Can a VPN from a desktop client hide activity from Trend Micro on ASUS routers

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BoBB

New Around Here
Hey everyone. I was wondering if you had aiprotection enabled and you was on a Mac or PC with a VPN service like Nordvpn (Desktop Client) if the vpn hid all traffic from Trend Micro on Asus routers such as RT- AC68U. I would also like to know if you ran a VPN on the router itself if Trend Micro could monitor you also. I have read the forums and have nothing against Trend Micro. I have nothing against how they use url blacklist and all that stuff with aiprotection sending back to them. I use it myself. The only thing I want is if I want to be anonymous for a few minutes and do something sensitive I dont have to worry that they have a way to monitor me even with a vpn that is encrypted. Thanks
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
A VPN connection to only one secure endpoint (yours) is not a way to hide anything from anyone.

If you want to be anonymous you'll have to find an offline method to do so. :)
 

BoBB

New Around Here
I understand anything such as a vpn can be compromised. But a vpn or tor is about as good as we can get to being truly Anonymous for a couple of minutes. It’s not perfect but for the Majority of people it is good enough. I’m not wearing a tinfoil hat and think that the nsa is after me. I would just like to know since trend micro has their aiprotection on the router if they can see everything I do if I have a vpn running on a pc. Would also like to know if they can see the same if the vpn is setup on the router.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Two ways to raise suspicion. One, connect to a suspicious site. Two, connect to a VPN to connect to a suspicious site. Either way, you've raised suspicion of anyone interested.

If you're going to a suspicious site even for a second and even with a VPN, your activity will be flagged for someone.

If you want to be anonymous online, use someone else's computer and their ISP without them (or anyone else) knowing it. :)
 

K-2SO

Very Senior Member
I would just like to know since trend micro has their aiprotection on the router if they can see everything I do if I have a vpn running on a pc. Would also like to know if they can see the same if the vpn is setup on the router.

VPN client on the router - AiProtection is operational
VPN client on your PC - AiProtection can't examine the traffic
 

BoBB

New Around Here
I thought that might be how it would work but it makes sense K-2SO. So to stay as safe as someone can use the vpn client on the pc. Thank you very much.
 

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