Got a message - HELP

Got a message - HELP

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Got a message - HELP

I got a message

Dear Customer, As per Govt of India’s Cyber Swachhta Project, your device is probably infected with botnet malware. Please visit http://www.cyberswachhtakendra....in for remediation.

The website looks genuine since its end with .gov.in

Did someone else receive a similar message earlier?
What should I do know?
How will I know which app is infected?

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Deal Subedar
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Yes received message many times, even their software is also sent in message link, but unsure it is real or fake

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SunnyKh wrote:

Yes received message many times, even their software is also sent in message link, but unsure it is real or fake

software is also sent?

Can you paste the screenshot?

Did you find any issue in your device /laptop?

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Deal Subedar
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there was virus in mobile phone and formatted it and all msgs were deleted, so don’t have any ss

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Shopping Friend
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Why so panic. Just calm down
The message itself says probably infected.
They have themselves mentioned quick heal you can try it any other software on trial to scan your mobile or pc.

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Entertainer
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Yeah, they keep sending these from time to time for awareness. Nowdays they are sending about help curtail Child Pornography. Just read and delete messages. Don’t worry

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Ash-D wrote:

Why so panic. Just calm down
The message itself says probably infected.
They have themselves mentioned quick heal you can try it any other software on trial to scan your mobile or pc.

quick heal (downloaded through play store) wanted a couple of permissions like device permission that’s looked stranged.

I granted the bare minimum permissions to quick heal and running a scan but no threats detected yet.

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DealBroker23 wrote:

quick heal (downloaded through play store) wanted a couple of permissions like device permission that’s looked stranged.

I granted the bare minimum permissions to quick heal and running a scan but no threats detected yet.

I think it’s a warning and awareness message as mentioned by @saucap
Still you can install any other software and scan with it also.
Also always make sure you know the apps you are using and permission they hold and always use Google keyboards.

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Million dollar question, how do they know whats inside your device? Is the surveillance state so much?

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Deal Subedar
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May be they want us to install apps and then they keep regular watch on us. Just by sending these types of panic msgs, one who is unaware will definitely believe and do what not.

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TechnoFrendz wrote:

May be they want us to install apps and then they keep regular watch on us. Just by sending these types of panic msgs, one who is unaware will definitely believe and do what not.

Or maybe they want to make people aware of such things and be on safe side or rather being crying later when they lose their money or anything happens.

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Ash-D wrote:

Or maybe they want to make people aware of such things and be on safe side or rather being crying later when they lose their money or anything happens.

But how it is possible for the govt to know whose phone is infected or not unless they are already keeping watch on us.

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TechnoFrendz wrote:

But how it is possible for the govt to know whose phone is infected or not unless they are already keeping watch on us.

They don’t know if it’s infected or not that’s why they used word “probably” it’s just a warning and awareness message.
“Prevention is better than cure”
I receive messages about posting child porn & gang rape being a punishable offence and many others also receive them but that doesn’t mean we are involved in such things.

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Deal Lieutenant
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it is ad of quick heal. #madeinindia

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