Malware.Generic

Short bio

Malware.Generic.{id} are generic Malwarebytes detection names produced by Malwarebytes 4 and Malwarebytes business products. These generic malware detections are due to our new automated signature system called BytesTotal and DDS engine that are based on Machine Learning technology with 100% autonomous learning which don’t require any human interaction to correctly identify malware.. These techniques are part of Malwarebytes’ Katana engine and were developed for automated mass detection of wide ranges of malware and adware.

The id-nr usually contains several digits.

Types of infection

Based on closer determination, items detected as Malware.Generic can be categorized more precisely based on their behavior. Malwarebytes uses the underlying threat categories:

  • Adware
  • Fraudtool
  • Hijack
  • Ransomware
  • Riskware
  • Rogue
  • Rootkit
  • Spyware
  • Trojan
  • Virus
  • Worm

Protection

The Malwarebytes’ Katana engine detects unknown threats as Malware.Generic by using generic detections, Machine Learning, and other Artificial Intelligence techniques to protect users from malware that has not yet been researched and classified.

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