WWW & Internet Browsers Avant Browser Lite

Avant Browser Lite 2017 Build 8 for Windows

by Avant Force

Avg. Rating 3.3 (2,157 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 304,789
Publisher Avant Force
Homepage Avant Browser
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Avant Browser is a custom Web browser application based on Internet Explorer with versatile multi-window support. It allows users to browse multiple Web sites simultaneously and block all unwanted pop-up pages. All opened pages can be easily stopped, refreshed, closed or arranged with one click. The integrated cleaner helps users to clear all traces and keep privacy. The built-in Google search engine enables users to easily search for Web pages and images.

Lite Version only includes IE rendering engine.

Latest Reviews

balanceinmotion

balanceinmotion reviewed v2014 Build 7 on Sep 24, 2014

nice!

garretthylltun

garretthylltun reviewed v2014 Build 2 on Mar 13, 2014

Can't really review at the moment. Went to visit the site and got the following warning from Comodo DNS servers:

Warning: Unsafe Website Blocked!
dl20.filekicker.net

This website has been blocked temporarily because of the following reason(s):

Phishing

This site contains links to viruses or other software programs that can reveal personal information stored or typed on your computer to malicious persons. Report Domain Feedback.

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v2014 Build 2 on Mar 11, 2014

4 stars

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v2014 Build 1 on Feb 17, 2014

really good

tomkelly

tomkelly reviewed v2013 Build 112 on Aug 22, 2013

great browser

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2013 Build 23 on Jun 5, 2013

This version is not that stable as previous versions, but the new UI looks good.
Now they have both the concise and traditional interface which can satisfy more users I think. Personally,I used to using the traditional skins.
Split view changed a lot. I prefer the previous one. Still as fast as usual.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2013 Build 21 on Mar 21, 2013

I mainly use the ultimate version,but I always keep a lite USB version in my computer. IE engine takes more resource compared with firefox engine which is the default engine I use.
Still as fast as usual and the AD blocker is powerful.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2013 Build 11 on Feb 20, 2013

I suspect that this version needs a bit more polishing! :P:P After installing and running it all I had was my screen flashing like crazy. Do not try if you have epilepsy. :P

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Build 11 on Feb 20, 2013

Beta 11 - Wow, this is just going from bad to worse. Now the program won't even open properly under Win 7. Lots of work to still do here on this app I'm afraid.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Beta 8 on Feb 14, 2013

Beta 8 - Split view feature still not working right under Windows 7. Exact same thing as in Beta 7. Still not resolved.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (2,157 votes)
Your Rating
balanceinmotion

balanceinmotion reviewed v2014 Build 7 on Sep 24, 2014

nice!

garretthylltun

garretthylltun reviewed v2014 Build 2 on Mar 13, 2014

Can't really review at the moment. Went to visit the site and got the following warning from Comodo DNS servers:

Warning: Unsafe Website Blocked!
dl20.filekicker.net

This website has been blocked temporarily because of the following reason(s):

Phishing

This site contains links to viruses or other software programs that can reveal personal information stored or typed on your computer to malicious persons. Report Domain Feedback.

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v2014 Build 2 on Mar 11, 2014

4 stars

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v2014 Build 1 on Feb 17, 2014

really good

tomkelly

tomkelly reviewed v2013 Build 112 on Aug 22, 2013

great browser

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2013 Build 23 on Jun 5, 2013

This version is not that stable as previous versions, but the new UI looks good.
Now they have both the concise and traditional interface which can satisfy more users I think. Personally,I used to using the traditional skins.
Split view changed a lot. I prefer the previous one. Still as fast as usual.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2013 Build 21 on Mar 21, 2013

I mainly use the ultimate version,but I always keep a lite USB version in my computer. IE engine takes more resource compared with firefox engine which is the default engine I use.
Still as fast as usual and the AD blocker is powerful.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2013 Build 11 on Feb 20, 2013

I suspect that this version needs a bit more polishing! :P:P After installing and running it all I had was my screen flashing like crazy. Do not try if you have epilepsy. :P

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Build 11 on Feb 20, 2013

Beta 11 - Wow, this is just going from bad to worse. Now the program won't even open properly under Win 7. Lots of work to still do here on this app I'm afraid.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Beta 8 on Feb 14, 2013

Beta 8 - Split view feature still not working right under Windows 7. Exact same thing as in Beta 7. Still not resolved.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Beta 7 on Feb 12, 2013

Beta 7 - Exact same problem with Split View still not working right under Windows 7. Not resolved yet.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Beta 6 on Feb 5, 2013

Beta 6 - Split view feature still isn't working under Windows 7. Split view will appear on the screen for a second when Split View is selected from the menu, then will instantly disappear and go back to single view. Also, when the browser is initially run, Split view will also appear for a second on the screen briefly and then disappear as well, before the browser is finished loading and shows the home screen. Neither one of these things should be happening at all.

krgood

krgood reviewed v2013 Beta 5 on Feb 2, 2013

Downloaded. Install seemed to hang, then suddenly extracted files and installed but very slow. I have 12gb mem running on a quad core...system hung on install, could not break out. Power down and ran uninstall, very slow. Cleaned Registry to make sure no residuals remain. This pgm is NOT ready for testing or use, IMHO!

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Beta 5 on Feb 1, 2013

Beta 5 - Split screen now appears without crashing the entire app in Windows 7, but the split screen window now instantly disappears and goes away immediately after it appears on the screen. That feature still needs work, unfortunately.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2013 Beta 4 on Feb 1, 2013

Beta 4 - Program current crashes and closes when you try and switch over to split screen mode when running under Windows 7.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2013 Beta 3 on Jan 30, 2013

Horrid skins, AdBlock doesn't work and overall, just too frantic and a bit confusing. I think most are looking for simplicity and Avant doesn't provide it.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2013 Alpha 1 on Jan 18, 2013

I don't know what you broke but this version works! As in it works unlike the previous versions that forced me to actually roll back to version 10 build 121. That's how bad the previous versions were messing up. So, for now I'm giving it a full rating of 5.

Oops! Where ils the lock toolbars option?

Hum, always end up withs same post. Anyway, when I installed this version the original skin doesn't show the lock toolbars option but if I use the other skins then it shows it. Weird. :P

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2012 Build 187 on Nov 7, 2012

Now,firefox has released a new version which has fix the problem about roboform. I have the same problem in the firefox engine of Avant browser. When will Avant release the new version with the updated gecko engine? Hope it will come soon.

GrailKnight

GrailKnight reviewed v2012 Build 182 on Sep 26, 2012

Not a bad shell for IE is although bloat is creeping in
it is still better then stock IE IMO.

Four stars because it wants to be more than what it is which is a shell
for IE.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2012 Build 181 on Aug 30, 2012

Using the version 10 build 121. :P All versions after it simply refuse to work properly on my computer. Using XP Pro 32 bit. I simply can't find what the hell is killing the latest versions. Interestingly they work properly on my Win 7 64 bit computer and even an old laptop running XP pro. Go figure. I will still give it a high rating. Wish someone could help me find out what the hell is going wrong.

swang

swang reviewed v2012 Build 180 on Aug 17, 2012

Avant is my favorite browser.It works stably and fast under firefox and IE engine. I haven't tried chrome engine yet.Chrome engine has too many processes,which would occupy more CPU and Memory. don't like it.
This version use less resource than the previous version. I saw they improved performance of Memory Management from its changelog. Well done.

knownware

knownware reviewed v2012 Build 177 on Jul 24, 2012

pretty neat browser. Can't see myself changing over to it though.

mayday512512

mayday512512 reviewed v2012 Build 173 on Jun 27, 2012

Cool software .autofill and download manager are good .I have a advise for Avant browser, hope it pops up some tips when I finished installing it

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2012 Build 172 on Jun 13, 2012

Nothing outstanding, non-intuitive and overly complicated.

blackpig

blackpig reviewed v2012 build 171 on May 25, 2012

I have been using avant browser for many years. in my opinion, the tri-core browser has really integrated the advantages of ie firefox and chrome. not only the speed and stability is satisfying, but also its additional features offer us a lot of convenience during surfing online.as fas as I concerned, I can live without online bookmarks and video downloader.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2012 Build 169 on Apr 10, 2012

Avant is very slow try Maxthon
and see for yourself

mike59

mike59 reviewed v2012 Build 169 on Apr 9, 2012

Great browser! NP here.

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2012 Build 166 on Apr 6, 2012

Really? I never encounter the problem you said.Instead,the 2012 version load web pages much faster and stable.
I 'm glad they added the options to enable/disable rss and show or hiden the text on bookmarks bar.
I never use rss, it's good to disable it for me, and the No text labels option for bookmarks saved me a lot of space.I have so many bookmarks you know.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2012 Build 23 on Feb 18, 2012

I'm having so many problems with Avant that I will do what I never expected to do, give it a review of only 1.

When it opens it does NOT open the home page. Sometimes it will simply go half black on the screen. The close tab on the tabs don't work. When set as the main driver it does not respond to when I click an email link as it would normally do. Even THIS release is the same.

On this computer I'm using XP Pro with service pack 3. On an other computer I use Win7 and I still have problems there.

Those problems happen no matter what rendering engine I use.

At least Orca is still working... for now.

zaq1xsw2

zaq1xsw2 reviewed v2012 Build 8 on Dec 27, 2011

I hadn't updated my browser for a long time. I'm still using 2010 versions and didn't know they have released the dual-core and tri-core version.
Can't wait to try the new versions,I will downlaod the new one as soon as I arrive home and post the my felling here.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2012 Build 8 on Dec 12, 2011

Updated to 2012 build 8 (Ultimate)

Cosmo00

Cosmo00 reviewed v2012 Build 8 on Dec 9, 2011

I heard that avant will become three core browser!!!really ???

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2012 Alpha 4 on Sep 21, 2011

Great! The fire.exe error gone in alpha 5.

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2012 Alpha 4 on Sep 21, 2011

TROLL, seems the problem you mentioned has been fixed in the 2012 alpha 5. I'm lucky that I didn't have the same problem with you.
You can visit there forum and update to the latest one which is much faster than the first beta version.

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v2012 Alpha 4 on Sep 20, 2011

Nice virus

firefox.exe - Application Error

The exception unknown software exception (0x0eedfade) occurred in the application at location 0x75979617

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v2012 Alpha 4 on Sep 20, 2011

Previous version couldn't connect to the web.
This one is working fine so far.

Different mode? Because Firefox 7 seems to be the fastest at present time.

beautifulyao

beautifulyao reviewed v2012 Alpha 4 on Sep 20, 2011

I use avant browser 2012 alpha 4.
Good work. I can use ad block and auto pager in my avant.
I have a question, why avant has two rendering modes

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v2012 Alpha 2 on Sep 16, 2011

Not workig at all nothing. Not able to connect to internet. After start got error message
Avant caused error in Firefox.exe
WHAT ? ? ?
in firefox.exe ? ? ?

WHAT IS THIS ???

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v2011 Build 27 on Jul 19, 2011

Wow! Avant 20011 build 27 is great! I never thought I would like the Split Screen feature but once you try it out, you will never want to go back to a browser that doesn't have it. It's just as useful as tabbed browsing is and just as valuable. I have to hand it to Avant, they have managed to put themselves right back at the very top of the browser list for me. Would still like to see them integrate a sophisticed scren capture and annotation tool into the browser, the way Maxthon has. Other than that though, this browser is right back on the top of the list for me. Very well done Avant. Keep innovating and keep up the great work.

bobby100m

bobby100m reviewed v2011 Build 16 on May 17, 2011

could be improved. Overall, ok though.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2011 Alpha 2 on Apr 8, 2011

Avant Browser 2011 alpha 2, 4.7.2011
great, lovely, very cool the aero class, and fast fast fast, fast...
very very gooooooood !!!
thanks

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2010 Build 131 on Apr 2, 2011

Updated from 130 to 131.no much big changes ,just fast and stable as usual.
I also tried the 2011 alpha version.Didn't expect you will add so many features which are great.
I will back to the 2011 version if the build version is out.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2010 Build 131 on Mar 29, 2011

When I open Avant browser,it tell me a new version is availbale,so I updated.
SO far so good,didn't find any big problems.
Keep on looking forward 2011 versions.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v2010 Build 131 on Mar 16, 2011

Not quite IE9 ready.

zaq1xsw2

zaq1xsw2 reviewed v2010 Build 130 on Mar 16, 2011

Avant is my old friend and I have been using it for serveral years since the first version of it maybe in 2003?I don't remember clearly.But it always open webpages fast and use less memory compared with other browsers.It's so important for my old computer

elf0401

elf0401 reviewed v2010 Build 130 on Mar 11, 2011

Very nice clean easy to use browser with all the features you'd expect. Fast smooth loading of pages with no problems streaming videos from youtube etc.
I honestly couldn't find many flaws while using it for a month or so. I would have liked to have seen better themes. The ones you get are all too similar. Avant should take a page out of Mozilla or Opera's book and make it more customisable and more pleasing to look at.
All being said, a great browser and i would recommend it to anyone.

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2010 Build 130 on Mar 7, 2011

It's definitely the NO. 1 browser based on IE.fast and use less memory and cpu.
it will be great if you can make some skins for win7 users.

synkig

synkig reviewed v2010 Build 130 on Mar 3, 2011

I just uodate to the latest version 2010 build 130 weeks ago and found a new feature backup/restore profiles under Tools.I don't if it's the a new one in 130(before this I use 11.7.46 which don't have this feature).What a usefull tool,good work.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2010 Build 130 on Feb 21, 2011

I found a small bug in this version and have told you guys in the forum,hope you will fix it asap(I like avant and have been using it for a long time .)
In addition,I think it's useful to add a search feature in the Help File.

Sheldon

Sheldon reviewed v2010 Build 128 on Dec 29, 2010

I heard Avant Browser 2010 build 128 is out. It's very stable. No memory leak happens since I upgraded to the latest. When will Orca be upgrade as well? It's been a while.

synkig

synkig reviewed v2010 Build 128 on Dec 22, 2010

ok.finally all the bugs i have reported in the forum have been fixed in 128 version,good work.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2010 Build 127 on Dec 14, 2010

How come this thing is still alive?
Firefox rules

mancubs

mancubs reviewed v2010 Build 127 on Dec 14, 2010

tried fire fox , crome, netscape,operea,ie8,ie9 AVant in my opinion is the best it dose more than all the others maxvon as well

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2010 Build 126 on Dec 10, 2010

You should check your firewall and antivirus software,the may block avant to access the inetenet.
I don't think it's just a clone of IE,it has it's own features~

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v2010 Build 126 on Dec 5, 2010

hahaaha
not able connect to internet
congratulation for programmers
incredible

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2010 Build 126 on Dec 3, 2010

Chrome beats it hands down. And anyone who thinks they are a 'Power User' is a joke. Another IE clone, there are many similar.

'Power User' - Lol. (Plonker more like)

Interesting that all but 1 reviewer has joined very, very recently, I wonder why. It's a pathetic browser yet you say it's great, The author must have been busy creating all the aliases to comment. -20

zaq1xsw2

zaq1xsw2 reviewed v2010 Build 123 on Nov 25, 2010

I use every feature of avant to the fullest. I have about 15 different quick searches and about 30 url aliases. This was the main feature that got me using avant, in addition to very quick new-tab opening.The other huge thing I liked was that if I ever installed a new OS my avant online account remained intact and the browser and bookmarks and settings remained exactly the same on all of my systems.

synkig

synkig reviewed v2010 Build 123 on Nov 16, 2010

I am very happy to tell that Avant is very goooood and convenient to apply to massangers link but thare is no to link to apply gmail account having only yahoo msn other all are fecility are good and mainly speed is excellent?

swiggy

swiggy reviewed v2010 Build 123 on Nov 15, 2010

A most terrific Web Browser. This browser is an up and coming browser but it has come a long way. I've followed this browser for a few years now and always keep it on my desktop to use if I've ever gotten bored with Firefox or just wanted to use something different. I really love this browser and just downloaded the newest version that was released December 2009, haven't used it or the last version or 2 in the past 4-8 months. But I was very satisfied with Avant when I did use it. Avant is just as good as Firefox and could be even better if the developers continued to shoot over the top!! Avant gets 5 Stars!!! AVANT has ALWAYS been one of my TOP 2 FAVORITE BROWSERS!!

beautifulyao

beautifulyao reviewed v2010 Build 123 on Nov 10, 2010

Wow,release memory is completely and use less CPU.didn't find any no responsible /freezing problem these days,good work.

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2010 Build 123 on Nov 2, 2010

I've always been a sceptic regarding alternative browsers to IE. I've use Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, and many others, too many to number. But after using Avant, there is no need to look any further. They looked at what a power user really needs, and incoorperated it into the browser. Not only that, it sits on top of the IE, so keeping your favorites and security settings will not be a problem.
Not only that, avant has a very effective pop up killer, and so many features (easy to use) that when i go back to IE at other computers, i really dont know how i used them before. Download it, and see for yourself. 2 thumbs up :)

judejude

judejude reviewed v2010 Build 122 on Oct 19, 2010

o ,i love avant so much
its fast ,easily ....

elfsun

elfsun reviewed v2010 Build 122 on Oct 13, 2010

Avant browser 2010 build 122 is much more stable now compared with the the eariler versions of 2010s.Just hope you can keep on improving it cause I like this browser very much and have been using it for many yaers.Come on!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v2010 Build 119 on Sep 12, 2010

Why anyone would use a browser based on IE totally eludes me, more bugs than Florida.

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v2010 Build 118 on Sep 7, 2010

plenty of reasons why you wouldnt want to use firefox and still need to use an ie based one.

However, this release is still buggy. Roboform bar isnt skinned correctly and you can move the browser around leaving the browser page (image) in the original position. Stick with the previous release version as that works fine.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2010 Build 113 on Aug 30, 2010

why on earth would I want a browser based on IE framework and engine? get a real browser like FF or Opera!

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v2010 Build 107 on Aug 5, 2010

Frequent beta versions are not uncommon with many software titles. If you dont want the beta (and there are a few reasons why you may not) then stick with 11.7 build 46 until the current versions are more stable.

JethroB

JethroB reviewed v2010 Build 106 on Aug 5, 2010

Almost daily new versions. Ridiculous.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2010 Build 101 on Jul 29, 2010

This time I will wait at the very least a month after the supposedly stable version is out. Lets say that I don't like to be burnt twice. This time giving a 3.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2010 Build 7 on Jun 27, 2010

Usually I download the non beta version but this time it's the beta that I downloaded. Bad idea. :P It's sluggish and many of my bookmark icons don't show up properly or even show up. I noticed that the usual buttons to open a page or selectively close one or all pages aren't at their usual places but I can live with that but it would be fun to have them ALL visible. It seems that all I can get is three of them and a click on arrow to see the others. Still, knowing how the final version turns out I will give it a four.

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v2010 Build 3 on Jun 22, 2010

since this is based on trident it still has all the vulnerabilities of ie itself no matter how much they may tell you that it is safe which is a lie. any ie based browser is still ie but with a skin and a security nightmare.it and all ie based browsers get a 1 but non ie based browsers get a higher rating except safari which is just as bad as ie itself as it comes from AppleFail.

forextraderforums

forextraderforums reviewed v2010 Build 1 on Jun 13, 2010

Like the backup and restore functions useful like its speed.

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.7 Build 46 on Feb 9, 2010

To my knowledge.. As long as you don't have the piece of crap called IE6 installed.. Trident isn't that bad.. It renders everything out there that 99% of the internet's users would want to use.. Just because it doesn't render HTML5 yet doesnt mean its behind it just means other engines are fast..

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v11.7 Build 45 on Feb 9, 2010

it's over for IE and any IE-based browsers. Even Avant can't help IE engine better. Use Firefox for more stable performance.

Wintings

Wintings reviewed v11.7 Build 40 on Oct 22, 2009

I have been using Avant as my default browser for some time now and can recommend it very highly.

QQFarmer

QQFarmer reviewed v11.7 Build 37 on Sep 10, 2009

Great browser. Super fast. Have been waiting for version 12 for ages.

TwinsDad

TwinsDad reviewed v11.7 Build 37 on Sep 10, 2009

I have used Avant for many years now. Enough that I can't even remember how many 4 or 5 years, probably. It has set the standard for tabbed functionality long before anyone else except maybe Maxthon did tabs. For working with IE engine this is the browser to use.

And though I have since switched to Firefox as my primary browser I still use Avant for some specific sites and function tht either don't work, or don't work suite right in Firefox.

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.7 Build 30 on May 19, 2009

Thats why Avant Force has a Gecko based browser as well, Orca Browser. It uses Gecko 1.9 for those users who use K-Meleon(who still use the old 1.8).

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v11.7 Build 29 on May 19, 2009

What keeps these guys going? Work on something else please, its Firefox that dominates.

Dana1

Dana1 reviewed v11.7 Build 29 on May 18, 2009

I retract my reviews for this browser.

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v11.7 Build 26 on Apr 14, 2009

have not yet tried Avant Browser nor will I give it a try for the following reason. I will not use a piece of software that compares itself to other software and makes false allegations about that software. The mouse zoom on IE8 works just fine for me. In the product description, it claims that the mouse zoom does not work. Hmmm !. Not for me.

I suggest you edit your post Dana as it is not comparing itself to IE8. There is a bug for the mouse zoom which has been fixed for IE7 users but not IE8 users.

