Welcome to Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre (Cyber Swachhta Kendra)

The " Cyber Swachhta Kendra " (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) is a part of the Government of India's Digital India initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to create a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections in India and to notify, enable cleaning and securing systems of end users so as to prevent further infections. The " Cyber Swachhta Kendra " (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) is set up in accordance with the objectives of the "National Cyber Security Policy", which envisages creating a secure cyber eco system in the country. This centre operates in close coordination and collaboration with Internet Service Providers and Product/Antivirus companies. This website provides information and tools to users to secure their systems/devices. This centre is being operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under provisions of Section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.



Why have I Reached this page?

You have reached this page because your computer / system / device is probably infected with malware called 'Bot' and could become a part of a botnet. If your computer / system / device is part of a botnet, the following could happen:

  • Information on your computer / system / device could be stolen
  • Your computer / system / device may be used to send out spam
  • Your computer / system / device could be used for launching attacks on other computer / system / device

If you would like to remove the malware, kindly read and follow the advice on this page.

What should I do?

To remove the malware, you need to scan your computer / system / device with the tools recommend below and take steps to improve the security of your computer / system / device.

We encourage you to visit the following page from the antivirus company Quick Heal who is providing free bot removal tools for this initiative.