Idp.generic Avast Virus


This page aims to help you remove Idp.generic Avast Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.


Idp.generic Avast Virus

Wide range of files might be detected as infected with IDP.Generic

A new and very dangerous malware named Idp.generic has been spreading online these days, posing a threat to the regular web users. This threat represents a new addition to the family of the Trojan Horses. If you are on this page, it is very likely that this malware has sneaked into your system without you knowing about it and i may have started some very malicious background activities. Trojans are famous for their ability to undertake various damaging activities, while remaining hidden for long periods of time. That’s why it’s vital for the regular web users to know how to safeguard their systems, and how to detect and remove such threats on time, because once a piece of malware like Idp.generic enters the system, no visible signs of its presence may be present. At the same time,  the damage caused by the Trojan can often be irreversible.

Security experts are informing that there has been a spike in the amount of newly created Trojan Horses in the last several years. Therefore, it does not matter what device you are using to connect to the Internet – it could be a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone or some other device. The essential thing here is that you have to protect it against these threats. That’s why we suggest you read the information that follows closely, particularly if you suspect that a Trojan horse named Idp.generic has sneaked inside your computer.

Idp.generic is an advanced Trojan Horse piece of malware, created by a group of hackers with malicious intentions. The specifics of this infection are still to be closely studied, since the nature of the Trojans is very versatile. However, so far, what we can tell you about Idp.generic is that the detection of this malicious piece of software in the system can be very challenging. The reason is, this advanced infection has the capacity to hide deep within the OS, and even imitate some essential system files and processes. This is done in order to mislead the users and stop them from identifying the infection on time.

The Idp.generic Virus can infect you secretly.

Idp.generic Avast Virus

A lot of users are getting the idp.generic virus detection on their files

Typically, some legitimate-looking file, ad, or a link conceals the malicious code and acts as a transmitter of the virus. It could be an attachment to an email, a misleading ad, a torrent, a clickbait link, or some random pop-up message prompting you to visit a particular website. One click is all that it takes to contaminate you and, unfortunately, there is often no way to know that you’ve been compromised unless you have a reliable antivirus program that can detect the malware. However, sometimes, even the antivirus programs may fail to identify the infection, particularly if the virus definitions have not been updated in a long time. If this is your case, or if you do not have a reliable antivirus program, then we strongly suggest that you follow the Removal Guide below. The instructions there will assist you with quickly and reliably identifying and removing Idp.generic. In addition, investing in a security program can help you prevent other stealthy infections, such as Ransomware or Spyware, from entering your computer, and can also help maintain your system in the future.


Name Idp.generic
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans rarely show visible symptoms since they try to hide deep in the system for as long as possible.
Distribution Method  Spam, malicious email attachments and fake ads are common distribution methods for Trojans.
Detection Tool

Idp.generic Avast Virus Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

Idp.generic Avast Virus

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Idp.generic Avast Virus


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

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    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

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    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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