Avant is probably one of the best, if not the best, IE based browsers. Rating it down when you havent even used it because you misread a bit of text in the changelog isnt helping anyone.

Dana1

Dana1 reviewed v11.7 Build 26 on Apr 14, 2009

I have not yet tried Avant Browser nor will I give it a try for the following reason. I will not use a piece of software that compares itself to other software and makes false allegations about that software. The mouse zoom on IE8 works just fine for me. In the product description, it claims that the mouse zoom does not work. Hmmm !. Not for me.

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.7 Build 22 on Mar 8, 2009

I can't seem to have a problem opening nhl.com on XP, Vista or Win7. But, Im using IE8 and Flash 10. I also dont have a problem using Orca Browser either but Im using Flash 10 on there too.

Maybe you should try upgrading from Flash 9..

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.7 Build 22 on Mar 1, 2009

More and more flash heavy sites are causing problems for my Opera browser and since I have used and hate firefox and that terribly buggy maxthon I gave this a go. and now I will promptly give it a quick purge. The very first site I went to (nhl.com) crashed it and Orca

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.7 Build 21 on Dec 29, 2008

MikeTechno, after installing the lastest Avant version, build 21, I just tried to go to GOG.com and the page loaded normally. In fact very fast. Default settings? I'd try changing those one at a time to see what setting is making it blow up. Anyway, I'm still in love with this browser. Still rates 5.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.7 Build 21 on Dec 29, 2008

I just figured out what the problem was with Avant. It wasn't with Avant at all. Avant runs using the underlying IE engine that you have installed on your system. The machine that I was having the problem with has the IE8 beta 1 installed on it. My laptop which has IE7 installed on it will pull up Gog.com just fine using Avant. The problem turns out to be with IE8, not with Avant at all. Thanks for the help. I guess I need to pay closer attention to what underlying version of IE I have installed on my system.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.7 Build 19 on Dec 11, 2008

I like this new build 19 and all its bug fixes for sure. I would like to see Avant add the spell checking features that FireFox and now Opera have built-in. I would also like to see everyone follow the lead of Maxthon and incorporate a Screen Capture utility right into the browser's Tools menu. Maxthon 2.x has a Capture Region feature that is just incredibly useful and powerful. I would like to see Avant come out with an answer to this feature themselves. Avant is an excellent browser though, no question about it. I put it on all my systems.

zafarwaheed

zafarwaheed reviewed v11.7 Build 18 on Nov 6, 2008

I used to be a fond user of this progie since several years and it rocked. However, since last 6 to 7 releases it sucks. Time to time stucking my CPU without any obvious reason. Quit-off while working and other many such problems.

Lastly, I decided to shift on Mozilla Firefox which works perfectly in the same environment.

Orca Browser developed by the same team, works perfect above Firefox but Avant ... I better be off.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.7 Build 17 on Oct 31, 2008

At the moment I'm running AB ver 11.7 build 15 and it's severely pissing me off. It freezes and sends the cpu to 100%. When I check in Windows Task Manager it shows two instances of Avant Browser instead of the normal one instance. It's as though, when I open a new tab, like after clicking on a link or even simply clicking "Refresh" that Avant tries to open a second seperate Avant browser.

Now in THIS version that I'm using this problem is happening a lot more than it used to in the older versions. I wonder if it's not some interaction with Internet Explorer causing Avant Browser to act this way. After all, EI used to open a second IE window instead of a new tab like it can do now. Maybe that's a clue to the problem? I'm just to damn lazy to register at the Avant forum. Anyway, I hope this helps, and because I honestly believe Avant to be the best browser around I'll still give it a 5.

Before I forget I'm running XP Pro, service pack 3 on a Dell Evo with a 3.2 ghz cpu with 2.75 GB of ram

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.7 Build 16 on Oct 29, 2008

No Problems to report on Vista... regarding rendering PCMag & other sites.

pforbes

pforbes reviewed v11.7 Build 15 on Sep 28, 2008

Very good. Not for all OS: on double boot doesn't work under 9x.

Wintings

Wintings reviewed v11.7 Build 15 on Sep 27, 2008

My browser of choice. Highly recommended.

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.7 Build 15 on Sep 26, 2008

MikeTechno: This has been filed into the bug tracker and will be looked at ASAP. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.7 Build 12 on Sep 19, 2008

Ok, can someone please tell me why it is that this wonderful browser that I absolutely LOVE still can't properly load PCMag.com's site without hanging and crashing (in the DEFAULT configuration, without any of the settings changed?) This makes no sense what so ever. I am sure it has something to do with the built-in ad blocking featers but this is VERY annoying, to say the least, and this should NOT be the case.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.7 Build 8 on Sep 10, 2008

"Fixed the bug that kept the scroll bar from showing up completely"

I had that problem show up right after the last update and in the new update the problem is gone. Talk about correcting problems fast!

GrailKnight

GrailKnight reviewed v11.7 Build 7 on Sep 3, 2008

Very good IE shell.
Logical layout with good support.

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v11.7 Alpha 3 on Aug 21, 2008

Absolutely fabulous browser.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.7 Alpha 2a on Jul 7, 2008

Now this is what I love about the people that make Avant: they LISTEN! This new 11.7 alpha 2 build is solid, stable and incredibly FAST! Once yet again, this browser continues to impress across the board. Great application. This is BIG improvement over the previous release. Glad to see it. Well done.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.6 Build 20 on Jun 24, 2008

Maybe it is just me but ever since 11.6 build 16 this browser has been very buggy and very unstable. I NEVER had problems or chrashes with this app up to build 16 but after that it seems like this things is crashing right and left. What ever it was they changed from build 16 on has made this app very unstable and prone to crashing every couple of hours. I hope they can get this figured out and fixed because they is an incredibly good browser. Giving this a 3 until they can get their normal, rock solid stability back.

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.6 Build 19 on Jun 16, 2008

The bugs in 11.6 are slowly being fixed. As the author is working on two browsers. Trying to finish up on the revamped project called Orca.

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v11.6 Build 17 on Jun 12, 2008

Used to love this browser but its being buggy on the 11.6 builds and bugs reported many builds ago are still present.

11.5 was nice and stable and I would stick with that.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.6 Build 16 on Jun 6, 2008

Best IE replacement.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v11.6 Build 16 on Jun 6, 2008

A very nice IE shell. I cant wait to see how this evolves when IE8 becomes final. Keep up the great work.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.6 Build 13 on May 9, 2008

This is just simply an excellent product all the way around. The browser is wonderful. I can't wait for them to integrate a screen capture utility the way Maxthon has done now in their v2.1.x releases. Once Avant catches up on that front, this will be the best browser on the market. They are nearly to that point now. I love this broswer and I use it almost 100% of the time when surfing. I put this browser on every single machine I use. Very highly recommended. If you don't already use it, you are missing out. Rock solid and very smooth.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.6 Build 12 on May 9, 2008

If you're into IE, this is the only choice.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.6 Build 12 on May 9, 2008

The only reason Avant has a rating of 3.3/5 is because so many hate the idea that it used the IE engine. While Avant does have its quirks I still find it vastly superior to IE7 and even to most other borwsers out there. I did notice that some pages look weird as in the text being huge and even overlapping. Should be interersting to see how the "newr" version of Avant will handle that proble. And now if only Orca came out.

nahemjgani

nahemjgani reviewed v11.6 Build 11 on Apr 29, 2008

Avant Browser is the best browser in the world. I have been using it for a year now, and I love it. I have read some reviews on www.download.com, and on this website, and some of the people that use Avant Browser are always saying that the Menu Bar which has File, Edit, and View is located on the right side of the browser window. In order to change that I discovered a while ago that you must go to View, and Compact style, so the Menu Bar changes to the left side of the browser window. I hope that I have helped out many people using Avant Browser. I would recommend this browser to everyone, and it should be installed on every computer. It is way much better than Internet Explorer.

hunterb

hunterb reviewed v11.6 Build 11 on Apr 28, 2008

This is the best of the IE browser shells. It has been around for ages. I stopped useing it a while back due to popup windows showing as tabs, but that has been fixed. Maxthon 1&2 drove me crazy so i came back to Avant and I am very happy i did so.
The screen shot is a little old. The new interface is not 100% to my liking. The header bar is the same colour as the body making it difficult at a glance to see an grab it to move the window. The menu is not on a floating toolbar so it sticks to the unusual place of the right corner. Apart from that it handles everything well and is highly configurable. Found no bugs so far. Although I wish the IE Developer toolbar would work with it.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v11.6 Build 11 on Apr 7, 2008

Browser is fine, regularly updated. I, personally, absolutely can't stand the interface.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.6 Build 11 Beta on Apr 4, 2008

I just counted and saw that I have six different browsers installed on my computer. Avant is the one that I use about 98% of the time now. I will occassionally switch to another browser if I need to for one of their features that Avant doesn't have (yet), but the majority of the time, this is the one that I use. Rock solid, stable, clean, fast, smart interface, very easy to use. Hard to beat it. If you aren't using it yet...you should be.

GrantTLC

GrantTLC reviewed v11.6 Beta 9 on Mar 28, 2008

Good solid browser that rescued me from IE6 at work. Build 8 finally fixed the slightly clunky mouse-trails feature generated by build 4, while this build is merely a few fixes.

I still find the browser-wide freezes annoying - browsing Digg is particularly painful - but everything else is fine.

The stand-out feature in Avant for me is the uber time-saving Autofill. Not only does it save your logins and passwords for entry into whatever web-page needs them but it goes one step futher than any other browser I've tried and actually completes the login authentication for you; all with one click on the bookmark. In an enterprise environment where timed sessions are the norm this is a HUGE frustration saver!

Other browsers should copy this feature immediately.

dhry

dhry reviewed v11.6 Beta 8 on Mar 24, 2008

Great browser. Now up to Beta 11.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v11.6 Beta 2 on Dec 14, 2007

This is just an great browser all the way around. I like to new download manager that they included in the latests beta release. Takes a little getting use to but very well done I have to say. If you aren't using this browser yet, you really do need to give it a try. This and the latest version of Maxthon 2.x.x are my two favorite browsers. Would love to see Avant integrate a spell checker like FireFox and Maxthon have. That is really the only thing that I can see that Avant doesn't have. All things considered though, a terrific browswer. Every machine should have it installed.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.6 Beta 2 on Dec 13, 2007

Very good alternative browser to IE. Still tho, Opera - #1.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.6 Beta 2 on Dec 13, 2007

I'm officially trying Avant as default browser. It has a lot of extra buttons & features not present in other competitors.

My one & only big beef is how cumbersome search engine settings are-- suspiciously so... slanted towards their higher revenue payers. Avant should take a page from Maxthon in this regard.

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.6 Beta 2 on Dec 13, 2007

11.6 Build 4 is in private beta right now. Should be released soon..

pforbes

pforbes reviewed v11.6 Beta 2 on Dec 13, 2007

Good in XP, a very good substitute for Internet Explorer. BTW: the program is not valid for 9x,I've loaded this and the precedent versions in Windows 98 SE and the system always got hung.

GrantTLC

GrantTLC reviewed v11.5 Build 21 on Nov 2, 2007

@zeeZee "this browser has no button to see all open tabs. what am i supposed to do when i have 300 tabs open? this junk should be pulled from their website."

What the HECK would you need 300 tabs open for? That's insane!

I use Avant every day at work and am constantly impressed by it's speed and robustness. My only criticism would be the occassional browser-wide freezes which happen loading new pages; would a multi-threaded approach relegate this to the tab ONLY?

***Beta 11.6 build 02 is now available from their forums, featuring a new and very swanky Download Manager.***

vesku

vesku reviewed v11.5 Build 21 on Oct 22, 2007

You have to learn to use this one, that's all.

This is amazingly stable, functional and logical browser. Plus highly customizable. The core being IE, it's just a little slower than Gecko-based browsers, but not significantly. That's not Avant Browser's fault, but the fact that IE engine is a bit slower than Gecko. Thanks to many translators, the GUI can be localized to 28 different languages. The skins availability is good; you can make your Avant look like just the way you want.

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v11.5 Build 21 on Oct 1, 2007

ie6 bone stock rules. this browser has no button to see all open tabs. what am i supposed to do when i have 300 tabs open? this junk should be pulled from their website.

sacredsinpt

sacredsinpt reviewed v11.5 Build 20 on Aug 31, 2007

I used to like this browser but now I dont.
It isnt very fast as I thought it would be, I just hate when he doesnt block ads propely, and a lot of times it freezed on my computer.
Need some changes in interface

senj

senj reviewed v11.5 Build 17 on Jul 31, 2007

Avant Browser is excellent and fast. It can also overcome webpages that will try to take over your browser, something that I.Explorer by itself can't do.

umair3100

umair3100 reviewed v11.5 Build 16 on Jul 11, 2007

I used Avant Browser for quite a while graphically i found it good, but on the other hand i found it much slower and some time the browser and windows stuck for 5 to 10sec. for having a quality of lacking i gave it 3.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.5 Build 15 on Jul 10, 2007

Avant Browser 11.5 build 15, Released: 7.10.2007
Fixed a few bugs with skins
Improved Online Storage
Fixed the bug of context menu under Vista
Avant Browser 11.5 build 11, Released: 6.24.2007
Fixed a bug of focusing new window
Fixed a bug of context menu
Fixed a bug of browsing baidu.com
Avant Browser 11.5 build 8, Released: 6.15.2007
Re-designed User Interface with concepts of simply and user-friendly
Re-designed Customizable Context menu to replace IE's
Re-designed Address Bar drop-down list
Re-designed Online Storage
Re-designed Compact View
Support PNG image in the GUI, Skin Maker coming soon
Added "Copy URL" for Links context menu
Added "Open in New Window" for Links menu
Added Supper drag-and-drop for links and searches
Imporved Memory Usage
Improved Importing functions that allow import from another account of Avant
Imporived security for websites to access user's clipboard
Fixed a few bugs with non-Administrator accounts
Fixed the bug that Flash Player doesn't work with propertly when IE7 installed
Fixed the bug that cannot search for Non-English bookmarks
Fixed the bug that cannot open XML with xsl sheet
Fixed some minor bugs found in the previous versions
Fixed a bug with proxy
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@ tuneslover-- most IE competitors that utilize its rendering engine-- will by nature have tons of additional features... they remove nothing(except for security risks that is) + only 'add more' functions & improve and/or speed up already existing ones.

In fact, IE loses functions w/ every upgrade: MS instead of fixing inherent problems just tends to scale back default settings... they figure if you don't download, allow common forum functions, view multimedia content not created by them, etc. you won't get infected....yeah, if one doesn't cross the street, one won't get run over.....

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.5 Build 15 on Jul 9, 2007

Tuneslover: Avant takes IE7 and adds to it, it doesn't replace IE7. They both use the same rendering engine. Avant adds customization, features, speed on to what MS has built.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v11.5 Build 15 on Jul 9, 2007

Frankly, I prefer Maxthon, but I think that Avant Browser is a great browser and far, far superior to IE7. I would, in all honesty, like to give it a 4, but I have to go for a 5 just to balance out tuneslover's "review" (if by "review" you mean the random keystrokes of a drunken ape).

tuneslover

tuneslover reviewed v11.5 Build 12 on Jul 2, 2007

Why shoud i use it? Internet Explorer 7 is not better? Please try it first (IE7) thn u must agree with me. I swear.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.5 Build 12 on Jul 1, 2007

I agree with 2xD to the letter. Additionally, another huge peeve is what they did with Favorites:
changed to new format AND made saving links more cumbersome with extra clicks.-- if i wanted a radically new browser i'd pick a NON-IE-based one.

What one looks mainly with an "IE-based browser":

1. Seamless use while changing functionalities as much as possible(except of course, to fix subpar IE processes, inherent IE/Windows bugs & for improved security)...for system-critical internet work, many sites abolutely require IE. However, it may crash at some of those sites due to bugs... or may not fully work because- in the name of security MS has dumbed it down: often in default and/or hard-coded fashion. Even then, it may still remain less secure than competing browsers.
IE won't be able to be forsaken completely though-- its competitors will also have issues with some sites / web apps: at best, one could try Avant et al as a first choice(s) & IE as a backup alternative to it/them(Even if you like other engines like Moz, Opera, etc., some IE variant is still needed at times. So.........

2. One needs auto-complete/Forms/recently-typed/PW/Fave/History/Cookie functions & folders to not change + pick up where one left off after crashing or having to switch browsers, and as well to not lose previous research placeholders / links w/o mahual syncing / location switching & searching.

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v11.5 Build 12 on Jun 30, 2007

I have gone back to Avant after a stint using Maxathon RC3 (and earlier versions). Maxathon was buggy on some sites. Particulary on encrypted sites where certificates were required. Plus it couldnt disply the roboform bar (minor as you dont need it).

In reality, most of these internet explorer alternatives are similar and its just a matter of taste to which you prefer. I have tried many and find pros and cons with each. No one browser is perfect. So its a case of knowing what is important to you and picking the one that best fits your needs. At this moment, thats avant for me (although ie7 with a number of plugins is not a bad bet either nowadays).

internetworld7

internetworld7 reviewed v11.5 Build 12 on Jun 30, 2007

Decent but somewhat buggy. I use to prefer Avant over Maxthon but not anymore. This new Maxthon2 RC3 is near perfection and the best IE based browser anywhere on the internet. For some strange reason on my computer, Avant starts up half sized even after adjusting the size of the browser.

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v11.5 Build 12 on Jun 29, 2007

- AvantFind Search is useless and it is not easy to change. (It is easier on IE7)
- Buggy (New releases have more problems then they fix)
- No Anti-Phishing Filter
- Uselessly small URL Bar
- Compact Mode sucks
- Elitist Community
- Now uses Firefox Icons (it is an IE based browser)

IE7 has officially killed this browser. Use IE7 or Opera instead.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.5 Build 11 on Jun 26, 2007

Opera is still the best, but Avant is a great second-choice.

Someone reviewed v11.5 Build 8 on Jun 14, 2007

UPDATE: It looks like TheWorld Browser will be my browser of choice now. Avant Browser is still really good, but TheWorld Browser has all of the features I like to use and it's still under 1MB! TheWorld has tabbed browsing, saves recently viewed pages, has a Google search bar built-in, (like Avant used to) and it uses IE favorites natively without having to change any settings. Avant is still one of the best, but TheWorld is what I'm browsing with now.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.5 Build 8 on Jun 14, 2007

It's in competition to become my default browser-- 'nuff said.

Someone reviewed v11.5 Build 7 on Jun 14, 2007

Avant has been my favorite browser for a long time, but now it's got problems. The main reason I like this browser is that if it crashes for any reason, it remembers what pages you had open, and can restore them. Now that IE has tabbed browsing and popup blocking, this page saving feature is almost the only reason I still use Avant.

Now for the bad news. To get Avant Browser from its default setup to make it look and act how it should, is too difficult for other people I want to recommend it to. They don't know computers well, and Avant starts off in compact mode and has a number of settings that aren't optimal for the average user.

Avant used to have Google search built-in, but now it only has a Yahoo powered search, (AvantFind) and you have to manually add Google back in. Another really bad thing is that Avant will show your Internet Explorer favorites, but it won't save new favorite places to your Favorites folder unless you change a setting in "Tools, Avant Browser Options, Miscellaneous, Use IE Favorites as bookmarks" (bottom choice). If you don't check this option, Avant uses its own place for bookmarks, and even though it shows your old favorites in the browser, any new favorites you add won't end up in your Favorites folder in Windows. This can really mess you up when you're trying to back up your favorites and the last 20 changes haven't been saved in your normal folder.

Avant also automatically shows floating toolbars for selected text, pictures and flash movies, which I find to be more annoying than helpful.

There's more, but the Google and Favorites issues alone are enough to make me want to find another browser. Of course you can disable the search bar, install the official Gogle Toolbar and then enable it in the options, but Avant used to have it built-in, and some people don't know how to or don't want to mess with the browser settings.

I'm still an Avant fan, but if it were set up better, then I could tell other people to use it too. Well, except for the session saving feature, IE does the job great, and has tabbed browsing. For anyone who wants to use something besides IE there's Opera, and also Firefox, which is open source. Those 2 browsers use bookmarks, not IE favorites, but you can install plugins to enable them to use both.

