Avant Browser

Avant Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3253 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5 build 21
  • Total Downloads:
    26,730,901
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,103
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #16 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 254 votes

    • 5 star 149
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 11
  • 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

"Top of the Line - most reliable"

August 31, 2008  |  By kurtodavis

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

Avant is my most reliable browser. It is fast simple and never seems to crash or freeze - i run to it when IE gives me crap (usually the 1st to bite the bullet) or Firefox stubbornly refuses to co-operate; and it has never failed me yet

Cons

hmmm i can't think of a con. this is a brilliant browser

Summary

You have to get this browser. it never fails. it is the most reliable thing i have found online. and it is quick and easy to maneouvre. i also see it is easy to customise, and very user-friendly. I especially like how u can see the page loading status in the address bar at the top of the page and in the tabs being loaded while ur elsewhere in the browser. Avant is the hero browser in my books.

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5 stars

"OUTSTANDING!"

August 29, 2008  |  By The_Wizard_of_OZ

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

The browser is very customizable, very fast, uses the same underlaying prsentation foundation as IE - but significantly faster and less memory required - like the skinning features!

Cons

Strange setup in the search engine area - overcame that - but a newbie would have trouble here.

Summary

Like the ability to re-open last pages after closing and recovery when it doesn't shut down gracefully. Find that it loads pages way faster than IE, Firefox and even Opera - a tough competitor - great for a computer literate person. Like the AVANT options in addition to the Internet options from IE. I have been using AVANT for quite a few months now and I have no intention of switching back to full blown IE, Firefox or Opera (Just use them to test my webpages for display issues). AVANT is and will remain my default browser.

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4 stars

"Yes faster browser"

April 03, 2008  |  By slamprudent

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

Good Performance and colored

Cons

some trouble if we using with Pentium II But it's stiil running

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5 stars

"Top of the line"

March 23, 2008  |  By nukefixer1

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

Its quick, easy, and it works fast

Cons

I don't see anything I dislike

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3 stars

"Better than IE."

March 19, 2008  |  By prashant90

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

Displays web pages just like IE. Light-weight, and does not eat much resources.

Cons

No comparison to Firefox please.

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3 stars

"Not for Vista"

March 15, 2008  |  By Lord_Glorfindel

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

It is without exception, the very best browser I have ever seen. I am forced to use Firefox with Vista which leaves so much to be desired after using Avant.

Cons

I used Avant for a few years with XP but it will not work consistently over IE7 and WinVista Premium and the Avant people say they can't do anything about it. IE7 keeps stealing links even from within Avant when it is running. And it is set as default browser. Microsoft has again rigged one of their apps (IE7) to not allow use of anything else with VIsta.

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4 stars

"great interface and surfing capabilities"

March 11, 2008  |  By carecamd

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

Mouse shortcuts, easy to use. Upgrading is constantly enhancing your surfing. I download it into EVERY machine I use.

Cons

It started out with Google as its search engine, but then traden in for Alta Viasta, ahich I didn't enjoy, because we all know of Google's excellence, and Alta Vista must catch up with years of head start y Google (I'm not a Google employee or share holder).

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4 stars

"Faster than IE 7"

March 10, 2008  |  By Avignon1

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

Nice interface and faster than most if Internet browser to download pages

Cons

where are the extras who make the real differences between browsers

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4 stars

"After all the years using Avant, it still just makes me happy. It's easy."

March 09, 2008  |  By Ace_One

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Pros

This browser has just made the internet seem enjoyable to me. Anyone who is looking for a browser that is good for basically all internet activity, should pick this thing up and just tinker around with it for a little while--I am sure you will most likely have a hard time letting it go after giving it some time in regular use. The updating system is very good and simple. The skinning is basically good and very easy to change. I am just wasting words here...I think it is best to just take this one for a real spin around the internet. Enjoy!

Cons

Third-party plugs almost never work with it, but, this could be just on my pc (XP-Pro, 3.2gighert P4, 1gig RAM, More than enough HDspace). However, the things that do not work on this browser are just superfluous when you truly look at their usefullness. That, for me, is all I can say against it.

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1 stars

"not a very good browser"

March 09, 2008  |  By remarkable36

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.5 build 21

Cons

the web browser freezes up all the time and when you go to close the browser you get an error page that says theres a problem with an address of something FFFFFFFFFF code # something something number.........just don't understand this@#$#@&%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so in my opinion it stinks.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.5 build 21
Version 11.5 build 21 fixes the coding error while importing bookmarks from Firefox; fixes the menu display bug under Compact Style.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date October 08, 2007
Date Added October 08, 2007
Version 11.5 build 21
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.28MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,730,901
Downloads Last Week 1,103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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