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September 23, 2014 10:00 ET

Baidu PC Faster Surpasses 70 Million Downloads Worldwide, Launches Version 5.0

New Version of Optimization Software Eliminates 2X More Junk Files, Has Innovative Wi-Fi Hotspot Tool and Streamlined Design

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, today announced that its popular PC optimization software Baidu PC Faster has surpassed 70 million downloads worldwide. The newly released version 5.0 of the software includes significant improvements to its cleaning and optimization features, as well as an enhanced Wi-Fi hotspot tool and a sleek new design.

In the past year, Baidu PC Faster has made impressive gains in North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and North Africa. The new 5.0 version of the software has significantly increased its trash file and startup item databases compared to version 4.0, and can now shave four more seconds off a computer's boot-up time. Its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot tool lets users instantly turn their PC into a hotspot for tablets and smartphones, and can display download and upload traffic in real time. PC Faster also includes a Game Faster feature that automatically shuts off unnecessary processes to improve the performance of games.

"A fast, smoothly running computer is a necessity these days. But on lots of PCs, junk files accumulate on the hard drive, which slows everything down including startup, web browsing and games," said Baidu PC Faster team leader Justin Gao. "In version 5.0, we more than doubled PC Faster's junk file and startup item databases. The improvement is huge -- it means that people can make their computers as fast as new in just one click."

Baidu PC Faster works to deliver a "junk free" PC by eliminating three key culprits of slow computers: useless files left over from previously installed software or the trash can, memory that's needlessly tied up in background processes, and unnecessary boot-up items. The entire speedup process is completed in just one click, and gives immediate results with no need to reboot the computer.

Baidu PC Faster can be downloaded for free from Baidu's Global Product website at: http://global.baidu.com. The official Baidu PC Faster website is: www.pcfaster.com.

About Baidu
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they are looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU." Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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