Get rid of idp.generic virus now!
If your personal computer is attacked by a virus or malicious software, you can receive a warning from your antivirus program about the presence of idp.generic in the OS. As a rule, this file can be contained in some additional programs; for example from Spotify Web Helper. Such a message can be both real and false.
It is imperative to understand such an error since the presence of malware will affect the operation of your system. Often, idp.generic occurs if antivirus software such as AVG and Avast is installed on your PC. Let’s explore what idp.generic is and how to get rid of the problems associated with it.
Here you will find out:
- about idp.generic
- methods of how to fix this issue
- when DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
What is idp.generic?
The antivirus software integrates the Identity Detection Protection function (abbreviated as IDP), which detects IDP.generic in the system. This feature is designed specifically to neutralize Trojans, virus software, and virus attacks and prevents theft of files in your file system.
The .generic file type indicates that the file is generic, so when this threat is detected, the antivirus first isolates and deletes the file. However, be careful. As a rule, antivirus software often leaves a message on the monitor screen about an existing threat. These messages are often false. Therefore, the best solution would be not to delete the idp generic file right away but to use another antivirus program and re-scan the file. In the event of a repeated threat, it is ultimately safer for your system to get rid of the idp generic.
Nevertheless, the antivirus response is a software reaction to the file. In the event that the idp generic file is perceived as a threat and is removed, some software, such as Spotify Web Helper, will not be launched later or will work with errors.
Where does it come from?
Now let's look at the specific reasons for the anti-virus message about the threat of the idp.generic file. First, this is usually not the most current version of AVG or Avast. Therefore, these two programs might consider the idp.generic file to be malicious. Second, you may also need to download the most current Java software as well. If this is the case in both cases, you should update your Avast or AVG software to the latest version. According to the latest information, Avast and AVG have in their latest patch data on the problem with the idp.generic file. If this action was unsuccessful, update Java. Follow the instructions below to update:
- right-click on the Windows icon on the left side of the taskbar,
- select Control Panel and go to Programs,
- find the Java program in the list and in the Updates tab click on Update Now.
To update your Avast software, click on Menu in the upper right corner and go to Update. Select Check for Updates. After the end of the problem, check if the message about the threat of the idp.generic file of your OS appears again.
When it becomes a problem?
What if the idp generic threat message is true and not a false positive? Of course, you can run a sweeping scan for more confidence. However, there are several clear ways tome sure the message is not false. The first is the location of the virus file in the temporary folder. Typically, trojans and virus software are contained in a temporary folder.
If the path of the virus file corresponds to the temporary folder, you should suspect the presence of a virus in the system. Second, the viral idp generic file is executable in all cases. In the event that this file is obtained from an unverified source, you need to be very careful when opening it. After all, it is the executive files that are often recognized as viral during scanning, and when they are opened, the system crashes and personal information leaks.
Thirdly, look at the name of the suspicious file. More often, if the name does not correspond to the purpose of the file, this may alert you to the possibility of a viral file.
How to deal with it?
For many users, when a message appears about a possible malicious idp.generic file, they try to remove it from the OS. However, this is best done if this file is not attached to another important OS program, otherwise, it can lead to a crash and other software errors. Considering that there are reports of a false message from antivirus software, there is no need to rush into this action. First, try bringing your antivirus and Java updates to the latest version, reboot the OS, and scan the system again.
If the message is repeated, try downloading different antivirus software and scan the system again. However, if this method does not help, the antivirus software will inform you about placing the idp.generic file in quarantine or deleting it. You can delete the file yourself, but this is a more time-consuming process. To prevent such threats in the future, keep your antivirus software and Java up to date by enabling automatic updates.
You also need to remember that the threats of the appearance of a virus program from the Internet are also relevant. In such cases, you should always carefully monitor emails from unknown sources, additional software downloads from unverified sites.
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