360 Secure Browser

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
360 Secure Browser
Developer(s) Qihoo
Initial release September 2008; 6 years ago (2008-09)
Engine Trident
Available in Chinese
Type Web browser


360 Secure Browser (Chinese: 360安全浏览器) is a web browser developed by Qihoo,[1] a company based in China.[2] It uses the Trident layout engine (as does Internet Explorer). It was first released in September 2008.[1]

Market share[edit]

In January 2011, Qihoo claimed that it was the second most popular web browser in China (after Internet Explorer),[2] with 172 million monthly active users, 44.1% of Internet users in China.[3] The true figure is much lower (in the 2-7% range) according to multiple independent sources.[4][5] As of November 2014, the Qihoo browser is the 5th most popular browser in the United States.[6]

Controversy[edit]

The high usage numbers are in large part due to the software being very difficult to uninstall. Furthermore, whenever a user attempts to install another browser, a warning pop-up claims that the new browser is unsafe and should not be run.[7][8]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.chinatechnews.com/2008/09/18/7557-qihoo-formally-launches-web-browser-product-in-china
  2. ^ a b http://seekingalpha.com/article/260381-ipo-pick-of-the-week-qihoo-360-tech
  3. ^ http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1508913/000104746911002598/a2202773zf-1a.htm
  4. ^ http://visual.ly/world-web-browser-market-share
  5. ^ http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-CN-monthly-201201-201301-bar
  6. ^ http://www.zdnet.com/weird-science-how-shaky-web-usage-reports-distort-our-view-of-tech-markets-7000035472/
  7. ^ Pierce, Doug (January 11, 2012). "How Qihoo 360 Won the Browser War in China". Digital Due Diligence. 
  8. ^ http://www.techinasia.com/360-safe-browser-malware/