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Avast Securty 14.9 is giving a vulnerability warning

mynameisrobo
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Avast Securty 14.9 is giving a vulnerability warning

Firmware on my R7000 is V1.0.9.88_10.2.88. When I try to upgrade, it says that I am current.

No real details from Avast on the vulnerabilty. Here is a screen capture.

Screen Shot 2021-06-08 at 3.38.02 PM.png

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Avast Securty 14.9 is giving a vulnerability warning

> Firmware on my R7000 is V1.0.9.88_10.2.88. When I try to upgrade, it
> says that I am current.

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/2069376#M186506

 

> No real details from Avast [...]

 

   Not much I can do with that.

 

   I can't (yet) see your picture.  In-line images must be approved
by a moderator before others can see them.  The time required varies.
Attachments have no such limitation.  Of course, attachments have their
own one-per-message limitation.  In the mean time, copy+paste is your
friend.

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Portwey84
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Re: Avast Securty 14.9 is giving a vulnerability warning


@mynameisrobo wrote:

Firmware on my R7000 is V1.0.9.88_10.2.88. When I try to upgrade, it says that I am current.

No real details from Avast on the vulnerabilty. Here is a screen capture.

Screen Shot 2021-06-08 at 3.38.02 PM.png


You're 5 firmware updates behind the most current one:

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000063684/R7000-Firmware-Version-1-0-11-123-Hot-Fix

 

Auto router update doesn't work on this router, well it has never worked on mine AC1900 model, so just disable it.

 

As for firmware updates, I recommend you do a manual check at least once a month because that's the only way you'll find out if you're on the most up to date firmware.

 

 

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: Avast Securty 14.9 is giving a vulnerability warning

The vague message you received is hardly an indication that Avast knows what it is talking about.

 

These things happen from time time to time:

 

Search - NETGEAR Communities – avast security

 

Security software is great at throwing up scary messages. They are often down to errors in its own software.

 

Try starting here:

 

Security Advisory | About Us | NETGEAR

 

 

Just another user.

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