Avant Browser

Avant Browser

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2012 build 189
  • Total Downloads:
    26,722,400
  • Date Added:
    November 14, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    872
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
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    • 1 star 0
  • 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 2012 build 189
    Version 2012 build 189 sometimes the page lost focus after pressing Refresh, Back, Forward button this has been fixed.
    General
    Publisher Avant Force
    Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
    Release Date November 13, 2012
    Date Added November 14, 2012
    Version 2012 build 189
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.32MB
    File Name absetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 26,722,400
    Downloads Last Week 872
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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