Avant Browser

Avant Browser

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015 build 1
  • Total Downloads:
    26,725,795
  • Date Added:
    September 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,134
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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

    2.5

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    • 1 star 1
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    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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  • 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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2015 build 1
    • [Update]Chrome: 37.0.2062.124
    • [Update]Firefox: 32.0.3
    • [Fix]Cannot zoom webpage under chrome engine
    • [Fix]A problem that may cause firefox engine crash
    • [Fix]"Open in the other split side"option loses effect
    • [Fix]The problem of putting tab bar on bottom when task bar is on top
    • [Fix]Using win+space to switch the input method cause focus lost
    • [Fix]URL changes when openning a blank tab under chrome engine
    • [Fix]My yahoo page doesn't open under IE11 engine
    • [Fix]Certain webpage doesn't display correctly under IE11 engine
    General
    Publisher Avant Force
    Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
    Release Date September 28, 2014
    Date Added September 29, 2014
    Version 2015 build 1
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.32MB
    File Name absetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 26,725,795
    Downloads Last Week 1,134
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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