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Generic.Trojan.Malicious.DDS is Malwarebytes’ detection name for Trojans detected by Malwarebytes’ Katana engine.

The detection names are produced by Malwarebytes 4 and Malwarebytes business products. These generic malware detections are due to our new automated signature system called BytesTotal and specifically the 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.

Type and source of infection

Trojans can be various types of malware that hide their true intentions and then exploit systems once they are inside. Common infection methods for Trojans include: – Downloading cracked applications or keygens – Downloading unknown free programs (games, screensavers, and simple, entertainment-related applications) – Opening infected attachments and macros – Opening an image or other type of file that is in reality an executable with a changed extension – Visiting websites that have been compromised or set up to infect users. This can also be a result of third-party content such as malvertising


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