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#1 anniyan

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:13 AM

baidu has many FREEWARE products like a chromium-based browser, an antivirus, a pc-optimizer, and many others. [skipping the so-called registry tweaking, (which i know as potentially harmful, if not done properly)], are the products safe to use or do they contain any malware? also the baidu says that the antivirus is compatible with other antivirus tools; is this true? has anyone tried any of these? your observations and EXPERT opinions?

 

virustotal report of baidu spark browser:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/894e71e63bd01a15bd698ffbfd6e6299dd7943b63937fe3c8c11ace50806dba7/analysis/1396526582/


Edited by anniyan, 03 April 2014 - 07:19 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:21 AM

Hi -

Note: Personally Only - I would not touch this Chinese Antivirus / Optimizer combo unless it was the only one left.

 

And then I would still think twice about it.

Yes, I have tested it, and found it wanting in many areas.

 

A big   :thumbdown:  from me - There are hundreds more programs that you would consider first ........

 

Why would you use this when there are plenty of reliable and reputable versions around already.

 

Just My Views on this, but you are free to make your own decision and try it, then try to fully remove it.

 

EDIT - virustotal report of baidu spark browser, is just to say that there has been no actual Infections found in it.


Edited by noknojon, 03 April 2014 - 07:25 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

i am not a native speaker of English and hence i dont understand the following :

 

'found it wanting in many areas.'

'is just to say that there has been no actual Infections found in it.'



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:21 AM

'found it wanting in many areas.' = Not very good compared to many others.

 

'is just to say that there has been no actual Infections found in it.' = Does not mean "Good", just means no Virus was found when tested.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

OK, thank you.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:38 PM

Have looked a the tool its another Registry cleanr /Optimer.

So I will say this..

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:42 AM

@boopme, sir, yeah, for the reasons you have quoted, i am strictly against 'registry-cleaners', as i have mentioned it in my first post. i just wanted to know about the other functionalities and software from baidu



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