Another great browser is TheWorld Browser, which natively uses IE favorites and also remembers your last opened pages if there is a crash. TheWorld might turn out to be the browser to replace Avant for me!

blakedough

blakedough reviewed v11.5 Build 7 on Jun 13, 2007

I love this browser so much is the only one I use.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.5 Build 7 on Jun 13, 2007

A VERY nice alternative to IE.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.5 RC3 on Jun 2, 2007

Great alternative browser!

deltablues
Another genious, huh? This is BETAnews. The only versions authors encourage to install are stable builds, so dont install betas if you dont like it.

deltablues

deltablues reviewed v11.5 RC3 on May 24, 2007

A good browser which I use as a backup to my regular FireFox. But do we need a revision of this program every other week?

cannie

cannie reviewed v11.5 RC1 on May 21, 2007

Excellent in XP. BTW, as other reviewer says, the absence of the built-in remote access for single user machines is not relevant and means only no virus danger. Why can't you have the option of eliminating totally remote access in a single user XP machine? At present you may not even install XP without loading antivirus and firewall before connecting to the Internet.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.5 RC1 on May 18, 2007

98 users, install the following 'in this order':

1. http://www.msfn.org/board/98_SE_SP_21a_t61749.html

2. http://soporific.files-u...1.95.PR2_insta.exe.html other links for Full version here: http://www.msfn.org/boar...8se_English_t80800.html

various latest smaller updates here: http://www.msfn.org/boar...es_hotfixes_t46581.html

3. http://www.msfn.org/boar...ments_98_SE_t46349.html

4. http://www.msfn.org/boar...ct_KernelEx_t71476.html

5. this last one ONLY if you have a newer & powerful system: http://www.msfn.org/boar...utions_Pack_t58357.html

You will now be able to use a bunch of newer hardware and apps, even xp ones.

pforbes

pforbes reviewed v11.5 RC1 on May 18, 2007

In my Windows 98 SE comp it loads normally, but after a little while it gives an error message and closes the program, no hanging of the system at all. It is a good program, I have used it before and I hope this difficulty will be sorted out soon. BTW, even when MS doesn't support Windows 98 SE any more many of us old users keep supporting it using third party programs and utilities like this,there is a lot of them on the Internet, many of them cross-platform new ones. In single user machines (not in networks) programs are the main thing and the OS is a secondary one, so the "oldie" keeps being useful because it copes with our needs and we feel happy and at ease with it (no built-in remote access for single user machines is not relevant and means only no virus danger, so you may install and use it without antivirus and even without firewall).

For horsecharles: thanks for your links! I've used earlier this one:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip98.htm#98F

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.5 Beta 4 on May 1, 2007

rickfithen:

works ok for me on 98.

boaz

boaz reviewed v11.5 Beta 4 on May 1, 2007

Nice browser. I've been using it for a while on Win2000 & WinXP machines.

"rickfithen" Windows 98? Why that OS is not even supported by Microsoft any longer.

rickfithen

rickfithen reviewed v11.5 Beta 3 on Apr 28, 2007

This application does not load on Windows 98.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v11.5 Beta 1 on Apr 25, 2007

This has become my top browser, along with Netscape.

I have dropped all other major ones(all Moz variants, Maxthon, IE, Opera) for a slew of reasons-- among them: imposing arbitrary changes on users(often suddenly / with no warning and/or hard-coded / no possibility of changing), long standing bugs + non-interfacing with various websites & protocols(years for some), being on eternal beta status...

andy2004

andy2004 reviewed v11.0 Build 46 on Mar 2, 2007

Been using this browser for years myself, yes there have been some bugs, which where fixed in the next release, and compared with IE6 and IE7 prefer avantbrowser, some of the IE addons I use dont work with avantbrowser but I've not used them for sometime, so there no longer installed. Still giving this a 5 out of 5, as i cant give it a 4.5 out of 5, The popup blocker I believe needs improvement to stop those floating popups, as some popups still get through

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v11.0 Build 46 on Mar 2, 2007

DITTO

Hall9000

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.0 Build 45 on Feb 14, 2007

Soldier1st I've been using Avant for years now. Yes, I could go to one of the "Firefox" kinds of browsers but, in absolute honesty, I feel that Avant is the most user friendly browser for my own use. When I rate it I rate how it works AS A BROWSER, no matter what engine it uses, and if I take away points it will be because it will have malfunctioned, NOT because it's using the IE engine. Before you ask me, I have IE7 on my computer and I still feel Avant is better than IE7 because I have TRIED BOTH and COMPARED BOTH to each other.

I rate it five because it still fills my needs when it comes to browser functionality. When I go to a "Firefox" type of browser it will only be when Orca comes out.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.0 Build 45 on Feb 13, 2007

Great browser. I use it from time to time. Good stuff :)

Opera > *

zafarwaheed

zafarwaheed reviewed v11.0 Build 39 on Dec 27, 2006

My favourite browser since after GoSurf. It beats GoSurf. I am surprised to know that people are considering IE7 better than this application. IE7 is introducing the features now which are available in this application since years. Other thing is IE7 lacks speed on loading same pages. I would rather prefer to use the combination of IE6 with Avant. It is much more stable, rich in features and fast, a little bit bloated nowadays though (un-necessary buttons and compact mode).

To keep introducing new features the author must himself use a couple of popular browsers like FireFox, Maxthon etc. This would not be leeching just to feel the strength of the new advanced features and providing these features in this application. Like in FireFox I can hide/show individual foto or flash animation with a right-click on any page whereas in this application either I hide them all or display them all without having a control individually.

Further, opening certain sites like www.enfull.com or www.fixdown.com it sometimes open many blank pages without any reason. These might be an attempt for Pop-ups. But even after that this application deserves a FIVE Rating due to the hard work of the author for keeping it freeware and frequent updates. Keep it up buddy.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v11.0 Build 39 on Dec 15, 2006

Great flexible browser. Opera owns is tho. But thats now the reason to rate it low.

coba

coba reviewed v11.0 Build 38 on Dec 15, 2006

Nothing more to say, Avant Browser still the BEST for me. Thank you author.

mark_s

mark_s reviewed v11.0 Build 37 on Dec 12, 2006

for some reason AutoFill doesn't work in this build

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.0 Build 37 on Dec 12, 2006

Sorry. Maxthon 1.5 slays this app, and IE 7 ups the ante. It's no longer a relevant app. It installs as a confusing mass of buttons and needs a total overhaul. This thing is just obsolete.

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v11.0 Build 35 on Dec 8, 2006

This Browser has went to complete crap. I used to recommend this Browser for over 3 years and link to it. Now IE7 and Opera are much better. I don't have to give any instructions to set those up right out of the box. The author is obsessed with adding crappy features like compact mode and screwing up things that worked fine in v10 yet he completely ignored the most important security feature in a modern browser a Phishing Filter! IE7, Opera and Firefox 2 all have this. Now Avant has Firefox icons for an IE based browser, a uselessly small URL Bar and the utterly useless AvantFind Search. Every other major browser uses a normal search feature by default! IE7 uses Live Search, Firefox and Opera use Google. But Avant uses some yahoo add filled crap search called AvantFind. And NO it is not easy to change like the other browsers. IE7 has officially killed Avant and the Avant Community has turned too elitist to know why. Get a good browser like IE7 or Opera not this has been.

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v11.0 Build 35 on Dec 8, 2006

Avant is the only browser for me. Been using it now for years. Keep up the great work Avant Force !

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.0 Build 35 on Dec 8, 2006

Unofficial changelog:

Fixed a bug with SWF & PDF displaying.
Fixed a bug with auto-execute scripts on Refresh.
Fixed a bug of IE favorites:Delete favorite confirmation appears under menus.
Fixed Ctrl+Tab failure on minimized tabs.
Fixed crash with IE favorites import.
Exported bookmarks file now work with IE favorites import feature.
Updated translations.

Yannis123

Yannis123 reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Nov 1, 2006

There seems to be an irritating conflict between Avantbrowser and Adobe Flash Player.

I hope that this problem soon will we solved.

Yannis

capandjudy

capandjudy reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Oct 24, 2006

I really liked AB until I found out about the user agent insertion of Avant Browser. There are two registry keys that have to be deleted to get rid of AB in the user agent ID string for Internet Explorer. Here is a link to the posting on the AB forums regarding the fix. Read toward the bottom. >>>http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?t=14119&highlight=user+agent . Good luck. I uninstalled AB today.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Oct 24, 2006

I used to love Avant, but it's gone in a terrible direction since version 10.

It has many problems now, but one thing I really dislike is the browser User Agent ID issue. "Avant" is left in the UA string after uninstalling...so even if you use IE or Maxthon etc., your browser is still identified as being Avant. That's shoddy coding at best, deceitful at worst.

Maxthon, Opera and IE7 are all better choices.

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Oct 23, 2006

I won't even bother responding in the form of the question: "What's Firefox got to do with this Avant build?"

zhengx

zhengx reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Oct 23, 2006

Firefox or the world is my choices because of their performances and also nice GUI.

Someone reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Oct 23, 2006

Avant Browser has been a great free Internet Explorer shell to use for a long time. It definitely still has a place, even with the new IE7 out, because IE7 still has some helpful features missing. IE7 is a great browser, and many people will be fine using it like it is, but using the Avant Browser shell on top of IE7 is better in a number of ways.

For instance, if you accidentally close the browser or if there is a crash, Avant Browser will remember what pages you were viewing and allow you to open them again when you restart. IE doesn't have that. Even if you don't have a crash, Avant Browser keeps a list of recently visited pages (located in: File, Open Recent, or by clicking the green arrow button) so you can bring a recent page up again in case you closed it or navigated too far from it or something. Again, IE doesn't have that.

In IE7 you can use the History function or the drop-down menus on the back button or address bar, but they're just not as good. Avant Browser's recently opened page list makes it easy to go right to a page you were at lately, even after closing and re-opening the browser.

Internet Explorer 7 also has a built-in search bar that you can't turn off, and even if you set it to Google, it doesn't have the ability to choose to search images and other choices from a drop-down menu. Avant Browser's built-in search bar does have that ability. You can also disable Avant Browser's built-in search bar.

You can make Avant Browser's built-in search bar use Google instead of its default, (AvantFind - powered by Yahoo) which everyone should do, because Google search is much better. To do this, go to Tools, Avant Browser Options, then choose Search Engine, and then choose the tab on the top-right, called Standard Search. In the boxes, replace the information for each choice with the Google information instead. Here is a page which gives you the Google information, along with other choices too:
http://forum.avantbrowse...m/viewtopic.php?t=14092

You can do the way shown above, which works great, or you can download and install the official Google Toolbar and use that instead.

If you do install the Google Toolbar, you need to go to Avant Browser's options and go to the Add-ons section to enable it before it will show up. Then you can choose it (in: View, Toolbars) to make it show up, and also turn off the built-in search bar, since you don't need both.

Avant Browser isn't a seperate browser competing with IE, it's a different interface that runs on top of it, so you should install IE7 to get the security and other benefits, and run Avant Browser on top of it to get all of the extra features. Look into it for yourself, and if you don't need or want the abilities of Avant, then IE7 is great on its own. For me, using Avant Browser is still the best choice out there.

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v11.0 Build 25 on Oct 23, 2006

Great IE shell browser when IE6 was out there, but with IE7 out in the wild now is there really a place for browsers like Avant anymore?

I hope Anderson Che can dream up some new features to push the IE boundaries as he has in the past otherwise works like Avant and Maxthon will sadly die.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v11.0 Build 21 on Oct 22, 2006

this works great with IE7

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v11.0 Build 21 on Oct 17, 2006

I have been using this browser for over 2 years. It is the BEST alternative to IE out there. These guys keep getting better with every build. Keep up the GREAT work guys @ AvantForce!

oldofat

oldofat reviewed v11.0 Build 15 on Oct 12, 2006

build 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

what!@? for every bug thay release build hooo come on..!@!@

stop with this release a version with auto update and that it!@!

Mirrebex

Mirrebex reviewed v11.0 Build 12 on Oct 8, 2006

Opera with IE engine.. excelent..

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 Build 12 on Oct 7, 2006

Avant doesn't get in the way of itself, and doesn't require a big learning curve or time sink for users. It reminds me of the XYplorer File Manager — lean and focused on doing what it supposed to do rather than just adding bloat. You can see that on what gets updated, too.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v11.0 Build 11 on Oct 3, 2006

What are the chances the Trolls didn't even install this browser? Pretty good, I'd say.

Great browser getting better with every build.

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 Build 11 on Oct 3, 2006

Yes, built right into the menus and you can download many more.

midnighter_9999

midnighter_9999 reviewed v11.0 Build 11 on Oct 3, 2006

Are there themes extensions etc for avant???

coover

coover reviewed v11.0 Build 11 on Oct 3, 2006

Dear Warped:

The reason Avant's Web Rendering ability is better than any other browser (assuming IE7 is installed) is because it renders using whatever version of IE that is installed on the computer ... and since virtually every professional web designer in the entire world uses IE standards in their design, all other standards that may have been proposed or even accepted by some dubious organization, simply do not apply. Why do users of Firefly, for example, have to occasionally use an extension to properly render webpages when Firefly will not?

WebWarp

WebWarp reviewed v11.0 Build 11 on Oct 3, 2006

"Combined with IE7, Avant is better at rendering than anything other than IE7, and is, other than text only browsers, the most secure browser available today."

haha bulls***.. Please explain me how rendering can be better with Avant vs IE when they both use IE's crappy engine...

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v11.0 Build 10 on Oct 3, 2006

Is it just me or is anyone else geting Security Certificate invalid warnings?
I just uppd to the latest release and now i am getting it at online banking and even my own site gmail as well.
Dooh, i forgot, i had to Clear CMOS and my time was off..sorry mang

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 Build 10 on Oct 2, 2006

Ignore the troll, Avant is rock-solid, and he obviously hasn't used IE7.

coover

coover reviewed v11.0 Build 10 on Oct 2, 2006

WebWarp's brain is warped.

Combined with IE7, Avant is better at rendering than anything other than IE7, and is, other than text only browsers, the most secure browser available today.

WebWarp

WebWarp reviewed v11.0 Build 10 on Oct 2, 2006

IE engine so still as bad rendering and security as if you used Internet explorer.. So don't use this crap

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v11.0 Build 8 on Sep 29, 2006

Thank you for listening, Links is back the way it was meant to be
BTW, nice refresh on the Splash and Icon :-)

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.0 Build 7 on Sep 28, 2006

Again great build. Things just keep getting better..

To Pyridox: If you install IE7 along with Avant 11. Then you wont have to worry as much about getting attacked by ActiveX spam installations..

coba

coba reviewed v11.0 Build 6 on Sep 28, 2006

I love Avant, most used 97% on Avant Browser, Opera 2% and 1% on FireFox. More that 4 years used Avant until today, very nice browser, keep good work author.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v11.0 Build 6 on Sep 27, 2006

This is a very nice browser, an excellent replacement for IE 6, I like the inteface. I wouldn't go as far to say it's better than Firefox. I use Avant for the few web pages that only function proprly in an IE based browser, andI use Firefox for most of my day to day surfing (because of it's protection against active-x spam installations).

statm1

statm1 reviewed v11.0 Build 6 on Sep 27, 2006

Best browser in the world. Anything anyone has a gripe about the toolbars can be fixed by moving them or turning them off.. Search engine is fixed easily as well.. Everything is skinable. Million times better then that firefox crap!

Kipster

Kipster reviewed v11.0 Build 6 on Sep 27, 2006

The best IE based browser around gets better and better.

Search engine?
Just go to TOOLS/Avant Browser Options/Search Engine
You can choose whichever one you want.
Heck, you can choose any 5 you want.

Useless URL bar??
Drag the search tool bar to the same row as the MENU bar.
Your URL bar will be full width.
Assuming you're not in Compact mode.

It's all about options.
You have access to all the IE options PLUS a multitude of AB options.
(Maybe too many for some people to handle)

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v11.0 Build 6 on Sep 27, 2006

Okay,
I said it once, twice now.
OPLEASE reinstate the LINKS toolbar, i dont need the whole damm Bookmarks \bar, all i want is LINKS for daily op's.
AND PLEASE post what was fixed !!
I have used this for so long, i find myself going backwards more and more now.

hugh750

hugh750 reviewed v11.0 Build 5 on Sep 24, 2006

Doesn't work too well it's hard to set your search engine.

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v11.0 Build 5 on Sep 22, 2006

This Browser has went to complete crap. Firefox icons for an IE based browser, a uselessly small URL Bar and the utterly useless AvantFind Search. Every other major browser uses a normal search feature.

Interesting how my comments keep getting removed.

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 Build 5 on Sep 22, 2006

Vantorax, you make a good point, but best just to ignore their silly nomenclature and just take it for what it is: the latest (daily) build.

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v11.0 Build 5 on Sep 22, 2006

Would be 54 IF

The links toolbar would be accessable, i cannot find it.
IF the Groups option wouldnmt be buried all oif a sudden underbookmarks
IF the search engines wouldnt be reset as carefully implemented.
WOW all customization is squished again.
I would never store stuff online personally but might bne good for those that want it.
Remember is a feature from opera which is cool "Autofill"

Yannis123

Yannis123 reviewed v11.0 Build 3 on Sep 21, 2006

Avant is the best browser.
In this Beta the dutchversion is inlcuded again.

9i08

9i08 reviewed v11.0 Final Preview Build 3 on Sep 12, 2006

Vantorax has a point. RC's, pre-RC's, Final Preview's etc it's rediculous. However I still think Avant is one of the best IE shell and I'm a big fan of the Bookmarks manager

lumaan

lumaan reviewed v11.0 Final Preview Build 3 on Sep 11, 2006

I dont care what they call the release, as long they update every bug there may be... All I care about is that its the best "body" for IE and bugs been taken care of. :)

Vantorax

Vantorax reviewed v11.0 Final Preview Build 3 on Sep 11, 2006

I like the product and all... but how many FINAL previews are we gonna see? How FINAL can a final preview be? How we gonna get an "Honest To God This Is THE Final Final Preview" next? It already went through SEVEN release candidates... So I guess none were real candidates...

mark_s

mark_s reviewed v11.0 Final Preview Build 2 on Sep 6, 2006

thanks SuzzyWoozy! it worked!

avanter

avanter reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 29, 2006

ereicher,
Avant will use the IE engine which is currently installed on your PC.
So if you'll install IE 7,It'll use it.
I'm using Avant Browser with IE7 ever since IE 7 Beta 1 (Now up to IE7 RC1) and it's working great with it.

ereicher

ereicher reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 26, 2006

That sounds good!!!!!!!
Thank you for your answer... Ernst

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 24, 2006

I've just upgraded to RC6 this morning being sure is the last one...

for mark_s: check the option "use IE Favorites ads bookmarks" under Avant Options/Miscelaneous, maybe will do the trick for you.

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 23, 2006

One other thing I like about Avant is its portability. I can install this on someone else's computer — you know, like the wife, grandpa, or other idiot relative — and customize its settings in about a minute, and BAM! it's as good or better than just about everything else out there. If you need an advanced browser with tons and tons of options, I'd recommend Maxthon, but for anyone else, Avant is easy, simple, customizable, fast, and it handles downloads as well as Opera.

mark_s

mark_s reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 23, 2006

great browser, but in v11 link toolbar has been changed to bookmark toolbar, which is NOT so useful :(

coover

coover reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 23, 2006

Avant is a great browser and Anderson is doing a great job, but there is a minor problem that has me concerned, thus my rating the browser a 4.

Whenever I open Avant (now in version 11.0 RC 7a), it sets itself as the default browser. While I really like the broswer, it is still in beta, and I do not wish to make a beta browser my default browser. I have written directly to Anderson about this, but the problem remains.

Now for you guys and gals who want to use Avant as your default browser while it is still in beta, this is no problem, but it is for me.

And if you're reading this Anderson, please fix this bug. Thanks.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 23, 2006

Calm down m8. This is the best IE based browser for me :)

Kipster

Kipster reviewed v11.0 RC7a on Aug 23, 2006

FYI;
In RC6, you again have the ability to revert back to using "favorites" instead of the new Bookmarks. Just one more option.
--------------------------------------------

Avant NEVER CLAIMED TO A STANDALONE !
Read the description before you slam a product.

Avant makes IE what it should have been all along.(and what MS is trying accomplish with IE7)

Far and away, my browser combo of choice.
And to think, one person develops something a whole team at MS can't or won't do.
Kudos to Anderson.

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 RC6 on Aug 22, 2006

So I guess sophist would also rate apps like statistXL a terrible program because it uses Microsoft Excel as its base spreadsheet, too. Why reinvent the wheel? Avant works well with IE7, too.

eclipsingdivinity

eclipsingdivinity reviewed v11.0 RC6 on Aug 22, 2006

And i'll offset that bad ranking because it's a great piece of software that compliments the IE engine.

nezus

nezus reviewed v11.0 RC6 on Aug 22, 2006

Simply the best!
I don't understand how people give it bad ranking just because RCs are not perfect. Well, that's exactly what RCs are for - to find imperfections.

ShiftedBlue

ShiftedBlue reviewed v11.0 RC5 on Aug 22, 2006

The Avant 11 RC's are a fairly significant step away from Avant 10, and the UI changes are going to alienate some people. That said, I think the power users in the audience are going to like this a lot.

I haven't run into any bugs or incompatibilities so far. Some allowed pop-ups are still slightly undersized, but they're all resizable, so there you go. It made itself the default browser for me as well, and I had to tell Firefox that it was still the boss twice before it stuck, but it did stick.

It's a good all-around alternative to Firefox, and ver. 11 is a solid step towards replacing it for good.

Wes

Wes reviewed v11.0 RC5 on Aug 20, 2006

"Opera of Internet Explorer with versatile multi-window browser"

What a great description. Anyone else find this vaguely offensive to Opera?

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.0 RC5 on Aug 20, 2006

I have a problem that happens from time to time. When I delete a bookmark from my list, that list, when open seems to freeze. I'm not sure if its my system(XP Pro) or the browser. It's a problem I've seen in a lot of versions of Avant. Still, surfing with Avant still makes me give it a 5.

