Avant Browser

Avant Browser

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6 build 20
  • Total Downloads:
    26,730,901
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2008
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 89 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 9
  • 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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1 stars

"ONE WORD: TERIBLE!!! USE TO BE FAST, NOT ANYMORE"

September 03, 2008  |  By 1ronimeir1

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

USE TO BE FAST BUT THE DEVELOPMENT GUYS RUIN IT. HAD TO BE MY FAVORITE, BUT NOT ANYMORE.

Cons

TAKE HUGE MEMORY AFTER FEW MIN OF USE, CRASH OFTEN, FREEZE, VERY SLOW.

Summary

DON'T DOWNLOAD, WAIST OF TIME.

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2 stars

"What happened to Avant?"

September 03, 2008  |  By pjndale

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Has slowed down and now unstable. Lost autofills and cannot retrieve them. No recent updates.

Summary

I had been a long time Avant user but am very disappointed in how unstable this browswer has become. I have recently switched to Maxthon which is very similar to Avant and so far I do like it but I do miss the old Avant that was truly the best browser around though no longer.

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4 stars

"has a couple of very nice shortcuts"

September 03, 2008  |  By montyspring

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

i think this is excellent for laptops. you can navigate forward and back through webpages by easy mousclick combinations which means you don't have to move the mouse cursor up to the back/forward button and click on that.

Cons

might not be the best or nicest looking browser around but worth it just for the forward/back shortcut

Summary

wish firefox etc had this functionality

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5 stars

"7231152537"

September 02, 2008  |  By lingbaifern

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

1.speed
2.comfortable
3.no virus
4.protect my computer
5.everythiong can good for me
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4 stars

"Mouse strokes are annoying"

August 30, 2008  |  By yolsley

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

Alright browser, really fast considering it's built off of IE.

Cons

A lot of different mouse combos and keystrokes I can't seem to turn off.

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5 stars

"NOUMBER ONE"

August 28, 2008  |  By RAFLAJ

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

VERY GOOD BROWSER

Cons

VERY GOOD BROWSER

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5 stars

"The fast browser around and no bloatware"

August 25, 2008  |  By josephfuentes

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

It's the fastest browser I have. One all three of my machines (Vista) + an XP I sold, Avant has consistently been the fastest to load up and to browse. And I thought that Safari and FF were fast, this is faster. No bloatware which would slow it down like IE.

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5 stars

"fast browserrrr"

August 23, 2008  |  By alhajriabdullah

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

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5 stars

"Wonderful"

August 22, 2008  |  By TIGERTT

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

My favorite browser, fast, easy to use

Cons

I do not think that there is a problem in this browser

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4 stars

"good"

August 15, 2008  |  By ogman69

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.6 build 20

Pros

i liked that it is a fast and has many fetures such as copying and saving with out a hasel

Cons

i dont like it when iam down laoding a file some times it looses track when i miniumise the tray it cuts off the down laod or it freezes only bad thing about it but i like it over all

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.6 build 20
Version 11.6 build 19 fixed the bug that Avant can't restore the original window size from the minimized status when you open up a link out of it; moved the urls.dat file to the folder where USB version is installed.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date June 18, 2008
Date Added June 18, 2008
Version 11.6 build 20
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 98
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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