About the Idp.generic Virus
A Trojan Horse like Idp.generic can get activated in your system without you even noticing it, and if that happens, the consequences of the infection could be rather unpleasant. There are many things you can expect from threats of the Trojan Horse family and it is very important to leave the malware no time to finish its business – as soon as you learn about the presence of the malware in your system, make sure to take counteraction in order to prevent it from causing any serious harm to your computer or to your privacy.
Here are some of the things you can expect from malicious programs like Idp.generic:
Since Trojan Horse infections typically seek to obtain Admin rights inside the infected machines, they are usually able to access all of your data and also control the processes in the system. This, in turn, could allow such infections to keylog everything you type on your keyboard, to use your webcam as an espionage tool, to force your machine to use all of its RAM, CPU and GPU for different tasks and more. In many cases, the Trojans create networks of computers that are all infected by the virus. Those networks are used by the criminals behind the Trojan to complete large-scale tasks such as mass spam e-mail campaigns, Denial of Service attacks and even crypto-mining. That’s right, a Trojan may turn your computer, and the computers of thousands of other users, into their own personal tools for mining BitCoin or some other cryptocurrency. Needless to say, since most of your system’s resources would be drained by such an activity, you’d likely be unable to use our computer for anything.
The examples of how a Trojan like Idp.generic, “Drive by exploit”, Recorded You can be utilized that we have given here are only some of the more common uses of such threats. There are many other things that infections like Idp.generic can accomplish, as those are some of the most versatile malware tools used by the hackers of the Internet. Regardless of the specific goal of the malware, however, you must always make sure to take the necessary precautions and rid your system of the infection while there’s still time to counteract. In Idp.generic’s case, we cannot yet tell you what this virus may be after – it is a very new infection and the information on it is still somewhat incomplete. What we can tell you with certainty, however, is that you should definitely try the guide you will find below and use it to eradicate the infection.
Be careful with the removal process
Some Trojans are known for hiding their files among important system data in the machine. Furthermore, sometimes, a Trojan may disguise some of its files as legitimate system files by making their names similar to those of the real system files. This can definitely make it difficult for most users to delete the data related to the Trojan, which is why, if you are in doubt, make sure to consul us in the comments section and maybe use the help of the suggested malware removal program from this page.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||A Trojan may show no symptoms whatsoever, but it may also lead to all kinds of serious system disturbances such as BSOD crashes and software failure.|
|Distribution Method||The methods that can be used to spread Trojans are spam letters, malicious ads, illegally distributed programs and games, and so on.|
Remove Idp.generic Avast Virus
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: IP related to Idp.generic
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the Idp.generic.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and Idp.generic , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data – Idp.generic
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to Idp.generic . About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.