Sina Tech, 4/22/10
Chinese P2P video service PPTV (also known as PPLive), has launched a new "Blue Shield" feature, which is designed to prevent malicious software from uninstalling the PPLive application. The new function will activate when other applications attempt to uninstall or otherwise abnormally modify the PPLive software, and will prevent any malicious uninstallation of the software, as well as automatically reverting any changes made to the software.
PPLive had previously announced that rival PPStream (PPS) had added a feature in the latest upgrade to its software that would force the removal of any installed copies of the PPLive software. PPLive CEO Vincent Tao said that the actions of PPStream had caused a 10% drop in PPLive's installed user base.
Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "PPLive Sues PPStream" MD 4/21/10 issue.