Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine, announced recently that its free antivirus product, Baidu Antivirus, has been awarded VB100 certification from Virus Bulletin just 7 months after its launch in March 2013.
Complete results from this rigorous test can be found on Virus Bulletin's website at: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archivesummary
To win the prestigious VB100 award, an antivirus product detect all malware samples found recently "inthe wild" by the WildList Organization and generate no false positives when scanning a large set of clean samples. All testing is done using the product's default settings and re-testing is not allowed.
"The VB100 award is an incredible validation of the hard work our team in the Baidu International Business Unit is doing," said Johnson Hu, General Manager of Baidu International Business Unit. "We''re continuing to establish ourselves as a world class brand by delivering advanced technology in approachable,easy-to-use products to people around the world."
Baidu Antivirus has gained significant traction since its launch, with its cloud engine having reached 20million users worldwide. It is a 100% free application that combines a powerful local cross-scan engine with seamless cloud defense technology and automatic updates to deliver six levels of protection:
:Directly monitors application behavior locally and dynamically characterizes the code in the cloud to quickly identify and eradicate malicious activities;
:Protects critical system files and locations that can be easily infiltrated by malicious programs and Trojans;
:Scans and prevents malicious code from reaching your device when USB flash drives and other mobile storage devices are connected;
Web Access Protection
:Intercepts and disables web traffic to protect against "phishing attacks,drive-by Trojans, fraudulent content, and malicious websites";
:Scans downloaded diles in real-time to prevent viruses and malicious programs from infecting your computer;
:Prevents malicious programs from altering your browser and homepage settings.
The VB100 award is the third certification by third party testing organizations that Baidu Antivirus hasreceived since its launch in March 2013. In May, it was awarded Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs in Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware Desktop,Anti-Trojan, Anti-Virus Desktop and Antivirus Disinfection. In August 2013, Baidu Antivirus also received OPSWAT Certification.
Baidu Antivirus works on desktop and laptop PCs and tablets running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is available in English, Thai and Portuguese and can be downloaded for free at