Several users have reported cases to get idp.Generic infection and virus alert while using AVG or Avast antivirus. This surely indicates a malware attack because the AVG or Avast software appears with the following message:
"One of your programs behaves strangely, which could indicate malware. Path: C: Windows System cmd.exe; Infection: IDP.Generic. "
Sometimes, some users encounter this infection when they use Avast Antivirus software. Generally, idp.Generic infection means that the infection has been identified by some sort of Identity Protection Segment.
Generally, this represents a generic file that has been recognized. This represents a false positive with the reason why this could have happened due to some outdated versions. Often, such errors or infections can be easily corrected when using preventative methods.
How to Fix IDP.Generic Virus?
In this article are mentioned some possible methods for repairing IDPs.generic error.
Method 1: AVG / Avast Software Update
The idp.generic false positive is well known in applications such as AVG & Avast Antivirus. The easiest way to fix this error is to update the AVG or Avast antivirus software to the latest version. You can try this by following the steps mentioned below:
- Open the AVG software. Go to the menu bar, and then go to the Settings tab.
- From there, you must click on the Update option. Then try to update the definition of the virus as well as the program. Wait a moment.
- Restart your PC to see if the error has been resolved or not.
Method 2: Modify the AVG / Antivirus Software
If the same error repeats, you should stop using the AVG software or the antivirus software that caused the error.
Method 3: HashCheck File Analysis
In many cases, it has been observed that idp.generic may also indicate a false positive to the user. Some users had to use the VirusTotal software to analyze the problem by scanning all the associated HashCheck files, but none of the AVG software and even the Avast antivirus software kept fixing the error.
So, for that, you must follow the mentioned steps:
- Try to update the Avast software if you are using an older version of the software.
- Reinstall HashCheck
- If this does not work, you may want to temporarily disable the Avast software.
- Restart your PC and check if the problem has been solved or not.
Method 4: Use VirusTotal
Another method is to install and use the VirusTotal software. This is a software service that helps to analyze problematic URLs, folders, and files. The VirusTotal software service also helps to expose viruses, Trojans, worms, and all types of malware and infections identified by anti-virus engines.
When you install the VirusTotal software service on your PC, here are some steps you can take to work better and detect errors:
- Go to the Browse button. Copy and paste the following command line into the File Name field:
C: Windows System32 rundll32.exe
- Then select the Open option
- And click the Send File icon at the bottom of the VirusTotal page.
Reminder: If you receive a message indicating that the files have already been submitted, simply click the Rescan option.
- Now wait until the scanning process is complete.
Many users do not realize that every time they use their PC (whether to surf the Internet or check their emails), something happens in the background. There are many hidden applications that can never be seen.