-infect the computer. Is it possible to run a scan of a router?
I hope I have posted this in the right place. Any thoughts would be appreciated.