FIX: idp.generic infection error

FIX: idp.generic infection error

A many of you have probably noticed while using the Avast Antivirus, it shows the users with an idp.generic infection on your system files.

The idp.generic infection warning is a threat notifies by the Avast Antivirus Software while it detects some viruses on your system files.

So, if it shows an idp.generic warning on your computer, then you need you to need to remove the infected file from your computer to fix this issue.

But there are some files on your computer system which are very important to you and which you can’t delete it from your system.

So if your Antivirus Software is showing the idp.generic warning, then I recommend you to follow the below steps to save your virus infected file.

FIX: idp.generic infection error

1) Update your Antivirus Software

The idp.generic error may occur as because you are using an outdated Avast Antivirus Software.

Therefore the easiest way to fix the idp.generic is to update your Antivirus Software which is creating the issue.

To update the Avast Antivirus Software, you have to follow it quick simple steps.

  1. The first thing you need to do is open the Avast Antivirus Software and go to Settings.
  2. Click on Update and restart your computer after updating.

Updating the Antivirus would resolve the error.

If not check the other steps which is discussed below.

2) Use an another Antivirus Software

According to some tech enthusiast, the idp.generic warning is a mainly false positive(which wrongly indicates that a particular condition is present).

But though it is false positive, you cannot completely say that it is wrong.

Therefore, to make sure whether it is false positive or not, you need to check using another Antivirus Software whether it can detect a virus on the file or not.

If the new Antivirus Software detects the same virus infected file on your system, then you need to delete the file from your computer.

Moreover, there is a software where you can analyze the malicious files and URLs to detect the type of malware.

The only thing you have to do is select the file and the software will automatically analyze the file and let you know whether it is malicious or not.

The name of the software is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

3) Uninstall and Reinstall Avast Antivirus

You can also follow this method to fix the idp.generic warning error.

The only thing you have to do is uninstall the software and install it again.

To uninstall and reinstall it,

  1. The first thing you have to do is go to the control panel and click on the Programs.
  2. After locating to the Programs option, click on Uninstall a Program.
  3. After you find the Avast Antivirus Software, right-click on the application and click uninstall.
  4. After you are done with Unstalling, Reinstall it again.

If you could follow this method, it would definitely resolve the issue.

4) Check whether it’s False Positive

As I have told above that, False Positive is a result which is shown by the Antivirus that wrongly indicates that a particular error is present on your system.

Therefore it is better to check whether it is false positive or not, the only thing you have to do is choose the file and placed it on the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software. It would tell you whether it is a virus or not.

If it is a virus, then you should delete the virus infected file from the system.


The idp.generic infection warning is the weirdest error you would find which eventually stops the program form working.

Therefore it is better to resolve it as soon as possible.

Above I have mentioned some of the steps to fix this issue.

I hope one method out of five methods would definitely resolve the issue.

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