9i08

9i08 reviewed v11.0 RC5 on Aug 19, 2006

The bookmark manager is good like Mozilla Firefox's..The do-you-wanna-remember-this system isn't annoying and the menu's are very fast to navigate, no slowdowns for me. But most of all I really like the Bookmarks section

boaz

boaz reviewed v11.0 RC5 on Aug 19, 2006

I used to use previous versions of this, for sites that require the IE engine. However the last build screwed up my Internet (HTML) shortcuts badly, instead of the shortcuts invoking the browser; it brings up the print dialog! Also I couldn't get it to NOT be the default browser, I unchecked the option but it still wanted to be the default. But I guess it serves me right, for playing around with the beta (Release Candidates).

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v11.0 RC5 on Aug 19, 2006

Even though I told it to NOT be my default browser,
it went ahead and made itself the default......
it leaks memory.....
I am not a fan..... use firefox!

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v11.0 RC3 on Aug 17, 2006

Is the bestest IE based mod internet browser :)

simonvr

simonvr reviewed v11.0 RC3 on Aug 16, 2006

Slight problems, but still the best IE based browser, if you are looking for a Gecko based browser try Orca Browser from the same author as Avant

coba

coba reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 16, 2006

Still the best with version 11.0 RC1, I love Avant very much. Thank

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 15, 2006

This is an excellent ie-clone and it has improved tremendously over the years...
Faster,reliable and easy to use..
One feels firefox's reign at top might just be cut short by avant and maxthon.

rhkbeta

rhkbeta reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 14, 2006

I was a big fan of Avant 10 (except for the dual-core problems and the memory leaks) but I'm very disappointed with the latest changes in Avant 11. It now uses prorietary bookmarks wich are no longer interchangeable with the ones from IE. Also the bookmarks are encrypted and can't be editet. The biggest loss is that all the Favorites which have been updated with custom favicons are lost. No custom favicons in Avant 11!

If this is not corrected, I guess I will have to abandon Avant and use the much improved IE 7. Sorry.

sanawar

sanawar reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 14, 2006

We NEED a Gecko version....please!

That will be like having Firefox engine but with an Avant interface....now that will be totally awesome!!!

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 14, 2006

avant is missing 1 big icon. open tab button. i can't navigate tabs when i have 70 open. also no tabs custom options for tab sizing. oh well. cya.

9i08

9i08 reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 13, 2006

well this is my first try of the new version of avant, and it works great..for me at least. I like the bookmark manager too and the new interface is a bit fresher than the previous version of this browser.

martyn7

martyn7 reviewed v11.0 RC1 on Aug 13, 2006

Im using avant browser build 10, the latest beta build is not as good as this old version, yahoo replaces my google search bar, links are not shown, will be sticking to the older version.

been

been reviewed v11.0 Beta 11 on Aug 12, 2006

I have used Avant browser for years. As others have said the issue of this being a beta is a red herring ... it's never been amything else. It has not previously reset the home page with every release

My home page was substituted with Yahoo search and my search toolbar default was changed from Google to Yahoo - no permission sought, nor notice given.

Permission was requetd by the installation to make Avant default browser ... I selected no but it made itself default anyway, and sets itself as default every time it's opened.

I admire Coover's generosity of spirit if she/he believes that this isn't sll a cheap and illegitimate attempot to deliver users to Yahoo.

Personally I've never 'b*tched' this program before, prior to this I've had ansolutely no complaints!
It's now been uninstalled.

dlaws

dlaws reviewed v11.0 Beta 11 on Aug 10, 2006

Hi, Mr. Space.

No, I'm not blind and my glasses are relatively new. But thanks for asking.

This product is always a beta. But that's not the point.

I've been using this program for years and this new update does not have the functionality of earlier versions. Typically updates involve enhancements, not downgrades.

I'm still hoping though, that the annoyances will be fixed and I can upgrade my ol' faithful ver. 10.2 b52.

To try to be fair, this time I'm giving it a rating of 3 because I'm mostly writing because Mr. Space decided to rate me instead of the product.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v11.0 Beta 11 on Aug 10, 2006

"This latest version is very disappointing."

Are you BLIND? This is a BETA version.

But better solutions is have another browser like OPERA 9.01 or Firefox, instead IE clone

coover

coover reviewed v11.0 Beta 9 on Aug 9, 2006

Now in Beta 10, this browser remains the best IE clone. But please note, it is still in Beta. If you attempt an upgrade from version 10, you will lose any configuration you have done. Thus, you will lose toolbar placement, you will lose your "Home Page", or as in my case, my "Home Pages". This beta version does not "Hijack" your home page, it simply doesn't know of your previous home page, and gives you a new one. But once you reset your home page or pages, it won't forget what they are, and all future version 11 browsers will use your settings.

You've got to remember, guys and gals, that this is a BETA version, and some things will work and others won't. So don't get down on the hard working author of this software. Beta versions are allowed to be placed on your computer because the author knows there are problems and hopes that you, the user will find the problems and report them to him, so he can repair them, So if you have a problem with this browser, tell Anderson. The b****ing is not necessary, nor is it constructive.

You can report the problems in the Avant
Forum which you can find under the Avant "Help" button.

dlaws

dlaws reviewed v11.0 Beta 9 on Aug 9, 2006

This latest version is very disappointing. I no longer does the simplest things like remembering how I arrange my toolbars or even implementing the options I select for my configuration. Any new enhancements are lost in it's lack of basic functionality. Fortunately, I still have a copy of version 10 on hand... :^(

boaz

boaz reviewed v11.0 Beta 8 on Aug 8, 2006

Nice alternative to IE. I use this on sites that Firefox won't display properly. It uses the IE engine for compatibility. It's a little safer than IE itself.

Also, if you find any bugs, etc. You can shout them out on the Avant Forums.
http://forum.avantbrowser.com/

billtheitguy

billtheitguy reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 7, 2006

I have always liked AB and always highly recommeded it. But, the past few updates and now this beta has left a bad taste in my mouth.

As stated below, it reset my home page to the Avant/Yahoo search.

Also the article states "The built-in Google search engine..." which is not true. you will get the avant branded yahoo. You can change this but it is no longer a drop down selection in search options. You have to manually enter the search sites url.

The setup also reset most of my options and buttons.

Lastly I do not like the fact that they now built in the password manager. I would have prefered they left it as an add-on.

This is looking more like adware for Yahoo than the browser I was using.

eclipsingdivinity

eclipsingdivinity reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 6, 2006

Great Shell of IE, i'd reccomend to new users and power users alike. Sure Maxthon is great, but Maxthon fans annoy me enought to score this a 5/5 to offset the useless scores that promotes another piece of software.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 6, 2006

Still the best IE based browser available.
The online storage of bookmarks etc is somthing I have been after for ages!!!

been

been reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 5, 2006

This latest version of Avant reset my homepage (to its branded version of Yahoo Search) and made itself default browser even though I had just selected 'no' to this option.

I like Avant browser , but it's on the cusp of defining itself as malware.

datdeejay

datdeejay reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 5, 2006

Maxthon is easier to navigate than Avant Browser.

Get Maxthon (www.maxthon.com)

zridling

zridling reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 5, 2006

Maxthon can do the same thing, however, Avant is so streamlined toward browsing and well-designed that it just flies through pages. I love it.

lumaan

lumaan reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 5, 2006

Avant Browser is my nr. 1 browser. Why??? 2 things.
1: Can save the pages your on when you close it. *Opera in version 9 can that too now*
2: Im so in love with the group thing Avant got *Group for my news, 1 for games another for my forums I go to, ect...* Oki they have chanced it in version 11 but still one of the things I love about Avant Browser.

A rating of 5 from me :)

roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v11.0 Beta 5 on Aug 5, 2006

Avant Browser is just great! Based on Internet Explorer. Avant simply uses the very best from I.E., then adding more options to make it fit your needs - what ever they are! It is so versatile and has a lot of fine-tuning options to make it work the way you want. I like the mouse-gestures - saves many clicks opening, closing, update, hide etc. by only moving mouse in specific directions.
The pop-up blocker, and ad-blocker is very effective, with learning function. Cleaning ops like history, coockies, search, temps, logs one by one - or all at ones - or automaticly when closing browser. Integrated translators. Many skins included with nice colours and XP-style icons makes good overview.
Avant is user-friendy and effective specially with google/yahoo search along with the standard search from I.E.
It's my most appreciated software, the very first I install after OS install.
It's free, yet this program I would pay for!
The producer deserves a donation for this program, and a big -THANK YOU- for making Avant avaliable for the people, for free!!!

dhry

dhry reviewed v11.0 Beta 3 on Aug 5, 2006

Okay, I've just spent a couple of hours looking at this and the verdict is "Nice try..". Still lots of room for improvement. The most annoying thing in this beta is, as someone else mentioned, if you set the window tabs to be at the top of the screen, then go into options and change ANYTHING, when you OK out of options, the entire group of toolbars refreshes and the window tabs toolbar goes back down to the bottom - regardless of whether you've locked them all in place or not. Compared this to Maxthon, Avant (10.5), Greenbrowser and MyIE: Maxthon still reigns supreme, but that goes for it's memory usage as well. Avant's okay, but I'd still say the most annoying thing about it is that they STILL haven't fixed the automatic resizing of window tabs. Maxthon, GB and MyIE can resize them so you can theoretically have 20 tabs in one line if you configured it that way. Fixed tab size SUCKS. For my vote, MyIE (www.morequick.com) is the fastest browser and uses the least memory. If you don't care about memory usage or speed then Maxthon is definitely king, hands down. Oh yeah - and Firefox is crap, always has been.

mark_s

mark_s reviewed v11.0 Beta 3 on Aug 5, 2006

Auto-fill is very helpfull. But, links toolbar displays all bookmarks instead of links only. Hope they can fix it quickly. Very good browser, like it a lot, use it for years.

DarwinX

DarwinX reviewed v11.0 Beta 3 on Aug 5, 2006

WOW!!! HAHA!!!

AutoFill & Online Storage for Bookmarks and AutoFills. Especially great IE Plug-in Support, I could use my Dogpile Toolbar Now.

Just cannot believe there will be a software is offering AutoFill & Online Bookmarks for free.

Yes, Hall9000 I feel loading is faster too.

Still the best browser in the world.

5 it is!

yanike

yanike reviewed v11.0 Beta 3 on Aug 4, 2006

Nice but the new release needs some work.

coover

coover reviewed v11.0 Beta 3 on Aug 4, 2006

This new version is a bit busier than IE 7 Beta 3 and needs some work (I had to drag the tabs to the top of the browser and then lock them there in order to keep them from appearing below the browser - I never had this problem with previous versions), but, over all, 11.0 beta3 is quite good.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v11.0 Beta 3 on Aug 4, 2006

When I downloaded this new version of Avant I had to redownload again to get it to work. I still have to play with it to get a final opinion but is it me or are the pages loading a lot faster than before??? I'm still giving it five.

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v10.2 Build 52 on Jul 29, 2006

maxthon blows it away

coba

coba reviewed v10.2 Build 52 on Jun 29, 2006

Still the best Avant Browser 5 Gold from me.

yanike

yanike reviewed v10.2 Build 52 on Jun 12, 2006

Avant is excellent to use! Maxthon is another great browser but the recent release of Avant makes a tough battle. Pretty much anyone you choose you'll be fine. I make skins for both so enjoy :)

zridling

zridling reviewed v10.2 Build 52 on May 9, 2006

Avant is drop-dead simple, clear interface, gives you more browsing space than any other browser, and HEY, it's not bloated! Like NetCaptor, only better and faster. There's a reason virtually everyone loves this browser — it's uncomplicated and just works.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v10.2 Build 51 on Apr 21, 2006

Next to Firefox, this is the longest I've ever trialed an "alternative" browser before giving up on it, and I'm certainly not giving up on Avant. This is now my browser of choice.

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v10.2 Build 51 on Apr 11, 2006

Quite Simply The BEST Browser Out There! Hands Down #1

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.2 Build 51 on Apr 11, 2006

The best IE based browser. Exelent! :)

shagger1

shagger1 reviewed v10.2 Build 51 on Apr 11, 2006

I love this browser-using version 10.1 which is stable but dont like the fact that upgrading there is no way to preserve your toolbar settings without using 3rd party software-this bugs me as I like to have my toolbar buttons the same all the time.......wish they would add that feature!

tafugate

tafugate reviewed v10.2 Build 51 on Apr 11, 2006

The tab bar for Avant Browser 10.2 Build 51 is still woefully broken and the problems unaddressed/ignored, rendering Avant unusable (unless you don't use more than 14 tabs, and don't mind decreased screen realestate and cheezy looking dotted lines). Avant used to be a near perfect browser, and until the problems are fixed, I'll have to use an alternative.

There are those at the Avant forums that think the new style tab bar is terrific. However, color me skeptical they've ever used any other browser besides Internet Explorer.

ShiftedBlue

ShiftedBlue reviewed v10.2 Build 51 on Apr 11, 2006

I have a powerful PC at home, and I use Firefox pretty much exclusively on it. At work, however, I'm stuck with a low-end machine, and Avant is absolutely the best solution in that environment (very high bandwidth, very low system specs). It has nearly all the features a power user needs, even with limited resources to draw from.

And best of all, Avant is updated more frequently than any browser on earth. Five out of five, easily.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.2 Build 38 on Apr 2, 2006

I appreciate the effort at bringing something new to the tabs, but I can't stomach using the recent builds because of the way they look.

I'm sure everything will be good once things are sorted out though.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v10.2 Build 38 on Mar 27, 2006

It is tough to argue against the impressive merits of this browser. As much as I like Opera, it is no where near as complete as Avant and still does not render some pages as well as it should. Sure, Opera may be more secure but the user should take responsibility for securing their machines and not depend on a web browser to do it for them.

andy2004

andy2004 reviewed v10.2 Build 32 on Mar 26, 2006

The best web browser, as far as I'm concerned. i've tried the rest but always come back to avant browser which is now at 10.2 build 38 as i post this. updated frequently, pop-up stopper works perfectly, some popups still accur, but they are hardcoded into the webpage, never had any problems with it. recommended this software to everyone I know, family and friends.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v10.2 Build 32 on Mar 25, 2006

Build 33 last night. It now comes down to a decision between using Avant or Opera, and Opera is looking awfuly good right now.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v10.2 Build 32 on Mar 24, 2006

I dont see where it can really be considered a browser and I am not attracted to the interface at all but it does add some additional features to IE so it gets a 3.

coover

coover reviewed v10.2 Build 32 on Mar 24, 2006

One thing about Anderson, the author of Avant, is that he is fast. I downloaded the new version, opened it and guess what? It's not version 32, it's version 33 already. Find a bug ... get rid of it. Anderson is good at what he does. So if you find a bug, go to the Avant forum and let him know. It'll be fixed ... fast.

Good browser, Avant!

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.2 Build 32 on Mar 24, 2006

Thats why people like to use something called themes.

soots

soots reviewed v10.2 Build 26 on Mar 23, 2006

ie 7 is crap tried it loads of times advant is miles better

coover

coover reviewed v10.2 Build 26 on Mar 23, 2006

I just downloaded this one, and rather than being Build 26, it's Build 28. Must have been some bugs in 26 and 27.

It's a great browser and getting even better. However, Microsoft's recent version of Internet Explorer, IE7, will give Avant, Firefox, and Orca (by the author of Avant) a real run for there money. Reak browser development is back, and they are all getting better and better.

yanike

yanike reviewed v10.2 Build 26 on Mar 23, 2006

I like the new tabs! Great improvement from the rest. I'll be updating my skin soon for Avant Users! Great job to Avant!

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v10.2 Build 26 on Mar 22, 2006

*EDIT #1* 03/23/06

There is a very serious problem with this build and 28 as well. The "Apply" button eventually fails to save changes made to any of the options under: Tools->Avant Browser Options...

*EDIT #2* 03/23/06

Okay, the above problem is caused by Webroot Spysweeper's IE Hijack shield being activated. Disabled, the "Apply" button in Avant works as intended. My score for this browser returns to a 4.

Anyone else seeing this? The browser is otherwise near perfect without that very annoying issue.

This is a fine browser. The speed is top-notch with plenty of features to boot. One of its annoyances, though small, is that the drop down menus close on any of the menu bar buttons when any of the options are selected/deselected. Speaking of the menu buttons, they could be better placed with some visual effects so they stand out more. Also, enabling the Links bar takes up too much space for my liking, since there is already 3 tiers of bars without it.

In all, this browser is a vast improvement over the archaic Internet Explorer.

Lebowski

Lebowski reviewed v10.2 Build 26 on Mar 22, 2006

Uses more ram then Maxthon but you dont have to deal with all the settings Maxthon offers.

vnrua

vnrua reviewed v10.2 Build 25 on Mar 21, 2006

this is a good tool

dpikg

dpikg reviewed v10.2 Build 25 on Mar 21, 2006

This Browser is good.
The button scroll the "current windows automatically", however, doesn't work in this version!

coba

coba reviewed v10.2 Build 25 on Mar 21, 2006

Many browser play around but Avant Browser still the best 10/10, keep good worked author.

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v10.2 Build 25 on Mar 20, 2006

The BEST Browser in the world. I like the new x's on the tabs, helps you to close them faster. Avant is awesome in every way! Keep up the great work Avant Force!

white lightning

white lightning reviewed v10.2 Build 18 RC3 on Mar 20, 2006

I always appreciate Avant browser for its good speed in reading pages , nice interface & for rich features : in particular security features . Avant provides good protection against unwanted intrusions by blockin' malicious URL & tons of pop-ups . Complete screen with many useful button on the right , while on the left shows links to websites related to current page . I think that Avant is more helpful than any other , includin Firefox , even if this last one has many extensions (..not all useful...) . Protected , fast & rich...also nice-look...in my opinion is the best .

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 17, 2006

I like the new look of the tabs for the most part. I don't care for the X's on them, though. Hopefully an option to turn them off will be added.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 17, 2006

I normally use Firefox for most of my internet browsing. However there are many sites that still require the IE engine to view properly, I've been using Avant for these sites. It works well for me, and has better ad & popup blocking than the native IE.

If you need a browser based on Internet Explorer's engine, give this a try. It has a nice clean "skinable" interface.

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 17, 2006

Ever since firefox came out,i have been guilty of over-looking avant...
But,i was frustrated with mem usage and other problems with ff..so decided to give avant a try..after almost a year...and it seems avant has done very well over the time and new version 11,looks promising...

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 16, 2006

The best IE based browser of the century :D

Someone reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 16, 2006

Wow...before Firefox this is what I used before and still I think its one of the best out there!

statm1

statm1 reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 16, 2006

Great build. No problem with it whatsoever. And since this is only a preview build of whats coming in Avant Browser 2006 (AB 11.0). Im not to worried about any bugs. Thats what betas are for.

sQin

sQin reviewed v10.2 Build 16 Beta on Mar 16, 2006

crashes after ad blocking

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.1 Build 40 on Jan 3, 2006

Good stuff. Can't go wrong with either Avant or Maxthon.

Dwiebelhaus

Dwiebelhaus reviewed v10.1 Build 40 on Dec 31, 2005

Amazing thought went into this add-on , but it is still IE , i have been using this program for about a month at work and on the pc's in my personal network , but it is still a huge portal for exploitaion and security vulnerability , if i had been using firefox i would not have contracted the specific virus/spy combo that i did and yes i'm using the best programs in the biz for protection.

Firefox is still better at everything.

If this program was written independently of IE , i'd be all over it.

niti

niti reviewed v10.1 Build 40 on Dec 31, 2005

The browsers which are based on IE are not good than those of based Gecko. Then you can chose Orca Browser which is same Avant browser but not based on IE. http://fileforum.betanew...ca_Browser/1128532815/1

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v10.1 Build 39 on Dec 31, 2005

Avant Browser is everything but heavy! It is a lightening fast torpedo suitable for anyone who wishes to have an IE-engined web browser eqipped with the essentials. Not bloated! A plus is also the RSS handling, very well done. Avant Browser, in this perspective, stands no comparison, in my point of view.

mengo

mengo reviewed v10.1 Build 39 on Dec 31, 2005

well nice shell for IE, but its too heavy compared to maxthon

coover

coover reviewed v10.1 Build 39 on Dec 31, 2005

I just downloaded Build 39 and executed it. The splash screen indicated that it was "Build 40".

Evidently a bug was found and easily fixed from Build 39.

This is great software, a real improvement on IE 6.

Dwarden

Dwarden reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 27, 2005

Why You think Maxthon or Avant popularity will go down ? Maxthon already supports IE7 and i think Avant too (yet i not tested this) ... in fact most of IE6 based browsers can't wait till IE7 is out because of extended support and new features they can offer ... Saying it will drop numbers is exactly opposite to what will really happen.

tedbieri

tedbieri reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 25, 2005

Popup problem fixed!

RoSmecher

RoSmecher reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 25, 2005

I agree with Aires, once IE 7 comes out these IE shells will go down by popularity a bit. I assume most people only use Maxthon or Avant because of tabbed browsing, there once IE 7 comes with such a feature most people will just go back to IE instead of Maxthon or Avant. Nevertheless let’s review Avant; good browser, fast and stable. However I think Maxthon is better out of the two but not by much. It just seems that Maxthon has a larger following and it will take Avant to come up with something special in the future if they wish to catch up, especially if Maxthon 2.0 is coming out soon with a whole new re-written code from scratch.

coover

coover reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 25, 2005

Just another opportunity to give a rating of 5 to the best IE based browser.

And with the release of Firefox 1.5, Avant is just that much better. Firefox seems to be getting worse as v. 1.5 has a huge (and I mean really, really big) memory leak. Use it for 30 minutes and it will take most, if not all, of your CPU power.

