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“Generic.” is Malwarebytes’ detection name given to a category of files which trigger our generic criteria for suspicious files.


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

block Generic Malware.Suspicious

Malwarebytes blocks a suspicious file


Malwarebytes can detect and remove files detected as Generic.{malware} 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.