Saturday, May 23, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.2000 Official Version is Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello Maxthons,

 Today, we have Maxthon official version 4.4.5.2000  available for you to try out.

 Notice: Since Maxthon 3 Maintenance has stopped ,we will conduct a background update to the latest version for all users.

This version main bug fixes and features optimization are listed in the changelog below.

Please test it and let us know what you think about it.

Thanks for your continuous support!
Have a great day!

Downloads:

Install version

http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.2000.exe

MD5: 61259904e626140f2ab164c8b4aaef28 (dated 2015-05-22)
Portable version
MD5: c2bd02cf6c111294e11a4a7eda299e3f (dated 2015-05-22)
Changelog for 4.4.5.2000 [2015-05-21]

Fixes:

  • Conflicts between opening a new tab and searching alias in preview settings
  • Opening a new tab will cause the content disappearing typed in address bar
  • The search result will not reload after pre-open
  • Preload setting status error
  • Updated the  Search extension

Changelog for 4.4.5.1800 [2015-05-14]

Fixes:

  • Optimized the print effect, solved the fuzzy problem
  • Error occurred when you open Settings from address bar drop down menu
  • Provided Address bar Preview for multiple search
  • Display problem in address bar in certain conditions
  • Display problem in address bar in certain conditions
  • In some conditions address bar input would pre-open an Error Page
  • In some conditions address bar input  pre-open would cause adblock error
  • Address bar input  pre-open would cause drop-down options error
  • Fixed Address bar input pre-open focus problem
  • Safe site details check would display error
  • RSS resolve leak
  • Fixed Fill form data sorting issue

 

Changelog for 4.4.5.1200 [2015-04-28]

Fixes:

  • Address bar pre-opening when typing in
  • Baidu search supports HTTPS
  • ActiveX automatically switch to Retro mode.

To help us better and more efficiently solve the problems you might encounter while using the latest version of Maxthon, please, put your suggestions and bug reports in the comment section below, or go to ‘Product Support’ area of our forum.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.1800 Beta is Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello Maxthons,
We hope you have been well!
Today, we have a Beta version 4.4.5.1800Beta available for you to try out .

This is a beta version and you will find the description of fixes below in the changelog.

Please test it and let us know what you think about it. Thanks for your continuous support! Have a great browsing!

Install version

http://dl.maxthon.co…5.1800-beta.exe

 MD5: bd1df1354192a82b7196466da6ecde17 
Protable version
MD5: d70c1d2f6606ba008b70faa17847802c 
Changelog

Fixes:

  • Optimized the print effect, solve the fuzzy effect
  • Error occurred when you open Settings from address bar drop down menu
  • Provided Address bar Preview for multiple search
  • Display problem in address bar in certain conditions
  • Display problem in address bar in certain conditions
  • In some conditions address bar input would pre-open an Error Page
  • In some conditions address bar input  pre-open would cause adblock error
  • Address bar input  pre-open would cause drop-down options error
  • Fixed Address bar input pre-open focus problem
  • Safe site details check would display error
  • RSS resolve leak
  • Fixed Fill form data sorting issue

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.
In order to better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, please, leave comments, suggestions and bug reports in the comment section below or in ‘Product Support’ section of our forum.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

 

 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Maxthon Troubleshooting & Tips and Tricks

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Troubleshooting-Youre-doing-it-wrong.This is a basic troubleshooting guide for users to try and find the cause of issues. Following the guide should allow you to hopefully fix the issue, or at least figure out the source that is causing it so that when posting on the forum users have more information available to offer help.

1 /
Are you running the latest version of Maxthon? Check the forum for any new releases and update/reinstall. Most issues will generally be resolved in new builds, or just by the reinstall process. Also ensure you have the latest version of any plugins you might be using.

2 /
Do a forum search. Chances are someone has had the issue before you and a fix has been found.

3 /
Try changing to Retro Mode. A great feature of Maxthon that allows you to view a site using the Internet Explorer renderer in case the site has issues with Webkit/Blink.

