Wi-Fi Inspector is a protection feature in the Avast Antivirus software that scans your PC for vulnerabilities and detects the security issues that pave the way to threats. The Avast Wifi Inspector is also designed to secure your network and the devices connected to it.
Avast Wifi Inspector Download
You cannot download the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector feature separately. Since the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector is a protection feature in Avast Internet Security software, you can download the Avast Internet Security software to get the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector.
Carry out these steps to download the Avast Internet Security software on your PC:
Before downloading the software, remove any previously installed antivirus software on your computer.
Also, disable the Windows Defender security if you have a Windows computer.
Close all the running programs and open the default browser.
Navigate to the official Avast site and locate the Avast Internet Security software that suits your operating system.
Click the Download button near Avast Internet Security and select your device location to save the downloaded file.
Wait until the download is complete.
After completing the download, open the downloaded file to run the installation.
Avast Wifi Inspector Setup
Carry out these steps to set up the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector on your computer:
Download the Avast Internet Security software on your computer.
Go to the Downloads folder and locate the downloaded Avast file.
Give a right-click on it and select the Run as administrator option from the pop-up menu.
If the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box appears on the screen, click the Yes button to allow the software to make changes to your computer.
In the Avast Internet Security setup window, click the Install button and wait until the Avast finishes the setup.
When the setup screen displays the "You are protected" message, click the Continue button.
When the network window appears, turn on the firewall slider button and close the setup window.
Now, you can view the Avast icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Give a right-click on the Avast icon in the system tray and select the Open Avast user interface option.
To check whether the Wi-Fi Inspector protection is enabled, click the Settings button and select Components.
Verify whether the Wi-Fi Inspector slider is ON.
If you are not able to set up the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector protection feature on your computer, contact our technical support team for remote assistance.
Avast Wifi Inspector Turn Off
Carry out these steps to turn off the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector protection on your PC:
Open the Avast Internet Security software on your computer.
In the Avast user interface, click the Settings button and select Components.
Toggle the Wi-Fi Inspector button off to disable the protection.
Avast Wifi Inspector Dns
The Avast Wi-Fi Inspector scans your PC for malware attacks. When it detects that your router is infected or displays the "DNS hijack found" message, you need to fix your Wi-Fi router settings to protect any unknown threats. Follow the below-mentioned steps to fix the router problems when the DNS is infected or hijacked.
On the screen displaying the Avast Wi-Fi Inspector scan result , select the Go to your router settings option to access your Wi-Fi router's administrative interface.
Enter your login credentials in the required fields and click the "Log In" button.
Go to the left-side panel and select Internet Settings.
Navigate to the DNS configuration section and disable the DNS Relay, Advanced DNS, and mydlink (if available) services.
If you have configured the Dynamic DHCP settings, set the DNS configuration to Auto.
Make sure that you have emptied all the DNS server records.
Otherwise, fill up the IP addresses of DNS server fields with a public DNS server.
After verifying the necessary settings, click the Save Changes button to apply the changes.
Now, reboot your Wi-Fi router and scan your computer using the Avast WiFi Inspector.