Hi there. I am looking for a way on how to delete a recurring threat with the name IDP.ARES.Generic which is in a temporary folder in Appdata/Local. I tried everything I can to remove the virus but every time I press ‘remove’, it says “Removing the threat has failed. Access denied.” I have scanned the entire system with several security tools but none of them helped. Is there any other way I can remove the virus for good? And why AVG cannot get rid of it? How does it come to my system? Any help will be highly appreciated.
IDP.ARES.Generic is a generic detection that may come from malicious website or any legitimate websites that have been hacked without your permission, then it badly damages your computer system. Upon execution, it drops its file components using random file names. Location and folders will depend on the variants, therefore it will be very difficult for anti-malware program to delete all its components from the system. As similar as other Trojan viruses, IDP.ARES.Generic virus can be used to download other dangerous viruses onto your computer. It can slow down your PC performance, as well as corrupt your routine applications. This is the reason why you cannot open some of your programs or they generate unexpected errors. Worse still, it has the ability to gather the important data stored on your computer and then upload them to the remote server. As a result, your sensitive information such as email address, phone number, usernames, passwords, and credit card details will be stolen by cyber criminals to obtain illegal profits.
IDP.ARES.Generic Virus could hijack your home page and search engine, redirect you to irrelevant websites and generates various ads to annoy you. Its malicious components can alter browser settings and other important system settings without your knowledge. Once the change is made, your PC will perform weirdly. You will notice CPU usage can jump to over 80% even though you have no application opened. It takes much longer than before to start up the computer or open any web sites as well. You will also experience unexpected system crash issues, computer stuck problem or blue screen of death. Traditional removal by using anti-malware products is usually hard to delete this virus completely. We recommend PC users to get rid of IDP.ARES.Generic virus manually instead to make sure all the virus files, registry entries or other contents related to this Trojan can be gone completely.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once IDP.ARES.Generic virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
IDP.ARES.Generic is categorized as a malicious Trojan virus that can be a great threat to worldwide computers. This infection is usually detected by AVG Internet Security antivirus and it triggers destructive damages to computers with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. The virus can be installed by visiting pornographic websites, opening junk email attachments or downloading freeware from a corrupted website without caution. Once running, it can launch a variety of attacks on the computer including reducing your PC performance, displaying numerous random pop-up ads, hijacking the web browser to unwanted web pages or even messing up your registry entries and generating unwanted error messages. You also may notice that computer performance is getting poor, blue screen of death or computer freezing problems occur randomly which drive you crazy. This virus can open a doorway on infected computer to allow remote attacker to gain full access and steal sensitive information including user name and passwords that are stored on the PC. In a word, IDP.ARES.Generic is a high-risk virus that should be deleted as quickly as possible.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on October 22, 2015 1:08 am