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Yes, it has a router, but what was the reason to block Avast?

Can modems be infected with viruses?

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Yes, it has a router, but what was the reason to block Avast?

Can modems be infected with viruses?

I'm not sure about modems being infected.  Surely, your ISP has the ability to administer the modem and router remotely.  I'm on cable, and have a separate router that I purchased.  I disabled remote administration in the router and set a password so that others in the house cannot modify its settings thru it's web interface.  Of course, anyone that has physical access to the router can do a hardware reset to default which will blow away the password, etc.
AMD A6-5350M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 8.0GB RAM, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE11
i7-3610QM 2.3GHZ, 8.0GB Ram,  Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Win7 Pro SP1 64bit, IE 11
Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

tfe

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OK, thanks to all people who participated in this thread and helped to solve my problem.