Question How do i recognize a type of malware?

Jun 19, 2019
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Hi everyone, i accidentally downloaded VLC from an unofficial site ( and i'm pretty sure it's a virus. I tried to scan with differents antiviruses and they don't detect anything exepect for malwarebytes that recognizes it as Generic.Malware.suspicious, My question is, how do i recognize if it's just a adware or something worse?

If possible, I will post the site link from where I downloaded it to see if it is scam
 
Jun 19, 2019
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Malwarbytes is pretty accurate. I would get rid of the prgram.

The only thing i wouldnt delete immediately is a pup. If it finds malware, quarantine it.

Heres the right link to vlc https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
initially I was on a secure site, but under the official "download" there was an advertisement with the vlc logo, I clicked it and the download started immediately, shortly after I realized that the site was different and I didn't open the program
 

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