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Avant Browser

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    2012 build 189
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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 14, 2012
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  • Product ranking:
    #24 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review


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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5 stars

"The most cute browser"

November 28, 2012  |  By Vincent_j

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2012 build 189


This is a browser with smallest size I ever used.Cute but with fast speed and low Memory usage.No other IE based browser can compare with Avant.


I just installed IE10 in win7, but the rendering engine still show IE9.When will you support IE10?


If you like using IE or IE based browser. Avant is the best choice for you.

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5 stars

"Still my favorite"

November 22, 2012  |  By pangdudu

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2012 build 189


Well,I have been using Avant for several years now.It's still my favorite and default browser. I just use the basic features of a browser.Maybe that's the reason I don't have many problems? Speed is fast and use less Memory.These are really important for my old computer.


No big problem.


The ones who like using maxthon may like this browser too. They both don't have beautiful skin but with fast speed and many a useful build-in features.

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4 stars

"OK, OK, OK, OK, OK,"

November 20, 2012

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2012 build 189




Something in the latest version seems to be keeping me from opening .asp documents. I'll resolve this eventually. It may not even be related to the browser. Oother computers handle .asp documents no problem.



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Full Specifications

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.
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 Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.25MB
File Name absetup.exe
Total Downloads 26,763,795
Downloads Last Week 657
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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