Tutorials to Remove Maxthon on PC – Suggested Removal
The reason you should remove Maxthon is that this browser has been verified to be no longer safe. I do hope the tutorials I wrote today would give you great help.
Lately Exatel and Fidelis Cyber Security released a report saying the web browser Maxthon collects users’ confidential information and sends it to its own server through the User Experience Improvement Program (UEIP, which you can choose to join during the installation), and logout won’t revoke that.
Maxthon is not the only browser that analyzes users’ data through the UEIP, Firefox and Chrome also do. But according to Exatel and Fidelis, the information that Maxthon collects is far beyond the range.
More Details of Maxthon’s Information Collection
The information includes operating system version, screen resolution, CPU type and speed, memory, the executable location for the browser, ad-block status, homepage, browsing history, Google searching history, and apps that comes with the system and corresponding versions.
This data is stored in a file named “ueipdat.zip,” being termly transmitted to Maxthon’s server in China, according to Exatel. Within the ueipdat.zip, researchers discovered an encrypted file named “dat.txt” , which was supposed to be cracked by the passphrase “eu3o4[r04cml4eir,” is hard coded in Maxthon’s binary system.
Is this problem a vulnerability or intentional design? Maxthon hasn’t responded the inquiry from Exatel yet, but users have been denouncing the browser ever since. Though Maxthon said they will dedicate themselves to the investigation, you should remove Maxthon as soon as possible for the sake of your private information and system security.
How to Remove Maxthon Step by Step
1. You need to log in the system as an administrator, or with an account that has the administrative rights. Otherwise you’ll have to provide password during the removal.
2. Shut down Maxthon browser before you perform the removal. Open Task Manager to check whether there is any related process running in the background and end them.
3. Remove Maxthon via the Programs and Features.
Press and hold Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms bar, click Search, type “Maxthon” in the field, right-click on the first result and select Uninstall.
Double-click Maxthon in the list to begin. During the process you’ll be asked what reason made you want to remove Maxthon – just select any of them, and click Continue. Remember to tick the option “Remove all user data, history and settings from this computer,” then click Uninstall to confirm the removal.
4. Remove Maxthon from Windows Registry Editor.
The entries of every program are written on the Windows REGISTRY during installation, so if you want to complete remove one, don’t skip this part. But modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious issues that may prevent your PC from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any issues resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk:
Press and hold Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms bar, click Search, type “regedit” in the field, and select the first result to open the Registry Editor.
Locate and delete this found if found: HKEY_LOCAL_User\Software\Maxthon3\
5. At last, reboot your PC.
If you have performed every step above, the program should be gone. What if you think it too tedious to read and understand and want a simpler solution? Luckily I prepared the following part.
Simpler Solution to Remove Maxthon
Instead of taking the path through Control Panel and Registry Editor, see if you’re going to like this.
1. Download & install Max Uninstaller.
2. Remove Maxthon by going through: Select Maxthon > Click Run Analysis > Click Complete Uninstall.
3. Delete the remaining files (registry entries) by doing: Click Scan Leftovers > Click Delete Leftovers.
Clicking/tapping Back to Step1 will bring you back to the list of currently installed programs, so that you can check whether the uninstall was successful. Free feel to use Max Uninstall on other programs you wish to remove, I’m sure you’ll dig the convenience it brings you. For any questions or doubts, let us know by leaving your comment.
Remove Maxthon – Video Demonstration
By now you have learned how things work in Window systems when it comes to program’s removal. You can also take the similar steps to clean out the programs that are no longer needed, the performance of your system will be greatly optimized, in the meantime much space can be freed up for other uses. Either by taking the regular steps or using the cleaning tool will be a good way to termly maintain your PC.
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