Maxthon is a freeware web browser developed by the company Maxthon Ltd., based in Beijing, China. It is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Maxthon Mobile for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8. As of version 3, Maxthon supports two web browser engines: WebKit and Trident. Max thon Cloud Browser is a powerful web browser that has a highly customizable interface.
The browser has multiple tools that make your web experience more enjoyable, such as resource sniffer, screen capture tool, night mode and cloud functionality. We don’t have any change log information yet for version 188.8.131.5200 of Max thon Cloud Browser. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated. Unobtrusive UI: You can fully customize Max thon Cloud Browser by adding, moving, swapping and changing the browser’s toolbars.
icons, menus, colours, skins, and layouts. Built-in Ad Hunter: This tool will block harmful ads, images, and pages. The Filter packs will screen out offensive Web pages too. More than 1,400 plug-ins are currently available for Max thon Cloud Browser. Cloud Syncing and Cloud Push: Max thon Cloud Browser has the ability to synchronize your bookmarks, tabs, options and your address bar and new-tab links, throughout all of your computers and mobile devices running the app.
Maxthon Overview & History:-
Maxthon is a Chinese company known mainly for producing web browsers for Windows. It is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and San Francisco, US. Most of Maxthon’s engineers are based in the corporate headquarters in Beijing, which develops and maintains versions of the Maxthon browser for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Maxthon has also created other products including Chinese language news and information portal i.maxthon.cn.
a Chinese language casual gaming portal and humor website, a ‘Kid Safe’ web browser for Android and iOS, a free online account system named Maxthon Passport, and an English language news and information web portal i.maxthon.com. In 1999, current CEO Ming Jie “Jeff” Chen founded Hong Kong-based Mysoft International Limited to distribute the MyIE browser. In 2005, the firm received seed funding from venture capital firm WI Harper Group.
and Morten Lund, the first Skype investor, and Chen moved the company to Beijing. In 2006, Maxthon received further investment from the US-based venture capital firm Charles River Ventures. On April 10, 2007, TechCrunch reported that Google had invested at least US$1 million in Maxthon; this was denied the following day by Chen. However, in an interview with the Chinese web portal Sina.com, Chen did not rule out future “cooperation” between the two businesses.
Max thon won CNET WebWare 100 Awards in 2008 and 2009, and was #97 in PCWorld’s list of the 100 Best Products of 2011. Maxthon was one of the twelve browsers Microsoft presented in 2010 at BrowserChoice.eu, a website allowing users of Windows residing in the European Economic Area to choose which default web browser to use on their computer. Please See More Information…….
Maxthon Data privacy issues:-
In 2016, computer security researchers from Fidelis Cybersecurity and Exatel discovered the browser surreptitiously sending sensitive browsing and system data, such as adblocker status, websites visited, searches conducted, and applications installed with their version numbers, to remote servers located in Beijing, China. According to Max thon, the data is sent as part of the firm’s ‘User Experience Improvement Program’ and it is “voluntary and totally anonymous.
” However, researchers found the data still being collected and sent to remote servers even after users explicitly opt-out of the program. The researchers further found the data being sent over an unencrypted connection (HTTP), leaving users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Fidelis’ Chief Security Officer, Justin Harvey, noted the data “contains almost everything you would want in conducting a reconnaissance operation to know exactly where to attack.
Knowing the exact operating system and installed applications, and browsing habits it would be trivial to send a perfectly crafted spear phish to the victim or perhaps set up a watering hole attack on one of their most-frequented websites.” According to Maxthon CEO Jeff Chen, this was due to a bug that was fixed as soon a he was made aware of the issue. Chen also stated that “security and privacy are top priorities at Max thon”.
- UUMail: enhances the email experience by creating unlimited virtual email IDs to keep the real email address safe and filtering out spams to make sure the inbox stays clean and organized.
- Maxnote: the original ‘Favorites’ feature upgraded to ‘Maxnote’. Users can collect everything, read anywhere, and record anytime.
- Passkeeper: help users remember all passwords securely and smartly. Synced users passwords to the Cloud and then accessed on all different platforms & allows people to add and edit “Accounts” and “Private Notes”. It also helps users to auto-generate random complicated passwords when registering on a website so there’s no need to worry about passwords being cracked anymore.