Avast Anti-Virus and NETGEAR Router GENIE Interface

I spent almost 2 days trying to configure a new NETGEAR WNDR4500 wireless router.

Out of the box, the router worked great, and had no problems, but when I got into the GENIE admin interface to make changes, it was an exercise in futility.

It looks like the browser based UI was rewritten to take advantage of ajax calls to give administrators a better user experience than the tried and true old administration interface.

But in my case, clicking on links in the interface would result in blank pages, or the “spinning circle” to keep spinning and not go away. Sometimes the links would work, sometimes they wouldn’t.

This got pretty aggravating when the problem prevented me from updating the router firmware, or even changing the password on the router.

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