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Controversial Chinese software vendor Qihoo 360 has its eyes on world domination after controversial founder Zhou Hongyi told the local press he wants to turn the firm into the planet’s biggest web security biz. Qihoo made its name flogging free AV to bargain-seeking Chinese punters and has since gone on to build a successful …


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  1. Khaptain Silver badge

    Heads up

    Qihoo's business practices sound an awful lot like some of the "Scamware" products that are offered for free over here already.

    I very much doubt that I would install a Chinese AV, I already have a hard time trusting the ones from Europe and the US.

    1. The Man Who Fell To Earth

      Re: Heads up

      The term "Chinese security software" is an oxymoron.

  2. bahaelaila7

    Pinky and Brain ? is that you ?

  3. Don Jefe

    Users Manual

    I hope the users manual for the English version is written by an English as a first language person. Even fairly nice 'designed and produced in China' products have deplorable users manuals.

    I've got an enormous digital picture frame from a trip over there and the instructions say 'After planting god tree scan for broken section before open portal'. I've tried for years to get any kind of portal to open in the thing. So far no luck.

    1. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge

      Re: Users Manual

      Sounds like a controversial problem to me.

  4. Dave P 1
    Big Brother


    Comes complete with backdoor, I'd bet.

  5. Jim O'Reilly

    Chinese Security!

    SO a company part owned by the PRC's Red Army is going to give us all free virus protection!

    I think I busted a gut laughing!!!!!!

  6. Chakra

    Don't use even if they are technically good

    This company tactics are borderline malware tactics including crippling all other browser on targeted machine except its own, and straight out fraud using the IE logo on its browser to trick people. The Qihoo antivirus has been getting good technical results on the AV review sites, but you gotta ask yourself why in the world would you entrust your security software to such a shaddy company?

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