360 Secure Browser

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360 Secure Browser
Developer(s) Qihoo
Initial release September 2008; 7 years ago (2008-09)
Operating system Windows
Engine Trident, WebKit
Available in Chinese, English
Type Web browser

360 Secure Browser (Chinese: 360安全浏览器) is a web browser developed by the Qihoo company of Beijing, China.[1][2] It offers page layout using either the Trident engine, as used in Internet Explorer, or the WebKit engine that was adapted for Google Chrome. It was first released in September 2008.[1]


World version[edit]

In early 2014 Qihoo released a global version of its web browser.

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] Independent sources claim that the true figure is between 2-7%.[4] In November 2014 the Qihoo browser was the 5th most popular browser in the United States.[5] Its main competitors in China are the Sogou High-Speed Browser (Chinese: 搜狗高速浏览器) by Sogou.com, CM Browser (Chinese: 猎豹安全浏览器) by Cheetah Mobile,QQ Browser (Chinese: QQ浏览器) by Tencent , Baidu Browser (Chinese: 百度浏览器) by Baidu.com and Maxthon .

Controversy[edit]

High usage numbers may be due to the browser being difficult to uninstall and a warning pop-up that appears when a user attempts to install another browser, claiming that the other browser is unsafe and should not be run.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Qihoo Formally Launches Web Browser Product In China". ChinaTechNews.com. Asia Media Network. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Gaskins, Francis. "IPO Pick of the Week: Qihoo 360 Tech". Seeking Alpha. Seeking Alpha Ltd. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Amendment No. 2 To Form F-1 Registration Statement". U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission. U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Top 6 Desktop, Tablet & Console Browsers in China from Jan 2012 to Jan 2013". StatCounter.com. StatCounter. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Bott, Ed. "Weird science: How shaky web usage reports distort our view of tech markets". ZDnet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Millward, Steven. "9 Evil Tactics Used by 360 Safe Browser to Beat IE in China". Tech in Asia. Tech in Asia. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Pierce, Doug. "How Qihoo 360 Won the Browser War in China". Digital Due Diligence. Digital Due Diligence. Retrieved 22 July 2015.