Digital Janitors is a desktop defense game in the style of an old-school PC. A squad of hackers has taken your employer's network hostage, sending malicious files and malware to all the company computers. Playing as the IT Administrator for Merter Corporation, you must go to each computer in the company and excise the virus, beating back the hackers.
Primarily, this is done by sorting files into either a secure drive for files that are safe and originate on the computer, or into the recycling bin for files that are malicious. Files will often act in unexpected ways, teleporting, moving around, disappearing from the desktop, and more. The hackers will antagonize you with over the top pop-up ads, and threaten you via an instant messenger. Files will often act in unexpected ways, teleporting, moving around, disappearing from the desktop, and more. To handle these varied challenges, the player can unlock abilities like the underclocker which slows down the desktop.