Don't like IE based? Take a look at the new "Orca" Browser by the author of Avant. It, too, is excellent.

crashoverride

crashoverride reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 25, 2005

Firefox is still my preferred browser. If I were to go back to IE or an IE shell it would be Maxthon. I liked Maxthon better than any other IE shell that I had ever used.

Aires

Aires reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 25, 2005

Well let's be honest I did say this is quite a good browser shell for what it's worth. But MS getting IE7 right doesn't mean it needs to be perfect and 95% there or there abouts will be good enough for most people. Avant Browser isn't a perfect browser shell either but if IE7 comes close enough to Avant, Opera & Firefox - that'll be good enough for most people, who let's face it use IE6 now anyway. If you use another browser you'll be bound to stick with it, but if IE7's usability is good enough - I'll use it. MS are not going to introduce IE7 and then sit on their hands as they have done in the past, because Firefox predominantly is providing too much competition. I see less and less need for Maxathon and Avant and Crazy Browser et al, the longer that IE7 development continues. Once the standard of IE7 has been brought up to compete with the browser shells, there won't be any need for them and only die hard fans will continue to use them - simple as.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 38 on Dec 25, 2005

They wont, Aires.

Quite simply, M$ is not capable of making the "perfect" browser, and there is always room for improvement upon it. Especially the failed pop-up blocker with IE6 on SP2, there's bound to be plenty of flaws with IE7.

Dwiebelhaus

Dwiebelhaus reviewed v10.1 Build 37 on Dec 16, 2005

Great! IE Additive! but man, what's up with the short cut bar?

Aires

Aires reviewed v10.1 Build 37 on Dec 16, 2005

Not a bad browser shell certainly, but if MS get IE7 right - what use will this be then?

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v10.1 Build 36 on Dec 16, 2005

For IE engine shells, this one is the cream of the crop. Stable, Mature and functional.

I will continue using Firefox, but when I have to deal with IE-only sites, this is my #1 choice. I do NOT use raw IE!

5 Stars.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.1 Build 36 on Dec 16, 2005

Avant in damned near perfect.

My only complaint is that it sometimes "rewinds" to the first page visited in a particular tab. It seems to randomly happen when my right mouse button is pressed, but I can't reproduce it on demand. I've disabled the mouse gestures and all, so I'm not really sure why it does the rewind thing.

Avant is the only browser that I've experienced with this issue. I've never seen it with IE, Maxthon, Mozilla, Opera, Slimbrowser or Firefox.

My only guess is that Avant somehow conflicts with StrokeIt, which I also use on my computers.

That's a shame because otherwise I'd use Avant instead of Maxthon and never look back.

4 and 3/4 stars.

tremens

tremens reviewed v10.1 Build 35 on Dec 15, 2005

gecko is the firefox engine and is completely independent of the ie core. this uses the IE core and is a excellent implementation, if you gotta use IE.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v10.1 Build 35 on Dec 13, 2005

If this keeps up I'll have to take away points because it's so consistent in its quality. Makes it almost boring.:P Seriously I am giving it a five because they always find a way of making it better than the last time. I saw a comment about the browser not working any more. Was it only the beta or the standard edition?

Side-note. The Dr. Orca browser has exactly the same feel and speed as Avant. It did act a bit weird, so I'm looking for it being reviewed here. If I ever switch it will be to Dr. Orca. Question that will show my "in learning mode" level. Correct me if necessary but am I right that "Gecko based browser" means it is entirely IE engine independent? If so, maybe I will finally see some "reviewers" stop complaining about Avant being based on the IE engine. When I'm testing a browser I just don't care on what engine it is based on. All I care about is to see if it does the job properly or not.

tedbieri

tedbieri reviewed v10.1 Build 35 on Dec 12, 2005

Yep I'm hooked, when I used ie I just feel like theres something missing and there is,,,, everything!

blakedough

blakedough reviewed v10.1 Build 32 on Dec 11, 2005

I use other browsers...... but I just keep coming back

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.1 Build 32 on Nov 8, 2005

This is a amazing browser everything you could want, or expect from a browser plus more. It's amazing that 1 guy made both these browsers by himself and did such as good job on it as well.

betabetabeta

betabetabeta reviewed v10.1 Build 31 on Nov 4, 2005

Good move by the makers of Avant Browser. After reaching a stage where Avant Browser has all the features most of the users could wish for, now they are making a Gecko based browser -- Dr. Orca.

Only difference between Avant and Orca is Avant is based on IE engine and Orca is on Gecko engine.

Dr. Orca is still in its beta (I have sent a reminder to add on this site).

http://avant.it-mate.co..../osetup1_0_002_beta.exe

iamtux

iamtux reviewed v10.1 Build 31 on Nov 1, 2005

its incredible that abrowser is still around. i used it for a while about 2 years ago, at the time it was the best alternative to IE. its still a great browser though. i say keep at it!

hugh750

hugh750 reviewed v10.1 Build 30 on Oct 10, 2005

Avant Browser Is Waaaaay Faster Then IE ANd It Works With All The Web Sites That Require IE.

JerryC

JerryC reviewed v10.1 Build 30 on Oct 9, 2005

I have always liked Avant Browser , but dunno why it doesn't work now in my computer. I prefer now Opera.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 30 on Oct 7, 2005

WUNDERBAR!

I'm just gonna suggest some serious changes to the web ad-blocking, Maxthon is WAAAAAAY ahead on this.

ShiftedBlue

ShiftedBlue reviewed v10.1 Build 29 on Oct 7, 2005

A wonderful alternative to using IE bare-bones. Easy to use but easy to customize, and loaded with features. Updated frequently, and the UI is intuitive but unique. Just a world-class browser, on par with Firefox and Opera.

jtstone1983

jtstone1983 reviewed v10.1 Build 29 on Oct 6, 2005

I've rescently placed a review on the Opera web browser; I don't even know why I switched in the first place; Avant Browser has and always will be the best tabbed browser alternative to IE.

Sybs

Sybs reviewed v10.1 Build 29 on Oct 6, 2005

Well, you only have to look at the changelog at http://www.avantbrowser.com/new.html

Anyway, I use both this and Firefox. An excellent browser. I love the saving tabs feature.

Edit: Oh right, this build isn't on there yet, sorry.

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.1 Build 29 on Oct 6, 2005

Heres a Change log I put together from what I have noticed

- Improved Overall Browser Speed
- Improved Overall Stability
- Fixed problems viewing email (Gmail, and other webmail providers)
- Fixed the update system giving false information on new updates

Note* This is not the official Change Log therefor it may not be 100% accurate and I may have missed a few things, hope this helped.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 29 on Oct 6, 2005

Gets better all the time...

The best IE-frontend on the net, it recently replaced Maxthon for me!

It just wish they would improve the ad-blocking and unicode support.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v10.1 Build 29 on Oct 6, 2005

Yep still loving it. Just keeps improving!!

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Oct 3, 2005

This is a great program. I'm continually impressed at the author's skill and dedication to improving and perfecting Avant.

osiris228

osiris228 reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Oct 1, 2005

It's simply THE BEST FREE BROWSER OUT THERE!!!.
I've been using Avant Browser for the last 2 years, every day, and I LOVE IT.

YES, it DOES have the Internet Explorer engine, but that's exactly why AB is so great, because it's 100% compatible with ALL websites. (Firefox is NOT)
Example: Microsoft Exchange Server Webmail looks very bad in Firefox,with folders at the top, no support for drag & drop, etc. Avant Browser works perfect.

SECURITY/SPYWARE: I LOVE AB's 'add block' feature, as well as flash blocker, as sometimes I just want to read the news without all that junk.

I NEVER , and I mean NEVER got any spyware in the last 2 years using Avant Browser. I have Microsoft Antispyware installed, I dont' run Kazaa and stuff like that, and I don't visit Porn and Crack sites. I also don't install any software before I read online user reviews about it and make sure it's 'clean'. Staying 'clean' is easier than you think! (If I have to do some reasearch on 'shady' websites, I just disable ActiveX, Images, Flash, pop-ups, and Ads, and there's basically no way I can 'catch anything'.

Way to go Avant Browser, and THANK YOU! for making my life MUCH easier for the last 3 years.

i'm an independent user, and have been, I just hate seeing people bashing perfectly good software for subjective reasons like "i just like Firefox better" that's retarted - It's either of use to you or not, you can't judge a tool by it's color.

lab-techie

lab-techie reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Oct 1, 2005

Not a bad browser. I did have a small problem viewing images on a certain page though. It does use IE's browsing engine. I use Firefox mostly, but I use "Slim Browser" or this one for pages that will only open with IE.

To the guy in the previous review; Did you contact the author about the problems you're having? He seems pretty responsive to correcting problems. If you don't tell him, he won't know it.

jogygeorge

jogygeorge reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Oct 1, 2005

I had given this 5 starts earlier, but with the current build, I've got certain problems :(

Anyone knows where I can get 10.1 Build 26?

My problems are:
1) Refuses to open the Gmail page ... In fact, it does open, but keeps refreshing the inbox so fast I can't click on any mail to read it!
2) While 10.1 Build 26 allowed me to use Oracle, the new build just refuses to initiate the application!

Again, if anyone knows where I can get 10.1 Build 26, I'd appreciate it!

tmaioli

tmaioli reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Sep 29, 2005

I think a good face for a so so product....put all the talent towards working with FireFox, as Firefox is the one with the furure.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Sep 29, 2005

Put a pretty dress on it..it's STILL Internet Exploder underneath.
"The Opera of Internet Explorer"? Accept no substitutes.

rpavl

rpavl reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Sep 29, 2005

Best Of The IE covers. Beats FireFlop to death.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 28 on Sep 29, 2005

Buggy, but good.

coover

coover reviewed v10.1 Build 26 on Sep 14, 2005

I give it a 5 because I can't give it any higher. It is at least a 6 vs. Fireflys 4. It just keeps on getting better and better and better and better and ...

tp

tp reviewed v10.1 Build 26 on Sep 13, 2005

i always try the avant betas and like it more and more. 4 things it still lacks in respect to maxthon; it doesnt support IE plugins and you can't add url's directly to favorites/links folders.. and i like how maxthon lets you have links not have the IE shortcut icon. i think maxthon is still better in ad blocking too...

rpavl

rpavl reviewed v10.1 Build 25 on Sep 12, 2005

Fast IE clone, probably the best one, Helluva better than slim Browser or Maxthon, anything is better than FireFlop.

tmaioli

tmaioli reviewed v10.1 Build 23 on Aug 26, 2005

I've tried it but always go back to Firefox. I know everyone has thier favorite. In all honesty this is a very good front end, and I think MS will copy just about every feature for IE7. How will they be different then IE7 then? Dunno....I have found it reliable and they always seem to work on it and respond to users ideas, not a 5 star but close. Is it the killer app....no....but maybe there is no such thing anymore....no...not even VoIP...but I am getting sidetracked, so I better go.

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.1 Build 23 on Aug 26, 2005

It appears to run fairly smoothly with the IE 7 engine, I have beta 1 of IE 7. The only thing it dosen't support is the new phishing filter.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 23 on Aug 26, 2005

Fixes/changes for Build 23:

Fixed the bug that "Getting Started" dialog will not show up on some computers.

Fixed a bug with middle clicking.

Updated Translations.

Great IE frontend. I just wonder how it could improve on ie 7's engine.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v10.1 Build 22 on Aug 15, 2005

With IE7 coming out soon (I'm using the Beta now which I like) where is this product headed?

I really can't see this product being able to use the new IE7 code and make a better browser. So once IE7 is released this product is dead.

Also, it's hard to predict how the war between Firefox and IE7 will go. I'll probably stay with IE7 unless Firefox offers something that I can't get with IE7. Assuming security is equal of course.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v10.1 Build 22 on Aug 15, 2005

Ugly, nothing special, uses IE engine.

tedbieri

tedbieri reviewed v10.1 Build 22 on Aug 13, 2005

Definately better and faster than firefox,,, I just switched it to default browser, very nice!

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v10.1 Build 22 on Aug 12, 2005

zridling: "Beats the crap out of Firefox, which has sold out to become a corporation." This is the most ignorant comment I have seen on this site for some time, and I am astonished to see it from you.

That said, Avant is a terrific browser, however I find Maxthon's interface and extensibility to be a better package.

compugeek32

compugeek32 reviewed v10.1 Build 22 on Aug 12, 2005

It's of the best browsers I've ever tried and It's got everything I want except that it's an IE based browser and because of that, a four would be the maximum than I can give it

zridling

zridling reviewed v10.1 Build 21 on Aug 10, 2005

Beats the crap out of Firefox, which has sold out to become a corporation. Fast, lean, customizable, cool.

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.1 Build 21 on Aug 10, 2005

Security enhancements as in? They both run of IE there for there bot as secure as each other. And the cluttered interface can easily be modified with a couple clicks of the mouse.

betasun

betasun reviewed v10.1 Build 21 on Aug 10, 2005

Still i cannot open any page of my favorite menu .

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 21 on Aug 10, 2005

Lacks the security enhancements that Maxthon offers, and a rather cluttered interface.

Still seems like a worthwhile effort for what it does.

maraskus

maraskus reviewed v10.1 Build 20 on Aug 8, 2005

All are fine but, the back of Avant is Ms Internet Explorer....and your security black holes, sorry, the front-end is very good but the engine mmmmm , i choose Opera for long time and no problems , very best browser than Ms-I-Explorer and anothers

bmh67wa

bmh67wa reviewed v10.1 Build 20 on Aug 8, 2005

Been using this program since version 9. It just keeps getting better every time they release a new build. Quick to fix bugs and the site has a wonderful forum where people there are glad to help you with any problems that you might run into.

squirrel83

squirrel83 reviewed v10.1 Build 20 on Aug 8, 2005

Its kewl, but do you think its better than Firefox?

RoSmecher

RoSmecher reviewed v10.1 Build 17 on Aug 6, 2005

yeah i'd say this is better than Maxthon, because Maxthon sometimes just silent crashes on me while Avant does not.

wilson389

wilson389 reviewed v10.1 Build 17 on Jul 20, 2005

Avant is no doubt, an excellent IE shell browser. It is stable and fast and has very versatile funtions.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.1 Build 17 on Jul 18, 2005

Avant rules. Some people have said there are too many buttons. You know you can get rid of those, right?

Screenshot:

http://tinyurl.com/8dnnv

AthleticLatino

AthleticLatino reviewed v10.1 Build 17 on Jul 18, 2005

This build crashes with a C++ function call everytime I go to www.movietickets.com. The only workaround is to disable activeX functionality in the browser.

tp

tp reviewed v10.1 Build 17 on Jul 18, 2005

wow. there have been many improvements since the last time I tried AB. It has narrowed the gap significantly between it and Maxthon imo. The only thing missing that I noticed in the few minutes of driving it and going through the settings is plugin support. Maxthon can handle some 3rd party plugins, which is nice. I'd say the two browsers are neck and neck now.
(update - http://www.movietickets.com/ doesn't crash for me XP/SP2)

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 17, 2005

This browser Is much faster then Firefox, it has better tab support, and a much better popup blocker, I hate it when people complain about it being IE Bassed if you don't like it don't use it, stop whine about how horrible it is, and how perfect Firefox is... Like realy isn't that kinda childish, Everyone knows that nothing is perfect, so I guess that means that Firefox isn't perfect.

taterjoel

taterjoel reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 16, 2005

Great browser after some easy mods. It's plenty fast, though maybe a bit behind Firefox. I LOVE the flash ad blocker! I couldn't even see them on this page! That is why my notebook is getting this version of Avant instead of Firefox. Now if only someone would make a browser with image compression built in that would be even better.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 16, 2005

The flash ad stopper is a nice touch...The tabs and the interface are....strange...I hate the submenu's. Too many buttons, just too cluttered to be a friendly interface for anyone, IMO.

I think that Maxthon handles much better than this does. Given its web-blocker, saves my bandwidth(Which is important on satellite) a cleaner tabs system with much more control.

I just prefer Maxthon, this could use some work.

bobad

bobad reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 16, 2005

Avant browser is nice, but doesn't handle groups nearly as well as Maxthon. You can not click directly on a group; you must select a submenu. The real deal killer is that when opening a new group, the old group does not automatically close. That completely ruins the entire groups concept. Why would I want my "Software" group and my "News" group up at the same time? And what is that page full of shopping links that pops up on a bad URL? For all the FireFox fanboys: Even with the aforementioned flaws, Avant still beats FireFox by a mile at speed, features, and functionality.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 16, 2005

Sure has a ton of buttons on that interface. It's kind of intimidating.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 15, 2005

Hi! I decided to join because of the review from And|. I have to confess that the Atari Gem was far more stable than Windows! Now how's that for reviewing? :P

I've been using Avant for a long time now. I love its ease of use and its flexibility when it comes to playing with the bars and buttons. I can't say enough of how consistent the maker of this browser has been on alway making the next version even better than the previous one. The tab system it uses is second to none. I've had tons of windows opened and it ran as smoothly as when it had only one window open. I've used this browser in Win98, WinMe, and now, Win2000. I've also installed it on a friend's laptop running WinXpee Pro. In all cases, stable as a rock! Never acting like Netscape Bloatware dragging my computer to snail speed.

The two times I had problems were because of icons buttons vanishing under the mouse.:P It was because of my video card. Using any other video card I had never brought up that problem. So, I see this more as a hardware problem than a software conflict.(?) The second time was while trying a beta.:P But that got resolved as soon as the final came out. I could give it a 4, because of a few nitpicking problems&no software is perfect!) but I will give it a FIVE simply because of it surviving all the stupid and irrelevant bashing it has received.

And|

And| reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 15, 2005

This just prove how much IE is. Nothing.

If you guys that use IE with or without extentions tried Firefox, im quite sure you would not go back.

martyn7

martyn7 reviewed v10.1 Build 16 on Jul 15, 2005

the developer of this browser does a great job, fixing any bugs quickly and creating many new aspects to the browser, i have shopped around for years for the best browser and keep on coming back to avant browser

JeRrYFaR

JeRrYFaR reviewed v10.1 Build 15 on Jul 14, 2005

I'm trying it for the first time today based on everyone's reviews here.. I have to say I love this browser shell.. it has really cool features that all browsers should have integrated..

I bought Netcaptor a while ago and thought it was the best, but this beats it hands down.. the only thing it's missing (or I haven't found it yet) is how to rename tabs.

sn1p34

sn1p34 reviewed v10.1 Build 15 on Jul 14, 2005

This is the best IE Based browser, It is extremely fast!!! lots of nice features like binding a word you make up to a website for example, beta = http://www.betanews.com/ saves you lots of time. It has a far better pop up blocker then Firefox and far superior tab browsing, I hand Handel 60 tabs without any lag whatsoever with firefox it starts lagging after 5 or so. So all you people compaling about securtiy issues in this brows stop whine, not one browser is perfect, one day your perfect Firefox won't be as perfect as you once thought it was.

hugh750

hugh750 reviewed v10.1 Build 15 on Jul 14, 2005

I Like Avant Web Browser Because It Sits On Top Of IE (Internet Explorer) It Runs Fast And It Has A Good Ad Blocker, And I've Had No Trouble At All With It.

hypatech

hypatech reviewed v10.1 Beta 12 on Jul 11, 2005

I Rate this program low because it just doesnt do it for me!Like for example it runs on the ie platform which is not good for security reasons.For two theres no good themes.It has a Really Bad Graphical User Interface.The only good thing about this is that it is fast!

neogator

neogator reviewed v10.1 Beta 11 on Jul 11, 2005

from Avant forum:

Avant Browser 10.1 build 12

http://dl.filekicker.com...e/145999-6E45/avant.exe

Changes:

New translations.
Fixed some problem reported in build 11
Support Tab Font Color
Improved Flash Blocker.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.1 Beta 11 on Jul 10, 2005

Good JOB, good Browser IE Based. :)

betasun

betasun reviewed v10.1 Beta 11 on Jul 9, 2005

clicking on favorites opens a blank page without
loading anything .

otero1

otero1 reviewed v10.1 Beta 10 on Jul 7, 2005

I'll give it a 4 due to FF being more secure. But hell this is a damn good browser. Keep it coming. Hopefully IE 7 will be tha bomb. & Wipe all the other browsers off the earth. MS needs to use all the ideas from all the GOOD browsers. LOL then they will have the Super Browser.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v10.1 Beta 10 on Jul 7, 2005

Just keeps getting better.
Used since around version 9.
It is not an ie clone, it runs on top of IE, but just adds so much to it!!

Very good popup blocker and the tabbed browsing is spot on. Well done!!

serby

serby reviewed v10.1 Beta 10 on Jul 7, 2005

Good clone of ie (verry good ideed), but if u whant securety and reability use opera or firefox...

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v10.1 Beta 9 on Jun 28, 2005

If youre ok with ie's engine then you will like this browser .

For a time i used crazybrowser and then started using this..then maxthon and then firefox .

I have recently switched to opera cause its pretty fast and my dsl likes it :)

Tokar

Tokar reviewed v10.1 Beta 9 on Jun 28, 2005

Haha BungHole...no joke...

I'm with ya.

Avant is a great IE Front End.
There are so many front ends to choose from though...Maxthon, GreenBrowser, Avant, E2 Browser, CrazyBrowser, DeepNet Explorer, AOL Explorer.

