maxthon.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if maxthon.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.
This program is normally stored in C:\Program Files\Maxthon\Bin\Maxthon.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 1cc34166086ff7650efb8be0ce9393af.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the full power of nowadays' PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the file is Maxthon Cloud Browser.
File version stored as a property 184.108.40.2060.
Author Maxthon International ltd..
Legal copyright (C) Maxthon. All rights reserved.
maxthon.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to the user.
Some dangerous features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
maxthon.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from maxthon.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Maxthon (Asia) Limited.
Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.