Old Zhou Hongyi continues his routine tactics of trying to fool users into downloading Qihoo 360 products disguised as "browser updates" and "antivirus software", in order to gin up the numbers:
6 "Acts of Unfair Competition"
The Chinese government dealt a huge blow to Qihoo. By warning that it must stop its "acts of unfair competition" in the desktop browser space, the government reprimanded Qihoo for abusing its power as an anti-virus security suite. Here are the six tactics that the government denounces:
Making its security suite difficult to uninstall.
Preventing users from installing competitors' software by noting (fake) incompatibility.
Warning users that their non-Qihoo browser is unsafe.
Tricking users to install Qihoo's 360 Browser through default settings.
Forcing security updates to change users' browser and homepage settings.
Tricking users into downloading the 360 Browser as an official patch from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) .