Saturday, March 1, 2008

Baidu launches security software center

Domain As of now, it
provides a vulnerability checker and
virus scanner. Being ActiveX plugins
they work without any downloads, but
only on IE and Maxthon. Firefox, Opera
and Safari (the MAC browser) are
virtually unheard of in China anyways.

Baidu has a link to its anti-virus
channel at the top right corner. Local
security companies can place ads there,
for both offline and online products.
Qihoo 360safe and Yahoo assistant are
similar products. They have more
features but require download and
installation on a PC. The Baidu
version is definitely more user

The security software itself is from
Kingsoft, China's leading online
security services firm.

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