For the most part all of the afore mentioned browsers (except E2 and AOL) attempt the mimic the Internet Explorer look and then add some more onto it. They all do it well...

For the most part all of these browsers give you the same nice little tools...
Page zooming, mouse gestures, RSS feed support, form filler, popup blocker, ad filtering, some extra crap on the status bar, skining, multilanguage support, and URL Aliasing to name a few.
They all do it the same...they all give you toolbar and status bar customization to the nth degree.
They all have advanced cache cleaning...meaning you can choose specifically what footprints to clear...just cookies, just cache, just the search history, just the IE history, etc.

Avant stands out in a few places...
It has options to set specifically what you want Avant to handle. If you only want Avant to handle .htm files, and let everything else goto IE (meaning when you double click an HTM file it will open in Avant), you can do that. All the other front ends either let you set the browser as the default for everything or nothing.
Right click context menu editing...really nice feature here.
The right click context menu when right clicking tabs is really nice too.

And best of all, when dragging toolbars, or columns, or whatever, Avant doesnt follow the mundane means of Intenet Explorer...as in you cant see the contents while dragging. So for example, have you ever tried moving the toolbars in IE around? You notice that as you move it, it just jumps around from toolbar to toolbar until you settle on a final position. Avant goes one step further and makes it like iTunes music dragging...you see a transparent copy the toolbar as you drag it, making it very easy to drop it where you want. Its a great feature.

Dont listen to those firefox dopes.
You will find a hundred articles out there that say IE is in fact more secure than FF.
Its pretty dumb that these two or so new security vulnerabilities are getting so much news when they have been there forever...its like a Security vulnerability in firefox gets a 1 second blip in everyones life while the IE ones get blown out of proportaion.
Just get zone alarm's free firewall version, get spywareblaster, get microsoft antispyware, and get bitdefender antivirus free version (assuming you dont want to pay for one), and just browse smart.
Besides...with every new version of these IE frontends that come out comes an improved anti-phising tool (something of which Avant comes with...though i HIGHLY recommend the one that DeepNet Explorer has). That will protect you well enough.

The key is just to be smart on the web...
FireFox isnt necessarily the answer anyway...

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.1 Beta 9 on Jun 28, 2005

I'm not sure which beta of Avant disabled skins since I've been using Maxthon with a bit of Opera for a while. Anyway I gave this beta a go and its now definitely faster the aforementioned two (and Firefox of course). Good job, Anderson.

Also, anyone writing about IE's so-called security holes can suck it. I havent had any spyware/viruses in years. Not that anyone would want my info, or yours for that matter...

Firefox zealots are like the AIDS doomsayers of the 80's. They use unrealistic fear to affect a desired outcome. Ignore them, use common sense, and you won't get into trouble.

Someone reviewed v10.1 Beta 9 on Jun 27, 2005

jonspencerbx:
thx man, you spelled it right for ppl who believe that IE is a good browser. it's a hell's gate for all devils inside www ;)

i still rate avant with 4, because it's hard not to appreciate the work that has been done on it.

jonspencerbx

jonspencerbx reviewed v10.1 Beta 8 on Jun 27, 2005

@RoSmecher

Not true!

IE has 20 out of 84 unpatched security issues: http://secunia.com/product/11/

Opera has zero unpatched vulnerabilities: http://secunia.com/product/4932/

Firefox has 6 unpatched issues: http://secunia.com/product/4227/

So you are more at risk when using a browser based in the IE engine!

cool_guy

cool_guy reviewed v10.1 Beta 7 on Jun 24, 2005

I have ranked this browser 5 stars in the past but some useful features are really missing which I doubt they will ever get implemented. The new features that are being added, I don't find them useful at all but this is just me. Powerful things such as Super Drag and Drop are not properly implemented, "Add to Favorites" on top of each Favorite folder is missing, there isn't a proper "Undo Last Closed Tab" button, instead you have "History" which when you press it, a big menu that spreads over three/four rows on the screen (depending on your resolution). It pops up covering almost all of the screen if you use low resolution. These features are a must have (my preference) and without them, I can’t use this browser. That’s why I will stick with Maxthon for the time being (as I have always have).

On the positive side, the browser loads up super fast, faster then Maxthon, looks good, very good tab management, and a very good Favorites management. You can right click and drag/drop Favorites from the menu bar itself, just like IE or the Windows Start/Programs menu.. I find this very useful. Good popup blocker, you can zoom in/out into web pages etc.

RoSmecher

RoSmecher reviewed v10.1 Beta 7 on Jun 23, 2005

gotrek what do you mean? all browsers have security issues.

Someone reviewed v10.1 Beta 7 on Jun 23, 2005

pyridox: i disagree that Avant is an alternative. i would consider it as an natural evolvement of IE, as in fact is just an upgrade to IE engine. microsoft was to lazy to do such an upgrade, so here we have - Avant.

one more thing - IE is not compatibile with standards! avant is not as well. personally, if i was made to use an IE based browser, I would choose maxthon... anyway, all IE browsers have the same issue : security. theres no word about it.

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v10.1 Beta 6 on Jun 18, 2005

I agree with markww. This piece of junk browser started off well and then slowed my pc to a crawl. Pages started taking too long to open and it also doesn't handle ad-blocking well on some sites, as it will sometimes block out some of the wanted graphics, not just the ad. Otherwise, it does have a pretty nice interface.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v10.1 Beta 6 on Jun 16, 2005

Nice browser alternative to IE. Uses the IE engine, so website viewing compatabilty is retained. Program works well.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v10.1 Beta 6 on Jun 15, 2005

"I have proven many, as Avant Browser no pines, I recommend to them to use it and with time whichever occiones would veran has them others do not have, mentioning some, Alias, Groups, ect."

Huh? You lost me at "proven."

Anyways, Avant is great, and very regularly and thoroughly updated. The developer is active with the community and responds to and does his best to implement feature requests. I personally find Maxthon a more attractive and intuitive and robust "IE shell," but that is more of a personal preference than a criticism of Avant in any way.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.1 Beta 6 on Jun 15, 2005

Great Browser. But in the last beta versions and this one i CANT SEE THE SKIN OPTION. This option not will be in avant browser anymore??. Too bad! :-&

josefran2004

josefran2004 reviewed v10.1 Beta 5 on Jun 13, 2005

I have proven many, as Avant Browser no pines, I recommend to them to use it and with time whichever occiones would veran has them others do not have, mentioning some, Alias, Groups, ect.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.1 Alpha 3 on May 30, 2005

Sorry but i'm not agree with yours. I'd try Maxtom and wasn't good enough for me. Avant Browser is better than maxtom :)

AlexBR

AlexBR reviewed v10.1 Alpha 3 on May 29, 2005

Avant is OK, but Maxthon is much better.
One thing that bothers me is that soon there will be Avant Browser Alpha 4... 7... 24...96...
I never comes out of alpha or beta...

bleh427

bleh427 reviewed v10.1 Alpha 2 on May 28, 2005

This is the best of its kind, if you don't like IE base stop complaining and use Firefox or something else, but if you know how to maintain a Windows system you will value this browser.

markww

markww reviewed v10.1 Alpha 2 on May 28, 2005

Hello everyone let me give you some insight on this web browser, that MESSED UP MY COMPUTER.

1. AVANT Browser,messes up your photo galleries. I have a file where I keep all my digital, and travel pictures. When I installed the avant Browser, it trashed the directory and the pictures would not show up anymore.They went INVISIBLE, Avant also changes other things in the computer without your knowledge. WHEN I TOOK IT OUT and cleaned its registry the computer worked fine again. It is also a slow browser,and slows down the computer, MY HP- after taking out AVANT started to work just like the day I Cleaned Installed all my programs it made my system go so slow my system acted like it was virus infected , all programs would go slow as beans. I ALSO wrote the Gentleman at AVANT and asked him to PLEASE INCORPORATE SOME CHANGES into his program. Which has been over 6 months ago and have not been done.

Mark

jshrk

jshrk reviewed v10.1 Alpha 2 on May 28, 2005

Opera has auto refresh btw, its got it all, Opera even has ad blocker plugin (not easy to install tho) This aint no Opera, this is a I'm cool cause im s*** prog

dougk49

dougk49 reviewed v10.1 Alpha 1 on May 23, 2005

Just keeps getting better! Now has ability to automatically refresh a page. That's something I've been looking for!

Mirrebex

Mirrebex reviewed v10.1 Alpha 1 on May 23, 2005

-> Let´s start to write about the right browser here, avant is a nice "browser".. i woudnt call it a full browser b/c it uses IE engine, but it adds a little more functionality to it.. tabbed browsing, popup blocking.. and a lot more nice features! it´s woth a try..

betabetabeta

betabetabeta reviewed v10.0 Build 167 on Apr 22, 2005

IE sucks...but this one is the best IE based browser...But start using Opera if you already havent.

http://fileforum.betanew...ithout_Java/945720329/1

Tushar Kapoor

Tushar Kapoor reviewed v10.0 Build 167 on Apr 4, 2005

well, i have stuck to ie for a very long time, dunno how the change will be, but as far as the reviews go i think i will like it...lets see

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Build 167 on Mar 31, 2005

Avant Browser is a very good Tabbed browser option. The developpers just need take fine with the stability.
Full JAVA compatibible. Exelent!
Full with every website designe. The best!!

Liza Donald

Liza Donald reviewed v10.0 Build 165 on Mar 22, 2005

Can't say much about the stability but its a good browser...anything better than IE??!

nogardo

nogardo reviewed v10.0 Build 165 on Mar 22, 2005

There is no browser better than Avant Browser. Opera, Firefox, Netscape, Mozilla and Internet Explorer are nothing compared to Avant Browser... Thats why it is called "The Best Browser on Earth!"

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0 Build 165 on Mar 20, 2005

Good stuff as always

Amadeo Doom

Amadeo Doom reviewed v10.0 Build 159 on Mar 18, 2005

Easy to use and fast

Chintan Joshi

Chintan Joshi reviewed v10.0 Build 159 on Mar 18, 2005

It's good but i don't use it as much. I prefer the other browsers

SCoooBY

SCoooBY reviewed v10.0 Build 159 on Mar 15, 2005

I think I'll wait for build 472 before I download...

It should be out within the next hour or so...

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Build 159 on Mar 15, 2005

Good Job. Nice Browser. I'm using this browser for a long time and i haven't problems with the spywares, popups, etc. Just we need installed antispywares, Firewalls to block this unwanted things. Popup blocker is building in Avant Browser from the begining. :)

Again Cool Job!

adamlau

adamlau reviewed v10.0 Build 159 on Mar 15, 2005

Prettifies a possible OS security hole. This is a product for people in the dark.

NyaR

NyaR reviewed v10.0 Build 159 on Mar 15, 2005

Though its great in features, it is still vulnerable as internet explorer.

coover

coover reviewed v10.0 Build 158 on Mar 14, 2005

I've tried almost every browser available including Firefox, and Maxthon. I even purchased the pay version of Opera. But I just keep coming back to Avant. It is simply the best browser available at the present time. And I'll even give IE7 a shot when it comes out, but my guess is that I'll be back using Avant when after a fair test. 5 is the highest grade that I am allowed to give, but if Firefx is a 5, Avant is at least a 7.

iamtux

iamtux reviewed v10.0 Build 158 on Mar 14, 2005

I give it a 5 b/c it was one of the first and best IE shells out there. Maxthon, in my opinion, really needs work. I used Avant before I permanently switched over to Firefox. If you want to stick with IE-based browsers I'd say stay with this one.

Yannis123

Yannis123 reviewed v10.0 Build 153 on Mar 7, 2005

I think Avant is better than Maxthon!

And I can use it in my own language (dutch).

a fan!

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v10.0 Build 136 on Mar 5, 2005

Nice attempt but just not as polished as Maxthon.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v10.0 Build 136 on Mar 5, 2005

Just tried it out. Nice browser, very fast, and compatible with IE. I think there are a couple of memory leaks though that need to be addressed. The author is up on things, and address the issues with newer releases. I understand it's still beta, and the kinks will get worked out.

Nice alternative ot IE, uses the same backbone as IE so it's compatible.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v10.0 Build 136 on Mar 5, 2005

Been using this for a while and it just gets better and better.
Only bug i have found is somtimes it doesnt leave the memory when you exit it and have to kill it from task manager
But even so it is still worth 5!!

Overdose

Overdose reviewed v10.0 Build 133 on Mar 3, 2005

Just the Best. :)

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Build 133 on Mar 2, 2005

All is Ok now... Hotmail popups bug was fixed. Cool!...

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v10.0 Build 132 on Mar 2, 2005

5 for the fixes,.....
ALL this time, i blamed my wirless mouse and keyboard, i was going insane with the DELETE windows from yahoo and hotmail.
Thanks for fixing that.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0 Build 131 on Feb 18, 2005

I agree with dmilner about this build. I'm getting funky sudden problems with all three mouse buttons and the keyboard when using Avant. I'm going back to the previous build, but I'm sure these issues will be sorted out soon.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Build 131 on Feb 17, 2005

But, al is ok here. Have not problem with this beta version yet.
Avant Browser staff rulz. :)

dmilner

dmilner reviewed v10.0 Build 131 on Feb 17, 2005

I love Avant Browser, but this version is buggier than heck. It's practically unusable. Pages load just fine, but most links don't work (left-click, middle-click, or right-click).

zridling

zridling reviewed v10.0 Build 131 on Feb 17, 2005

Good design all around and an attention to detail set Avant apart. It's also nice that the developers seek continuous improvement rather than just bug-chasing.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0 Build 126 on Feb 16, 2005

Another 5.

Avant's one annoyance for me is that the Avant icon appears for like half a second in the systray as Avant starts up, even though I've set the preferences to not use the systray. It's a minor thing, but one that seems like it'd be easy to fix.

I'd also like a "no skin" option, but that might require a substantial rewrite of the program.

Mike162005

Mike162005 reviewed v10.0 Build 126 on Feb 12, 2005

The best browser I have ever used!

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v10.0 Build 126 on Feb 10, 2005

WOW,

Love the Search simular sites feature......my own site is even coming up.cool, i have got to know how to get this indexed correctly now for my other sites...
Seemks much faster now as well. thank you

Yannis123

Yannis123 reviewed v10.0 Build 125 on Feb 9, 2005

Avant is the most userfriendly browser I ever have used.

All the commercial browser are s***.

niti

niti reviewed v10.0 Build 125 on Feb 9, 2005

You are wrong maxxplot. I can change it any search motor. And I remove roboform. You must be carefully look in settings in avant browser.

This browser is better Myie2 old called maxthon browser. But both of them is not good as Firefox.

maxxpilot

maxxpilot reviewed v10.0 Build 125 on Feb 9, 2005

I have had Avant Browser for some time. I enjoy many of the features that Avant provides. However, I set my preferances to remove the Yahoo search bar and the Robo Form, and without fail, the next time I use Avant they are back, like a bad penny.

It seems to me that the authors are being paid by Robo Form and Yahoo to hawk thier wares. This product is really Ad-Ware in some disguised format. I am not opposed to making money for your efforts and time. It should be stated clearly that the funding for Avant Browser comes from Robo Form and Yahoo, and dispense with the charade that you can disable these anoying features in the browser.

markrr71

markrr71 reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 3, 2005

Not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but since installing the latest version. I have had problems maintaning a password for separate profiles in Outlook Express. Everytime I try to change profiles, the password has been wiped clear. Did a system restore back to version 10 Build 115 and it seemed to resolve the issue..........strange, weird ???? Any ideas?

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 2, 2005

You couldn't pay me to use Firefox. There are many others who dislike it as much as I do.

Worthless cultspeak about spyware and viruses add nothing to a review of Avant; they only show the ignorance of the writer and the extent to which they're able to parrot the latest Lunix FUD.

If they truly believed that IE was so inherently insecure, they wouldn't actually try a shell based on IE. They've likely never even downloaded Avant to see how it performs. Therefore their only reason for adding a comment is to promote Firefox. Such comments should be automatically disregarded.

Having said all that, Avant continues to work flawlessly for me. Keep up the good work.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 2, 2005

I recommend that you use Firefox and add the extension "IEVIEW" to easily open the occasional page that doesn't work in Firefox in an Internet Explorer window.

Firefox is working to resolve those instances where Internet Explorer is still needed so that Internet Explorer and add-ons like Avant Browser will not be needed at all.

Security! Since running Firefox I have eliminated certain software that kept sneaking onto my computer despite having adequate protection with other spy/adware programs.

alexrhcosta

alexrhcosta reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 2, 2005

Great Software, not as good and complete as Maxthon.

PS: Look at this guy who runs XP SP2 on a MMX 64 MB machine... what an idiot...

bmac2

bmac2 reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 2, 2005

It is a great browser but the major complaint I have other than the one everyone complains about is that it still is not compatable with anonymizer. Firefox is and even IE is. I would never go back to IE but I will use Firefox for that reason. This has been discussed on the Forums but never resolved.

-peDro-

-peDro- reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 1, 2005

I don't know why everybody say that other alternative browsers are better. Have you ever run them on a Pentium 233 MMX with 64MB and XPSP2? I don't think so! Then you will take this or Maxthon, cause the speed and memory consume rules in this case.
Used Maxthon for a long time too to say is good, but for me is Avant better and it's cool that is final, finally ;).
If anybody knows a better "light weight" browser then tell me.

alexrhcosta: not really an idiot.tried win98se and xpsp2 (maybe will switch to xpsp1-hate the built-in firewall) runs more stable and faster for my server. It's useless to explain to you when your mom spend money for you.

anti00Zero

anti00Zero reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 1, 2005

1.) firefox
2.) Maxthon
3.) avantbrowser

why? firefox is not ie.
maxthor has mor extension and solution for custemize more.

GeorgeSantayana

GeorgeSantayana reviewed v10.0 Build 121 Final on Feb 1, 2005

I use Firefox, but I recommend this to a lot of PC novices. While Maxthon isn't bad, Avant's UI, especially its built-in search, is much cleaner and intuitive.

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v10.0.120 Beta on Feb 1, 2005

Just not as polished as Maxthon.

Maxthon also has a bunch of plugin's for added features.

Truthfully wish Maxthon and Avant would join forces. It's a waste to create two browsers based on the IE shell that are almost twins.

borel

borel reviewed v10.0.120 Beta on Feb 1, 2005

very nice,in fact i have used it for a long time,
especially when you use it to open your own file folder its mouse-gesture still works.nice design!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v10.0.117 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

Tried it, but I just prefer the latest Maxthon (1.1.120) instead of this app. It's not bad really, it's just not as good as Maxthon, imo.

alexrhcosta

alexrhcosta reviewed v10.0.117 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

I use both Avant Browser and Maxthon, and both are great! But I think Maxthon uses skins in a much better way than Avant. Avant skins are ugly and frustrating. Other than that, it sure is a great IE-based browser.
Keep the good work!

markrr71

markrr71 reviewed v10.0.117 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

I agree, so Avant is based on IE, and there are bugs and security flaws in IE, but hey you would be pretty stupid these days not to be running a decent Firewall and Virus Software package.

Great program !! Keep churning them out for testing !!!

Yannis123

Yannis123 reviewed v10.0.116 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

I use Avantbrowser already a few years and I never have found a better browser.
(I'm dutch and my english is deficiently (acc. to Babylon-translator)).

Yannis123

Yannis123 reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

I already use Avant a few and I never have found a better browser.

bleh427

bleh427 reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

What is all of this whining about "too many beta releases" and "not a good browser because its based on IE" nonsense? Maybe more people would download Firefox if there weren't so many elitist attitudes in that community of users. Internet Explorer has flaws, but they are fixed regularly, and believe it or not, some people actually NEED, not LIKE, the ability to use ActiveX without trying to find a million plugins.

But this review is not about Internet Explorer, its about Avant Browser, which functions as a shell for IE. It provides easy access to everything, and includes ad-blocking, popup blocks, on/off switches for Java/Flash/Video/Sounds/Scripts etc. This is a great value especially if you do not want to be stuck downloading Firefox on a Windows machine.

Thank you Avant Browser.

bmh67wa

bmh67wa reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

I'm rather appalled that this has turned into a Firefox spam pit. Avant is an awesome shell based on the IE core. It has a tabbed interface, pop-up stopper... oh I'm not going to repeat all of it's features here. It just rocks!

DigiSyn

DigiSyn reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

To anybody complaining about having to download all these new beta releases. STOP DOING IT! Nobody said you had to come to "BetaNews" to download beta software. If you only want stable releases then go directly to avantbrowser.com and download Latest Release: Avant Browser 10.0 Build 035, 11.22.2004 which is clearly posted on the main page. This is a beta testing community so it wouldnt really make much sense for the 1 person developing this software to go ahead and waste time putting together another smaller group to perform a task that this site was created to accomplish.

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

Avant still is the best, never have any problems with it.
Firefox is decent, but in my opinion Avant is better for my purposes especially with the tabs staying each and every time I launch my browser.

niti

niti reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

In my opinion, all browsers,who are based int.exp., cannot be very good because of int. exp. is not good. This is a reality. As a user, my prefer is mozilla based browsers.

Btw : It is a privilege to use Firefox.

SCoooBY

SCoooBY reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

Anderson needs to get himself a damn alpha/beta testing team...

Having Avant's user-base download a new beta every 10 hours is a pain in the buttocks...

MyIE2/Maxthon's developer, Bloodchen, has a large group of volunteers that alpha/beta test for him... why can't Anderson do the same...

