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Baidu Antivirus Wins Softonic.com's Most Promising Antivirus of 2013 Award


Baidu Antivirus Wins Softonic.com's Most Promising Antivirus of 2013 Award

CUPERTINO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/13 -- Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, announced today that its PC security software Baidu Antivirus was named this year's "most promising antivirus" in Softonic.com's Big Antivirus Comparison. In addition to the award, Baidu Antivirus also claimed third place in system performance out of the many top PC security products evaluated in the comparison.

"With its new product [Baidu Antivirus], the Chinese search giant Baidu provides an excellent product in the antivirus industry," said Softonic.com. The announcement also praised Baidu Antivirus's detection rates and performance, stating that, as a relative newcomer to the PC security market, its "results have already been very impressive."

Softonic.com's yearly comparison uses extensive testing data collected on many antivirus programs over the course of the year by renowned test laboratory Virus Bulletin. In the comparison, Softonic.com evaluates antivirus software by detection rate, system resource usage, speed, user interface and feature set. Taking all this information into account, awards are given for the best antivirus, the most promising antivirus, the most disappointing antivirus, the strongest antivirus, the fastest antivirus, and the most complete free antivirus.

The Big Virus Comparison is not Baidu Antivirus's first such commendation. In September 2013, Baidu Antivirus also received the prestigious VB100 award from Virus Bulletin. In May, it was awarded Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs, and in August, Baidu Antivirus received OPSWAT Certification.

Baidu Antivirus is a part of Baidu's family of international products, which includes Baidu PC Faster, Hao123 and mobile apps such as DU Battery Saver. Baidu Antivirus works on desktop and laptop PCs and tablets running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is currently available in English, Thai and Portuguese, and can be downloaded for free at http://antivirus.baidu.com/.

About Baidu Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mob ile products. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they are looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU." Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

Media contact: Sharon Sim-Krause Sim-Krause Consulting Phone: (415) 420-1889 Email: sharon@sim-krause.com

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