Baidu Antivirus 4.8.1.69231 Beta

Baidu Antivirus is a ultra light weight, easy to use, extremely fast anti-virus program that protects your system from malware, viruses, spyware, adware and other malicious programs.

The program combines the Baidu Antivirus Engine and Baidu Cloud Security Engine with the Avira Antivirus engine to provide you with complete protection against all online threats.

Baidu Antivirus offers an easy to use interface with several advanced configuration options as well as quarantine of infected files. It also has an extremely small memory footprint, so you can actually do other things while it is running on your computer. Other features include automatic updates, Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), scan reports and more.

Download: Baidu Antivirus 4.8.1.69231 Beta | 24.9 MB (Freeware)
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I just got an update to Baidu 4.4.3.6903 which installed something called SoftMgrMiniSetup located in programs/bav/baidu/antivirus/pcappstore setup bav exe.

I know that's not what the topic title is here, but does anyone know what this is. It's trying to make contact with the internet and I disallowed it for now. Doesn't seem to have any ill effect so far.

In reply to Star-Pirate though,
That's exactly part of the reason I ditched BD is because it slowed down my boot time some and personally, I see no sense in boot time scans and scanning for rootkits, every single time. I did like BD also, for the most part, but I like testing different AV's regularly.

Most of the time, I run with no AV at all also anyway, when not testing one.

Baidu Antivirus does seem find a lot of false positives especially in some games. I have Thief 2: The Metal Age and Ghost Master, and Baidu found virus's in them even though there fully legit games (Downloaded from Steam). So I went back to using Bitdefender Free and Malwarebytes 2 Premium.

Just the opposite for me. Was using Bitdefender and switched to this program. Haven't seen a single false positive in Baidu and lighter on resources than BD.

I think all AV's like to fall on the better safe than sorry approach and all of them are some what of a resource hog, although most people don't worry about that stuff anymore.

The reason why I went back to Bitdefender is, it scans for Rootkits and also does a boot time scan as well, but Baidu Antivirus doesn't. But it is still excellent software, just not for me.