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Tencent Embeds Anti-Virus Service Into Instant Messaging Software

Tencent will incorporate Avira’s Internet security scanning engine and core technology into Tencent’s QQ Computer Manager 5.0 Anniversary Preview Edition.

“As a leading global Internet business, Tencent’s partnership with internationally renowned anti-virus software company Avira GmbH is a model for cooperation within the Internet security industry,” said Tencent Research Institute Manager Deng Quanzhan. “This bilateral strategic cooperation initiative will not only provide users with access to a professional, intelligent one-stop Internet security experience, but will also enable Avira GmbH to provide even higher levels of service to its existing customers in China.”

As Tencent’s leading security product, QQ Computer Manager has attracted over 100 million Chinese users in less than a year.

Financial terms of this deal were not released.

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  1. Thijs (Shenzhen) says:

    As far as I know “QQ Computer Manager” is not the same as the QQ Instant Messenger. QQ IM has long included a custom anti-malware scanner to fight off hackers who are after the passwords of QQ accounts (which might contain valuable Q-coins).

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