4 /
Connection error? (eg. unable to resolve domain name or can’t connect error) try with another browser to see if it also has the same issue. Use a site like http://isup.me to check that the site is in fact online. Also check there isn’t a problem with your DNS servers. You can try testing with Google (8.8.8.8) or OpenDNS (208.67.222.220) servers.

And always provide a link to the site/page in question when posting so others can check to see if the problem is more widespread.

5 /
Try disabling AdBlock Plus. Sometimes overly aggressive blocking can cause issues on a site. If this fixes the problem some of your rules may need to be revised. Post on the forum and someone should be able to offer a solution.

6 /
Try deleting/clearing cookies There might be a corrupt or invalid cookie causing the problem. Deleting them will ensure new ones are created.
Option 1: (Ctrl-Shift-Del) or from the Main Menu > Clear Browsing Data menu option, or toolbar. [Images here]
Option 2: To delete cookies for only one site you can use the Developer Tools. [Images here]
Option 3: You can also use the following 3rd party programs: -
CookieSpy which can show Maxthon cookies, and DB Browser for SQLite which offer more advanced means of working with cookies. [More details here]
NOTE: Only option 1 is recommended. Options 2 & 3 are only for advanced users.

7 /

Try disabling all extensions. If disabling extensions fixes the problem then one of your extensions is causing the problem. Enable them one by one testing after each until you find the one causing the problem.

8 /

Check the advanced options. Ensure you are using the default UserAgent (should be unchecked), and check with GPU acceleration on/off. These can be found by going to the Main Menu > Settings > Advanced.

If the above steps don’t resolve the issue, follow the next steps which should help determine if the problem is with Maxthon, your account settings or system related and hopefully lead to the cause of the problem.

9 /
Sign out of your Maxthon Passport. Check to see if the same problem still occurs. If not signing in fixes the problem, then it’s more than likely a settings related issue. Disable all sync options from the menu then enable them one by one, testing for the problem until it occurs again. Once you know which settings are causing the issue make a post on the forum with the details for further assistance.

10 /
Test with Maxthon PortableDownload & extract to any folder, run, check for the issue. DO NOT SIGN IN to your Maxthon Passport account. If this works then it’s more than likely related to your install. Doing a clean install should fix the problem.

If going through the above doesn’t fix the problem, then start a thread on the forum to see if someone can help out. Offer as much information as you can, especially the following:

 - Any error messages;
- What version of Maxthon and operating system you are running;
- Any out of the ordinary programs (network related like firewalls, or downloaders like Orbit);
- What you have tried to fix/find out what the issue was. Otherwise people will offer solutions that you may have already done;
- And if applicable link some screenshots if it will make things easier for others to understand the problem.

The best case scenario is you will find and fix the issue without having to wait hours or days for a response on the forum. At minimum you will narrow in on the issue allowing others to offer a quicker and more appropriate response for the problem. And you may learn something as well :-)

Happy troubleshooting!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.1200 Beta Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello Maxthons,

Today we are excited to publish the Mx 4.4.5.1200 Beta version. This beta version mainly added new functions that you will find in the changelog below. Please, help yourselves  and let us know what do you think! :) 

Thanks for your continuous support!

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.1200-beta.exe
MD5: 6dfea47e12949236d9c5c79c42a5ff89
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.5.1200-beta.7z
MD5:d647a761402393737ac6f8f42db99248

 

Changelog for 4.4.5.1200 [2015-04-28]

New features:
+Address bar pre-opening when typing in
+Baidu search supports HTTPS
+ActiveX automatically switch to Retro mode.

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems. To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, you can either leave your suggestions and concerns in the comments section below or  go to our forum’s  ‘Product Support’ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread. Thanks very much for your cooperation! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.1000 Officially Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hi everyone, 

Today we are super happy to present  you  Mx 4.4.5.1000 version. In this official version we fixed several bugs and optimizations such as problem with display of blocked urls in ABP window and multi-search setting problem.. Please try out this version and feel free to let us know how you feel about it. Thank you all for your continuous support! We couldn’t have made it this far without it!

