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MilanS
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Virus on Mikrotik (?) + formatting (?) router

Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:52 pm

Hello,

I got a message from my ISP. It says my Mikrotik router has a virus and must be formatted.

I would like to ask for little help. 2 questions:

1. Is it even possible Mikrotik can get a virus some way? I have non-default user credential since first login, so I think it must be really sofisticated to put a virus into Mikrotik.
2. Can be Mikrotik formatted? Is it same like upgrading firmware?

Feel free to ask for any additional information. I am not sure what everything is important to answer my questions.

Thank you very much.

PS: My Mikrotik model is in signature.
Milan

RouterBoard RB951G-2HnD
 
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Re: Virus on Mikrotik (?) + formatting (?) router

Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:48 pm

This is what happened to you:
viewtopic.php?t=133533

And I would recommend the added step of doing a Netinstall to insure your device is clean.
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Netinstall
 
MilanS
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Re: Virus on Mikrotik (?) + formatting (?) router

Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Thank you very much for quick reply.

Tell me, can I check some way if the router really has a virus? I have a bad relationship with my ISP (related to invoices) and I am not sure if ISP is not trying something on me. So, can I check he is true with the virus on my router?

I tried some web check from f-secure and norton and it did not find anything.

Now I am going to study the topics and fix it. Thank you again.
Milan

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Re: Virus on Mikrotik (?) + formatting (?) router

Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:03 pm

Two RB760iGS (hEX S) in series. One does PPPoE and both do IKEv2.
Running:
RouterOS 6.46Beta59 / Winbox 3.20 / MikroTik APP 1.3.7
Having an Android device, use https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard/releases (no root required)

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