Avant Browser

Avant Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3253 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1 build 26
  • Total Downloads:
    26,730,901
  • Date Added:
    September 13, 2005
  • File Size:
    4.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,103
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Starting from the Internet Explorer engine, Avant Browser adds useful capabilities, such as grouped favorites, an RSS reader, and tabbed browsing. The first thing we noticed upon launch was the aesthetically pleasing skin that came as the default with Avant Browser, but you can choose from among many preloaded skins in the Tools menu. The tabbed-browsing feature lets you quickly switch among Web sites, rather than having to shuffle through several browser instances in the Windows taskbar. If you visit several Favorites often, you can save them as a group and open the whole group with one click. When you shut down the program, Avant Browser remembers which windows were open and launches them the next time it starts up. You also can automatically refresh all windows, or only the current one, at regular intervals. A simple pop-up blocker works in most cases, but it was powerless against some floating banners and other, more obscure pop-up methods. Overall, we found Avant Browser a great alternative to Internet Explorer, with useful features that make browsing even more efficient.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 11 votes

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  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3253 votes

    • 5 star 2087
    • 4 star 663
    • 3 star 211
    • 2 star 84
    • 1 star 208
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5 stars

"BEST WAY TO BROWSE THE NET!"

October 01, 2005  |  By osiris2282

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

1. Uses IE engine, but makes it MUCH faster. So ALL websites that require IE are 100% compatible with Avant Browser. Videos, shoutcast and all other media files will play on Avant without a glitch.

And YES it IS indirectly more secure than others because it supports tools like IBM security password management(if you have an IBM Thinkpad with embeded chip), and the awesome "Shop Safe" credit card security program that MBNA just came out with. (Firefox does NOT work well with ShopSafe, you can't drag&drop stuff, etc.)

2. You can EASILY block anything you don't want to see: ads, pop-ups, image and flash banners, videos, ActiveX scripts, Javascript, Java Applets. (this way you can browse the net without the fear of getting infected with spyware)

3. Has tabbed browsing, which I fell in love with and couldnt' live without. Just clik your mouse'scroll wheel and the link opens in a new tab. it's THAT easy!

4. It is absolutely free and absolutely clean.

5. It 'remembers' the pages you had loaded when you closed the browser. letting you open them again automatically at restart. I LOVE THAT, because I often open a buch of pages and have to close the browser before I go through them all. When I'm back at my computer, I just start AB and everything comes back, none of my pages is lost. Love that feature.

6.It has a very convenient, easy to configure search box that can use any search engine you want. The default i think it's Yahoo, I changed it to Google, works flawless.

Cons

It doesn't have a good download manager. If you intrerupt a download, it's gone, you have to restart all over again. I wish it would download stuff faster.

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2 stars

"so so"

September 25, 2005  |  By Canusian

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

Fast and clean

Cons

Can't turn off the keybaoard shortcuts. They mess up my hot keys. Wrote to Avant support and asked how to turn them off and no reply.

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4 stars

"Better than Firefox.."

September 24, 2005  |  By Kingston1

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

This is a great program to use. Explorer itself doesn't offer much but this adds a whole new dimension allowing for easy tabbing, easy access to pop up blocker and a nice range of features. I've tried firefox a couple of times but keep coming back to this one in the end.

Cons

Bit slow, nothing else

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1 stars

"Another Wannabe"

September 22, 2005  |  By TonySu

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

Better than IE

Cons

Definitely better than IE but lets admit, what isn't?

It is basicall a IE with extra mods downloaded onto it.

Can't even compete against the proper browsers like Firefox, Opera, Netscape.

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2 stars

"Not safe for Virus and bugs"

September 22, 2005  |  By memospr

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

This Bronser is very nice,have much speed and estability.

Cons

But is easy for enter any virus or bug

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4 stars

"Great tool! Can't live without it now"

September 21, 2005  |  By jaijujacob

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

Tabbed interface, url aliases, groups, content blocking, window tiling , reopen closed urls according to last visited.. customization tools.. skin maker.. all excellent.

Cons

Mismatches in keyboard shortcuts over IE, and lack of keyboard shortcuts for some main functionalities.. just that! :)

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1 stars

"Avant is Internet Explorer"

September 19, 2005  |  By Chrono13

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Cons

Avant, like its cousin Maxthon, is an IE skin. It not only shares the same security problems as IE, but has a few of its own - making it worse than IE. Use Firefox. Use Opera, use whatever you like... but don't be fooled by these skins. Avant is NOT a browser - it is a shell over IE!

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3 stars

"Good Browser, but not Firefox or Opera"

September 19, 2005  |  By aitchondo

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

Good ideas which worked fine.

Cons

I understand them wanting to get paid and can live with pop-up asking for money, but with several browsers, I choose which I want and this one tries to force itself on you... even after you say no. Only con for me.

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4 stars

"Great, better than IE"

September 18, 2005  |  By Stinger15

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

This is a great browser that blew me away when I opened it. And it got better as time went by. It's almost like a better version of Netscape. It has tabs that are useful to go back and forth. It has a lot of bars that can be turned off and on that can be useful. It saves the site you were on last when you closed the program, so next time you open it, that site will come up. In IE I always accidentally closed it and couldn't get back where I was. It has a pop-up blocker without any additional downloads, along with many other options. I have dial-up and to me, this browser made my internet a bit faster. It seemed to download the whole site so that links will be faster.

Cons

There were some few things I didnt like. The major one is that when I reduce the browser, it just says "Avant Browser", it doesn't tell me what website im on. Also, there are quite a few sites that it will not display that IE will.

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5 stars

"VERY VERY NICE!!"

September 16, 2005  |  By surajd

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 26

Pros

Wow this does everything! better than other versions and nice security

Cons

needs more features.. no cons at all tho

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General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date September 13, 2005
Date Added September 13, 2005
Version 10.1 build 26
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 4.28MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,730,901
Downloads Last Week 1,103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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