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.1000.exe
MD5: bb7aa46eab30296a155bafebc25f7e41
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.5.1000.7z
MD5:6e7900a9cb5f6ed477f6086260a17c34

Changelog for 4.4.5.1000[2015-04-21]

Main Frame
-Optimezed malicious websites shielding
-Optimized Update Notification
-Fixed Multi-search setting compatibility problem
-Fixed one RSS leak

Core
*Fixed one flash filtering problem
*Fixed canvas can’t display SVG
*Fixed Popup block does not display blocked urls correctly
*Fixed Error after taking repeatedly screenshots

Changelog for 4.4.5.600 [2015-04-02]

Fixes:
-Popup block does not display blocked urls correctly
-Memory leak after after taking several sreenshot
-In some case canvas parts do not display SVG

New features:
+View ads filtering rankings

Optimizations:
*Improved cloud push contacts aquiring
*Homepage setting security
*Error occured when you click cancel in font customize

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.600 Beta Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello Maxthons, It’s been a while. Today we are excited to publish the Mx 4.4.5.600 Beta version. In this beta, you’ll find that some problems, such as ” blocked urls are not displayed in ABP”,”Canvas parts do not display SVG” have been addressed. Some functionalities have been improved and new feature has been added as well. Please serve yourselves and let us know hot it tastes Thanks for your continuous support!

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.600-beta.exe
MD5: 4cdb56c20dc29ace66d7806c306e4b1e
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.5.600-beta.7z
MD5:982b96005ca88d584dfe83b518eca839

Changelog for 4.4.5.600 [2015-04-02]

Fixes:
-Popup block does not display blocked urls
-Memory leak after after taking several sreenshot
-In some case canvas parts do not display SVG

New features:
+View ads filtering rankings

Optimizations:
*Improved cloud push contacts aquiring
*Homepage setting security
*Error occured when you click cancel in font customize

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems. To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support’ area in our forum or comments section below and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread. Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Newest official version of Maxthon Cloud Browser with AdBlock Plus V4.4.4.3000 has been RELEASED!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello our dear users!

Today, We are very excited to announce the release of 4.4.4.3000 official version is available for you to try out. This official version optimize Https Certificate and Quit full screen for HTML5,  also fixes many bugs as detailed in the changelog. Please download, try it out and let us know what do you think.

Thank you for your support!

Downloads: 

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.4.3000.exe
MD5: 34c5fdeaf663dd770e24059508e1b37e
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.4.3000.7z
MD5:9859cdd3ab5f07bc44741dcafb528723

Changelog for 4.4.4.3000 [2015-03-12]:

Optimizations: 
[Main Frame]
+Optimized HTTPS Certificate

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Quit full screen for HTML5

Fixes:
[Main Frame]
Input Local address changes to search item
History Manager Titles may display errors
Some Web Notification display problem 
Adblock causes page refresh

[Webkit Core]
Extensions installation leak
Fixed RSS XSS leak
Playback problem when you exit full screen mode in Vimeo video
Trusted code path execution
Error in detection of Superfish
Repaired crash occured when you input special characters in the address bar
Unable to filter .MP4 format in the Adblock

Than you all for choosing Maxthon!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Update: Superfish and Maxthon

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Dear Friend of Maxthon,

 This note is an update on Superfish, how it works, its relationship to Maxthon browsers and what we are doing to mitigate any issues related to it.  Our engineering team has spent a good bit of time examining Superifsh and  how it interacts with Maxthon.

Here is what we learned.

Superfish is malvertising software that Lenovo pro-actively pre-installed on several consumer PC product lines in 2013 and 2014. Its purpose is to control part of your web browsing and serve you advertising. It is designed to intercept all encrypted connections, things it shouldn’t be able to see. Superfish accomplishes this in an insecure way that leaves the system open to hackers or NSA-style spies. For example, it can spy on your private bank connections.

