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TMCNet:  Baidu Antivirus Ranks First Place in AV-Comparatives' Performance Test, Receives Advanced+ Award

[June 17, 2014]

Baidu Antivirus Ranks First Place in AV-Comparatives' Performance Test, Receives Advanced+ Award

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced that its PC software Baidu Antivirus ranked first place in AV-Comparatives' May 2014 performance test among 20 top antivirus programs, earning it the Advanced+ award.

According to AV-Comparatives, the test examines the impact of antivirus software on PC performance in several key areas, including file copying, archiving, installing/uninstalling programs, opening programs, and downloading files. Baidu Antivirus was awarded top marks in all of these areas, meaning that it is faster and more efficient in its use of system resources than many other PC antivirus programs.

"Our main goals for Baidu Antivirus are protection and performance," said Sam Dong, team leader of Baidu Antivirus. "Earning the Advanced+ award from AV-Comparatives is a huge honor, because it means that we're consistently hitting our targets and delivering a faster, safer experience to our users." Baidu Antivirus has received numerous certifications and accolades. In March 2014, Baidu Antivirus ranked 2nd among many antivirus programs in AV-Comparatives' file detection test. In December 2013, Softonic.com selected Baidu Antivirus as its "most promising antivirus" product of the year. Before that, Baidu Antivirus received the prestigious VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs, and OPSWAT Certification.

Baidu Antivirus is a part of Baidu's family of international products. It is compatible on desktop and laptop PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Baidu Antivirus is currently available in English, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Baidu Antivirus can be downloaded for free on its official website at: http://antivirus.baidu.com/.

AV-Comparatives' performance test reports can be found at: http://www.av-comparatives.org/performance-tests/.

About BaiduBaidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile 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.

Media Contact: Sharon Sim-Krause Email Contact 415.420.1889 Source: Baidu

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