What is IDP.Generic? And How to Fix This Malware Warning

Looking for a solution to get rid of this idp.generic malware warning?

Then you have come to the right place, as I haven’t found any valid solution elsewhere.


Yes, I know how irritating it feels like to see these warnings all the time from you antivirus application.

I’ve figured out the only working fix that will solve this problem completely.

So, let’s not waste time and get straight right into the main topic.

What is IDP.Generic?

FileTypeWin32 EXE
Target MachineIntel 386 or later processors
Files WrittenC:\Program Files\svhost32.exe
VirusTotal DetectionAVG
and 60 other engines
Virus TypeTrojan.Win32.Generic.4!c
Trojan ( 7000000f1 )
How It Spreadsvia email
unofficial software files
downloaded files
DamagesAdware installation
Data Theft
Injecting Malwares
Slow System Performence
False Positive RemovalAntivirus Update
Whitelisting False Positive
Complete RemovalMalware Scan
Windows Reset/ReInstall
PreventionAvoid Unoffcial Downloads
Avoid Opening Spammy Attachments

Idp.generic is a common term seen by most windows users using any antivirus in their PC. The acronym of idp means ID or Identification Protection.

The antivirus of your PC represents you many applications as the idp.generic malware.

Most of the malwares of IDP.Generic are Trojan viruses.

We’ll talk more about Trojan letter on in this post.

You’ll be a little bit confused to know that:

All of these threats aren’t virus.

Some of them might not be offender.

You should know that:

Antivirus often blocks your games and other useful applications regarding them as malwares of identity protection.

This property is also known as false positive.

Reason Behind IDP.Generic Being False Positive

The Prime reason behind this problem is mostly using a back-dated antivirus. If your anti virus has older versions then it will surely find it hard to detect which app is an offender and which is not.

Your antivirus also may assume your games, email service app and different other apps as Idp.generic malware as most of them uses your personal info.

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How to Get Rid of False Positive IDP.Generic Warnings

There are two best solutions for this problem. These are:

1. Updating your antivirus application

This is the primary task you need to do to solve this problem.

This step may solve all your problem at once.

It is very obvious that:

If your antivirus is up to date. Then it will surely know the apps that are free from any types of viruses.


On the other hand, if your antivirus doesn’t recognize the good apps then you can also change the antivirus, you can also get a new premium/paid one for better security.

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2. Marking the False Positive Apps to White List

Yes, this one is also a good step. I think you already know that there is a white list in every antivirus application.

If you don’t know about it, then let me enlighten you by saying that, there is a window in the antivirus application where you can add some apps to a list which will not be regarded as virus by your antivirus application.

This list is known as the whitelist.

Similarly, there is a black list too where you can add the problematic apps.

I’ve given the steps to enroll the false positive apps to the white list in avast antivirus. This process is almost similar on most antivirus.

So here the straight forward process:

1. Open Avast antivirus application as administrator.

2. Click on Protection tab and then select Virus Chest.


3. Now you’ll need to right click on the file and then select Restore and add exclusions.

4. Lastly after including all of the false positive files to the exclusion click OK to save the new settings.

If you still find this problem related to IDP.Generic warnings then the next part of the post is for you.

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What is IDP.generic trojan?

IDP Generic warnings might not always be false positives. They also might be serious problematic virus.

Trojan is a kind of virus that hide itself from antivirus by representing itself as a non-offending app.

Sometime IDP.Generic trojan virus are found in your computer. But you won’t recognize it that easily if it gets into your default gateway.


How to Detect IDP.Generic Virus Online

There is another way by which you can easily detect a virus or malware.

If you find a file always detected by your antivirus, then you can upload it to virustotal.com which is a free service from google to check if your file is a virus or not.

This is a very easy process. You’ll need to open this webpage and upload the file there and let it scan. After a few seconds, the website will automatically tell you if the file contains any virus or not.


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How to Completely Remove IDP.Generic

There are only two solutions for this problematic virus.

These are:

1. Using a very powerful antivirus

Yes, a powerful antivirus is needed to solve this complex issue.

Your question might be:

What do I mean by powerful antivirus?

A powerful antivirus is a capable one that can eliminate any virus very easily. And send regular updates to fix newer issues.

Any recommendation?

Sure, I myself use the Norton antivirus. This antivirus always satisfies me by its service. It sends regular updates and scans virus on a regular basis to secure my gaming PC.

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2.Reset/reinstalling your windows

Well, if you are successful with the set one then you don’t need to do this. Norton virus saved my life.

If you aren’t interested to get a powerful antivirus then this step is for you.

You can easily reset your windows from settings or reinstall the windows again. It may also solve your BSOD issues.

Yes, this will surely solve your issue.

But the problem is:

You have to lose some installation data. You might need to install all your apps again freshly for that.

I personally don’t want that you do this step. But if you don’t have any other option than this is the only way to go.

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How to Prevent IDP.Generic Trojan Virus


Actually, the prevention of this virus is more important than that of its remedy.

You can easily stay safe from this irritating virus. Here’s how:

Always scan the files which you download and take from any external hard drives such as pen drives.

Don’t download any file from email which you don’t recognize. Not even doc files. As doc files can also carry trojan virus.

Also don’t keep file like application crack, activators, serial key doc files in your computer. Most of the virus comes from the pirated apps.

Try to download the application/games from their official websites or any other trusted website/market place.

Keep your antivirus up to date to make sure your files are kept safe in your PC.

Always remember that your data are much valuable than the price you’ll be paying for a good antivirus. And that’s why we don’t recommend you to use free antivirus.

It’s obvious that a free application will never provide you the perfect service.

And that’s why I recommend you to use the paid version of Norton antivirus.

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Question: What is idp.generic warning?

Answer: idp.generic is a warning related to virus. Sometimes Avast and AVG antivirus marks good apps as idp generic malware.

Question: Why my antivirus is showing idp.generic threat for games?

Answer: Actually, this is not a problem of the game. Avast, AVG and few of the anti virus detects this applications as threats as they use some personal information of the user.

Question: How to stop idp.generic warnings?

Answer: It’s very simple. You can put your harmless files to the whitelist of your antivirus and always keep your antivirus up to date.

Final Thoughts

IDP.Generic isn’t world’s most deadly virus issue. But it gives you a whole new level of disturbance.

The solutions and preventions we have provided in this post will 101% work for you.

But you will have to use the exact steps without any change and get the best antivirus to secure your pc as well as you valuable data.

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