 The function that intercepts and replaces encrypted connections within Superfish is known as a “SSL hijacker,” Specifically the Komodia Redirector with SSL Digestor.  This SSL hijacker was created by an Israeli company called Komodia. An SSL hijacker opens up a HUGE security hole — effectively creating a ‘man in the middle’ attack on your machine. Superfish uses this hole to install its own root CA certificate in your Windows system. From that point on Superfish intercepts each SSL site certificate and swaps it out with a copy of its own that allows access to serve ads. SuperFish’s advertising works by injecting JavaScript code into web-pages. This can wreak havoc with websites, breaking them.

Even if you don’t have a Lenovo consumer PC your PC might have this vulnerability because Komodia sold this technology to other malware companies including:

  • Atom Security
  • Infoweise
  • Komodia (KeepMyFamilySecure)
  • Kurupira (Webfilter)
  • Lavasoft (Ad-Aware Web Companion)
  • Qustodia and Websecure LTD (Easy Hide IP Classic)

Now, Only the traffic from the browser to the SuperFish internal proxy uses the website’s certificate. The traffic on the Internet still uses the normal website’s certificate, so we can’t tell if a machine is infected by SuperFish by looking at this traffic.

However, SuperFish makes queries to additional webpages to download JavaScript. 

And this is where Maxthon enters the picture.  

Due to the way we handle javascript requests in our browser, Maxthon’s PC browser unintentionally triggers a false positive on the Superfish test. In most cases running the test on other browsers on your system will not. If you find yourself in a position where Maxthon is said to be insecure  and Chrome (on the same machine) is not, do not worry.  If you get positives from all browsers, you likely have Superfish.

To repeat: the way Maxthon browsers retrieve javascript can trigger a false positive during a Superfish detection test saying your system is at risk.  Even though our browsers remain as secure as the best in the industry, we recognize the severity of this bug and have elevated it to the top of the line – P1 importance.

We are working on a fix for it as we speak and will update all affected browsers via a required browser update when complete.

In the meantime, if you have not already, please take a couple of minutes to test your Windows PC for the presence of Superfish.  Use the link for a simple and fast test.

https://filippo.io/Badfish/

If you do determine you have Superfish, you will need to both uninstall the .exe AND manually remove the bogus CA certificate.  This link will show you how remove it completely.

https://filippo.io/Badfish/removing.html

Thank-you for your continued support of Maxthon.  We’ll keep you informed of any changes.

-Team Maxthon

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.4.2000 with AdBlock Plus is officially released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Hello everyone,

It’s time to celebrate!

After a long time without a final version launch , today we are super happy to deliver you a Final version 4.4.4.2000 .

This final version addressed many problems, such as one core crash  problem, fixed login problem in session window, YouTube video slowness, security issue with extension center and so on.

Maxthon team is working hard and more new versions are currently underway and we look forward to sharing them with you soon Please download the latest version of Maxthon for your Windows.
Appreciate your great continuous support! Enjoy! 

Downloads: 

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.4.2000.exe
MD5: 2d0e88eaccabde05b1a4438895c718cf
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.4.2000.7z
MD5:389efbc2cca2f96eedf106600ee8d100

 

Changelog for 4.4.4.2000 [2015-02-10]:

Optimizations:
[Main Frame]
+Indivudually display Custom filtering rules for pages
+Supported Security Alliance list certificate
+Optimization of Adhunter Menu Style when  Ad-Hunter is disabled
+Optimized ad-filters sharing
+Adblock Plus icon with ads filtering count
+Optimization of Adblock Plus Notication Style
+Support of Acceptable Ads, Allow Non-invasive Advertising

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Top level domain
+Optimized Pop-up blocking

Fixes:

[Main Frame]
Quick Access data reset issue
Filter rules being downloaded when ad-hunter is not enabled
“Subscription Rules Title” display issue.
Possible to add non domain name to filtering white list
When not maximized, the filter tip is not in the right position
Tool bar icons appear transparent
In some languages some Account panel parts are not completely displayed
Setting center security problem
One security issue in Extensions center

