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Govt launches free anti-virus software for PCs, mobile phones

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  1. dray

    dray 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    Govt launches free anti-virus software for PCs, mobile phones
    IT ministry launches a malware analysis centre called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra
    Suranjana Roy

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    The govt also launched M-Kavach for security, anti-theft solution for mobile phones, USB Pratirodh to ensure only authorised person is able to access pen drive and AppSamvid for identifying genuine applications at the time of installations on computers. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

    New Delhi: With an aim to promote cyber security, the government has launched a malware analysis centre called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK).

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

    “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,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of electronics and information technology.

    All alerts related to any malicious content penetrating into any user’s system will first be disseminated from the Kendra to the different ISPs who will further pass it onto the users through messages or email notifications. Based on these alerts, users can visit the CSK website, to download the various tools to clean their systems for free.

    With an estimated budget of Rs90 crore, the centre has been developed by the 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.

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

    http://www.livemint.com/Industry/D5...-antivirus-software-for-PCs-mobile-phone.html


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    Indian Government Launches free Antivirus softwares for Android & PC plus USB security tool | Mkavach antivirus App for Android Mobiles, AppSamvid for Windows & USBPratirodh for Windows – Download & Install Now

    In this cyber world, security is extremely important. There are uncountable ways using which hackers can target mobiles, PC’s, printers etc. In simple terms any device that is connected to internet can be hacked if proper safety measures are not taken. Indian government seems quite serious about this as a project named as “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” has been launched. World level engineers have worked together to provide safety solutions for free to people. Govt. has launched antivirus softwares for mobiles and PC’s i.e. Laptop, Desktop etc. Along with antivirus, a special software has also been launched to make sure the USBss devices are free from any sort of viruses. The name of the antivirus for mobile is Mkavach. The desktop antivirus software is AppSamvid and the USB security software has been named as USBPratirodh. In this article we will tell you how to download and install these softwares for free.

    What are you looking for ? (Click on Relevant Link)

    Download mkavach antivirus app for Android

    Download AppSamvid Antivirus for Windows PC

    Download USB Pratirodh Software for Windows PC

    GOVT’S FREE ANTIVIRUS DOWNLOAD – MKAVACH FOR ANDROID & SAMVID FOR PC
    There are different ways using which hackers can break into smartphones or PC’s. As most of the smartphones run on android, hackers try to find vulnerability and exploit them. Same is the case for PC users. Most of the users run “windows” . As both of these are different platforms, different type of antivirus softwares should be there. Considering all this, government has launched different antiviruses for both Android and Windows PC.

    Govt’s Mobile Antivirus AppMkavach

    Govt’s Windows Antivirus SoftwareAppSamvid

    One more type of hacking that is popular these days is done via USB drives. Hackers infect usb drives with viruses or infections that are not detected by many of the antivirus tools. For this type of issue another tool named as USBPratirodh has been launched.

    Now let’s get started and find out how to download and use these, one by one

    APPSAMVID|MKAVACH |USBPRATIRODH DOWNLOAD
    Name of the Project – Cyber Swachhta Kendra

    Softwares developed by – CDAC Team

    Software Types – Antivirus, USB protection

    DOWNLOAD MKAVACH APP FOR ANDROID
    Follow the given steps to download and install, mkavach antivirus app on your android phone.

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    • Once there, click on the “install” button
    • Now, the mkavach app will be installed on your system
    • Click on the “Open” option
    • Now the app will be opened. You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions
    • After that you need to grant all the asked permissions
    • After that you will be asked to provide a “recovery number”, “your own mobile number”, Security Pin. You will also have to set security question
    • The recovery number set via you will be verified via OTP
    USBPRATIRODH SOFTWARE FREE DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS- 32/64 BIT
    USB Pratirodh is the tool that will do two important things on your PC.

    • You can add extra layer of security by setting username and password on the usb drive. This means that only the person that know the username and password will be able to access the drive
    • This software will also scan the USB drive for malware
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    Steps to Download –

    • Visit this page to download the software
    • Select your windows version and to start the download
    • Once downloaded install the software
    DOWNLOAD GOVT’S FREE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR PC – APPSAMVID
    After the android app, mkavach, let’s talk about govt’s free antivirus tool for Desktop and Laptops. The name of the software is Samvida. Let’s find out how to download the samvida antivirus for free.

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    http://www.pradhanmantriyojana.in/indian-govt-antivirus-download-pc-android-mkavach-appsamvid/
     
  2. dray

    dray 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    The Android version has a rating of 4.4 in Play Store.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.cdac.mkavach

    I think it is better to have a government controlled security software running in government offices purelt from the point of view of security. Besides, with the digitization drive and Jio revolution, there will be millions of first time users of internet through mobiles and PCs, a government promoted security software would have larger acceptance and government will be able to promote it without any controversy...they can't do the same with a Norton or Kaspersky! Most of the users, even the well-educated users are careless about security issues, most mobile phone users don't have a good antivirus software installed (I use Lookout), even many PC/laptop users don't keep an updated or valid antivirus and security software (that's what I see too often), and many don't even update the Operating Systems and apps.....so a government drive is needed here.
     
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    thesolar65 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    If a person from another country will try to download it, can he use it?
     
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    dray 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    yes, should be....
     
  5. SrNair

    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Well .I think this software has a purpose .A special purpose .:D
     
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    Hi anyone downloaded it and install Ed?
     
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    thesolar65 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    You and your mind!!:mrgreen:

    I have bought a GSM mobile listening device from Amazon. works wonder. Now I know what my friends or relatives talk about me!!:mrgreen:
     
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  8. PeegooFeng41

    PeegooFeng41 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I moved away from Windows, once they released the gold nugget called Windows 8. Linux and MacOS now for me. Never had to look back since then. No virus for me or anti-virus for that matter.
     
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    dray 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    Please elaborate... :)
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll IDF NewBie

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    An anti-malware only further reduces your device's speed and processing capabilities. Not going to dwnd it even if it's for free.
     
  11. SrNair

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    You know the GoI interests in cyber world.
     
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    I did :D
    Not bad
     
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