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Nowadays, most of us rely more and more on the computer and the internet, which brings us the concept of cyberspace. However, as the main roles in this cyberspace, though not a living thing like you and me, computers can get “sick” from viruses, too. In this post, we will give a brief introduction about the causes for computer viruses, and how Maxthon Cloud Browser will help enhance your cyber and browser security and hence immune to such viruses.

How does your computer get viruses or malware?

For many people, the spread of computer viruses seems like a mystery because of their different ways of tricking. Downloading files from unknown sources, emails from unknown addresses and clicking on suspicious links are the top ways you might accidentally be infected by a virus.

While there may be some articles on how to avoid getting infected through above ways, you must know that most of your actions online are based on the web browser: downloading files, checking emails, and clicking links.

So to prevent viruses and malware, a secure internet browser is of significant importance. Of all the software out there, browsers are the most exposed and information rich. If a malicious hacker manages to break in, he can find out just about anything about you through your browser: address, credit card data, emails, passwords, browsing history, bookmarks etc.

A Kaspersky study found that 50% of exploit attacks in 2016 targeted browsers, equaling all the other categories combined. This proportion is higher than that in Q1, 2016, which reflects the trend.


What should you do to secure your browsing?

Antivirus software is of course a must. It could help protect your computer against most viruses, malware, Trojan, and other unwanted invaders that can make your computer “sick”.

However, that’s not enough. As mentioned above, a browser is the window to the internet and also the first line of defend against malware threats, so browser security is an important part of keeping your information safe. You need a secure internet browser to make sure that you can store information on the web safely and privately.

How does Maxthon enhance your cyber security?

Now you may have ideas about what is browser security. Though it’s a fact that most of us tend to choose an internet browser and stick with it for years, it is necessary to choose a secure web browser without virus for the sake of online and browser security. If you haven’t already installed and used Maxthon Cloud Browser, it is just an alternative worth a try.

First of all, Maxthon Cloud Browser has been tested by lots of 3rd party labs that it’s clean of viruses and malware.

Many download sites will conduct tests on virus and malware before including certain software. They must make sure that all software listed is clean and without viruses. Usually, this kind of test should be in witness of different anti-virus products and anti-spam services.

According to the latest test by on Apr. 21st, 2017 with different anti-virus and anti-malware programs and services, Maxthon Cloud Browser was tested clean 100%, and does not contain any malware, spyware, Trojans or viruses. Here are the anti-virus software test results:


Apart from anti-virus software, this download has also been tested with several popular anti-malware and anti-spam services. Below are some services they tested Maxthon with:


Secondly, Maxthon helps you filter ads and focus on the content.

There are too many ads on the web nowadays, making it hard to read a news article without having to scroll past a dozen of ads and accidentally clicking on one of them. What’s more, clicking suspicious pop-ups may bring the virus to your computer.

So an ad blocker is a must. In Maxthon Cloud Browser, you don’t need to add any extra extensions yourself, because there’s an integrated ad blocker in it that powered by Adblock Plus. Browsing with Maxthon Cloud Browser, annoying banners, pop-ups, malware and viruses are all blocked.


Thirdly, Maxthon helps prevent spam by UUMail.

As we listed before, spam mail is an important virus carrier which will harm your computer. It’s dangerous and annoying. However, in Maxthon5 browser, a feature called UUMail solved this problem permanently. You can create numerous “shadow mailboxes”, or virtual mailboxes for your real email address, and decide whether to forward emails from these shadow mailboxes to your real address.

In this way, your actual inbox will be kept clean and without any virus. For more about UUMail, you can refer to our previous post here: Primary Guidelines & Tips for MX5: UUMail.

Your internet browser is just like the lid on Pandora’s box. It’s a window to the madness of cyberspace. Visiting the wrong website, clicking the wrong link, or downloading the wrong file could all lead to a disastrous consequence Maxthon Cloud Browser is not only tested clean and without virus itself, it also helps prevent viruses and malware, bringing a secure internet environment for you.

Get the latest version of Maxthon5 browser V5.0.3.4000 here:

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Happy browsing!