People who are really into soft wares and hold really good knowledge about the soft wares and their virus, antiviruses, and stuff must have known or just heard about idp generic where the initial word stands for ‘Identity Protection’.
Now there is ‘n’ number of reasons for how your files can have infections of IDP generic. Now if the inbuilt or already installed antivirus software detects the virus then it is quite possible that the file would not open or say start. Similarly, it is for the other programs that have files that are identified as this threat. This one is commonly known as a false positive detection.
What is IDP Generic?
In a few cases, the cybercriminals disguise files as legitimate. They make their names identical to the legitimate ones which are eventually not detected by the already downloaded software. Though in this case, it is advised that you double-check and then scan the virus using a different program. Also, make sure that the software is up to date because it may happen a lot of times that the older version of a certain file gets virus inside it and slows it up.
This one is a trojan, password-stealing virus, ‘banking mal’ ware and ‘spyware’
Now to avoid, installation of any kind of virus what measures you can keep in your mind are download files or soft wares only from trusted and official sources or web sites only. Another thing, it is super important to keep your software always updated as it sounds normal but can be a real threat when it comes to viruses.
Also, you gotta be alerted that the information within the antivirus database frequently keeps changing so that the virus detection can check it out even after the database update.
Now in case you don’t wanna check up on your virus technically then what you gotta do is, where the trojans are mainly to filtrate the victim’s computer. You can get disturbed by email attachments that are affected, social engineerings, and software cracks. It can take up your bank details, passwords, identity thefts can also happen.
This one is called a virus by a lot of third parties software products and that is why there is this very big confusion regarding whether or not, idp generic is a virus.
So, factually the questions crossing your mind regarding what it is, you should delete it or not, is it a false flag, what the exact cause is, etc.
How To Know if Any File Is Virus
For any third party anti-virus software, there are two ways of telling whether a file is a virus or it is not a virus.
The first method goes to comparing the files which are doubted of having a virus with a list of known, common viruses and if the name of the virus is in that list it has to be deleted or quarantined. If its a trojan, it has to be quarantined and this one is like really common however cybercriminals are pretty smart these days. They are not like idiots, they would not name a virus as unknown, they would not like to say that it is so and so virus-like its name and so hence this one detected and deleted because what they do is they want your computer to be infected so what they do is, name the virus as a genuine windows program.
Even then the anti-virus software products will try to diagnose them and delete them and keep creating the list but eventually, that takes some time.
Now for a fact, you may assume a situation in which a cybercriminal just created a virus and you just downloaded software to your system or say a free software to your system which was not free to block this virus along with it, now the point is how would the anti-virus software know about it and should they keep their reputation at stake by letting it go.
The second method goes for detecting whether a file is a virus or not and this method is by using a reputation score. In this case, what they do is, they assign tags to files and the IDP generic tag is one such tag and is called a holistic detection which basically and simply means that it doesn’t have a good reputation score. It may be a new file, it may not have been downloaded by a lot of people or maybe it has not been detected on a lot of other systems so it may be a little virus and it may not be a virus where the super important point is that how can you check it.
So, the first question arises that did you download any free software recently from an unknown source, if yes then it is advised that you delete the particular file and that software as well but it’s totally up to how you wanna do it.
The second option is that you can use the virus total website. You just gotta search the virus total on any search engine and open the virus total web site where they have an option for you to upload the file. Click on choose file, choose the one you want to get checked, and then the results would be displayed where you will get to know whether or not your file is genuine.
The third one is that while you purchased an anti-virus software and a paid antivirus software subscription which allows you to delete diagnosed viruses. However, you can also use a third party anti-virus (any of the free ones) and just for a double-check like if you still doubt like if you used any other than you could use avg, McAfee, Norton, etc. in additions to check if it is a virus or not and if they say its a virus-like if a three or four antivirus products confirm and it survives then it is always better to delete it and if you are very sure that you have excellent cyber practices, you have very clean cyber practices. Then you may consider pulling that file out of quarantine.
Now it is completely on you how you deal with the issue of your files but the main point is, if now only we become up with stuff then these viruses won’t affect the system like by keeping it updated. And by changing the information pretty frequently and then always keeping a check on it with whichever software you are with
And even if by any means your software catch up on the virus and you feel an issue as if there’s something with the working of the software, like abnormal working then you gotta follow the measures to get the virus out of your software super soon.