|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
360 Safeguard (Chinese: 360安全卫士) is a program developed by Qihoo 360, a company based in China. 360 Safeguard's focus is on stopping computer viruses, malware, trojan horses, and security patching for Microsoft Windows. 360 Safeguard trojan horses scanner is cloud-based. A heuristics engine is built into the scanner.
- Anti malware capabilities
- Anti trojan capabilities
- Real-time protection
- Trojan Firewall
- Webshield— protection against Internet threats.
- Software Manager
- Junk file cleaner
- Internet Explorer Repair
- Leak Fixer
- Self Protection — prevents malware from terminating 360 Safeguard processes and damaging 360 Safeguard files
- Software isolation area
Dispute with Tencent
In 2010, 360 Safeguard analyzed the QQ protocol and accused QQ of automatically scanning users' computers and of uploading their personal information to QQ's servers without users' consent. In response, Tencent called 360 itself malware and denied users with 360 installed access to some QQ services. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information reprimanded both companies for "improper competition" and ordered them to come to an accord.