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Time to Upgrade the Browser to Information Assistant

Monday, August 15th, 2016

San Francisco, California, August 1, 2016Maxthon, a developer of next-generation web browsing tools, today announced that it has launched a beta version of its new MX5, the one-stop information assistant that serves as a platform to provide valuable services and content to users. With unique features like personal online information center, intelligent password keeping and sophisticated email management, the new MX5 gives users a faster, safer and more personal browsing experience than any product on the market today.

“The traditional browser is dying,” said Chen. “Web browsers have, for the most part, been defined as just simple presentation tools. But we’re saying, hey wait, a browser can be much more than that. It’s really a platform that can give people services and content to make lives better and more enjoyable. In other words, the browser will shift more from its minimalist form to a richer information center. ”

Maxthon’s vision is represented by the new MX5. The MX5 not only solves users’ pain points, but provides them with a rich ecosystem to manage their online life as well as unprecedented ways to manage content, personal info, security and email. It includes three unique features, each fully integrated and that exist as part of the browser:  Infobox, Passkeeper and UUMail.

Why do we Need to Upgrade the Browser to an Information Assistant?

Information security:  We rely on our browsers to access various web pages and locations and to have a complete online experience. So, securing our browser is the first step we need to take to assure our online protection. The recent, and well-publicized, password leaks once again showed the urgency to keep users’ passwords and emails secure. That’s why Maxthon’s MX5 provides important features such as Passkeeper and UUMail.

Information overload:  It’s no longer enough for a browser to simply present web content. For users to have a better browsing experience, today’s browser must be an efficient tool to process information. That’s why the MX5 introduces Infobox.

Infobox – Say Goodbye to the Old Bookmark System

“Maxthon put a lot of thought into developing Infobox,” said Chen. “We saw a lot of pain points and wanted to do something—to reduce users’ difficulties in browsing the web, make note-taking more convenient and eliminate cross-platform sync-up issues. Infobox isn’t just a collection function, it’s a service for the whole platform.”

Infobox is, in essence, a personal online information center—one that integrates bookmarking, note-taking and management, and personal cloud storage. Typical web browsers only allow a user to save website address, not the content. But Infobox lets users easily manage and save information from websites, including content, photos, screenshots and even users’ notes as a permanent bookmark “card,” with just one click. The information a user saved in Infobox will not be changed even if the content provider shuts down.

Infobox also makes note-taking easy with its Easy Note feature that includes many editing functions and allows users to take notes at anytime, anywhere. Other features include support for cross-platform data synchronization, offline visiting and free 1 GB of new uploads monthly.

Passkeeper – the Intelligent Password Management Solution—and it’s Free

Remembering multiple passwords is a hassle. That’s why many users keep the same password for different occasions and products. But that’s not secure. Once others know a user’s password, they can access everything. While there are some password management products in the market to unify users’ multiple passwords, Passkeeper does more than simply that.

Passkeeper greatly improves the function of password keeping in the MX5 information assistant. It helps users by automatically generating, saving and filing password in the cloud for easier and more secure log-in. With Passkeeper, users can check each account login detail to avoid remote, unauthorized login. What’s more, Passkeeper can sync up and function across all device types.

For the utmost security and privacy, Passkeeper provides triple encryption and multi-channel security using the AES25 algorithm which strengthens the local database encryption and provides safer transmission to the cloud via https.

UUMail – Helps You Protect Real Email Addresses and Get Rid of Spam

Today, most people have multiple email accounts—one for work and business, another for private use, others for certain websites or services. The 2014 Email Research Report found the typical user had 3.9 emails. Having multiple emails, though, has its own problems:  they’re difficult to manage, generate lots of spam and are unsecure and vulnerable to hackers. UUMail was developed to solve these problems and help users manage their mailboxes efficiently.

UUMail is a virtual email inbox. It’s not a real mailbox, but rather a management tool for multiple mailboxes. UUMail allows one mailbox to control all of the user’s mailboxes, helping users manage emails in a safer, more personalized and pithy way. UUMail users can create numerous shadow email ids that connect to their personal email box. Without revealing one’s personal email id, UUMail protects the privacy of the email ids and keep users safe from spam and other unwanted information.

UUMail users have the option to personalize their email address. A typical UUMail address comes with a customized account name of the user’s choice, a domain name of the user’s choice followed by uu.me. For example, we could generate a UUMail address for MX5 as: MX5@Maxthon.uu.me.  Go to www.uu.me to learn more.

