Avant Browser

Avant Browser

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.7 build 12
  • Total Downloads:
    26,726,099
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2008
  • File Size:
    4.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,134
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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 16 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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4 stars

"Good IE replacement"

October 15, 2014  |  By wilecoyote72

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 1

Pros

I admit I am a online video hog. I can watch one video while downloading two others and I had firefox and chrome freeze up on me alot. Tried Avant and no issues.

Cons

None so far for me

Summary

Good IE replacement. I don't like IE at all and was using another browser in its place til I found this little jewel.

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1 stars

"waste of time"

October 03, 2014  |  By capman61

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 1

Pros

Nice editor's review

Cons

Tried installing 2 time. Both times install 2 unwanted programs - Reimage & driver support.Both had to be removed manually. Worst of all it tried to onstall 2 trojans witch my AVG antivius stopped cold.(the free version I might add) Thank you AVG

Summary

Cnet needs to investigate.

Updated on Oct 3, 2014

Boy am I a bad speller

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.7 build 12
Version 11.7 build 11 fixed the bug that caused the AutoFill feature in the My Information menu not to work.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date September 17, 2008
Date Added September 17, 2008
Version 11.7 build 12
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.32MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,726,099
Downloads Last Week 1,134
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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