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ginnyjoe

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can anyone tell me if a router can get a virus.
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Natalie Green

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No router can't get a virus. It must be inside your computer.


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ginnyjoe

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No it is not in the computer. We get redirected only when the wifi is used. Computers that are directly connected have no problem. iPad and phones only. Could the problem be with the server.
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Yes, a router 'can' be compromised, though it's very uncommon and unlikely.

 

A router can be hacked into if the router admin password was weak or by exploiting known vulnerabilities from this router. Then the attacker could change the DNS server in the router to a malicious one that could redirect you in some cases to websites with viruses etc.

 

You could factory reset your router and that set a strong admin password, and see if this still occurs.


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Than you I will try that.
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hope this works. If problem persist pleas report back.


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Yes this was done. Still the same. I will call the provider and see what they have to say. What I don't understand is that it is only the wifi. The computer directly connected is fine. Also purchased a new router and made sure it was a top of the line and again it is the same. It generates a very long and mixed up password.

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This applies to all browsers or any specific browser?

 

Other than your wifi did you have any other wifi connections?


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Not entirely true,bios/os of the router would have flashed,and would someone to do it locally,as in connected to the network on the inside of the router rather than the internet


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Yes your router can be compromised in a few ways. Here is a link that tells you a bit about some.

Any thing connected to the internet can be compromised and there is no shortage of people willing to try. 

 

http://www.pcadvisor...alware-3595477/


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