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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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VersionDistribution 75.00% 25.00%



SkyFile is a program developed by Maxthon Asia. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is skyfile.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,216,530 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 76% of users of SkyFile come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: skyfile.maxthon.com
Installation folder: C:\skyfile
Uninstaller: C:\SkyFile\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 7.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SkyFile

Program executable:skyfile.exe
Additional files:
  • MxCrashReport.exe - MxCrashReport Module (MxCrashReport)
  • MxCrashCatch.dll - MxCrashCatch Module (MxCrashCatch)
  • MxHttpRq.dll - Maxthon MxHttpRq (MxHttpRq)
  • MxTool.dll - Microsoft MxTool (MxTool)
  • MxUp.exe - MxUp Module (MxUp)
  • MxSkyFileInst.exe - SkyFile (SkyFile Installer)
  • Uninst.exe
  • mxdb.dll - mxdb
  • MxUI.dll - MxUI (MxUI - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • MxOverlays64.dll - Maxthon OverlaysIcon ShellExt.
  • MxEncode.dll - Maxthon MxEncrypt Application (MxEncrypt Application)
  • MxAccountSvc.dll - Maxthon MxAccountSvc (MxAccountSvc)
  • MxMsg.dll - Maxthon mxmsg (mxmsg)
  • MxXDR.dll - Maxthon MxXDR (MxXDR)
  • maxzlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • MxOverlays.dll
  • MxSkyFileUninst.exe - SkyFile Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MxUp.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Maxthon Update' (Next runs on 09/06/2013 at 19.33).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SkyFile.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SkyFile' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SkyFile\SkyFile.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MxUp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Maxthon3\Bin\MxUp.exe'.

How do I remove SkyFile?

Quickly and completely remove SkyFile from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SkyFile from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SkyFile, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SkyFile.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 8 Pro 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Brazil 5.88%
  France 5.88%
  Netherlands 5.88%
  Canada 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 12.50%
American Megatrends 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KY811AAR-ABA ... 28.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 14.29%
Dell XPS 8300 14.29%
ASUSTeK N76VZ 14.29%
Acer RL100 14.29%
Acer Aspire 5552 14.29%


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