Avant Browser

Avant Browser

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1 build 37
  • Total Downloads:
    26,734,666
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    915
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #17 in Web Browsers

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

    4.5

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"AMAZING SPEED, EASY INTERFACE!!!"

December 24, 2005  |  By rockinhard326

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

lightning fast speed, easy to use interface, tabbed browsing so it doesnt add a bagillion windows on the taskbar, remembers the last web-page you were on the next time you start up.

Cons

NONE!

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5 stars

"Very good"

December 24, 2005  |  By kenfk

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

* Many tabs at the same time

* Many center mousebutton options

* URL-aliases (when i write "dl", it opens download.com

* Fast and free

* +++

Cons

* IE

* No download accelerator like opera

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3 stars

"It's good, but could be great..."

December 23, 2005  |  By The_Nameless

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

Nicer looking than Internet Explorer, FREE.

Cons

Still has security flaws, though they say they don't...

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4 stars

"Excellent Alternative to IE"

December 23, 2005  |  By Zenisis

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

Enables tabbed browsing and other Firefox-like features on sites that require Internet Explorer.

Cons

Because it is based on IE, it still has IE's funky formatting quirks. Particularly on Yahoo Mail.

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5 stars

"best browser i have ever used"

December 21, 2005  |  By njnumba1pimp

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

ability to open multiple websites at once, pop up blocker, roboform

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5 stars

"Uses Less Memory than Firefox"

December 21, 2005  |  By deadlyrolling

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

Uses Less memory than firefox

Good Looks

Fast Works great for my broadband connection

yahoo powered search

Cons

none

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5 stars

"Streamlined Efficiency and Function"

December 21, 2005  |  By croupier01

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

Although this is an add on browser to IE, it modifies IE to make it easier and more efficient to use with its tab browsing, ad blocker and some other features Firefox boasts of. It can be customized with skins and other features to suit the needs of the individual user. Has a sleek design the streamlines functionality. Suits my tastes and needs in a well designed browser. Highly recommend a test drive!

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5 stars

"Just beat Maxthon !"

December 19, 2005  |  By Skyerh

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

Its small, light weight and even faster than another popular IE like browser - Maxthon.

I am using Maxthon almost 2 years.. now Avant Browser just impress me that its' extreme speed.

All I can say is, Avant Browser, you good !

Cons

Nothing I can complain

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4 stars

"Makes me rethink..."

December 19, 2005  |  By nreddyk

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

It adds all the functionality of firefox while using IE engine, so my pages load better as most of the sites I visit often are IE optimized. Tabbing is amazing and the RSS is better than firefox.

Cons

Little to many icons. Needs some intuition.

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4 stars

"Problems Fixed from the last builds"

December 18, 2005  |  By Stinger15

 |  Version: Avant Browser 10.1 build 37

Pros

Once again this is a great browser, very fast. It has quite a lot of toolbars that can be added/removed. It autosaves the last site you were on if you close out avant (even after a restart of your computer).

Great pop-up blocker. It has a great flash filter that filters out flash advertising for even faster browsing. There are now tons of skins to download that weren't available before.

The problem of some sites not being found have been fixed, I have not had a problem since i downloaded it. I recommend this for your default browser.

Cons

Although the problems have been fixed, the pop-up blocker is a bit of a overworker. It will block url's that you type in to the address bar (i.e. typing in google.com). But then you just click on the link shown in the corner to get to it.

Also a feature it still doesnt have is showing what site your on when avant is reduced.

Other than that, this browser stands above all.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date December 12, 2005
Date Added December 12, 2005
Version 10.1 build 37
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 4.28MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,734,666
Downloads Last Week 915
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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