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Short bio

Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for files that are detected by the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware module as unknown malware that displays characteristics of ransomware.

Type and source of infection

Ransomware is a form of malware that locks you out of your device and/or encrypts your files, then forces you to pay a ransom to get them back.

Ransomware can reach systems in many ways from infected email attachments to targeted attacks on RDP ports.


Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic protects users against ransomware that has not (yet) been classified.