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October 16, 2014 14:37 ET

Baidu's DU Speed Booster Android App Receives AV-TEST Certification

Official Report Highlights App's Strong Malware Protection Abilities

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 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 Android optimization app DU Speed Booster received certification from renowned German IT security institute AV-TEST on the strength of its built-in antivirus engine.

"It's an honor to be recognized by an internationally respected player like AV-TEST," said Carol Lu, product manager at DU Apps Studio, a mobile product team of Baidu. "DU Speed Booster's antivirus engine is among the best mobile malware solutions in the world, and we're very happy to receive certification that reflects its strong protection ability."

"The team at AV-TEST was impressed by DU Speed Booster's anti-malware features," said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.org. "As a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research for consumers and enterprises, we are pleased to recognize companies that meet our high standards of performance."

In addition to receiving strong marks for its excellent malware detection capabilities, DU Speed Booster was also awarded a high usability score for not negatively impacting battery life or device performance.

In August 2014, DU Speed Booster surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide. It recently made impressive gains in popularity in North America, South America and Southeast Asia, as reported by independent app analytics company App Annie.

DU Speed Booster initially launched in 2012 as an Android optimizer and cleaner, with its core features being mobile device speedup and junk file cleaning. It has since added many useful and fun features, including a permissions manager, a game booster, an Internet speed tester/map and recently, malware detection and removal tools. It is currently available in 17 languages worldwide, and is compatible with mobile devices running Android 2.3 and up.

DU Speed Booster can be downloaded for free from Google Play at: http://goo.gl/TBHVfM.

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.

About DU Apps Studio
DU Apps Studio is a global product team of Baidu. DU Apps Studio creates innovative state-of-the-art apps for Android devices that are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Its popular free apps include DU Battery Saver, DU Speed Booster and DU Flashlight.

Participate in fun DU Apps Studio contests and activities on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/duapps.

About AV-TEST
The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyze it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform our customers of the top-quality results obtained.

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