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Maxthon Browser

What is Maxthon Browser?  (from Maxthon)

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows uses a unique, innovative dual-core design that uses both Webkit and Trident. Fast and efficient, our dual-core design displays all web pages quickly and reliably. With its first-place HTML 5 support and ‘out of the box’ features you can‘t get anywhere else, Maxthon Cloud Browser for W...  Read more


Maxthon Browser is a program developed by Maxthon. 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 Maxthon.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 7.58 MB (7,943,895 bytes). MaxUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of Maxthon Browser come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.maxthon.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\maxthon
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon\MaxthonUINST.exe
Estimated size: 7.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Maxthon Browser

Program executable:Maxthon.exe
Name:Maxthon Application
Maxthon Web Browser
Additional files:
  • MxMsg.dll - Maxthon msgtest (msgtest)
  • MxSk.dll - MxSk
  • mxtool.dll - MxWebkit Dynamic Link Library (Maxthon International ltd.)
  • Maxthon.exe - Maxthon Application (Maxthon Web Browser)
  • MaxUpdate.exe - MaxUpdate Module
  • MaxthonUINST.exe
  • hodprint.dll
  • hodprinterdriver.dll
  • maxzlib.dll - maxzlib
  • Mx2UnInstall.exe - Maxthon Uninstaller
  • MxAccount.dll - Maxthon MxAccount (MxAccount)
  • MxCrashCatch.dll - MxCrashCatch Module (MxCrashCatch)
  • MxCrashReport.exe - MxCrashReport Module (MxCrashReport)
  • mxdb.dll (by Max)
  • MxFav.dll - MxFav
  • MxHttpRq.dll - Maxthon MxHttpRq (MxHttpRq)
  • mxpp.dll - MxPp
  • MxProxy2.dll
  • mxtool2.dll - mxtool Module
  • MxUeip.dll - MxUeip Module (MxUeip)
  • MxUI.dll - MxUI
  • MxUp3.exe
  • MyIE.exe - MyIE Application (MyIE Web Browser)
  • MYIE2UINST.exe
  • nullatwbxdet.dll - atwbxdet Module
  • shdoclc.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System (Shell Doc Object and Control Library)
  • zlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Maxthon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E9BD82D2-5188-42DE-9604-4C060BD264CD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Maxthon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon.exe'.

How do I remove Maxthon Browser?

You can uninstall Maxthon Browser 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Maxthon Browser (remove only), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Maxthon Browser.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.78%
Windows 10 22.35%
Windows XP 13.41%
Windows Vista 4.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.56%
Windows 7 Professional 11.86%
Windows 8.1 5.65%
Windows 10 Home 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.50%
  Germany 5.50%
  Spain 5.00%
  France 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Saudi Arabia 3.50%
  Greece 2.50%
  Israel 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Czech Republic 2.50%
  Thailand 2.00%
  Argentina 2.00%
  Italy 2.00%
  Malaysia 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.89%
Hewlett-Packard 19.47%
Dell 12.39%
ASUS 9.73%
Samsung 5.31%
Toshiba 5.31%
Intel 4.42%
Lenovo 4.42%
American Megatrends 1.77%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.90%
HP EliteBook 6930p 1.90%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.90%
LENOVO 20157 1.90%


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