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Avant Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3258 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.7 build 18
  • Total Downloads:
    26,758,559
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    761
  • 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 42 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3258 votes

    • 5 star 2089
    • 4 star 663
    • 3 star 211
    • 2 star 85
    • 1 star 210
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5 stars

"Classic,old style look,Avant is an awesome browser!"

September 29, 2012  |  By boki101

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

Seams very good for now!

Cons

None so far...

Summary

I am very satisfied with it,especially with the old looks and feels!

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5 stars

"Very good browser."

February 20, 2009  |  By eehaynes

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

I like the way it blocks unwanted adds and urls. I never get adware and all that junk unless I have to use Firefox or IE for some reason.

Cons

Nothing to speak of. I donate a little to them.

Summary

I never use anything else except when I have to get MS updates. It is very light and gets the job done.

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3 stars

"An ok Browser without to many possibillities"

February 10, 2009  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

Easy to deal with-fast With`in reason. ,Use all your adresses from Your IE explorer.

Cons

Just a bit boring to look at- Maybe to much like IE (I use it primerly because I cant upgrade my IE)

Summary

Over all a good and easy going browser.

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3 stars

"Quite good"

January 28, 2009  |  By c_apit

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

Quite good

Cons

There's nothing I don't like about this product

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3 stars

"Good Overall, but still lacks original problem; ."

January 27, 2009  |  By mrniceguy35

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

It is much faster than older version (10.2). It also organizes things a bit better.

Cons

I was hoping it would not only get faster, but use less CPU usage. Unfornately, iit didn't at all.

Summary

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5 stars

"Fast and more flexible than IE"

December 22, 2008  |  By drcmm

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

much smaller, faster and more customizable

Cons

occassional hanging up

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5 stars

"very user friendly and secure browser"

December 20, 2008  |  By srimoy

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

secure.user-friendly,most of all it has a large collection of skins,so every time it looks like a new web browser whenever you change the skin.i have used almost all the web browsers available.This one is one of the bests.

Cons

no serious errors,but 2 or 3 skins looks the same in plain eyes.

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4 stars

"Lots of Options, but..."

December 19, 2008  |  By kstenbch

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

I like that you can put Google Toolbar on it so you can take your bookmarks and other Google Account stuff to any computer. The interface is easy to use and the settings are easy to customize while giving users lots of options.

Cons

The browser crashes from time-to-time causing processes to freeze; however, this usually only lasts for a few minutes. If it doesn't correct itself, users can end the Browser processes, and the Browser can remember all open tabs and restart them.

Summary

This is an easy to use Browser with quick easy download & install at under 2 MB. Easy to customize, block pop-ups, and other items that some find annoying. An alternative to MS Internet Explorer that because it is built on MS IE, allows you to download those programs and files that do not seem to want to run on or run very well on Mozilla Firefox or Netscape. Although the browser crashes from time-to-time causing processes to freeze on your computer, this usually only lasts for a few minutes. If it doesn't correct itself, users can end the Avant Browser processes from Task Manager, and the Browser can remember all open tabs and restart them. When this happens, you can choose to reopen all or select tabs. This option is available whether you close the browser due to freezing or because you just want to or accidentally hit the "x" in the upper left hand corner.

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4 stars

"GREAT BROWSER WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALLMY FRIENDS"

December 08, 2008  |  By jwalk49

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

I lke that it stops pop ups and is so easy to use and download. works with any windows program

Cons

I have not had any problems over the years

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5 stars

"fast, fast"

December 08, 2008  |  By pisces26105

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 18

Pros

fast, fast

Cons

difficult to add toolbars

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.7 build 18
Version 11.7 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date October 29, 2008
Date Added November 26, 2008
Version 11.7 build 18
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.28MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,758,559
Downloads Last Week 761
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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