Think about it please...

Carlospr

Carlospr reviewed v10.0.114 Beta on Jan 31, 2005

I'm not sure what kind of review is the best.

Some users make a bad review just because it's not freeware or don't have a nice installer. I saw an user give one just because he was not to able to download a freeware, but bandwidth costs money... A freeware turns a shareware... And some user will probably give one not because he can't download, but because it's shareware now...

I think we have to also review the software itself, even if we don't use it or don't need it in any way or don't want to pay for.

AvantBrowser is an IE interface and for what it is, AvantBrowser is great. It has lots of features and functionalities that IE doesn't have.

I hope all users could focus their skills in the software itself too.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0.113 Beta on Jan 30, 2005

I can't think of anything bad to say about Avant. I like it a lot more than Maxthon, especially since Maxthon's search bar is so odd...not to mention the rest of Maxthon's quirks.

-PET-

-PET- reviewed v10.0.113 Beta on Jan 30, 2005

Sorry, but Maxthon is much better.

DrDrrae

DrDrrae reviewed v10.0.113 Beta on Jan 30, 2005

Getting better every update.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0.112 Beta on Jan 27, 2005

Gotta a little stability problems with this BETA version. Sometimes crash. Don't question me why. Just happend. :(
Anyway is a good browser. :D

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v10.0.112 Beta on Jan 27, 2005

Not as polished as Maxthon or as stable. No super drag and drop.

markrr71

markrr71 reviewed v10.0.111 Beta on Jan 26, 2005

Many thanks, what would I do without a good Bunghole !! Thats my niggle sorted. Great Browser, no crashes or hangs. Fast browser, Microsoft should follow in these browsers footsteps..........and get their act together !

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0.111 Beta on Jan 25, 2005

"shame you can't move tabs to top of viewing window......but thats a minor niggle"

It's actually very simple.

Right click on the top toolbar area, uncheck "Lock the toolbars," then move the tabs wherever you want. (You can even have them floating).

You can then "Lock the toolbars" again if you like.

markrr71

markrr71 reviewed v10.0.110 Beta on Jan 24, 2005

A "Review" is meant to be a review of the product not a forum for personal opinion, how does it help developers like us when someone types......."Not as good as Firefox" it's not constructive in anyway, shape or form. Been using new version for couple of days now, its fast and some teething problems seem to been ironed out. Good tabbed browser, shame you can't move tabs to top of viewing window......but thats a minor niggle. No crashes, stable platform. Congrats !

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0.110 Beta on Jan 23, 2005

This is amazing browser. Tabbed browsing is great!, skinned, minimizable in system try, fast, not heavy, work with Roboform and much more...

I tell yours: Try it!!!

12voltman

12voltman reviewed v10.0.110 Beta on Jan 22, 2005

Go with Maxthon - It is better. There are some thing about Avant that are nice, but it don't handle tabbed browsing right, and it don't have super drag and drop as an optiion. Also the mouse gestures are basic.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0.110 Beta on Jan 22, 2005

Keeps getting better. Thanks to the developer(s) for all the hard work.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 22, 2005

To the idiot who says all reviews should only be constructive. Reviews are exactly what you say-personal opinions. Avant still does not have the feel, or personal touch that can be applied to firefox. IE works better

markrr71

markrr71 reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 22, 2005

NSIS Instal File is corrupt, this Beta will NOT load on XP.

People who keep saying "Not as good as Firefox or Opera or.........." Should stick to making comments about those browsers. It's personal choice what people use. These feedback forums are for constructive reviews about the product, and not constant jibes at the software, because it doesn't live up to another browser !!

Someone reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 22, 2005

should be build 110 by now but the installer file is corrupted

Marcinneekk23

Marcinneekk23 reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 22, 2005

It's still NOT OPERA ;)

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 21, 2005

I'm glad to see some other browsers showing up out there. I'm sick of IE, and it vulerabilities. I usually use Firefox, but am willing to try others too.

joecartoon1

joecartoon1 reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 21, 2005

To the previous poster: They are releasing beta versions so do not download them if you dont want one every day. I will take any update no matter how many you release anderson. Thanks for your awesome program.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 21, 2005

I love this browser.
But...
Please stop releasing an update every day!!!

chimpypimpy

chimpypimpy reviewed v10.0.108 Beta on Jan 21, 2005

It's still NOT Firefox.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v10.0.107 Beta on Jan 20, 2005

As soon as it stops updating daily, I might try it again. I used to like it but switched to firefox which has things like adblock, smiley extra for forums, proxy switcher, & chatzilla, as well as awesome skins. As far as speed is concerned, page loading is a moot point in consideration of speed in general. And I bet my page will load faster than yours (who cares!)

Dwarden

Dwarden reviewed v10.0.107 Beta on Jan 20, 2005

Out of curiosity, which specific IE security hole Avant fixed / closed?

cool_guy

cool_guy reviewed v10.0.107 Beta on Jan 20, 2005

There is a perfectly good reason to use this. It is free, just like Firefox is, it is faster then Firefox, it does everything Firefox does, the only difference is that AB does it better, pop up blocking etc, the tabs are easier to manage and it is more secure then vanilla IE. So pretty much AB beats Firefox in all areas.

normal_blue

normal_blue reviewed v10.0.107 Beta on Jan 20, 2005

It just an IE but shell and other thing added.
There is no reasons to use this, even like to support all freeware. It would be much better to alternat to Firefox.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0.107 Beta on Jan 19, 2005

Keeps getting better, and still as stable as a rock.

segador

segador reviewed v10.0.105 Beta on Jan 19, 2005

You can put the tabs anywhere you want in avant, not just the bottom. And also activate the sidebar with a click anytime as well.

lotsamosi

lotsamosi reviewed v10.0.105 Beta on Jan 19, 2005

I tried to like this, really I did. It has a nice feel to it. The two main things I miss compared to Maxthon are a sidebar that auto-hides and tabs on the top.

cool_guy

cool_guy reviewed v10.0.105 Beta on Jan 19, 2005

Good :) The unicode display is so much better in this version.

jonspencerbx

jonspencerbx reviewed v10.0 Build 104 Beta on Jan 18, 2005

It's just IE with a different shell.... If you want a really good, feature rich and SECURE browser, go for Opera or firefox. IE's core is years old now and plainly outdated.

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v10.0 Build 104 Beta on Jan 18, 2005

Has the FTP view option bween enabled as in IE where you can sort by name date etc ?
2 years and asking.
The mem leak is gone when temp files fill up thats good.

STILL needs to be fixed is the shortcuts on such sites as
Slickdeals.net..........they do not work in avant

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Build 104 Beta on Jan 18, 2005

The best MOD IE browser based. :)

betasun

betasun reviewed v10.0 Build 104 Beta on Jan 18, 2005

It has nice features,among all i like Ad blocker
and similar websites toolbar.still i cannot adjust proxy ,it goes always to IE settings or
Direct Connection.

captainahab

captainahab reviewed v10.0 Build 103 Beta on Jan 18, 2005

This program(and Maxthon)is great for those that want to use IE with increased functionality.

...and it's NOT Firefox

cool_guy

cool_guy reviewed v10.0 Build 103 Beta on Jan 17, 2005

same, just because it is NOT Firefox.

In reality I would have given AvantBrowser a 4. I would take a point off, simply because it doesn't have "Add Favorite Here" on each Favorite folder just like Maxthon has it. I find that extremely useful and it's not hard to implement it either so I don't know what Anderson is thinking but it's not hard to do it, at least have it as an option.

segador

segador reviewed v10.0 Build 103 Beta on Jan 17, 2005

For anomoly:

Avant also has the ability to resize web pages. it has a slider that you can use to scale any web page in real time. Plus no one wants to go hunting for extenstions or plugins just to make a web browser usable. Avant has pretty much every feature a normal person is going to need included right from the start.

chimpypimpy

chimpypimpy reviewed v10.0 Build 103 Beta on Jan 17, 2005

Worth 5 stars just because it is NOT Firefox.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Build 102 Beta on Jan 17, 2005

Avant Browser is the best :)

Bryanm

Bryanm reviewed v10.0 Build 102 Beta on Jan 17, 2005

I have been using Avant for about 12 months now. I know it isn't perfect, but it's tabbed browsing really suits the way I like to use the internet. Whenever I reinstall, Avant is the first program to go on. I have tried Opera and firefox, but Avant does it for me.

brotherS

brotherS reviewed v10.0 Build 035 on Jan 12, 2005

It's great and I used it for a *long* time... but since it's based on IE I switched to Firefox. Much less problems now.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v10.0 Build 035 on Dec 15, 2004

I've actually started to like Avant more than Maxthon. Avant seems to me to be just what a shell like this should be: IE with tabs. The page icons on the tabs, the width and height of the tabs all seem nearly perfect. And it's stable. I don't think it's crashed once on me.

If Microsoft were smart they'd buy Avant. incorporate its innovations, and release it as IE7.

Also I wish Betanews would remove the mindless negative ratings from rabid Firefoxers. They contribute nothing and bring down the true value of shells such as Avant.

rdburke

rdburke reviewed v10.0 Build 035 on Nov 23, 2004

Anybody that would use a browser built on the IE engine is just like the people who drive their vehicles with the tires low on air......they just don't get it.

finalcut

finalcut reviewed v10.0 Build 035 on Nov 23, 2004

ie engine = too many security hole
Just the last ads security hole found yesterday
is freaking me out

there is NO I will return to a ie based
web browser anymore
No way

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v10.0 Build 035 on Nov 23, 2004

Simply the the best!
It has plenty of features, and stability. :)
Fixfox is alright, but I perfer IE/Avant over that any day because of speed of browsing, more compatibilty etc.

zridling

zridling reviewed v10.0 Build 033 on Nov 17, 2004

Avant is okay, but is not as refined and easy as NetCaptor.

RWW

RWW reviewed v10.0 Build 031 on Nov 10, 2004

Used Avant before it was called that. Friends and family all use it now but I started using Maxthon. Avant is very good but with Maxthon I keep running into new little features I did not know were there. I also use Opera.

Crun

Crun reviewed v10.0 Build 031 on Nov 10, 2004

" It looks like Microsoft's Security Chief uses Maxthon... "
Well there's a good reason to NOT use Maxthon.
Talk about the blind leading the blind !
Avant Browser is the way to go.

SCoooBY

SCoooBY reviewed v10.0 Build 030 on Oct 29, 2004

It looks like Microsoft's Security Chief uses Maxthon...

From Monday, August 30, 2004

A word about the Wired article. I didn't "reveal" that I run Firefox. The interview itself was a 45 minute long affair from which they distilled four questions and answered them with paraphrases from my answers to the questions during the total interview. That's how their hot seat interviews are done.

What I stated in regards to Firefox is that as a security professional I keep abreast of a variety of products on test machines and that just that morning I had to install an update on the machine running Firefox, which was true (EDIT: The update I applied was specifically to Firefox, I merely point out that it was not on my primary machine). That got distilled down to just the last part, that I had to update Firefox to apply a critical security fix.

And I didn't say Windows would finally be secure in 2011. When asked about our efforts I pointed out that security is a journey not a destination, and that our trustworthy computing initiative was a 10 year one.

Lest anyone be confused, my primary browser is SP2 Internet Explorer using Maxthon .

You can read the article in his blog...

http://www.stepto.com/de...gArchive_LastMonth.aspx

or

http://www.stepto.com/de...ogArchive_TwoMoAgo.aspx

under Monday, August 30, 2004

antipika

antipika reviewed v10.0 Build 030 on Oct 26, 2004

Build 30, AB 10 is final now ;)

Nigma

Nigma reviewed v10.0 Build 030 on Oct 26, 2004

Beta 30 or build 30?
Anyway this program is cool.

crowbar82

crowbar82 reviewed v10.0 Beta 027 on Oct 15, 2004

If you use "Check for New Version" you still have to install the whole program, it isn's same thing as "patmc7" wants!

jangofett

jangofett reviewed v10.0 Beta 027 on Oct 15, 2004

overall this is a very good IE replacements. love tabbed browsing although i like the way mozilla/firefox puts a close button for tabs on the tab browser line, not up under the application close buttons like opera does.

one other thing is that after i installed avant i kept getting a pop-up that said my system settings had changed and i needed to reboot my pc. always said no to this and dont know what it was. spyware scans came up empty. uninistalled avant and i dont get them anymore. anyone know what that was?

XaNoR

XaNoR reviewed v10.0 Beta 027 on Oct 15, 2004

Where did the support for Mouse "Backbutton" go?

Wydom@ker

Wydom@ker reviewed v10.0 Beta 027 on Oct 14, 2004

Agreed patmc7.

It does have a Check for New Version but this does not include Beta builds...perhaps it should.

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v10.0 Beta 027 on Oct 14, 2004

3 updates in 4 days? Maybe the program needs an autoupdate that doesn't install the whole program.

Nicholas440

Nicholas440 reviewed v10.0 Beta 023 on Oct 12, 2004

I have used this browser and find it to be very fast and efficient as well. Previous versions were good also, and I cant recall finding any bugs in them. One thing I can recommend if you use Windows XP, and do not have service pack 2, is that you remove the Java Virtual Machine from windows. Then install the Sun , Java Runtime enviornment . If you wish to learn how to take out the Java from XP just do a search on Google for " remove Java virtual machine" and it will give you the page. That will solve a lot of the IE problems. If you have XP service pack 2 you wont need to do it.
Anyhow overall I rated this file a 4, I think its very good. If you want one thats even better try Opera 7.54 its faster and offers tons of nice user friendly features.

Wydom@ker

Wydom@ker reviewed v10.0 Beta 023 on Oct 12, 2004

A good IE replacement that keeps getting better.

I have to say that I've had no problems with either the Pop-up or Ad blocker features. It certainly handles pop-ups better than Firefox - in my opinion, especially Bank ones.

psybersoma

psybersoma reviewed v10.0 Beta 023 on Oct 12, 2004

Avant is pretty good.. It still needs improvement on popups. I keep getting some of these from PartyPoker.com which appears to be running a Macromedia Flash engine to get past the popup blocker. Overall it's a pretty good replacement for IE.

rijp

rijp reviewed v10.0 Beta 023 on Oct 12, 2004

So they improve changes on the software, that does firewall authentication.. and you are too stupid to figure out how to make it work.. and its the applications fault? I think you shouldn't use beta software anymore. That's the most asinine reasoning I have ever seen for switching.. fine, use your MYIE, hopefully we won't hear from your dumb a** on hear anymore.

It should have been prompting all along, maybe you changed something, and blamed the software...

knolle

knolle reviewed v10.0 Beta 022 on Oct 12, 2004

Was my favoutite IE-clone before. Then a 10.x beta asked my firewall for server-rights. Now I am using MyIE2.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v10.0 Beta 022 on Oct 12, 2004

The point I was making about "beta of the week" concerned quality control issues. How much quality checking can you do on code in a week? Accoerding to a recent article in PC World, most software wroters seem to pretty much ignore the quality issues.

mojorocks

mojorocks reviewed v10.0 Beta 022 on Oct 12, 2004

like the avant browser but does not have plugins that block ads like the maxthon browser......

DigiSyn

DigiSyn reviewed v10.0 Beta 022 on Oct 11, 2004

great app just keeps getting better. and btw, the site is up and no the project hasnt been canceled.

Pizda

Pizda reviewed v10.0 Beta 022 on Oct 11, 2004

nice shell. only problem: the website seems to be down. anyone knows if the project was cancelled?

rijp

rijp reviewed v10.0 Beta 018 on Oct 8, 2004

I would tend to agree with the previous post about Mozilla. However, of the browsers mentioned, this is the best adaptation of the IE spinoffs yet. I can't use Mozilla, alas it STILL does not support certain Program Functions like IE does, and since Avant Browser is the best of IE clones, I would say Avant Browser has the best chance to succeed. I have tried Opera, Netcaptor, Firefox.. I dropped them all, and keeping Avant Browser. Two big things I like. You can remove file menu items like help.. who needs help once you have used it? And this browser doesn't require that you use a scroll bar to see the tabs. I prefer to keep IE for ActiveX compatibility, therefore my vote is for Avant Browser. And another post said something about "beta of the week...". Well, 2 schools of thought on that.. would you rater wait until next years model to see the changes? OR interact with the programmer now to see the changes, and have a chance to use them/make suggestions? Myself.. I would be here. This is BETANEWS last time I checked.. I like to see the new stuff WHEN its available, not when its released. Besides, EVERY program has a new update.. weekly. I don't trust programs that don't have something in works all the time.. complacency is not good for applications. Some companies don't let you see what they are working on.. why not? They must have something to hide. . . . . .

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v10.0 Beta 015 on Oct 7, 2004

I've tried this IE based browser along with a host of others including: Maxthon, SlimBrowser, Wichio and probably several others I can't remember. My advice is to use Mozilla, Firefox or Opera, because none of these are worth much. Ask yourself; Why do they all seem to have a beta of the week?

Binary Fission

Binary Fission reviewed v10.0 Beta 015 on Oct 6, 2004

This browser rocks. I've been using it for over a year and it's gotten significantly better.

The only complaint I still have is that sometimes it does a lot more caching that it really needs to, and you end up with a lot of stuff in memory. So once a week or more you have to close out of it and open it again to get some memory cleared up.

Mii

Mii reviewed v10.0 Beta 015 on Oct 6, 2004

FYI, after installing on XP sp2, it appear to fail miserably .. EOleException, the module cannot be found ..

If it depends on something that's nonstandard, and doesn't check for it during install, I cannot give it more than a 2 regardless. I would have loved to see how it worked :)

I run a standard XP, updated according to Windows Update including sp2.

MitritCH

MitritCH reviewed v10.0 Beta 015 on Oct 6, 2004

Good Browser

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v10.0 Beta 010 on Sep 30, 2004

Still experiencing stalling page loads , especially on bankiong and overseas sites.
Pop ups despite inmprovement still apear more than on other shells.
Foremost frustrating is ...while temporarily allowing java from prompts such as hotmail empty folder , it stays that size of the java prompt when opening new window.
thank you

jupTih

jupTih reviewed v10.0 Beta 010 on Sep 24, 2004

schadwe, this was temporilary taken out because there is no support for ver 10.0 skins yet

yes everyone knows that gecko engine is "better" than ie but as far as i know this is a one man development and i think it switching engines would be a hugh amount of work (maybe in future)

but for me avant strikes the perfect balance between functionality and simplicity, compared to other browsers.

schadwe

schadwe reviewed v10.0 Beta 010 on Sep 24, 2004

Missing Tools -> Skins menu.

Namero

Namero reviewed v10.0 Beta 010 on Sep 24, 2004

Mozilla and Opera have the same functions but without the buggy ie core ...

ok if you have to decide normal IE or avant , the avant would be the better Browser.

But if the Avant Browser are made on a Mozillacore it would get 5 stars .. so only 3 becaus of the unseure and damn old ie core :(

should i say xml css3 and so on :)

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v10.0 Beta 010 on Sep 24, 2004

On it's own Avant would be great but a lot of the features don't work right.

Maxthon 1.0.0250 is final now and works great. It doesn't crash at all and the bugs have been crushed, so I switched from MyIE2 to Maxthon.

Avant is still trying to keep up. It's fast and lightweight but doesn't have the super drag and drop feature and the mouse gestures are pretty bad compared with how well they work in Maxthon.

deadmonkey

deadmonkey reviewed v10.0 Beta 010 on Sep 24, 2004

I really like Avant Browser. It has a lot of power but is still nice and simple. I don't want or need RoboForm and all that stuff so I just use the browser as is. It works fine however what puts me off is the IE engine. I would like to use a version of Avant that used Gecko. Until then I will be using Firefox.

Avant IS better than Firefox, but the engine is not. There is a big difference!

Crun

Crun reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 19, 2004

Does not have all the bells and whistles of Maxthon; perhaps that is why this actually works correctly.
I like it and will be using it from now on.
Keep up the good work :-)

Thinh Anh

Thinh Anh reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 9, 2004

Still beta, of course, there are still bugs: skin doesnot work, when I install this 10.0 beta 006, it doesnot remember my former settings (and I have to configure the Options again).
However, there are a lot of new things which are very useful. I'm waiting for the offical version.

ShellShock

ShellShock reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 7, 2004

Didn't see anything about 10.0 b6 on the site, but 10.0 b5 has this for changelog:

Here is some features I finished for 10.0:

XML RSS/ATOM Feeds Reader
Auto-hide left side bar in full screen/desktop mode.
Floating Bar for selected Text (Copy, Search, Find, Highlight...)
Floating Bar for Flash Movie (Save, Play in Player, emailing, Block...)
Floating Bar for Image (Save, View in Viewer, Zoom in/out, emailing).
Send the page...
Page Zooming
Privacy Report...
Fixed Web Page Printing Bug
Improved Memory Usage, it's faster with large number of windows opened.

There are several feeds will be installed to your favorites folder, for testing purpose. If you know any excellent feed that would be great to be package by installer, please let me know.

Floating Bar will be shown if you move your mouse over "Selected Text", "Pictures", and "Flash Movies". And disappear after 2 seconds if you don't use it.

There will be some other features added in the following beta.

