Government to launch botnet malware cleaning centre

The Indian government is going to start an operation of malware and BotNet cleaning center with the soft launch on December 20th. The main aim for this program is to remove the virus and malicious software from the computers and mobiles at free of cost.

Ministry of electronics and IT, additional secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted “major cyber security issue initiative of digital India. Soft launch of Botnet cleaning center of India CERT is December 20th

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Botnet is a network of malicious software which can steal information, take control of device functions and carry out cyber attacks like Distributed Denial-of-Service which prevents the access of websites. The government is going to start this BotNet Cleaning Centre project with 100 crores budget. This project has to start in 2014 only but due to some reasons it got delayed.

Ajay Kumar said from December 20th onwards Indian CERT will start informing to internet service providers about infected systems. Then they have to synchronize their system to meet the requirements of Botnet and malware cleaning system. These internet service providers will alert their customers and will give suggestion to download this BotNet centre to remove the virus.

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This software is free of cost from Botnet center, by installing this software, it will clean out the virus and malicious software from the system or mobile. Mr.kumar said around December 26th complete system will be operational.


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