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Avant Browser for Windows

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Key Details of Avant Browser

  • Surf the Web with bookmark management and ad blocking features.
  • Last updated on April 30, 2019
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 2017-build-5

  • [Update]Chrome: 57.0.2987.98
  • [Update]Firefox: 52.0.0.6280
  • [Fix]A bug of firefox dialog

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
March 28, 2017
Latest update
April 30, 2019
Version
2017-build-5
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Server
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
26,850,546
Downloads Last Week
8

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Developer's Description

Surf the Web with bookmark management and ad blocking features.
Avant Browser's user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Multi-Processing: Multi-Processing design offers you a crash-free, lock-up-free, memory-leak-free internet browsing experience and high reliability. When one tab fails, it won't freeze the browser or pull other pages down.Online Bookmarks: Access your Bookmarks with Avant Online Bookmarks Service from anywhere, office, home or an Internet cafe, and don't need to worry about losing those data when re-install windows.. The encrypted stand-alone bookmarks file format can protect your privacy on a shared computer.AutoFills: Forgot a web password? Avant Browser will memorize passwords for you. You can fill web forms with Auto-Filler by a single click. And you can protect all your web forms with one master password.Flash Animation Filter: Experiencing slow page loading with GPRS/3G connection? More than 85% of all flash animations on web pages are advertising, and normally take up to 90% of the size of the page you're visiting. With Avant Browser you can save the bandwidth by blocking the download of these flash files with just one easy click.AD/Pop-up Blocker: Easily eliminate unwanted AD banners and pop-up pages automatically with just one click. Mouse Gestures: If you click a link in the web page with the middle mouse button, the link will be opened in a new window in the background. This feature is extremely useful for opening posts in forums. Avant Browser also comes with customizable Mouse Gestures, with which you can easily navigate the browser by moving the mouse.Private Browsing: Designed to set in a Private Mode, Avant Browser does not keep web data in your computer. So anybody else sharing the same computer with you will not be able to see which sites and which pages you have visited and which files you have displayed during your private web browsing section.