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Avant Browser

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 3258 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2016 build 8
  • Total Downloads:
    26,784,542
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    33
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Avant Browser leverages the rendering engine power behind Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox to provide you with the fastest possible Web browsing experience.

Pros

Switching render engines: To switch, you just right-click a Web page and then make your selection from the menu. Switching between rendering engines accelerates loading on even highly trafficked sites.

Ad blocker: Avant Browser has a quick-starting ad blocker.

Browsing speed: Avant was as fast or faster than the default browsers installed on the test system. The program also isolates crashed pages to a single tab, so you can close it and resume browsing without slowdown.

Cons

Not as attractive: The Web has become an extremely visual medium, with design and clarity becoming more important all the time. Avant brings to mind Microsoft design sensibilities rather than the cleaner browser windows of Firefox or Chrome.

Bottom Line

Avant speeds up browsing in certain cases, and the ad blocker functionality is always welcome. However, if aesthetics are a high priority, you may want to consider other browsers first.

 
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5 stars

"Faster than Firefox"

July 23, 2015  |  By lefreak

2015-07-23 11:23:54  |  By lefreak

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 17

Pros

Very fast, Auto-Fill, etc.

Cons

Not enough updates! You cannot update the engines but have to wait for the developer to merge the engines together...

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2 stars

"When Not Freezing up, it's good... not great"

June 11, 2015  |  By QiGongMstr

2015-06-11 20:45:11  |  By QiGongMstr

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 10

Pros

It is fast and fairly easy to customize.

Cons

When checking my log in information in Facebook, it registers as IE (Internet Explorer). This browser, even with pop-up blocker, and AD Blocker activated, I get more adware trackers than I did with Opera.
The fact is, I got really tired of the browser freezing up on me, so I deleted it.

Summary

If you're an IE user and want something easier to manage than IE, this will be good for you. If you're in need of something reliable and with better security, keep searching.

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5 stars

"It's GREAT!"

May 15, 2015  |  By EdgardoUcha

2015-05-15 19:05:25  |  By EdgardoUcha

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 10

Pros

No problems with flash, java. Fast browsing

Cons

Didn't find one yet!

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1 stars

"I Don't Get It.."

April 20, 2015  |  By galet09

2015-04-20 09:38:52  |  By galet09

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 10

Pros

I'm thinking. May take awhile.

Cons

Constant IE script errors just by going to the Facebook login screen for example. Before I did ANYTHING. Hard to figure out where the internet options were, and at one point it locked up and I to call up task manager to close the dang thing.

Summary

First of all if I had realized that this piece of trash uses the Internet Explorer engine renderer I would have NEVER downloaded it. It said in the description that you could right click and choose Firefox renderer or Chrome. Neither one of those were listed only I.E. I NEVER liked I.E. it's the WORST most unstable browser I've ever tried to use. So obviously then since Avant only uses I.E.'s engine this browser was useless to me. I can't even use Internet Explorer btw, without some huge problems going on. I don't understand how over 2,000 users rated this 5 stars, I don't get it.

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1 stars

"Beware when installing"

January 01, 2015  |  By martyn57

2015-01-01 01:30:45  |  By martyn57

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2015 build 7

Pros

Don't know

Cons

I've no idea how good this is because I immediately uninstalled it. Reason? It secretly downloaded and installed a program (I think it was called PC cleaner pro) without my permission. The program had acrtuallt started scanning my computer before I knew what was happening.

(Also look out for the small print when installing - it tries to make Yahoo your default search engine etc unless you untick the box.)

Summary

I'll look for a more honest browser

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4 stars

"Good IE replacement"

October 15, 2014  |  By wilecoyote72

2014-10-15 06:24:31  |  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

2014-10-03 16:14:24  |  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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5 stars

"I like it!"

July 14, 2014  |  By TECHCRZY

2014-07-14 20:40:50  |  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

2014-06-04 20:42:38  |  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

2014-06-01 05:22:18  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2016 build 8
Version 2016 build 8:[Update]Firefox:47.0.1.6039; [Change]Disabled Chrome Engine in WindowsXP; [Fix]Cannot open Firefox customise page; [Fix]Image page cannot be displayed in full under Firefox engine.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date July 15, 2016
Date Added July 24, 2016
Version 2016 build 8
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.43MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,784,542
Downloads Last Week 33
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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