In what can be considered as a commendable move, the CERT IN has indicated that it will shortly set up a “Malware Cleaning Service” to the public. It is expected to maintain a botnet hosting malware cleaning tool kits which can be accessed by public on demand to clean their devices.
The botnet service would be supported by a malware detection facility and a coordination with anti phishing facilities of Banks at least in India.
Presently the information has been released as an answer to a Parliamentary question and more details are awaited.
However, according to Economic Times, the center is being rolled out tomorrow the 20th December 2016 and a full fledged launch would be on next Monday, December 26th.
This is certainly a good move which will make CERT In relevant for the general public for the first time since its formation along with the notification of ITA 2000 on 17th October 2000. If properly implemented as envisaged, it will be a game changer in the Cyber Security domain in India with many down stream benefits.