Avant Browser

Avant Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3257 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.7 build 31
  • Total Downloads:
    26,744,233
  • Date Added:
    May 24, 2009
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3257 votes

    • 5 star 2088
    • 4 star 663
    • 3 star 211
    • 2 star 85
    • 1 star 210
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4 stars

"Nice and clean, but..."

June 01, 2009  |  By edbrady

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

I've enjoyed Avant ever since I discovered it. And I've been with it for years. It is a clean, easy to use browser/

Cons

It has started to get as bloated as Internet Explorer. And, as a result, it has slowed down.

Summary

I'll continue to use it. But, if it gets any slower, I'll find an alternative. Which I'd rather not do.

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3 stars

"could be better"

June 01, 2009  |  By bigklo

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

it does all that i want.

Cons

3 times it has stopped running(not responding)never happened before.

Summary

apart from small problems,it does what i want.

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4 stars

"My choice as an alternative to IE"

June 01, 2009  |  By edentonbill

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

Loads sites quickly, easy to use interface, no quirky html displays, integrated search engines.

Cons

Nothing to really dislike; clearly better than Internet Explorer even though built on same platform.

Summary

I use Mozilla Firefox or builds off Firefox (Flock) primarily, but this is the browser of choice if I'm comparing web page handling across platforms. So much faster than IE and none of the strange loading characteristics IE sometimes displays.

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5 stars

"Problems with Firefox and IE. None with Avant"

June 01, 2009  |  By Howmu

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

Fast and efficient

Cons

So far, Nothing bad.

Summary

What I like mostly is no trouble. I have this with Avant.

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5 stars

"I love this browser."

May 28, 2009  |  By Stoneman527

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

It has all of the good parts of IE without the bad.

Cons

I occassionally have a problem with the browser freezing (not responding). There doesn't seem to be a pattern to the freezing. I am running vista.

Summary

It is free and frequently updated. Download it. You won't regret it.

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5 stars

"Avant is Thoughtful"

May 27, 2009  |  By trancegroup

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

Great UI, superb options and tab control. Avant is a smart browser, and the designers bring together a thoughtful, friendly, sharp looking, resourceful platform with clean and decisive coding.

Cons

I think this is a really trivial complaint but the skins could use some deviant behavior!

Summary

I have been using Avant from the beginning and like everyone else I appreciate the speed of access to multiple sites simultaneously. With small bugs getting promptly corrected Avant keeps getting better and better. Compared to other popular browsers, Avant is the most convenient by far; and if you dial in the preferences carefully, it provides a stable environment for every aspect of your online experience.
CMar

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4 stars

"Mi Navegador Favorito"

May 27, 2009  |  By mauerco

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

Mas que intuitivo, super intuitivo y facilisimo de configurar, ademas de su almacenamiento en linea.

Cons

En ocasiones se muestra como inestable, como si luchara contra Ie,

Summary

Generalmente opera de maravilla, he usado el crome, el fire fox, el opera, naturalmente el Ie y me quedo con Avant-Browser, Genial. Gracias Anderson Che, por tu esfuerzo, puesto a los cybernautas.

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4 stars

"I like it very much."

May 26, 2009  |  By jraz77

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

As an Explorer clone it work very good with the hebrew language, almost better than Firefox with IE tab. So I use both of them Avant and Firefox. Fire fox with it's extensions is a better Browser.

Cons

Nothing special to mention

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4 stars

"Anything's Better than IE"

May 25, 2009  |  By Taegugki

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

Ease of use, faster and less bloated than IE

Cons

Prone to IE like crashes and freezes...

Summary

If you hate IE like me and are looking for an alternative this is the browser for you. Living in South Korea, a lot of the South Korean websites are IE compliant and will not work with Firefox or Opera or Safari, therefore discovering IE was a godsend to me, it allows me to access 98% of South Korean websites, and for those 2% of the websites here that insist upon IE usage, I don't visit again...So if you're living in a country where IE is still king and the alternatives aren't compliant, this is the browser for you...

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4 stars

"for a nice, secured browsing"

May 25, 2009  |  By kadirmkarthik

 |  Version: Avant Browser 11.7 build 31

Pros

it automatically blocks unwanted URLs , adware ,and some spyware. so with this browser enterring unsafe websites is easy n safe. then surfin xperience is better than with firefox

Cons

not yet found

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.7 build 31
  • Fixed scrollling tabs with mouse wheel on 64 bit system
  • Fixed Options Window's UI language problem when the Avant Browser is hidden
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date May 24, 2009
Date Added May 24, 2009
Version 11.7 build 31
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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