I am posting here as I have no permissions to do so in other forum boards and because all of the several other topics on the same subject have been closed, in spite of no adequate response being posted. Maxthon, even when not running, frequently pops up a message that says the desktop icon is abnormal, with a repair option. Several replies in other threads have suggested this is a Windows message; it is not. No application has the right to dictate what my Windows configuration is, it is invasive and poor etiquette. This should not have happened in the first place, but as Maxthon has chosen to ignore all of the previous posts to this effect I have lost confidence in the integrity of the product and uninstalled it.