I got a mail from my ISP about GOI finding BOTnet infection in my PC!!

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warthog

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What the actual F. I never thought i would get this type of email.,,

Critical Advisory - your IP address (180.151..*) might be affected


Dear Customer, We have received information from "Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre (Cyber Swachhta Kendra)" under CERT-In (a national nodal security agency under Ministry of Electronics & information Technology) that your machine(s) with the following IP address and currently under your control is/are infected with Botnet. List of the IPs: 180.151..*
2019-11-09 13:59:33ISTIn this list, each time-stamp is in the IST time zone "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SSIST".
In view of the high damage potential of Botnet infected machines, you are requested to disinfect these systems and take appropriate countermeasures as suggested to prevent such incidents in future.


Please visit the following website of Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre (Cyber Swachhta Kendra) for disinfecting your machines:

Cyber Swachhta Kendra: Home Countermeasures: 1. Install and maintain updated anti-virus and anti-spyware software at desktop level. 2. Scan computer system with updated anti-virus for possible infections and disinfect the same. 3. Install and maintain personal desktop firewall. 4. Check for the suspicious network activities of infected computer system mentioned in list and disinfect the same if found. 5. Use only genuine software. 6. Keep up-to-date patches and fixes on the operating system and application software. 7. Exercise caution while opening email attachments. 8. Do not browse un-trusted websites or follow un-trusted links and exercise caution while click on the link provided in any unsolicited emails. The alerts on latest malware are published on website of CERT-In under VIRUS ALERTS section. For protection against latest threats and vulnerabilities you may visit website: www.cert-in.org.in With Regards, Team Spectra


"This is an auto-generated mail. Please DO NOT reply to this mail."
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I have malwarebytes, webroot antivirus and windows firewall enabled. Still I get this email. What is scary that the Govt is monitoring everything on the internet right down to the user ip traffic!!. Can any expert comment on this?


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vishalrao

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How did they link your IP address to your email?

Anyway looks like a marketing campaign from QuickHeal trying to push their crappy software on unsuspecting users.
 
Smh

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can you post the email header. is it from bsnl?
 

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