Last updated: Jun 09, 2023, 1:09 PM IST
If you have a PC or phone and are concerned that it may have malware or any other security issue, the Indian government will help in its own way. The government has set up a security agency to investigate these issues and now has a botnet cleaning and malware analysis center that has developed special malware removal tools.
According to the details given, these tools would help in removing malware from your system, keeping it safe and clean. The Cyber Swachhta Kendra has a website that talks about these tools that are developed with the help of internet service providers (ISPs) and even the antivirus companies. The tools are available for Android devices and Windows PCs through their respective app stores.
What are the malware removal tools and how it works
The Cyber Swachhta Kendra has created free bot removal tools. For Windows PC users, the security agency’s website provides these three tools:
– eScan antivirus
– K7 security
– Fast healing
You also have the built-in Windows Defender security solution that comes with every Windows machine running on Windows 10 or later.
If you want the malware removal tool for Android, here are the apps you can download from the Play Store:
– eScan CERT-In Bot Removal
– M-Kavach 2
The second app is developed by the C-DAC Hyderabad.
But the cyber agency also has other useful tools that can help you use external devices like the pen drive or hard drive safely. It has an app called USB Pratirodh that can be installed on a PC and allows you to monitor the device connected to the machine. Using the app, you can set a username and password before using the connected device. It can also help you scan the USB device for malware or encrypt data and more.