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European Users of Windows Now Able to Immediately Install the Maxthon 3 Web Browser

San Francisco, CA September 15, 2012 – Maxthon, a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers, announced its inclusion on the first page of the European Economic Council Browser Ballot, replacing Safari. Users will now be able to select Maxthon on the front-page of their “European browser ballot” and immediately install Maxthon 3 as their default browser.

This ballot was created as part of Microsoft’s 2009 settlement with European antitrust authorities, which may have resulted in 28 million European consumers not being given the option to change their browser. Microsoft settled the case and in 2010 created a browser ballot screen for European users of Windows.
“In moving ahead of Safari, Maxthon’s placement on the first page of the browser ballot will make it easy for more Europeans to download and enjoy the unsurpassed speed and exclusive features Maxthon offers, which go well beyond those found on Windows’ standard, preloaded browser,” says Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. “We encourage European users to choose Maxthon.”

“The addition of Maxthon alongside Opera, Firefox, Chrome and IE on the first page of the browser ballot is proof of our ability to go toe-to-toe with the largest competitors,” said Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product Development. “Thanks to this more fair and open browser ballot, we look forward to attracting and welcoming into the Maxthon community millions of new users.”

About Maxthon Ltd.
Founded in 2005, Maxthon Ltd is a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers that regularly outperform other top browsers. Committed to high standards for innovation, the Maxthon suite of browsers supports a wide range of devices from desktops to mobile. Maxthon browsers are used each month by more than 100 million people in 140 countries around the globe. Maxthon has offices in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing. For more information about Maxthon, please visit

Maxthon’s Suite of Browsers
Find Maxthon for iPhone & iPad in the  iTunes App Store
Download Maxthon for Mac  OS X (Beta) here
Download Maxthon 3 for Windows here
Download Maxthon Mobile for Android phones here
Download Maxthon Mobile for 10” Android tablets here

Media Contacts:
Lewis Fein, Maxthon Ltd.

Darcy Provo, Landis Communications Inc. for Maxthon