Avant Browser

Avant Browser

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11 build 11
  • Total Downloads:
    26,730,901
  • Date Added:
    September 28, 2006
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • 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

"After thorough use of most available browsers, Avant is the preferred used."

October 16, 2006  |  By SiddharthaG

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

Not resource heavy,it's use feels light when browsing. It is quick loading and has a fantastic memory of where it goes while still trying to make the most of it's security protecting my privacy. I use other browers only when demanded by the site visited.

Cons

I do wish it had more options for settings and appearance, Foxfire is the best at that and kind of spoils you for more choice especially for plugins. I still choose Avant as long as it continues to deliver it's present dependability and THANK YOU Avant developers. tdsr

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5 stars

"It is marvellous"

October 13, 2006  |  By discoverer

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

Its look, flexibility & abilities.

Its free

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5 stars

"Let's keep this great browser a secret"

October 11, 2006  |  By zonnt

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

Clean, elegant and enjoyable what else needs to be said.

Cons

Nothing that I can find

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5 stars

"The Best Browser I've Ever Used"

October 10, 2006  |  By Jiggity

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

It extreemly user friendly, fast, ergonomic, and has all the features you could ask for. I've tried many other browsers and this one is the best.

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5 stars

"I like it better than Firefox"

October 08, 2006  |  By MeBG

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

I have been using it for about a year without any problems. It is fast. The similar pages feature is handy. Allows personalization accordingly to my needs.

Cons

I could not figure out how to make Google my default search engine. I don't think the form filler is really necessary as the RoboForm plug-in does the job.

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5 stars

"Best browser EVER!!!!"

October 07, 2006  |  By cryptonyt

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

Multiple tabs, very straightforward, uses all plugins available to IE.

Cons

Would like more canned skins, and cannot ftp, but I use filezilla for that anyway, since IE's ftp sucks.

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4 stars

"Better skin"

October 06, 2006  |  By NancyRunce

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

The new skin look very professional. I like it much

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5 stars

"The best browser right now"

October 06, 2006  |  By Invincible67

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

This browser is kinda like combining Firefox, Opera, Internet explorer. Though it is an IE shell it still functions alot like firefox and opera. Ever since I've been using this browser they have updated it 5 times. Hopefully, they will try to increase how well IE extensions work with it. Once they do this, it will be the best. Also has the best pop up blocker I've ever seen. It blocks nearly if not ALL popups. It also blocks ads.

Cons

IE extensions don't function properly right now. I have seen them updating alot though so hopefully the newer versions will keep improving this.

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1 stars

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

October 06, 2006  |  By ryork272

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

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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5 stars

"Great browser."

October 04, 2006  |  By donkey22

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11 build 11

Pros

Lots of features. Better than the IE interface.

Cons

None.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date September 28, 2006
Date Added September 28, 2006
Version 11 build 11
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
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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