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What is Win32:Malware-gen ?

Hello, can someone please help me understand when some file is marked as Win32:Malware-gen?

Here is a VirusTotal report https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/b81bba8ea6ef110764171b776f4a4bd40eeff4ff6b49636c960caf76e3cd6f6f/detection of file I downloaded for my use. Can you tell why this has been marked as Win32:Malware-gen ?
AvinashAvinash (Avast) 
Hello Silk.
Generic threats are files that appear suspicious to AVG but do not match any known threat. An alert from your anti-virus program warning you that it detected Win32 Malware.Gen on your computer, therefore, indicates that a 32-bit file on your Windows PC may be malicious.
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Any particular reason beacuse of which this file might be getting marked as Malware ? Is it really a malware or this can be a false positive ?
Balasubramanian SBalasubramanian S (Avast) 
Hi, we request you to refer this https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=AVG-clean-guidelines AVG guidelines which will help you to realize on how our product identifies a file or application as a threat.
From the virus total report that you have submitted here, it looks like the application is a valid threat and not a false positive.
Jon DeauxJon Deaux
I'm running Chrome on Windows 7 with AVG.  EVERY page I load on ANY website gives me this warning - even *this* AVG support page:

"We've safely aborted connection on s3.amazonaws.com because it was infected with Other:Malware-gen [Tri]."
Dinesh KrishnanDinesh Krishnan (Avast)
Hi Jon,

We're glad to look into this & help you. 
In order to keep the conversation simple & help you with the appropriate support channel, we request you to write back to us in your own post including the screenshot of the notification that you receive. 
Note : Please share us the screenshot after clicking on 'See details' that will be available in the pop up. 
Thank you for your undertanding in advance! 
Ever CookieEver Cookie
 (Url removed) Hi can you help me? Is this a false positive? How to know if it's false or not?
Dinesh KrishnanDinesh Krishnan (Avast)
Hi Ever,

We're glad to look into this & help you. Appreciate your attempt in sharing us the link of the screenshot. It isn't accessible at our end.
Please write back to us in your own post, including the screenshot of the message that you receive from AVG for better clarity.
Nagaraj VLNagaraj VL
I am facing the same issue. User-added image
Santhosh PannerselvamSanthosh Pannerselvam (AVG)
Hi Nagaraj,

We will help you to sort out the issue.

Please contact us through separate post to assist you further.

Thank you.
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Win32 Malware. gen is a so-called generic threat - a suspicious file fetched by an anti-virus scan that appears to be malicious but does not match any of the definitions of known malware threats contained in the anti-virus software's database. Therefore, an alert from an anti-malware program for a Win32 Malware.
Rehards: bbqvilla ([website removed])
Hari ShankarHari Shankar (Avast)
Bbq, thank you for sharing your suggestion/answer over the Community Forum.
If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us.
Thank you.
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