As the smartphone community is growing, so are viruses. There are many types of viruses in today’s world that can do as much harm to your phone as it can be. Many malicious malware programs exist that can be downloaded into your phone without your knowledge.These viruses can destroy your phone’s software and files or steal your important data.(Also Read: New Whatsapp Steals Idea From Snapchat For Its New Status Style)
To prevent your phone from getting harmed, an anti-malware analysis center was launched by the IT ministry which will facilitate free anti-virus for computers and for mobile phones in the country.
This anti-malware analysis center was launched for the sake of cybersecurity.
The center is named as the Cyber Swachhta Kendra, (CSK). The goal of CSK is to secure the cyberspace in India by detecting botnet infections. Among its other goals include securing and cleaning the systems of end users so that further infections can be prevented. The center has also collaborated
with the Internet Service Providers so that it can trace the IP addresses which are infected by Bots and inform the end users about it.(Also Read: “Hater” A Platform Where You Can Date People Who Hate The Same As You Do!)
The free anti-virus software for smartphones that was launched by the government of is called ‘M-Kavach’. It is available for free on Google play-store. It is offered by Centre For Development Of Advanced
Computing (CDAC). The download size is 5.6MB, and it will run on Android 4.0 and up. The M-Kavach solves the security and anti-theft issues for mobile phones.
The application addresses threats related to misuse of mobile resources such as Camera, Wifi, Mobile data, and Bluetooth by preventing unauthorized users from accessing these resources.