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Chinese search giant Baidu has been quietly testing the waters in the security space, with the launch of a free English language AV product for Windows. Baidu Antivirus 2013 features traditional signature-based AV and cloud-based threat protection and tries to optimise PC performance along the way. Little other information about …

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Poacher turned Gamekeeper perhaps?

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"Poacher turned Gamekeeper perhaps?"

A fair few commentators here would probably suggest that "poacher turned poacher" is more likely to be accurate...

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Not long to go ...

I'm waiting for jake's thoughts on Chinese AV products and what their real purpose is.

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Chinese Anti Vilus ?

No thanks.

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Re: Chinese Anti Vilus ?

"permanent free, includes English language support"

Oh, the irony.

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Chinese AV?

Oh sure.

What a top idea.

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Cynic, me?

Or Baidu want to spread malware round the world so Chinese State government can get more information etc etc.

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Blah, blah, blah...

If it works well why not , Nothing new in wondering what else comes with whatever program you buy or download.

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Do you really want Chinese Government spyware on your PC?

Nope I didnt think so...

Such a small step from there to blocking disapproved words from web searches like they do over there

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@spegru

I downloaded one of the Chinese denial of service progs once, just to have a look, so I'll answer 'Maybe' to your question.

More particularly though, I don't see much difference between buying megatons of physical stuff from China and buying programs from China. Get a bit of coherence in your ideas.

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People shouldn't trust this. I guarantee you it will conveniently overlook the state-sponsored Chinese malware or likely even includes it.

Mind you, don't Western solutions do the same?

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Stop

Apply a little critical thinking.

So you don't think that every other AV company in the world is thinking that same thing and is going to go through it with a fine-tooth comb for the kudos of finding something?

By very definition, putting viral-ware into this would be so obvious that it'd be utterly stupid to do so.

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360

live in China. .. never got a virus with 360 in 3 year's time... kudos to comodo, same. norton fails every few months. .. have 4 puters

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Qihoo 360 IS malware; and rightly recognised as such by many western AV/malware programs.

IF you can manage to remove it from a system and then do a scan with a REPUTABLE scanner, you will find dozens - if not HUNDREDS of infections.

(Been there - done that).

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Irony - It's What The Hip Kids Are Doing!

I think I hurt myself laughing.

Chinese AV?!

You just can't beat an oxymoron AND a joke for the price of one!

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WTF?

Why all the cynicism?

Do I get the impression that you'd all rather trust a Russian company (that is on record as supporting Putin's efforts at internet censorship) than a Nasdaq-listed public company that is at least reasonably open about its corporate governance and ethics?

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