Baidu Antivirus 2015

Baidu Antivirus 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.3.84333
  • Total Downloads:
    51,761
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 01, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,620
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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4 stars

"A good first impression"

December 10, 2014  |  By blueskyy_ng

 |  Version: Baidu Antivirus 2015 5.0.3.84333

Pros

I have just installed it, and right now I have no complaints.

1. It's free.
2. It has a very intuitive interface.
3. It's quick to install.
4.There's no bundlewares, 3rd parties or otherwise.

I'm quite happy right now, have yet to determine if it's effective or not...

Cons

All its services and components attempts to connect to the internet. I'm suspecting something fishy going on there.

Upon first reboot, it trashes my harddisk for a bit (or it could be me attempting to uninstall my other antivirus).

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4 stars

"Baidu AV 2015 Ver. 5.0.3.86191"

September 26, 2014  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Baidu Antivirus 2014 4.4.4.82804

Pros

The latest version of Baidu AV (new Pro edition) represents an amazing development effort:
1. Very thorough and fast scanning for both Full and Quick scans
2. Comprehensive security real time proactive protection.
3. Full USB protection.
4. Excellent real time fast cloud-based updating of AV signature DB.
5. Innovative security toolbox.
6. Superior, easy to use, GUI.

Cons

No integrated firewall yet.

Summary

One of the very best and complete internet security apps available. Better than many of the pay-for-hire AV apps floating around. And Baidu is totally FREE!

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1 stars

"a trojan to find malware"

August 02, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Baidu Antivirus 2014 4.4.3.69503

Pros

none. risking install.

Cons

it makes you shake your head and wonder what people are thinking.

Summary

this company is often implicated in unethical behavior.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.3.84333
  • Added new UI,2015
  • Added new 8 theme
  • Added malicious plug-in cleaner
  • Added AD blocker
  • Improved Much Slimmer installer
  • Improved scan speed, optimized engine, faster than ever
General
Publisher Baidu
Publisher web site http://www.pcfaster.com/en/
Release Date August 18, 2014
Date Added October 01, 2014
Version 5.0.3.84333
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.9MB
File Name BavPro_Setup_Mini_039.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,761
Downloads Last Week 1,620
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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