QQ International

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  • 1.0 stars

    "CNET, try deleting QQ and then rewrite your review..."

    December 22, 2012  |   By Nidepengyou

    Pros

    It takes iron determination to live in China and not have it, because it's a way of life for most Chinese, and not having it is inconvenient.

    Cons

    Try getting it off your computer without reformatting the hard drive. Any software that is impossible to delete is suspicious if only for that reason. A few years ago, I lent a spare laptop to a Chinese friend, with the expressed condition that they didn't download QQ. Apparently they couldn't resist the temptation, and I had to reformat my hard drive to get it off.

    Summary

    I was surprised and delighted to see a CNET review. I had decided to re-evaluate my firm decision never to download it on my computer again, as I had heard that it had improved in some ways. I live in China and it's a challenge not to have it. But I was shocked when CNET doesn't even mention the security issues. Has the writer of the article ever tried to delete QQ from his/her hard drive? Even if safety is no longer an issue (which I doubt) it used to be such a HUGE issue, CNET should have at least addressed it with a few lines. CNET's review hasn't helped me at all, because now I'm wondering with awe if it is even aware that there was/is a serious security issue--I mean, if people at CNET don't even know that this is the first issue that people reading a review about QQ would be worried about, then do they know anything outside of the West? (I suspect most of us reading this are expats in China who really need it to get in sync.)

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  • Reply by joneeboy on July 3, 2013

    Deleting QQ is simplicity itself, so I don't know why you have problem with it. Don't you think it is strange that nobody else seems to be having a problem? If you can't remove it, you should ask someone with a bit more knowledge than yourself to help you. Have I been able to delete QQ? Yes, often, and the last time was about 10 minutes ago. I refurbish and sell laptops, and always set up QQ on them so I can use it as test tool. Then I remove it before sale.No problem. As for security, what exactly are you referring to? What HUGE safety issue has there ever been?
    QQ is quite simply by far the best messaging service, as long as you can use one of its languages. (More are coming). It is also packed with features that others do not have. As has been mentioned elsewhere, it is true that some content is in Chinese only, but this is being reduced quite quickly. After all, it is not so long ago that it was ALL Chinese.

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