What is IDP.Generic Malware

What is IDP.Generic Malware

IDP.Generic Malware refers to a generic detection by anti-virus programs like AVG and Avast. If you have one of these anti-virus programs and it has detected a seemingly legitimate file as IDP.Generic, it’s likely a false positive. You were likely trying to install a video game or some other program when the detection popped up. The detection is generally not associated with any specific program but it does appear to happen more often when installing games. If it’s a false positive, the detection is harmless, though the repeated notifications can get annoying.



IDP.Generic is used for generic detections, though it’s often a false positive. But checking your computer for malware is still a good idea, especially because malware can sometimes be disguised as legitimate files in order to avoid being detected. However, the malicious files are often located where they shouldn’t be, so it’s not difficult to tell when a file is disguised as malware.

Check the location of the detected file and make sure it’s where it’s supposed to be. If it’s in the correct location, it’s likely a false positive. You can try whitelisting the file to stop the anti-virus from detecting it but that may not necessarily work. You will likely need to wait for the anti-virus program to fix the issue on its end.

We strongly recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus programs other than Avast and AVG. Make sure your chosen anti-virus program does not share Avast’s malware database. If a scan does not show anything, the detection is most certainly a false positive. If the file was malicious, you would have also noticed weird computer behavior. That includes random pop-up ads and redirects, a slow computer, and programs crashing without a reason.

IDP.Generic Malware removal

False-positive detections are quite common, especially with anti-virus programs that are more sensitive to suspicious behavior. Generally, even when you are sure a detected file is a false positive, you should nonetheless scan your computer with anti-malware software or upload the file to VirusTotal to check for malware.

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