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What is maxthon.exe?

Part of Maxthon3 by Maxthon International ltd.

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How does maxthon.exe run?

Process - maxthon.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. maxthon.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does maxthon.exe start?

Shell open command - maxthon.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of htmlfile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Scheduled task - maxthon.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{183B9C08-296D-4198-B88E-1D20BDADBC0D}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the maxthon.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of maxthon.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How stable is Maxthon3?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is maxthon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00030% CPU3011.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
180.76 MB RAM839.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,877 /min83.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
255 GDI objects170.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\maxthon3\bin\maxthon.exe

Are there other versions of Maxthon3?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Maxthon3.

What else is related?

Maxthon3 Stability

maxthon.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangXProcB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: kernelbase.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: maxthon.exe
Publisher: Maxthon International ltd. (verified)
Name: Maxthon3
Description: Maxthon3
Version: 3, 5, 2, 1000
Size: 94.88 KB
Original file name: Maxthon3.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/11/2012
Expiration date: 7/15/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005013446%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002002487%
User CPU: 0.00030109583250%
Privileged CPU time: 580118.3 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1,902 ms
CPU cycle count: 419,131,046
CPU cycle count /min: 207,526,594
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 409.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 524.6 MB
Paged memory: 180.76 MB
Peak paged memory: 288.35 MB
Paged system memory: 334.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 85.57 KB
Working set memory: 194.07 MB
Peak working set memory: 301.02 MB
Min working set memory: 104.33 MB
Private memory: 180.76 MB
Page faults: 2,779,446
Page faults /min: 6,074
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 635,727
Read operations /min: 1,156
Total read transfer: 392.07 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.23 MB
Total write operations: 334,627
Write operations /min: 721
Total write transfer: 336.34 MB
Write transfer /min: 716.65 KB
Total other operations: 483,570
Other operations /min: 678
Total other transfer: 66.04 MB
Other Transfer /min: 106.65 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 255
Peak GDI objects: 275
USER objects: 100
Peak USER objects: 130
Handle count average: 755
Thread count average: 34
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" -RunCore -CoreTypC:"webkit-normal-0-000017B8" -MainFrmIpC:"IPC_M_C_000017B8_0003" -ResMgrIpC:"IPC_R_C_000017B8_0003" -UserNamC:"sdemarco0431@gmail.com" -LangInC:"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Language\en.ini" -AppDataPatC:"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon3\" -ProductTypC:"intl" -CustomCacheFoldeC:"%TEMP%\Maxthon3Cache\Temp\Webkit\Cache" -SyEvenC:"mxevent_IPC_R_C_000017B8_0003" /prefetcC:3
"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" -RunCore -CoreTypC:"ie-normal-0-000017B8" -MainFrmIpC:"IPC_M_C_000017B8_0002" -ResMgrIpC:"IPC_R_C_000017B8_0002" -UserNamC:"sdemarco0431@gmail.com" -LangInC:"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Language\en.ini" -AppDataPatC:"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon3\" -ProductTypC:"intl" -CustomCacheFoldeC:"%TEMP%\Maxthon3Cache\Temp\Webkit\Cache" -SyEvenC:"mxevent_IPC_R_C_000017B8_0002" /prefetcC:3
"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" -RunMxDl -IPC_M_D_NAMC:"IPC_M_D_000017B8" -IPC_C_D_NAMC:"IPC_C_D_00001950" -IPC_R_D_NAMC:"IPC_R_D_000017B8" -SyEvenC:"mxevent_IPC_R_D_000017B8" -LANG_INI_FILC:"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Language\en.ini" -MxdlConfigFoldeC:"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon3\Public\Downloader\" /prefetcC:3
"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" -PIC:"6072" -RunMxAddonsMgr -UserNamC:"sdemarco0431@gmail.com" -LangInC:"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Language\en.ini" -AppDataPatC:"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon3\" /prefetcC:3
"C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" -RunResMgr -MainFrmIpC:"IPC_M_R_000017B8" -UsersFoldeC:"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon3\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Maxthon3\" -ProductTypC:"intl" /prefetcC:3

Shell open command details

Name: mhtmlfile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Maxthon3\Bin\Maxthon.exe" "%1"

Scheduled task details

Name: \{63379A3C-5B9C-4DFC-A133-5779D185E313}

Network connectivity

TCP: ec2-23-21-54-180.compute-1.amazonaws.com on port 56521
TCP: ec2-107-22-192-39.compute-1.amazonaws.com on port 56681
TCP: channel-ecmp-05-ash3.facebook.com on port 56685
TCP: bn1msgr1011901.gateway.edge.messenger.live.com on port 56611
UDP: LISTENING on port 56100
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: fd19bf6a59da67278065c1186e1ae604
SHA-1: 5473753c2cadf02174c124c63ae6b91ea99994d8
SHA-256: 701284bb4c06d287521fd12aba5cfb26094e5096962e46671a095cdf26ec0fd2

PE image details

File packed: No
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