 

Contact

Maxthon
Anna Zhang

+86-10-51651772

mktservice@maxthon.net

Security and Privacy are Top Priorities at Maxthon

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

This week Exatel published a report saying that Maxthon collects sensitive user information and sends the URLs to the Maxthon server. We take the allegations from the Exatel report very seriously and have fully investigated this matter.

User Experience Improvement Program (UEIP)

Maxthon implements a User Experience Improvement Program (UEIP), a standard industry practice to improve the user experience. Users are supposed to have full control when it comes to opting in or out of the UEIP. If a user opts out, the UEIP is not supposed to collect information. However, upon investigating the situation based on the Exatel report, we located a bug in our 2007 code library. We have immediately fixed this bug. We thank the Exatel team for helping us identify the problem.

We’d like to note that the user information the UEIP program collects follows industry standard practice, and we share this practice with our users in the Maxthon UEIP policy. As pointed out in the Exatel report, the software information Maxthon collects is designed to improve the user experience by better configuring the software our users run in the system. Thanks to the UEIP program, we are able to analyze and solve configuration issues across all kinds of software. We will update our UEIP policy and provide even more transparency to our users.

Sending URLs to the Maxthon server

Exatel also reported that Maxthon sends URLs back to its server. Just as all URL security checks work, Maxthon’s cloud security scanner module (cloud secure) checks the safety of the websites our users visit. By implementing this URL security check, Maxthon sends URLs to its server to check if the website is safe or not. As a result of these security checks, we have prevented our users from visiting millions of fake and malicious websites since 2005. In our latest version, we will add an option for users to turn off the scanner.

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Our Promise to Users

We at Maxthon take users’ privacy and information security seriously. We keep our users’ information secure and private. Maxthon has been in business for over 10 years and there has NEVER been a privacy leak to any third party. We are a truly international company with servers located in the U.S., EU, and Asia. We take endless efforts to improve our product to protect users’ security and privacy.

We are about to release our next-generation browser, the MX5, with enhanced features to protect user’s data and privacy.

  1. MX5 requires registration so that MX5 users are protected by a secure username and password.
  2. MX5’s Passkeeper feature provides triple encryption and multi-channel security using the AES25 algorithm. This algorithm strengthens the local database encryption and provides safer transmission to the cloud via https.
  3. MX5’s UUmail is a virtual email box that helps protect users real email addresses and get rid of spam emails.Please check www.maxthon.com for the latest information.

Jeff Chen (CEO of Maxthon)

11:00pm EST, July 14, 2016

Maxthon Browser MX5 Beta V4.9.2.1000 Officially Released!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Hello Maxers,

Today, we bring you official version V4.9.2.1000 to let you have a try.

The key changes and bug fixes have been listed in the changelog below.

Any comments or feedback will be highly appreciated!

Thanks for your continuous support!

 

Key Changes

 

+ Add

 

+ Add font setting support

+ Add search bar support

+ Add third-party download support

+ Add solid skin

+ Add save as .mht support

+ Add global mute support

+ Upgrade flash plug-in

+ Optimize start-up time

 

- Bug fixed:

 

Cannot obtain location information.

Some known crashes.

Cancel operation and draw, and then use snap region tool, the screenshot will move with cursor.

In Resource sniffer, order by the size of files, then something disappear in default resource sniffer window.

In Proxy, display of proxy icon in the right of address bar is different with the setting in proxy setting page.

Cannot organize white and black list in custom proxy of HTTP and others.

After cancel mute mode, go to “setting” – “tool’ – the mute status still highlight.

In SkyNote, keep opening font window, meanwhile, browser will crash or black screen.

In FTP login page, right click menu of input box display error.

The time of judging is unsuitable.

SkyNote cannot remember color change.

Some websites cannot display HTTPS certificate.

In Language, Cannot change to Portuguese.

In some language, cannot display printing page’s preview.

Sometimes, favorite status is error.

Enter Reader mode, sliding cursor will cause automatic pages turning.

No title in Reader mode.

Repeated fill form recording in FTP.

After tab mute, change skin, and then the mute icon will disappear.

New a tab in full screen model, only double operation can exit full screen mode.

In win7/win10 system, there is a extra sidebar in video full screen.

Possibly saving encrypted password lead to cannot log in website.

Change the shortcut key of “Find in page”, Ctrl+F cannot work in compatible mode.

Not support copy pictures to desktop or folders.

Open a tweet in Twitter and then close it, its title will display error.

At the first time of log in Maxthon account in browser and then close it, browser will crash.

In Extensions, downloading extensions cannot be canceled.

Mouse gesture cannot setup boss key.