[Webkit Core]
Fixed one Flash filtering mistake
Fixed on core crash problem
Youtube video loading speed is slow
3D display effect problem on some websites
Unble to log into Session window under some specific conditions
When maximizing or minimizing a page on touck screen devices, the status bar value doesn’t change
Fixed page disorder problem when using Touch screen zoom and using ctrl+scroll.
On Touch screen devices touch scroll is not effextive on PDF Preview page and Multi-Frame pages
Under High DPI, Certicates and Certificates error dialogs Height and Size

Changelog for 4.4.4.1200Beta [2015-02-04]:

Optimizations:
[Main Frame]
+Indivudually display Custom filtering rules for pages
+Supported Security Alliance list certificate
+Optimization of Menu Style while Ad-Hunter is disabled
+Optimized ad-filters sharing
+Adblock Plus icon with ads filtering count
+Optimization of Adblock Plus Notication Style
+Support of Acceptable Ads, Allow Non-invasive Advertising

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Top level domain
+Optimized Pop-up blocking

Fixes:
[Main Frame]
Quick Access data reset issue
Filter rules being downloaded when ad-hunter is not enabled
“Subscription Rules Title” display issue.
Possible to add non domain name to filtering white list
When not maximized, the filter tip is not in the right position
Tool bar icons appear transparent
In some languages some Account panel parts are not completely displayed
Setting center security problem
One security issue in Extensions center

[Webkit Core]
Fixed one Flash filtering mistake
Youtube video loading speed is slow
Some websites 3D display effect problem
Unble to log into Session window under some specific conditions
When maximizing or minimizing a page on touck screen devices, the status bar value doesn’t change
On Touch screen devices touch scroll is not effextive on PDF Preview page and Multi-Frame pages
Under High DPI, Certicates and Certificates error dialogs Height and Size

Changelog for 4.4.4.600Beta [2014-12-30]:

New Features:
+ Ad-block Plus

 

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.4.1200 Beta is Released!

By Maxthon Web Browsers

Today, we have a beta version 4.4.4.1200Beta  available for you to try out . 


This beta version mainly focused on some features optimizations and on fixes of quite many bugs as detailed in the changelog.

Please try it out and any comments from you will be warmly welcome.
Appreciate your great support!
Enjoy!  

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.4.1200-beta.exe
MD5: 3c6dd0e539a9a9555ed89613a39f3dbf
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.4.1200-beta.7z
MD5: a2dd82ed2c96ade329582dfcec64ec05

Changelog for 4.4.4.1200Beta [2015-02-04]:

Optimizations: 
[Main Frame]
+Indivudually display Custom filtering rules for pages
+Supported Security Alliance list certificate
+Optimization of Menu Style for Disabled Ad-Hunter
+Optimized ad-filters sharing
+Adblock Plus icon with ads filtering count
+Optimization of Adblock Plus Notication Style
+Support of Acceptable Ads, Allow Non-invasive Advertising

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Top level domain
+Optimized Pop-up blocking

Fixes:

[Main Frame]
Quick Access data reset issue
Filter rules being downloaded when ad-hunter is not enabled
“Subscription Rules Title” display issue.
Possible to add non domain name to filtering white list
When not maximized, the filter tip is not in the right position
Tool bar icons appear transparent
In some languages some Account panel parts are not completely displayed
Setting center security problem
One security issue in Extensions center

[Webkit Core]
Fixed one Flash filtering mistake
Youtube video loading speed is slow
Some websites 3D display effect problem
Unble to log into Session window under some specific conditions
When maximizing or minimizing a page on touck screen devices, the status bar value doesn’t change
On Touch screen devices touch scroll is not effextive on PDF Preview page and Multi-Frame pages
Under High DPI, Certicates and Certificates error dialogs Height and Size

 

Please, let us know what you think!