Baidu Antivirus 2014

Baidu Antivirus 2014

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.4.3.69503
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 20, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
25,324
Downloads Last Week:
715
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Baidu Antivirus 2013 is light on system resources yet big on protection, fast, and free forever. Up-and-comer Baidu's antivirus solution protects your system with Baidu Antivirus and Cloud Security Engines and Avira Antivirus Engine. Baidu Antivirus can be customized to favor speed or protection, and it runs happily alongside other antivirus programs -- both uncommon traits. Baidu Antivirus 2013 (version 3.6.2) runs in Windows XP to 8.

After installing Baidu Antivirus, we did three things: verified that it played well with our existing tools (it did), updated its definitions (they were), and scanned our system. Baidu Antivirus offers Quick, Full, and Custom scans. The Quick scan is very fast, indeed; fast enough to scan at boot without slowing your PC much. Custom scans can include portable devices. The Full scan takes about as much time as other programs, and it finds more, too, though it returned a false positive on a firewire driver. But six others were smelly enough to toss on the safe side. We opened the Settings and clicked "Virus Scan," where we could select file types to scan and exclude, choose actions upon detection, and exclude or set size limits on archived files. Under Engine Options, we could set Low, Normal, and High detection levels to vary the impact of scans on system performance and also enable or disable Avira Engine with separate checkboxes for real-time protection and virus scan. We could also set options for some extra features, such as USB and Download Protection and Proactive Defense. Quarantine, Exclusion, and Log features all open from the main screen.

Baidu Antivirus 2013 impressed us with its speed and depth of coverage. It's a better choice for experienced users due to its options and because its deep scans can return false positives that beginners might overlook. We'll be watching Baidu's antivirus offering with interest!

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  • 5 stars

    "The best for threats detection"

    February 17, 2014   |   By gabriela1983

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    The speed, the intuitive and simple interface. It doesn't hinder the computer's performance. I really like it.

    Cons

    I din't fint it yet.

    Summary

    http://antivirus.baidu.com/pt/?bwt=1

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  • 2 stars

    "Not Entirely Convinced"

    February 15, 2014   |   By BornHaterArtForm

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Easy Installation

    Cons

    Caught Nothing

    Summary

    I am not entirely convinced this product is as effective as the editors reviewed. I have two PCs and somehow my thumb drive got infected by a virus which Baidu did not detect. The other PC had Microsoft Security Essentials which removed two infections. "Or so it reported". Will continue to monitor this program as it seems very light on resources which is a plus.

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  • 4 stars

    "Really Nice, But I Wonder."

    January 22, 2014   |   By DontWannaKnow

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It's almost redundant to go through the list again. Seems like Cnet & reviewers got all the good stuff down already. I just would like to add that I agree and it is on a very short list of AVs for me. I really like the USB and HIPS features allot.

    Cons

    My only complaint is that I couldn't for the life of me find a way to turn of antivirus protection and spyware protection both. I already have a great antivirus with built in firewall & only wanted the HIPS.

    Summary

    This is really a nice piece of software & my cons are very specific to my situation. I think this is a very nice program and very effective, easy to use, and well worth a look at! With a little improvement in features and customability, Baidu would easily be my favorite.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good Antivirus detection, but still needs improvment"

    January 17, 2014   |   By jmartinez_431

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    - Easy install
    - Lite on resources
    - Engineered for speed, allowing ultra fast scanning
    - Scans downloaded files
    - Real time protection shield
    - Anti phishing protection
    - Anti keylogging function
    - Screen capture prevention
    - Plus other protection functions
    - USB Drive protection
    - User can choose virus engine detection (i.e. low, normal, high)
    - Utilizes Avira Virus Engine
    - Cloud file scanning option

    Cons

    - Some reports of false positives
    - Does NOT have "scheduled scanning" function for programmed scans.

    Summary

    Overall, Baidu Antivirus (BAV)is a good malware protection system. Does NOT conflict with most of the Antivirus softwares. For instance, I run "BAV" along with "KingSoft Antivirus" with no problems. Simple, easy install and use, with user-friendly interface. I am using version 4.0.3.56062 which still needs some improvement and scheduled scanning option. I assume that BAV will make additions/improvements in the future. I highly recommend BAV to anyone looking for an antivirus system as another layer of security.

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  • 4 stars

    "Nice but can be better. Kingsoft still the king."

    January 08, 2014   |   By aaron_70

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Scans are extremely fast. Basic interface but helpful. Powerful avira antivirus engine ensures performance.

    Cons

    A lot of false positives. It cannot remove browser hijackers.

    Summary

    Kingsoft remains the best AV i.m.h.o. Baidu still has a lot of catching up to do, before it can even be considered in the same league as kingsoft or other top antiviruses.

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  • 3 stars

    "It's Free!"

    January 02, 2014   |   By ozzyfan75

    Version: Baidu Free Antivirus 3.6.2.47687

    Pros

    Its Free! Nicer interface than 360 Internet Security...

    Cons

    Does not include firewall. A lot of false positives...

    Summary

    Free antivirus that looks good and is easy to use.

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  • 2 stars

    "Lite, Good Protection, but Buggy!"

    November 17, 2013   |   By pvsurfer

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Nice for minimalist systems. Very light on cpu/ram resources, so it works almost as if it wasn't actually there!

    Good malware protection with ability to exclude stuff from scans.

    Cons

    Still in beta and it shows - crashes my XP system (several times) at startup!

    Summary

    Wait until it's out of beta and the nasty bugs have been fixed.

    Updated on Nov 17, 2013

    I failed to mention that my review is for v4 (beta) and not v3.

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  • 5 stars

    "best antivirus with avira engine"

    November 10, 2013   |   By americaco

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    and cloud scan detection is very high smart very easy at site to handle exclusion than any ithink
    the girl in website are so encouraging beautiful
    the have amazing ithink free baidu pc faster ...
    and chromium spark it look beautiful but the download speed is limitedstill to 50kbps
    i love this

    Cons

    ................

    Summary



    Updated on Nov 16, 2013

    sorry for me maz speed download brow

    Updated on Nov 27, 2013

    this the best and now there 2014 with complete anti logger protection webcam screen keystrok even from insie pc u must check this its big and with its browser and faster .... its worth

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  • 4 stars

    "MY Final Choice For My PC's Security"

    October 10, 2013   |   By TRUTH90

    Version: Baidu Free Antivirus 3.4.2.37315

    Pros

    Maybe the lightest security suite
    Maybe the fastest scanner ever
    excellent hips
    excellent realtime detection
    excellent malware killer
    free
    Safe

    Cons

    built in PC optimization & Tools(Such as: trace cleaner , PC booster ,..)
    firewall

    Summary

    Thanks Baidu
    Keep Up Great Works

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  • 4 stars

    "Great for Weak PC!!"

    October 02, 2013   |   By Fevid

    Version: Baidu Free Antivirus 3.4.2.37315

    Pros

    Extremely Light.
    quick updating.
    3 engine Anti-virus

    Cons

    Don't have good Self-defence system :(
    Have lots of False alarm :|

    Summary

    GREAT for weak PC!!
    and great for a backup anti-virus cause it is compatible with other AV software :)

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