After icloud enabled magic fill, the sign in button is grey and cannot work.

Switch to solid skin, some icons error.

In the search box, preview search result will hide the input box.

When download files online, all symbols of “%” in download address and filenames cannot be translated.

After accessed a melicious URLs, all of safe address will display warning.

When “Mute” status was cancelled in status bar, menu – tool –mute status is still existing.

After Ctrl+Left Click to save picture, move cursor, the picture will move with cursor.

New window, the multiple search page will be reloaded as well as page display error.

Files cannot set Maxthon browser as their default open program.

In Full screen, switch tabs error.

Incomplete display of resource sniffer

Not support mx://gpu/

Hide sidebar and open two windows at the same time, then show sidebar again. There will be an extra invalid button in sidebar of present window.

In the present active webpage, enter an URL in address bar to open a website. Then back to previous webpage, tab name display error.

When browser is not in full screen mode, new multiple windows will be created at the same place.

Browser extension should support English display.

Under high DPI, when window was set at minimal size, display error.

Only change the view of one page and then all of opening pages will be displayed in the view as same as the changed page.

Already enabled the ADBlock, but the ABP icon is still displayed in Disabled status.

No longer display pop-up video notification.

Right click address bar and select “Paste and go” is invalid.

Added .win domain name support.

Some websites notice that not support this browser.

Click any link from a saved page,the five-point star will show yellow.

The multisearch panel doesn’t disappear in some cases.

Delete userdata will cause the process “Mxcrashreport” won’t close.

Shut down magic fill and refresh the page, the magic fill will disappear.

The sock5 proxy doesn’t support account verification.

Mouse gesture fail.

Some drop-downs and sliders disappear.

Cannot add favorites.

When tab is in compatible mode, cannot delete information in some extensions of sidebar.

In old version with custom skin, overwrite installation will error.

Cookies are deleted uncompleted.

Direct website function cannot use on present block page.

Login window display and location are error.

Cnbeta.com cannot recognize reader mode.

Auto-refresh cannot remember the refresh time set by manual way.

After highlight custom UA, version number will error.

After close tab, change the setup to recent pages, tab cannot be activated.

+ and – symbol cannot be used to resize pictures.

Cannot type f in compatible mode.

Dragging hyperlink, which in SkyNote, into browser will open two tabs.

Background’s tab pages cannot be added in favorite.

Drop-downs of address bar do not disappear in some conditions.

Cookie of small window could chaos.

In compatible mode, mouse middle click open link error.

In compatible mode, not support translating selected words in webpage.

Keywords of search link cannot be transcoded.

In history, deleting records in order of time will error.

Sometimes, an extra # symbol appears in setting page.

Selecting address text and dragging it will lead to event error.

After magic fill in Gmail, the password will display in encrypted format.

After statistic, SkyNote windows UI error.

Part RSS cannot be analyzed.

In address bar, the default search engine display error.

In compatible mode, sometimes dragging link will crash.

In compatible mode, block download does not be closed.

 

Install Information

 

Installer version:

http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.9.2.1000.exe

MD5: c5af19f8303b37ab9288bee8d68efd1f

 

Portable version:

http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.9.2.1000.7z

MD5: 872cdf70e08281757b70c02c4d0b3ea5

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.6.1000 Officially Released!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Hello Maxthons,

Today, we have Maxthon official version 4.4.6.1000  available for you to try out.

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!

Downloads:

Install version

MD5: 1bbbae302cc90e6a63f89f5fcdaa5ae9 (dated 2015-06-26)
Portable version
MD5: 0952f93b62d61ff4b8cfeb3cb0b8e5e9  (dated 2015-06-26)

Changelog for 4.4.6.1000 [2015-06-26]

Only do search when typing in addressbar
Unable to presearch chinese content in certain circumstances
Not displaying safe link icon in presearch
Presearch previous content in multiple search after editing (backsape, enter) it in address bar
Improved data backup
Optimized magic fill precision in Routers and other intranets
Fixed a leak issue of magic fill in sinaapp.com
Upgraded magic fill to fit in more websites
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Feature Focus: Magic Fill

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Do you own and work on multiple devices? Are you tired of typing in your passwords again and again? Are you concerned about safety of your  information?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you’ll be happy to hear that Maxthon has a solution for you: Magic Fill!

Magic Fill allows you to securely save and sync your logins, passwords, and other form-filling information across several different devices using a free Maxthon Passport account. Our triple threat security system protects your information by encrypting it so nobody can access it without your personal Maxthon Passport login info.

