Originally Posted by i2D
If you have wifi switched off , then no point config WPA2
If you have wifi switched off, your only connection to the router is via the LAN and WAN.
If your LAN devices are affected and have direct access to router mgmt portal then yes , anyone who hacked your device can gain access still.
If your router mgmt port is exposed to the internet then again an external attacker could compromise the device.
Thanks for replies everyone ..
The router is a TP Link AC1200 MR400. I updated the firmware and configured everything to the best of my knowledge.. however, this is rather limited. If I understand what you mean with router mgmt and that being the part of the router that is for accessing it from WAN then this as far as i know was disabled
I have standard antivirus like avg or avira but theyve never shown anything untoward.
I have tried to run various malware scanners such as malwarebytes / emsisoft but its either not allowing a proper download or it will not run them without error. I even downloaded them to a laptop that I was hoping was not infected and copy paste to usb stick but after doing this and putting usb into pc the files were automatically deleted, tried zipping them.. but it would not allow this to work eiter
Not sure whats best to do next.. any further help would be great..!