IDP.ALEXA.51 - How to remove

IDP.ALEXA.51 is a malware detection label. It’s used by antivirus tools to indicate software that could be dangerous (for example, it could be trying to steal your information).

Sometimes, IDP.ALEXA.51 is detected in safe and harmless programs. In these cases, it may be a false positive detection.

You can check whether a program is truly malicious by checking it with other antivirus tools, online tools, evaluating its reputation, and asking antivirus support staff for advice. If the IDP.ALEXA.51 detection was warranted, remove the malware from your device.

About IDP.ALEXA.51:

Threat type Trojan,

spyware.

Dangers of IDP.ALEXA.51 Stolen personal information,

compromised privacy.

Possibility of it being a false positive Check the detected file/program with other antivirus tools, such as Spyhunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac, and others,

decide if the file is reputable and trustworthy.

Remove IDP.ALEXA.51 Let your antivirus tool remove the IDP.ALEXA.51 threat,

if you think that the detection is a false one, add an exception for the file or program in the settings of your antivirus tool.

About IDP.ALEXA.51

Detected by real-time security

IDP.ALEXA.51 is a malware detection name. This name is used by a few antivirus vendors, including Avast and AVG. It does not refer to any specific malware family.

For IDP.ALEXA.51 to be detected, the malicious file needs to run and behave suspiciously somehow. Then, the real-time security component, like the behavior shield of Avast and AVG, detects the process and shows the IDP.ALEXA.51 warning.

So, the file itself may not be detected as malware, but once it starts working, the IDP.ALEXA.51 warning shows up.

Privacy threat

The name “IDP.ALEXA.51” indicates that the malware is related to private information. It could turn out to be a serious security issue:

  • Spyware programs can steal credentials that are saved in your browsers, email clients, and other online apps.
  • They can steal and even change clipboard contents (one use for that is replacing bank account numbers and crypto wallets in order to steal money).
  • Some can take screenshots of your device and steal your files.

Other malware that may be similar includes IDP.Generic and IDP.ARES.Generic.

Even though it’s difficult to say exactly what threat a particular IDP.ALEXA.51 virus poses, this detection should still be taken seriously.

False positive?

Online, many people say that their IDP.ALEXA.51 detections are mistaken (false positives). Popular games and established software tools that are harmless get detected as IDP.ALEXA.51. Photoshop, Outlook, Age of Empire, Binding of Isaac, and other programs have been labeled as IDP.ALEXA.51 for no good reason.

These are honest mistakes on the part of the antivirus companies. Sometimes, antivirus tools are too cautious and label benign programs as malicious. Different antivirus tools have different rates of false alarms.

Heuristics (general rules and guesses), behavioral analysis, and AI are the most likely methods to produce false alarms. However, they’re also the best ways to detect novel malware. So, you should not assume that every IDP.ALEXA.51 detection is false. It likely indicated real malware and it should be investigated.

IDP.ALEXA.51 being detected by Avast and AVG.

How to remove IDP.ALEXA.51

Check the infection

When IDP.ALEXA.51 or another threat is detected, it should be moved to Quarantine or deleted by your antivirus software, depending on your settings.

If you get repeated IDP.ALEXA.51 detections, then something that could be a file that is launched automatically when you log on. You can find what programs launch at startup in your settings:

  • On Windows, open the Start menu, select Settings, Apps, Startup.
  • On MacOS, open System Preferences, Users & Groups, Login Items.

You can find the details of the detection in the antivirus warning. When the IDP.ALEXA.51 warning appears, you should be able to view the details of the detection. This will show you the file path to the malware – you can see what program was detected. Then you can remove the threat yourself. You can also try another antivirus tool.

After this, you may want to reset your passwords so that, if they were compromised by IDP.ALEXA.51, they cannot be used by malicious actors.

See if IDP.ALEXA.51 is a false alarm

Ask whether the detected program is safe and reliable. Did you download it from the official website? Do any other antivirus programs detect it?

Check the file path of the IDP.ALEXA.51 detections. Follow this file path by typing it into the address bar of File Explorer. You should now be able to see the file that is being detected.

Scan the file that’s being flagged with another antivirus tool that you trust, such as Spyhunter for Windows, Combo Cleaner for macOS, and others.

If the file is small and not private, use sites like Virustotal.com to get more opinions. If the file is truly malicious, then other antivirus programs will detect it, as well.

If the IDP.ALEXA.51 detection is false

If you believe the IDP.ALEXA.51 detection to be false, report the file to your antivirus vendor as being safe. This will help improve the antivirus program and make it less likely to show false alarms in the future.

You can also create exceptions for files, folders, and websites. This tells your antivirus program to not scan them. For example, here are the Avast exclusion instructions.

It is not recommended to add whole folders to exclusions because that could give an opportunity for future threats to infect your computer. Sometimes, though, that might be the only way to deal with false positives.

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