Solved! Hacked router? Vulnerability Catalogue ID CVE-2017-14491

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While on my computer this morning, I noticed a small area at the bottom of my screen that said "Connecting:" and after that it was running through a bunch of words/phrases really fast. My first thought was that I've been hacked, so I ran Avast security scan and found an issue with my router: Vulnerability Catalogue ID CVE-2017-14491. I went to Netgear's website and did an update, ran Avast security check again, but I still have a problem.

I'm a novice - I don't know what to do next. Netgear's community forum indicates people having this problem, but Netgear isn't addressing it. This is the second router I've had this problem with (the first one wasn't Netgear). How can I make sure I won't be hacked? Will a VPN do the trick? I'm at a loss.
 
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