Kingsoft (Chinese: 金山软件; pinyin: jīnshān ruǎnjiàn; literally "Gold Mountain Software") is a Chinese software company. Kingsoft has research and development centers in Zhuhai, Beijing, Chengdu and Dalian. The company has historically focused on development for the internet, Microsoft Windows-version systems. They also created a web browser known as Liebao. The company has worked on security software products, most recently moving towards internet-based applications, such as Kingsoft Kuaipan (a free cloud storage application running on multiple platforms.)
Kingsoft was founded in 1988 by the JinShan company located in Hong Kong. JinShan is a manufacturer of IBM PCs and was founded in 1973. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Kingsoft researched and developed word processors and other office applications, such as its flagship product, Word Processing System 1.0, which launched in 1989. Today, the latest version of Kingsoft Office 2013 is a freeware office software, which includes Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. Kingsoft has established collaborative relationships with Dell, Intel and IBM.
1988: Pak Kwan Kau joins JinShan, participates in developing WPS (Word Processing System) and founded the sub-department of JinShan in Shen Zhen. This was the when JinShan initiated involvement in the software developing area.
1989: JanShan releases WPS 1.0 and PUC (JianShan I Chinese character card). JanShan I Chinese character card monopolized the printing market in China.
1993: Pak Kwan Kau founds Kingsoft at Zhu Hai with Zhang XuanLong's personal financial support.
1994: Beijing Kingsoft department is founded.
1996: SEASUN Studio was founded and released the first commercial game in China ZhongGuanCun Revelations.
1997: The RPGJian Xia Qing Yuan is released and becomes the first RPG game in mainland China. PowerWord is released. WPS 97, running on Windows 95, is released.
1998: Lenovo becomes a shareholder of Kingsoft. Kingsoft is reorganized.
Kingsoft Office for AndroidFreeware allows users to edit, view and save documents on Android devices. It also allow user to access Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.net and other online storage websites to deal with modified documents with WebDAV protocol.
Kingsoft Internet Security 9 Plus is an anti-virus and security application designed for Internet users. It contains anti-virus, anti-malware, a vulnerability scanner and personal firewall. It finds and fixes rootkit, spyware, trojan, virus and malware infections.
Kingsoft PC Doctor is a freeware Windows system optimization software which offers a Windows Registry cleaner, uninstaller and speedup features.