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Government launches free anti-virus for PC, mobile phones

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The IT Ministry today launched anti-malware analysis centre that will facilitate free anti-virus for computers and mobile phones in the country with project cost of Rs 90 crore spread over period of five years.

"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," IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at the launch of Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre.

The Indian cyber security watchdog CertIn will collect data of infected systems and send it to ISPs and banks. These ISPs and banks will identify the user and provide them with link of the centre, launched in name of Cyber Swachhta Kendra.

The user will be able to download anti-virus or anti-malware tools to disinfect their devices.
"The project has budget outlay of Rs 90 crore spread over period of 5 years," CertIn Director General Sanjay Bahl said.

As of now 58 ISPs and 13 banks have come on board to use this system.

The minister directed Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to also set up National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) by June.

The government has approved Rs 900 crore for NCCC which will monitor and handle cyber attacks on Indian internet space in real time.

"Safety and security is integral. As the Prime Minister said cyber threat is akin to bloodless war. I don't have slightest doubt cyber security is not only going to be big area of Digital Swachh Bharat but also going to be big area of digital growth, digital employment and digital commerce," Prasad said.

Government launches free anti-virus for PC, mobile phones, Telecom News, ET Telecom
 

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Solutions includes virus and malware diagnostic tools, developed by C-DAC or Center for Development of Advanced Computing, such as AppSamvid or app white-listing tool and USB Pratirodh tool to control unauthorized usage of portable USB storage devices.

While AppSamvid, which works on Windows PCs, allows only pre-approved apps or files to execute and blacklists all viruses, USB Pratirodh controls unauthorized usage of portable USBs.

Another suite is the MKavach which is targeted at mobile device security. The app for Android devices addresses threats related to misuse of WiFi, Bluetooth and camera. All the solutions are available free of charge.

Now you can download free desktop, mobile security apps from govt website | tech$news | Hindustan Times
 

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Why Govt is promoting Quick heal ? It's the job of brand ambassador of the company not the Govt  :angry

 

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Sarkar said:
Why Govt is promoting Quick heal ? It's the job of brand ambassador of the company not the Govt  :angry

Maybe they'll be using quick heal engine, like 360 total security uses bitdefender and avira engines..
 

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Kaspersky+ Bitdefender+ Sophos = Ultimate security  :eek:hya

 

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Sarkar said:
Why Govt is promoting Quick heal ? It's the job of brand ambassador of the company not the Govt  :angry

bro they are not promoting , just giving a link to free bot removal program provided by Quick heal

*Edit : Visited the link , it seems they have developed this software exclusively for Govt.

From website

"" In collaboration with "Cyber Swachhta Kendra" under the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics & IT, Quick Heal has developed a Bot Removal Tool that helps users remove botnet infection from their computer. ""
 
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