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Short bio

Malware.AI.(id-nr) are detection names produced by the Artificial Intelligence module in 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 is usually around 9 digits.

Types of infection

Based on closer determination, items detected as Malware.AI 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


Malwarebytes detects unknown threats as Malware.AI by using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques without any specific detection rules to protect users from malware that has not yet been researched and classified. This helps protect our customers against 0-day malware.