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
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/.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet
search provider and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mob
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.
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