06-13-2018 01:03 PM
Hi, BartJY! There are still no confirmation if gateways (modem + router combo) might be affected with the reported VPNFilter Malware. We believe that VPNFilter is proliferating itself using known vulnerabilities in older versions of router firmware (that customers haven’t updated) as well as utilizing common default credentials. To be safe, we recommend to update the device's firmware to latest, do a hard reset, or change administration password periodically. For your perusal: https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=246427
06-13-2018 03:30 PM
@BartJY It is recommended in order for the new firmware to work properly. You may then go ahead on the reconfiguration process. These links might able to help us out; https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=183943#T1 and https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=142526.
06-14-2018 07:42 AM
Hello @BartJY. Glad we can help. That is a good question. well, if you were successfull in updating your router's firmware and your network is working well with the update then, we don't see any need for you to reset. But, if you must, then we recommend a Hardware reset for you to configure your network to your liking.
06-14-2018 10:50 AM
Okay, to be clear, with the EA7500V2 Wi-Fi router that I have, if I’ve upgraded to the latest firmware and all connections work, I do not need to perform a Software or Hardware reset to safeguard my network from the VPNFilter Malware? Is that correct?
06-14-2018 11:21 AM
Yes, that is correct @BartJY. However, if you want to verify this, just click here and take time to read the advisories and the notes regarding the vulnerabilities. Also, you can check there the list of Linksys devices that are and are not affected by the vulnerabilities.