Avant Browser

Avant Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3255 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5 build 20
  • Total Downloads:
    26,744,233
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    771
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #21 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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For those who like their customization in-house, the Avant Browser's latest update might appeal to you. Built on an IE-rendering engine, Avant takes off in a different direction--IE if it were being produced by a small firm instead of Microsoft.

The browser is sufficiently fast, preloaded with two dozen similar skins as well as tabbed browsing and modular toolbars that let you move around and hide the Status bar, Toolbar, Search window, and navigation controls. The Menu bar, though, is counterintuitively pinned to the upper-right corner, and icons for proprietary functions, such as an in-page search term highlighting toggle, aren't instantly comprehensible.

Avant can save personalized data online, making bookmarks and form content accessible from any machine. Around the same size as Firefox, Avant includes many features that are available to Firefox users only through plug-ins--such as automatic form fillers. The Full Screen view autohides all menu bars, a nice touch, but certain plug-ins--notably Flash--didn't work on Windows Vista.

Avant is a good browser with some nice built-in features and interface-customization options, but the lack of extensibility and Vista problems don't help. We recommend it to users who want a Microsoft-based engine but think that Internet Explorer 7 is a pain.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 85 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3255 votes

    • 5 star 2087
    • 4 star 663
    • 3 star 211
    • 2 star 84
    • 1 star 210
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5 stars

"AB makes IE7 the browser it should have been."

August 28, 2007  |  By rpatten

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

AB is reasonably fast with many improvements over the core IE7. Good tabbed browser with many user-selected options.

Cons

I have problems with some (not all) flash apps.

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3 stars

"as mikeskid said, it's ok for a 3rd browser"

October 07, 2007  |  By steve4212

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

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5 stars

"seems to be a great browser"

October 07, 2007  |  By ehmms

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

seems all are working great for me w/ this browser...simple layouts,fast and secured...i guess its faster than IE7 as what i've noticed...its a nice keep!!!

Cons

been a week using this and no problem so far....

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5 stars

"best soft"

October 05, 2007  |  By sharifhomes2004

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

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5 stars

"muy bueno"

October 05, 2007  |  By diegoservan

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

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5 stars

"very fantastic"

October 02, 2007  |  By ssaarreemm

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

all pratic

Cons

off line

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4 stars

"easy to use"

September 30, 2007  |  By babau01

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

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1 stars

"Nice concept, bad execution"

September 30, 2007  |  By kevind23

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

It's powerful, much like Firefox and Opera

Cons

It's nothing more than a shell for the worst browser in existance, if you even want to call it a browser. Plus, the "features" it has can be easily used with other browsers with the help of plugins.

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4 stars

"Fast n' Simple"

September 30, 2007  |  By nitzan70

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

- Cleaning interface.

- Very fast.

-Easy to use.

-Can use IE addones on him.

Cons

- The popup blocker are not good at all.

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1 stars

"Do not dowload this software!"

September 28, 2007  |  By zzwifi

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

Nothing!

Cons

I would not recommend this software to anybody! It is no different than a regular browser, it takes up too space on your computer, and is is probably even slower than your regular browser, it is flashy and all but who wants to surf in style, I mean, there is nothing cool about that! What's cool is speed!

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4 stars

"Best browser but still needs some work"

September 27, 2007  |  By spartytwo

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 20

Pros

Much easier to use, and get around to different websites than IE.

Cons

I've used Avant for a couple of years now, and I haven't had problems with pop ups but I had 3-4 others download it, and they are getting all kinds of pop ups even with the popup blocker, and adware blocker checked.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.5 build 20
Version 11.5 build 20 improves online storage.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date August 27, 2007
Date Added August 27, 2007
Version 11.5 build 20
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.28MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,744,233
Downloads Last Week 771
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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