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Offline Heewoon

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WiFi Inspector
« on: December 31, 2021, 09:23:19 AM »
Hello,

I am using Avast Free Antivirus and the latest version on Windows 11.
There is a feature called WiFi Inspector and it inspects my WiFi.
But, it always says that my WiFi password is weak.

1) I am sure my WiFi password is NOT weak.
2) How does Avast know my WiFi password?

A reply will be appreciated.
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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 12:19:57 PM »
2) How does Avast know my WiFi password?
How does your computer know the password so it can log on     ;)


1) I am sure my WiFi password is NOT weak.

https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/
http://www.passwordmeter.com/
https://bitwarden.com/password-strength/
https://password.kaspersky.com/

https://www.avast.com/random-password-generator#pc




« Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 01:48:39 PM by Pondus »

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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 02:43:00 PM »
Also your WiFi router hardware may also have a factory set default password.

See https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=default+WiFi+password
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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 01:57:06 AM »
Also your WiFi router hardware may also have a factory set default password.
Yes, I believe it is set to random characters. I am sure.
The question is does Avast take my WiFi password or not.
And also, how?
It shouldn't spy on me typing the WiFi password.
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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 02:11:51 AM »
When you loged in to your wifi network for the first time, you gave the network name and password to your Windows OS and now your OS have given that info to Your antivirus program

If you dont trust Your AV then dont use it


Microsoft support: Find your Wi-Fi network password in Windows
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/find-your-wi-fi-network-password-in-windows-2ec74b2e-d9ec-ade1-cc9b-bef1429cb678



« Last Edit: January 01, 2022, 02:45:22 AM by Pondus »

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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 02:30:46 AM »
Also your WiFi router hardware may also have a factory set default password.
Yes, I believe it is set to random characters. I am sure.
The question is does Avast take my WiFi password or not.
And also, how?
It shouldn't spy on me typing the WiFi password.

It isn't spying on you, it is doing the job you installed it for to look after you and warning you that your WiFi password is weak is just one part of that protection.

You say that "Yes, I believe it is set to random characters. I am sure." doesn't tell me that you have physically checked.

Use google as I have to see what your WiFi Router default password is, if it is a default, then it doesn't matter if it appears random.

I really was thinking I shouldn't have responding to your post, fighting what people suggests just confirms that doubt.
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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 01:42:49 PM »
I think what the other are pointing about, is the admin username password used for changing the router's settings.
which usualy have default username password. Which is different from the password to be able to connect to the network/wifi that usualy the randomly generated



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Re: WiFi Inspector
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2022, 02:49:09 PM »
It isn't spying on you, it is doing the job you installed it for to look after you and warning you that your WiFi password is weak is just one part of that protection.
Ok, thanks for the info!
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