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Avast network scan causing confusion!


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#1 reggiereg

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 08:12 AM

Hi All,

 

I've just run an Avast  "Home Network Security" scan which came back with "your internet connection is compromised" and "your device is not configured correctly"

 

It thinks my router is configured correctly, but identified the problem as the windows 7 PC that I ran the scan on.

 

Whilst identifying that it thinks there is a problem, it doesn't say what it is!

 

Are there any other scans/guides I could use to secure my network?

 

Kind regards,

 

Reggie.



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:13 AM

I have found bitdefender to be the best and least intrusive

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:52 PM

I thought bitdefender only scanned for viruses, do they have a network scanning tool?

 

Perhaps, they do not on the free tool! Could you please provide a link to what you meant,

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:22 AM

I've just performed a scan using Zemana, which found  a nasty "Worm:VBS/Akuza!Es" with: 

 

Object             : %systemroot%\system32\gathernetworkinfo.vbs
MD5                : 2AE808CB0D9A667B0CF41EA74B3B9BAC
 
However looking at this makes me less worried.
 
1) is this file dangerous
2) could this be why Avast reports a network security problem?


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:03 PM

http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Note the "other e threats"

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitdefender

 

Read this for a better understanding of Avast's network scan

https://blog.avast.com/2014/11/04/avast-2015-new-feature-home-network-security-scanning/

 

you can easily google the same info about your router without it.  You shouldn't need software to tell you having a unencrypted wifi access is not a smart idea :-)


Edited by Wand3r3r, 25 January 2016 - 01:04 PM.





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