Government Launches Free Antivirus For PCs & Mobile Phones
Government Launches Free Antivirus For PCs & Mobile Phones

The Indian government has launched a malware analysis center called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) with a project cost of Rs 90 crore spread over the period of five years. Users will be able to download anti-virus or anti-malware tools to disinfect their devices.

Indian Government Launches Free Antivirus For PCs & Mobile Phones

With an aim to promote cyber security and to make sure the people of India remain protected online, the government has launched a malware analysis center called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) with a project cost of Rs 90 crore spread over the period of five years.

MEITY (Ministry of electronics and information technology) launched the malware analysis center. It will work with different ISPs, academia, banks and antivirus companies in the industry for providing users the digital tool to protect data by removing viruses, malware from their computers and mobile phones.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at the launch of Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre “I would like ISPs (Internet Service Provider) to encourage their consumers to come on board, there is a free service available. Come and use it in the event some malware has sneaked in to the system.”

Well, if we look back from the year 2014 to 2016, cyber security incidents are on the rise in India. Therefore, cyber security is highly essential, especially at the time when India is investing heavily in digitization.

Users will be able to download anti-virus or anti-malware tools to disinfect their devices. The government launched dedicated tools like for USB protection they launched USB Pratirodh, M-Kavach for mobile security and AppSamvid which works on Windows computers and laptops.

Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, MeitY said “With the increased penetration of ICT infrastructure in our country, the threat of cyber security has become more serious and visible. There is a need to collaborate and come forth with solutions like the Cyber Swachhta Kendra in order to ensure a safe and secure cyber world for the citizens.”

However, if any user needs to try the apps then here are the links:

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