Lumberyard 1.2.6 AssetProcessor.exe infected with IDP.Generic

Fresh, first time install of Lumberyard 1.2.6 on Windows 10, throws Avast antivirus quarantine for AssetProcessor.exe when launching the editor.

AssetProcessor.exe infected with IDP.Generic

Is this a false positive? I downloaded the installer from the lumberyard website download area.

I have never gotten a single antivirus alert from Lumberyard. I would say it is a false positive if you got it from the lumberyard website.

It is definitely a false positive meaning that your antivirus software couldn’t recognize the file so it categorized it as a virus when it really isn’t one. I would recommend updating the avast antivirus or the virus definition database that it is using and see if that fixes it.

The threat is usually categorized as false positive detection. This means that the antivirus program that you’ve installed has detected a legitimate or harmless file as risky and either removed or quarantined it. In any case, the detections end up leading to the removal of significant system files or data. But not every threat that is detected is a false positive.

You might have noticed IDP.Generic coming up on your screen if there is an antivirus software installed in the system. This is an indication of the presence of a generic malware, and is something that is most commonly seen by the Avast and AVG users. It’s important to note that IDP.Generic can turn out to be really harmful for the computer. Here is the full guide.