Generic.Malware/Suspicious

Short bio

Generic.Malware/Suspicious is Malwarebytes’ detection name given to files which trigger our generic criteria for suspicious files. This means they show characteristics that lead to believe they are malware.

Type of infection

Malware, or “malicious software,” is an umbrella term that describes any malicious program or code that is harmful to systems.

Hostile, intrusive, and intentionally nasty, malware seeks to invade, damage, or disable computers, computer systems, networks, tablets, and mobile devices, often by taking partial control over a device’s operations.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Generic.Malware/Suspicious using real-time protection.

block Generic Malware.Suspicious

Malwarebytes blocks a suspicious file

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Generic.Malware/Suspicious without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Generic.Malware/Suspicious with Malwarebytes Endpoint Security

You can use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v1.80, which is included in your Malwarebytes Endpoint Security deployment to scan and remove Backdoor.Vools.

Option 1
  1. On the infected machine, right click the system tray icon and click on Start Scanner.
    MBES start scanner
  2. Select Perform full scan.
    MBES scan options
  3. Click on Scan button.
Option 2
  1. Open CMD
  2. CD to C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  3. Run mbamapi /scan –full –remove -reboot

Possible false positives

If you recognize the detected file as legitimate, please let us know so we can whiltelist the file. If you are not sure, keep the file in quarantaine. When we receive a copy through our telemetry we will investigate and give it a detection name that tells you more about what it is exactly.

To report a possible False Positive
Please register at our forum.

Once registered
Go here: False Positives

Please read before reporting a false positive

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