CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine, today announced the release of version 4.0 of its popular PC optimization software, Baidu PC Faster, to the international market. With more than 39 million downloads worldwide, version 4.0 supports English, Indonesian, Thai and Portuguese languages and includes additional built-in utilities such as its own easy Win Update, Virus Scan, ToolBox, App Store, and game optimization tool Game Faster.

Baidu PC Faster is a simple, one-touch optimization utility that helps keep users' PCs quick, clean and secure. With four cleaning modes and more than 300 PC optimization checkpoints, Baidu PC Faster improves boot time, memory utilization, disk usage and system performance.

The entire speed-up process is completed in just one click, and gives immediate results without the need to reboot the computer. After optimization, users can share their computer's speed ranking with their Facebook friends.

"Baidu PC Faster has been completely redesigned based on feedback from our millions of users all over the world," said PC Faster team leader Jeff Li. "Everyone from newbies to computer gurus, gamers to heavy Internet surfers can now effortlessly improve their PC's performance in just one click."

Baidu PC Faster works by eliminating three key culprits of slow computers: leftover "junk" files from previously installed software and files sent to the trash can, memory that's needlessly tied up in background processes, and unnecessary boot-up items.

Additional features of PC Faster 4.0 include:

  • Win Update
    Our easy Win Update feature helps make sure your computer always has the latest security patches and optimizations, without the hassle of having to open your system settings.

  • Virus Scan
    Baidu PC Faster protects your computer with a built-in cloud virus scanner, featuring the same cloud engine used by the award-winning software Baidu Antivirus.

  • ToolBox
    Baidu PC Faster's ToolBox is a quick, convenient way to access a huge number of PC optimization tools for specific uses. Whether you want to speed up your Internet, clean your registry or recover lost files, you'll find what you're looking for here.

  • App Store
    Our App Store's massive collection of free, popular software is the most convenient way to find great titles, and it helps manage your applications with easy software updating and uninstalling.

  • Game Faster
    With our Game Faster utility, gamers can take full control of their system by tweaking 72 custom settings, or automatically increase their gaming performance in a single click. Game Faster also includes a system process monitor to let serious gamers stop any background tasks that are slowing them down.

Baidu PC Faster is permanently free, and can be downloaded on Baidu's Global Product website at:

About Baidu
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. 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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