What is MxUp.exe?

The genuine MxUp.exe file is a software component of Maxthon Cloud Browser by Maxthon International Ltd..
"MxUp.exe" is the Update Module of the freeware Maxthon Cloud Browser by bundled with other freeware and can install without consent. It has been preinstalled on some Lenovo machines. It can be uninstalled using the Control Panel by selecting "Maxthon". The "MxUp.exe" process is scheduled frequently to find, download and apply updates from Maxthon remote servers. (The freeware browser was found in 2016 to be sending browsing and system data to Maxthon servers in China even if the user "opted out.") Founded in 1999 in Hong Kong by Ming Jie ("Jeff") Chen, still its CEO, Maxthon moved to Beijing, China, in 2005. They have offices in 70 countries including in San Francisco, CA, USA.

MxUp stands for Maxthon Update Module

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MxUp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MxUp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MxUp
MxUp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MxUp belongs to software MxUp Module or MX5 by Maxthon International ltd.

Description: MxUp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The MxUp.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (for instance C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Maxthon5\Public\MxUp\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,794,840 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 1,938,208 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. MxUp.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. MxUp.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If MxUp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 1,341,392 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. MxUp.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. MxUp.exe is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. MxUp.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMaxthon 3
  2) turn to the software company, Maxthon, for advice
  3) check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MxUp.exe. Therefore, you should check the MxUp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I recently downloaded a hack for a game of a website that had all kinds of hacks that i have been using for a while but then there was a new guy who was posting hacks not many people trusted him but alot downloaded so i waited a few days to see feedback everyone was happy so i downloaded it and it didnt work and it was malware etc so i deleted the hacked program well today i log on my pc and i see my camera light come on and i was a bit confused cause i always turn it off so i go to startup and i see the programs in start up and then i try deleting them never could then i go to task manager and see that program running the only program i never seen running on any of my pc once i deleted it i seen the start up files gone so there for i know it was spyware trojan etc
WDAp32.dll , is missing in Windows 7 and that prevent MxUp.exe to execute itself. I have to click a tab more than 10 times before MxUp.exe is being executed. If I don't click the tab , Maxthon Browser continues to work. There is no real additional info available on the internet about what WLDAP32.dll , is doing. I don't know how WLDAP32.dll , got missing but as long I don't know the real function of it I will not even think about rerplacing it.

Summary: Average user rating of MxUp.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks MxUp.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving MxUp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MxUp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MxUp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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