 

In just a few steps you can have a efficient, smooth and worry-free browsing experience:

  1. Sign into your Maxthon Passport account.
  2. Tap Yes when Maxthon prompts you to save your login and password.
  3. Manage your Magic Fill entries in Settings (the three bars in the upper right hand corner):  Settings > Magic Fill.
  4. You can save information or save nothing and leave no footprint while using this tool.
  5. You may also edit your Magic Fill entries if a password or a login changes.
  6. All your changes will instantly be saved across all devices connected to your Maxthon Passport while using the Maxthon Web Browser.

Happy browsing!

 

 

Feature Focus: Cloud Push

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Hi Maxthons!

Have you taken advantage of one of our most popular features – Cloud Push? If not, you should definitely give it a try. It’s easy and fun! Check out some of the benefits of using Cloud Push below followed by detailed instructions of how to take advantage of this super useful feature, and most importantly, enjoy!

♦   Cloud Push allows you to share any information you find on the web; such as pictures, text, maps, and videos.

♦   Sending media smoothly to all your devices is now possible with just a couple clicks.

♦   Shared information may be accessed seamlessly across platforms (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)  and devices (computers, tablets, or smart phones).

♦   Cloud Push lets you push any type of content directly to any device via email, SMS or Cloud Technology.

♦   The great part is that, if you share by e-mail or text message, the information becomes accessible straight from the source. Thus your friends are not required to use Maxthon browser or Maxthon Passport [even though they should :)] to view the shared data.

 

 

Follow these instructions for seamless browsing:

  1. Sign in into your Maxthon Passport account to share things you find on the web
  2. Select the media element you wish to download.  *It can be a link/tab/video/picture/text
  3. Right click and select ‘Cloud Push’
  4. Select the destination device connected to you Maxthon Passport or type in a mobile number or e-mail address
  5. Press OK and away it goes

 

*If you share the content with one of your Maxthon Passport devices, you will get a notification to let you know you received it.

*If you prefer to download without track, you can change your general settings to ‘do not upload any download files to cloud‘.

 

Stay connected!

 

 

 

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.3000 Officially Released!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Hello Maxthons,

Today, we have Maxthon official version 4.4.5.3000  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!

Downloads:

Install version

http://dl.maxthon.co…x4.4.5.3000.exe

 MD5 8b929a07f41cd90dceabc6b2923cff90 (dated 2015-06-04)

Portable version
MD5:c05aaf6dfb2f7e52345ace08921e1163  (dated 2015-06-04)

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Changelog for 4.4.5.3000 [2015-06-04]
  • Fixes:
  • The pre-open function in address bar  was disabled by default
  • Crash when printing RSS leak 
  • The following languages have been updated: 
  • ar-bh, ar-ye, bn-in, ca-es, he-il, hi-in, id-id, ml-in, mn-mn sr-cs, th-th 
  • ar-sa bg-bg da-dk de-de es-es es-mx es-pe eu-es fa-ir fi-fi fr-fr hu-hu id-id it-it ka-ge ko-kr lt-lt nb-no nl-nl pt-pt ro-ro ru-ru sk-sk sl-si sv-se  tr-tr uk-ua vi-vn zh-hk zh-tw
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.

 Happy browsing!

Maxthon Joins Forces with Cloud Photo App Trunx

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Hello Maxthons,

Maxthon has recently teamed up with a great new cloud-based photo and video app, Trunx.

Trunx is your digital memory bank in the cloud. The free mobile app gives you 15 GB to back up and organize your photos and videos. Then, you can remove the originals from your device to free up tons of storage space.

You can also import photos from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, computers and digital cameras. This way you’ll have your entire photo collection in one secure place, available wherever you are. The best part? You can grow your account as big as you want. You’ll get 2 GB for every friend who joins with your invite code – no limits!

 

Additional features:

*   Automatic Organization - organizes by date and time in a Timeline and Calendar view, and allows you to create custom Tags for more personal  organization

*   SharedPix - share private photo albums with friends and family

*   Cloud Camera - in-app camera that stores media directly to Trunx, without using storage on your device

*   EchoPix - a unique capturing feature that lets you record sound while taking a series of photos

*  Clean My Phone - scans your device for photos that have been safely uploaded to Trunx, and allows you to remove them from your Camera Roll or Photo Gallery to free up storage space

 

Download Trunx and use the code MAXTHON when you sign up to get a 2 GB bonus on us.

What are you waiting for? Try Trunx for free and let us know what you think! :)

 

 

Thank you all for your continued support – we appreciate every one of you!

 

 

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

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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!

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

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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!