Central Government launched Free Anti-Virus for PC, Laptop and Mobile Phones


Central Government launched Free Anti-Virus for PC, Laptop and Mobile Phones, Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) established to provide cyber security, MEITY launches Free Antivirus for folk

Free Anti Virus Launch by Ministry of Information and Technology of India:- The government has launched a malware analysis centre called the Cyber Swachhata Kendra (CSK) . The main aim of this launch is to promote cyber security to PC, Laptops and mobile phones which common men use.

The centre was launched by ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY). It collaborates with various Internet service providers (ISPs), academia, banks and anti- virus companies in the industry. This will provide citizens digital tools that will protect data by removing the malicious content on their computers, laptops and mobile phones.

All alerts related to any malicious content penetrating into any user’s system will first be proclaimed from the Kendra to the different Internet Service Providers. They will further pass it onto the users through messages or email notifications. On the basis of these alerts, users can visit the CSK website, to download the various tools to clean their systems free of cost.

Free Anti Virus Launch by MEITY to provide cyber security to users

“India is going to take a lead in the digitization process of the world. We have joined the distinguished club of countries that already have malware cleaning systems for the use of its citizens. As of now, we have 13 banks & Internet service providers using this facility. With the expanding digital footprint in the country, I see a surge in start-ups in the area of cyber security by the end of the year,” these were the words of  Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of electronics and information technology on the launch event of India’s first free antivirus for PC/Laptops and Mobile Phones.

Free Antivirus will be available soon to folk, launch by MEITY

With an estimated budget of Rs90 crore, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of the ministry along with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Quick Heal Technologies and Amrita University has developed the centre to provide free antivirus.

“Security is too critical an area for a single stakeholder to take control of , that’s why so many entities are part of this initiative and all of them need to bring their combined capabilities together,” said Aruna Sundarajan, secretary, MEITY.

The various digital solutions created are as follows:

  • USB Pratirodh for usage of USB mass storage devices,
  • App Samvid for Microsoft based operating systems and
  • M-Kavach for mobile devices.

To download free bot & malware removal tools, please visit: (www.cyberswachhtakendra.gov.in)

The Hon’ble Minister made the following announcement at the launch of Cyber Swachhta Kendra:

  • The National Cyber Coordination Centre to be operational by June 2019
  • Sector wise CERTs will be created, that would operate under CERT-In
  • CERTs will be set up in the state level as well
  • 10 more STQC (Standardization Testing and Quality Certification) Testing Facilities will be there.
  • Testing fee will reduce by 50% for any star-up that comes up with a digital technology in the quest of cyber security
  • Empower designated Forensic Labs will work as the certified authority to establish cyber crime
Official website : www.cyberswachhtakendra.gov.in

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