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  • 1.0 stars

    "Its beta software - bye, bye Avant Brower, hello IE 7!"

    October 6, 2006  |   By ryork272

    Pros

    Tabbed display. Nothing else. Its buggy, not ready for prime time. Resets all of your settings and redefines standard naming conventions (remember "Favorites"?). Do not install this software.

    Cons

    I have used Avant for years. I am REALLY disappointed in the 11.x version. It is REALLY bad. I wrote Anderson (the developer) and told him about my less than thrilling experience. I told him that I wanted to go back to the previous version 10.58. He told me to go to the forum and they would help me with the new version. In other words, NO, I cannot install the previous version. Hey Anderson, I have news for you - its gone! I uninstalled and installed the newest IE version 7. Guess what? Its far more stable than Avant, doesn't blow away your settings, has a tabbed interface and many other great features. Bye, bye Avant Browser, hello IE 7.

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  • Reply by the virus killer on October 8, 2006

    I dont know lots about avant browser , but i can tell you that using ie is the worst mistake you can make. Using the most popular software brings many attractions . Im talking about the security side of things . Im not sure how much familar you are on this matter , but i can tell you that IE is a very popular target for hackers , malware , viruses , spyware etc. Im not telling you to go back to avant , but im DEFINATELY sure that you should'nt go to IE. My reccomendation use Mozilla Firefox or Opera . I use Mozilla Firefox and i can assure you its better than IE or avant browser . I have used avant browser too , it has'nt knocked my socks off eithar but i still would reccomend any browser othor than ie. My advise is just to use any othor browser than IE. Most problems on the net are because of ie explorer . IN GENERAL JUST GIVE MOZILLA FIREFOX A GO AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK OF IT.

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