Maxthon v4.9.2.1000 Updated

billon on 16 Apr 2016
  • 103MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Apr 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Maxthon is a web browser balancing speed and compatibility, dynamically viewing Internet Explorer-only pages with your installed version of IE and showing modern web pages in the same engine as Safari/Chrome (Webkit). Includes an integrated ad-blocker, support for sync between devices, multiple search engines and sessions, mute functionality, video site downloader, mouse gestures, skinning, and built-in RSS reader sidebar. It also has one-click privacy protection features to erase browsing history, cookies, cache, etc. Additional features available via add-on system.

Alternatively, Maxthon Portable is stealth. Also available for iOS, Android.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract using 7-zip or compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch Bin\Maxthon.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Chromium Portable
What's new? Added:
  • Font setting support.
  • Search bar support.
  • Third-party download support.
  • Solid skin.
  • Save as .mht support.
  • Global mute support.

  • Upgraded flash plug-in.
  • Optimized start-up time.
Bugs 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 malicious URLs, all of safe address will display warning.
  • When "Mute" status was canceled 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.
  • 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.

19 comments on Maxthon  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Bob 2008-11-29 22:59

It sends off annoying jokes on the status bar. It once put a website address on the address bar without asking for my permission. I don't think it respects user's privacy.

GreenBrowser looks better.

Suomy Nona 2009-02-23 08:50

Those annoying jokes can be turned off in the preferences. I never had it putting an address in the address bar by itself, and I've been using it for years.

Sean 2009-08-24 05:05

Is this version portable?
Version: [2009-08-18]

webfork 2010-02-24 14:28

Prefer this one over Greenbrowser, which has more features but feels cluttered.

Loner 2010-03-04 01:36

What I would like to know is, why would I want this free tabbed browser instead of the free Mozilla Firefox tabbed browser whose security is well known???

Please, someone tell me why get this over another one thats also free??

jamvaru 2010-05-22 18:21

For the fun of it.
If you then zip the files it could be redistributed as a true portable download. YEs?

Emka 2011-02-01 18:14

To what extent is it not stealth?

homer 2011-02-02 13:41

looks good, but it lacks advanced security options

TP109 2011-03-03 21:23

62MB installed is large compared to Opera portable at about 22MB and K-Meleon (full) at 22MB. FF portable on my system is at 96MB and Palemoon portable is 53MB. The only reason I even have FF at all is for compatibility on some sites.


freakazoid 2011-03-03 22:47

@TP109 - That's because Maxthon includes both IE and Webkit engines.


TP109 2011-03-04 01:03


OK. Is that a gimmik or is there a real advantage in having two engines?


freakazoid 2011-03-04 01:32

I have no idea, as I don't use it myself ;) I guess the advantage is on-the-fly engine switching without having to open another browser.


veekay 2011-07-27 09:14

Maxthon has several advantages over other browsers, and while FF is best for using at home and elsewhere (especially due to its lack of support for activex and thousands of popular addons), I personally recommend Maxthon Portable for use in a corporate environment.

Maxthon has dual engines - Webkit (the same lightning-fast engine used by Google Chrome) and Trident (an IE-compatible mode). It has a lot of nice (and powerful) options out of the box (such as speed dial, shortcut URL keys, mouse gestures, magic fill, ad hunter, flash video saver, multi-search-engines, integrated notepad, RSS feed reader, etc). This means that for working with Intranet sites in your office, this is a perfect browser, since many of those sites work well only in IE (but may not in Firefox or other browsers), but we know IE doesn't have much of flexibility (thought recent versions have made it more appealing). For instance, many advanced features in Sharepoint seem to work well only in IE (and hence will work well in Maxthon), and we all know how big a market Sharepoint is gaining in the corporate world. Even more complex apps such SAP BusinessObjects (BO) work perfectly in Webkit mode in Maxthon (even though BO has issues with IE9).

So the dual-engine of Maxton is not a gimmick, it is a perfect solution to have speed (webkit) with site-compatibility (trident/IE). Maxthon Passport is an online feature to store your bookmarks and profile settings, so you can also access your favorite bookmarks even in a cybercafe or hotel while travelling, even if you don't want to carry Maxthon Portable on a USB stick.

The only things I miss are some of the advanced features (such as URL alias and mouse-gestures for magic fill) that were available in the older Maxthon 1.x, which made it one of the best tools for any office PC. Hopefully these features will added to Maxthon3 soon, I know its devs are working towards that.


Oufti 2011-09-25 22:09

A portable version of Maxthon is also available directly on their site (
@ Admin : Your site are great ! Frequent updates, simple and clear design, good tips, comments. Thanks.


freakazoid 2012-04-17 02:48

I just downloaded Maxthon Portable from For reference, the uncompressed filesize is 98.6 MB.


carbonize 2012-04-19 15:52

@freakazoid I doubt it includes both engines as it will just use the IE engine that is on the Windows you are running it on.

@veekay And? Firefox has had the capability of using Dual engines for a long long time with it's IE Tab add on. From there on you can add whatever features you want.


webfork 2012-11-03 17:07

YouTube downloader worked pretty well, although from the list of avaialble files it doesn't give you much information. Just that it's an FLV file. You then get to guess which one is which. Anyway, it downloaded without any difficulty. Prefer YoutubeDownloader HD, but nice to see this functionality integrated into a browser.


MaxH 2014-06-08 20:22

Here's a nice skin to replace that horribru default look


fullbug 2014-08-28 23:16

Let me know when they finally get Adblock plus, other then that I used to love that browser.....


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