Avant Browser

Avant Browser


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3251 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2014 build 7
File Size:
4.26MB
Date Added:
June 27, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
26,714,806
Downloads Last Week:
909
Product ranking:
#18 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 3251 votes

    • 5 star: 2087
    • 4 star: 662
    • 3 star: 211
    • 2 star: 84
    • 1 star: 207
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

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

    "I like it!"

    July 14, 2014   |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 7

    Pros

    Fast with great rendering options built in add-ons. Add blocker works really well.

    Cons

    No additional add-ons available . When on youtube had problems going from full screen to minimized it would hang most the time.

    Summary

    Great browser that needs very little work. I recommend This Browser.

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  • 5 stars

    "Outstanding. Great option to IE, faster and reliable."

    June 04, 2014   |   By RetSailor_ITD

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 5

    Pros

    Loads fast, downloads faster. I've been using it for almost 2 years and have yet to blow it up. Love the rendering options which is very helpful for working remote. More options than found in most browsers along with the ability to use IE rendering (for those sites that don't recognize it). Has IE beat hands down in my opinion. IE could learn from these programmers.

    Cons

    Too many sites don't recognize it unless you run in rendering mode from the start.

    Summary

    Stable and great option for IE. Even beats FireFox for options available. I would consider paying for it if it was required. It's my default browser over the several others I have available to me. Keep up the great work!

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  • 5 stars

    "This web browser is now my default with good features."

    June 01, 2014   |   By jal9904

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 5

    Pros

    Different themes.
    Lots of customization with toolbars.
    Works great on Windows 7 and 8.
    Download Manager
    Ad-Blocker
    Online Storage
    Bookmarks work well.
    Lot of other things.

    Cons

    Really nothing for me.

    Summary

    It is a great full featured web browser that I am using to post this review.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excelente browser"

    April 05, 2014   |   By compucardio

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 2

    Pros

    Fast, secure, udpdated, original, versatile.
    Tri-core engine, has the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chromium engines all built in.
    - Split view for pages
    - Responisive and fast
    - Ad Blocker
    - Form auto-fill
    - Online bookmarks
    - Video Downloader
    - Customizable Interface

    Cons

    No Cons for Avant Browser. I use it for 7 years

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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing Browser"

    April 02, 2014   |   By Sherif Ayad

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 2

    Pros

    Tri-core engine, has the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chromium engines all built in.
    - Split view for pages
    - Responisive and fast
    - Ad Blocker
    - Form auto-fill
    - Online bookmarks
    - Video Downloader
    - Customizable Interface

    Read more: Avant Browser - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/avant-browser/#ixzz2xlfMaYeC

    Cons

    No Status Bar

    Summary

    How do I enable status bar in Avant Browser 2014 build 2 please contact me at sherifayad2010@live.com

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  • 3 stars

    "Keeps freezing &/or crashing; otherwise nice product."

    December 02, 2013   |   By docshel

    Version: Avant Browser 2013 build 119

    Pros

    Speed & visual clarity

    Cons

    Freezes; crashes

    Summary

    Other than freezing &/or crashing, the product has great speed w/games downloading.

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  • 4 stars

    "hope more ppl use and create sth like webstore"

    November 02, 2013   |   By hehaomg

    Version: Avant Browser 2013 build 118

    Pros

    fast
    save memory
    compatibility is good and full
    integrate different pro from other browsers

    Cons

    lack of app and resource

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  • 1 stars

    "This browser will NOT install for me!"

    September 25, 2013   |   By keimanzero

    Version: Avant Browser 2013 build 117

    Pros

    Seems to be the only browser Henrietta likes for the sites I have to use.

    Cons

    AVANT will NOT install!

    Summary

    Fix the d---- thing! I expect a reply keiman0@yahoo.com

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  • 5 stars

    "The best browser"

    July 31, 2013   |   By yaoqq2009

    Version: Avant Browser 2013 build 110

    Pros

    It's the best browser I ever used. No crash,no freeze,no memory leak.
    Fast speed, rich features,classical interface.

    Cons

    Ad blocker is not powerful enough.
    floating toolbar not always work.

    Summary

    Best browser. I'm a loayl user.

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  • 2 stars

    "never managed with this browser"

    May 12, 2013   |   By hbdmesq

    Version: Avant Browser 2013 build 107

    Pros

    Nice from any one who offers a free browser with all the efforts involved, but with that everything is said.
    Thanks for the efforts!

    Cons

    Never managed with this browser all over the years and every time removed it again after a short while.
    will stay with Chrome and Firefox ,the only reasonable ones in my eyes.

    Summary

    Not recommended but you may discover things I did not.
    who knows

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