Thanks,

Anderson

mengo

mengo reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 7, 2004

still a beta, so the skin function doesn't work:-(
Im gonna continue using 9.02 build 101 until next release even thou its also a beta, with fewer noticeable bugs
love the ad filter and its quite fast compared to Firefox.
Its going to be a 5 in rate pretty soon i guess
Keep up the good work

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 7, 2004

For an IE wrapper, this is the best one that I have found to date. For those sites that insist on viewing with IE, this is what I prefer.

I am a little confused to the changes that led to a full release - all I can see are newsfeeds. I did notice my google bar is no longer working.

Anderson, A list of changes would be much appreciated.

Still rates a '5' from me though.

carstereos

carstereos reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 7, 2004

I enjoy using Avant. I have had it since version 8, it has only gotten better. I did not like the fact that the upgrade was not smooth like all of the ealier versions. It aphabetized my favorites after the upgrade, I had them already arraged the way I wanted. Changed my tool bar layout, form my customization. It has a new tool bar 'XML', not really sure how to use it, but could be a great tool. All in all, very good 'skin' for IE engine.

.:zoo:.

.:zoo:. reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 6, 2004

My favorite internet browser.

Marcinneekk23

Marcinneekk23 reviewed v10.0 Beta Build 006 on Sep 6, 2004

Good, but OPERA is still the best....

UJM

UJM reviewed v9.02 Build 101 on Sep 2, 2004

Best alternative to using IE, better than Crazy Browser, My IE2, etc.

joo

joo reviewed v9.02 Build 101 on Aug 11, 2004

the best

Bushwhacker

Bushwhacker reviewed v9.02 Build 101 on Aug 4, 2004

I have to say I was (and still am) a big fan of Firefox, but when my system got a little flaky, IE and Firefox kept crashing, but Avant Browser kept going and saved the day. Full marks to them for that. Nice look as well, so if I can get my system and Firefox working properly, I will still use this for M$-only sites. Until then, this is my browser.

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v9.02 Build 101 on Aug 3, 2004

I am again posting, since the issues i had with crashing are no longer apparent to me and the pop up blocker has been improved.
I appreciate this.
It is my favorite Shell !!
I am still pleading for a FTP view style when cruising FTP sites with size name and date mod etc like in IE itself.
Is that possible ?
Good improvement.

Squire72

Squire72 reviewed v9.02 Build 101 on Aug 3, 2004

It's an awesome extension to the IE rendering engine, which is the only reason I replaced IE with it - it's now my "microsoft site only" browser.

If it ran the mozilla rendering engine, it'd replace everything full time... it's a great piece of software, unfortunately it sits on a weak, very buggy rendering engine, which makes it 2nd best

andy2004

andy2004 reviewed v9.02 Build 101 on Aug 3, 2004

Been using this for since 9.01 and never had any troubles with it. Using Avant Browser 9.02 build 101 silent update 5. very good program, all my friends and family use it, after i've told them about it, popup-blocker works as does everything else, and brilliant. Keep up the goods work, one day it will beat all the others like MYIE2, FireFOX etc.

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v9.02 Build 033 on Jun 18, 2004

Sorry Chief, i still have too many times complete freezes i mean hard crash here.
Look, if it may help, see what happens when you open a pdf file from the web, fr me in Avant this is painstakenly slow and seems to choke evey other process.
I love it but i am too getting to many pop ups latly.
Hope it will finally be found.

OH YEAH one other extremly annoyuing point.

Why is it that everytime i use Avant, it sets itself to be the default browser.
I have to manually star IE and reselct restore internet settings under programs.
Please look into that.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v9.02 Build 033 on Jun 17, 2004

Was using it for a while now, but started to notice more & more popups were coming up. Got kind of tired of it, went back to SlimBrowser which seems to filter them out better.
Still & all, a nice IE shell app

anti00Zero

anti00Zero reviewed v9.02 Build 033 on Jun 17, 2004

avant has a bug with under windows xp with a profile with lower rights as an admin

:((

myie is better then avant. not only because of teh plug-ins. myie is more professional :))

but if firefox is better than myie?

dunno. but i will test it.

DrDrrae

DrDrrae reviewed v9.02 Build 033 on Jun 17, 2004

Looking good. Keep up the good work Anderson.

Chief Wiggum

Chief Wiggum reviewed v9.02 Build 031 on Jun 9, 2004

Amazing browser! Highly recommended! :)

Motte

Motte reviewed v9.02 Build 028 on Jun 8, 2004

The best one IE-based browser.
Lot of functionnalities, fast, frequent updates, multilang...

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v9.02 Build 027 on Jun 7, 2004

Quite a nice interface and features. But unfortunately it still has the old and insecure IE engine as its hart. It is better to use Firefox, Mozilla or Opera.

Someone reviewed v9.02 Build 027 on Jun 7, 2004

actually 'download' links to v9.02 Build 028 already

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v9.02 Build 026 on May 22, 2004

what's happening to avant?post 9.01 releases have been simply useless!avant was my favourite,but now it isn't my old pal!

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v9.02 Build 026 on May 19, 2004

Nope, HARD Crash again sorry........

jimstoffel

jimstoffel reviewed v9.02 Build 021 on Apr 25, 2004

I have to agree with Sirhardi, this release and prior - back ot build 012, freezes IE. I have to end the IE process, restart and then all set. Seems that if too many "tab windows opened" with a small cache limit, is an issue. Otherwise a very program. Rating it a three since this new build has an issue that the previous release didn't.

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v9.02 Build 021 on Apr 24, 2004

Dont know what it is , and how to describe the re occuring crashes now in this release 021, seems like somehow related to the amount of IE Temp files, once full and i have no idea what the limit is within Avanty as in IE it wont happen, the browser just stops responding, ceases to render pages..
I am hoping it will be fixed soon, I also would like to know , why kerio at times tells me that the app has changed.............if this is re occuring, I am also utilizing my other browsers more.

shanemca

shanemca reviewed v9.02 Build 021 on Apr 23, 2004

Avant is excellent, and I'd recommend it to people still, but when the custom error pages were introduced I temporarily switched to MyIE2, which I just find is more stable, so I might stick with that even though the error pages are gone now. I'll keep checking back to Avant every few releases, but it's not as good as it used to be unfortuantely :(

FDisk80

FDisk80 reviewed v9.02 Build 021 on Apr 23, 2004

"Use Internet Explorer default HTTP error handling"
Good move.

DrDrrae

DrDrrae reviewed v9.02 Build 018 on Apr 21, 2004

There is a new version (9.02 Build 021).

The custom page redirects are now taken out.

http://www.avantbrowser.com

ShrimpKebab

ShrimpKebab reviewed v9.02 Build 018 on Apr 21, 2004

This new version is SO much faster then any of the other versions. huge diffrence for me now since 017

rowdyward

rowdyward reviewed v9.02 Build 018 on Apr 21, 2004

Excellent browser, have used it since it was IE Opera. I do not understand those having problems with it. I will admit I use MyIE and Opera also, all have their own feel.

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v9.02 Build 018 on Apr 21, 2004

avant was a good browser,probably the best internet-explorer clone!but post 9.01 releases have been simply below par!avant will have to improve a lot and will rise like a phoenix again!to win it's fans heart again!

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v9.02 Build 017 on Apr 18, 2004

I've noticed that new installs keep switching the default search engine back to Avant's. It's annoying to have to change settings back after an update.

blindow

blindow reviewed v9.02 Build 017 on Apr 18, 2004

Because of this, I am still running 012.


ya me too - not a good idea, imho bad implementation.
but without this a very stable and fast browser - love it :)

CyberHobo

CyberHobo reviewed v9.02 Build 017 on Apr 18, 2004

It used to be better. Instead of concentrating on adding more bells and whistles, focus should be placed on keeping it lean, mean, and fast!

Romp

Romp reviewed v9.02 Build 017 on Apr 17, 2004

I love AvantBrowser. I give the older versions a 5, without hesitation. However, this new one has a SERIOUS issue. They decided to add a "Sitefinder" type thing to replace DNS errors.

So if a page gets one single DNS error (even an image that is linked wrong) BAM, you get to see the www.avantfinder.com site.

Because of this, I am still running 012.

RedBadger

RedBadger reviewed v9.01 Build 121 on Mar 29, 2004

I would give it a 5 except it locks up a lot when I try to play (click on) quicktime videos. MyIE2 does not have this problem. However MyIE2 does not open new resized windows correctly, so I guess I can't win either way.

The popup blocker is excellent in Avant and that reason alone makes it worth using over the standard IE browser.

debonair

debonair reviewed v9.01 Build 120 on Mar 25, 2004

great to use inplace of IE, but opera is still my first choice. UNfortionatly, because avant is using the API of IE, it inherits IE's problems as well...the slowness, and all the other annoying crap. It's good that it finally got mouse gestures, however, I couldn't get them to work (how hard should it be?). I'm still going to give it a 3 for this particular release, since mouse gestures was the big thing. Otherwise the browser would have gotten a 4 from me.

i366i

i366i reviewed v9.01 Build 120 on Mar 24, 2004

Couldn't live without it! Keep up the good work!

Nicholas440

Nicholas440 reviewed v9.01 Build 120 on Mar 24, 2004

I like Avant Browser, its cosmetically good looking, and I like the tabbed windows, I feel for power users who surf multiple sites as I do it the way to go. The only problem I had so far is that Avant associates itself as your primary browser, so if you click on something from inside another program Avant opens up instead of IE. This isnt bad but Avant is slow to open compared to others such as Green Browser. However its never crashed or locked up on me, nor has it malfunctioned in any other way that I am aware of so I gave it 4 stars. It has a lot of nice features.

joske

joske reviewed v9.01 Build 120 on Mar 24, 2004

if only in wasn't on ie basis.. :(

PLauGe

PLauGe reviewed v9.01 Build 118 on Mar 22, 2004

stil some probs.. but im sure that Mr Anderson will fix them soon .. :)
thumbs up from me

zetokore

zetokore reviewed v9.01 Build 118 on Mar 18, 2004

You can't go wrong with either Avant or MYIE2. There's still a pretty bad problem with Avant locking up, unfortunately.

FDisk80

FDisk80 reviewed v9.01 Beta Build 116 on Mar 2, 2004

Very Nice! Love the gestures. :)

fuzzyb

fuzzyb reviewed v9.01 Beta Build 116 on Mar 2, 2004

Not a bad piece of software. But I don't think it will be replacing Firefox for me any time soon.

Pros:
- Tabbed browsing, always a good thing.
- Uses the IE engine. Some sites still don't work 100% correctly with the Gecko engine. Plus RoboForm is really slow with Mozilla browsers (at least on my computer), on IE-based browsers it's quick.
- Buttons to enable/disable flash or images with a single click. Quite handy.

Cons:
- Uses the IE engine. Loading sites just feels slower and clunkier. Not always standards compliant which can screw some things up.
- Doesn't really offer anything over my current browser (Firefox).

I give it 3 out of 5.

rejected

rejected reviewed v9.01 Beta Build 116 on Mar 2, 2004

anyone having trouble using the mouse gestures? when i do it, all it brings up is right click popup menu.

tnovak

tnovak reviewed v9.01 Beta Build 114 on Mar 1, 2004

Here is the new mouse gestures list:
http://www.avantbrowser.com/gestures.html
Tom

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v9.01 Beta Build 114 on Mar 1, 2004

ucvh better, i was wondering what teh heck the freezes were, especially noticable in Blocvk ads window.
Great job thanks

FDisk80

FDisk80 reviewed v9.01 Beta Build 114 on Mar 1, 2004

9 mouse gestures have been added????? Were? How? :|

perica

perica reviewed v9.01 Build 113 on Feb 18, 2004

I love it. Nice work in speed improvence since early beta, but it crashes on me very offten, while going troug wallpapers on themexp it crashed on me 3 times in 60 pages. :(

Madjock

Madjock reviewed v9.01 Build 113 on Feb 16, 2004

Continues to improve, frequent releases and nice and stable. Great addon to IE.

Someone reviewed v9.01 Build 112 Beta on Feb 12, 2004

Wow, new builds every few hours ;-) Download link points to v9.01 Build 113 already.

joske

joske reviewed v9.01 Build 112 Beta on Feb 12, 2004

yeah, it is. the best. almost. if weren't that ie engine it would be just excellent.

FDisk80

FDisk80 reviewed v9.01 Build 112 Beta on Feb 12, 2004

Best!!! Freeware, NO Spyware, Fast, and got a nifty ad blocker in this new version.

Three thumbs up. Umm some one give me one thumb. ;)

nosbig

nosbig reviewed v9.01 Build 106 on Feb 11, 2004

very similar in both look and feel to the current version of myie2, but different enough to not be a direct rip .. however whatever anyone says it's a vast inprovement over the std microsoft Internet exploder

DrDrrae

DrDrrae reviewed v9.01 Build 106 on Feb 9, 2004

9.01 Build 106.

tim3

tim3 reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 31, 2004

No spyware for me.

Michael Dracon

Michael Dracon reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 31, 2004

Great program! I've used it for a long time now and I want nothing else. Latest Ad-Aware update did not find any spyware.

Netsphinx

Netsphinx reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 31, 2004

absolutly no spyware in - and a great browser.

to all wrinting bout spyware - guys, fix your systems and stop posting crap...

Ksilebo

Ksilebo reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 31, 2004

Excellent app. Using it right now. No spyware. Everyone else seems to have other spyware installed.

uNdisputed

uNdisputed reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 30, 2004

well.it`s no where near myie2
try myie2 it`s the best

TeleAjax

TeleAjax reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 30, 2004

Hrmm... I just tried the latest version, and I see no Gator anywhere...

QBgreen

QBgreen reviewed v9.01 Build 100 on Jan 30, 2004

Earlier when I said that Avant contained spyware, I should have been more specific. I will. It contained or linked to Gator. I wonder why.

rejected

rejected reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 26, 2004

avant is definitely not spyware/adware related, you must be doing something wrong, maybe too much n0rp. donation popup is only on first run, i don't think that is annoying. great program, haven't found anything that i'd want to replace it with.

stevvie

stevvie reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 20, 2004

Brilliant progrm. Had been using Netcaptor (and paid for it) for a few years now but the last few builds of NC have had this Access Violation error. Tried Avant Browser and must say I'm VERY impressed. Only 1 gripe though registered at the Avant Forums and about 8 hours ago and can't loggin yet as I havn't received my activation email. And yes the email is spelled corectly as it was already typed in. Also tried a different account with a different email address about 2 hours ago and still no conformation.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 20, 2004

Not trying to dis avant, it is a great browser, I just find it odd that when i remove a specific spyware program IT DEFAULTS TO AVANT AND SETS IT AS MY DEFAULT BROWSER. And yes, avant is the only thing i have downloaded in the past few days. I loved avant, but there are a few things that I can get from myie2 that I just cant live without.

mfaccone

mfaccone reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 19, 2004

You must have downloaded another program then.. cause I just loaded Avant... and ran both spybot and adaware on it and nothing. Only thing annoying is the popup for donations... but that can be turned off.
Another bug? function? that needs to be addressed is that when I close my browser and shut down I want those websites to not pop back up when I come back online again.

Someone reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 19, 2004

Interesting... I downloaded AB from work today and it says "Beta 7". Now back at home I wanted to upgrade but the downloaded file is "Beta 6". The file must have been replaced during the day. Anyway, very nice program!

illuvatar

illuvatar reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 19, 2004

I'm with Metshrine on this one: what's with the idiotic posts about spyware? Avantbrowser has *no* spyware (except maybe the IE-engine ;-). This IE-shell is the best one around, and now it has a fully functional ad and popup blocker (among other great features).

QBgreen

QBgreen reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 18, 2004

Liked version 8.x. What is Gator doing in 9.x? Gator is spyware, is it not?

perica

perica reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 18, 2004

Im using AB for longer time and i dont plane to change that. I like alot URL alias function in new version but, its speed has decreased. So i will wait for the final version of avant browser 9, till than im sticking to v8.

ladie_vennom

ladie_vennom reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 18, 2004

One of the best browsers i have ever used. I've tried Opera, MYIE2, slimbrowser...nothing compares to this. Its the best! And AI RoboForm is not ad-ware or spyware..its a handy program that remembers passwords and usernames.

TeleAjax

TeleAjax reviewed v9.01 Beta 6 on Jan 18, 2004

He might be talking about that 3rd party ai robot thing support. I'm impressed though on what they done so far. MyIE2 is still my favorite, but this isn't too bad.

uNdisputed

uNdisputed reviewed v9.01 Beta 5 on Jan 13, 2004

it`s ok..but mabe i`m used to myie2
and that `s the undisputed one.... prob`s with sp2????
do something buddie

marine4life

marine4life reviewed v9.01 Beta 5 on Jan 13, 2004

I like AB a lot, but Windows XP SP2 beta didn't. I couldn't get anything Java to work in AB, yet Java worked just fine in my IE. I don't want to dump SP2 anytime soon (I'd have to reinstall my O/S), and I've tried AB's forum but nobody was able to help me solve it. I didn't have a choice but to delete it (My wife loves Pogo.) I'm not the only person that had problems with Java applets and AB, check their forum to see what I mean. I gave it 4 stars because I love everything else about it.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v9.01 Beta 5 on Jan 13, 2004

This front end for IE is by far the best I have ever used.It has come to my attention that one person is responsible for it's conception and continued development. The interface is clean and easy to navigate. The only issues I have are cosmetic and is a personal opinion and does not detract from the ability of the app to do what it claims. That issue is one or two of the skins are just plain ugly...but again that is a matter of personal taste. This IE front end gets a five star rating because it does exactly as claimed no ifs abds or buts, Good job!

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v9.01 Beta 5 on Jan 13, 2004

I am a user of MyIE2 as well but i hafta say..........dis thang ROCKZ.....even inline ads are gone and excellent pop up blocker.fast.and thats just in 5 minutes using it
GREAT JOB...first time i used it !

eviljolly

eviljolly reviewed v9.01 Beta 3 on Jan 12, 2004

I wasn't going to review this, because I am a loyal user of MyIE2, but seeing that geek decided to rate it with 1s, I thought I'd bump it up a notch. I've used this browser and it is great, but I love my mouse gestures. Add that in and you've got yourself a new user.

tnovak

tnovak reviewed v9.01 Beta 3 on Jan 11, 2004

Avant Browser 9.01 beta 5 relased!!! Really the best browser! All pages are displayed correctlly, full IE compatibility! Plus ads and flash blocking, auto refresh, multi-window browsing and more... You need to have it!!

carstereos

carstereos reviewed v9.01 Beta 3 on Jan 10, 2004

If you want standards compliance, I suggest Mozilla browser. If you are like the rest of the Windows world, and use IE, then this is the best SKIN I have ever used. I can't believe that IE could be expanded with so many functions. AD blocker, buttons to disable pictures, flash, and popups. Search your favorites and history. So many useful functions in Avant make it #1 in my book.

Artsitis

Artsitis reviewed v9.01 Beta 3 on Jan 10, 2004

It's a nice IE replacement shell, but it can't do anything to help IE's hideous disregard for internet standards and security. Maybe when there's an updated IE that actually knows how to parse CSS properly, XHTML at all, and standards compliant DHTML... until then, it's just a shell for an expired creamy centre.

DrDrrae

DrDrrae reviewed v9.01 Beta 2 on Jan 3, 2004

The best browser. Been using it for a few years now. Still has some bugs but this is because there is one man developing this in his free time.

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v9.01 Beta 2 on Dec 31, 2003

Hey geekz. You've made your point. You dont like it. Alright already! Give us a break.

Note to the admins: Reviews should be limited to one per user per release.

Personally I prefer this over the alternatives out there. Including MyIE2. I only find Anderson's beta testing strategy really confusing (8 or 9?). I'm not sure which one I should be using/testing.

ogman

ogman reviewed v9.01 Beta 2 on Dec 31, 2003

geekz - try MYIE2, it might work better for you. It asks to be default once and gets the message if you say no.

Jstphish - WTG dude...bet ya thought he would come back and give it a 5 star rating if you insulted him, right???

carstereos

carstereos reviewed v9.01 Beta 2 on Dec 31, 2003

Best damn IE browser skin out there IMHO. Ad Blocker is the best new addition. I love being able to open a folder of favorities with 2 clicks. So many options, I fell out of my chair. I have been a user since v7. Already sent author money to keep tweaking this program. Check under Tools, Avant Browser Options, File and Protocols is where I found the default web browser settings.

wolseleydude

wolseleydude reviewed v9.01 Beta 2 on Dec 31, 2003

NOTE TO GEEKZ - don't review a progrsam until you've tried all the functions... This browser does the job.

GoLdEn_SiLeNt

GoLdEn_SiLeNt reviewed v9.01 Beta 2 on Dec 30, 2003

Great works
By the way : Version Reviewed: 9.01 Beta 1
Reviewed by: Adidas1532
Date: December 11th, 2003 2:40 PM

ok whats going on? on avantbrowser.com it says "Latest Release: Avant Browser 8.02 Build 207, 12.09.2003". now where did this 9.01 beta 1 crap come along? i'd love to know why fileforum's vesion seems to be more updated than the author's own website.

Rating: *****
This is beta version. It's not a public released version, so beta site posted it abit earlier than it owns website. Sooner it will be a public released when the author colecte all feed back, and all bugs are fixed

Adidas1532

Adidas1532 reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 16, 2003

hariskar: I love the program as much as the next guy, however, you aren't helping the fileforum community at all by reviewing a product so you can tell someone you didn't like what they had to say. grow up a little first. as far as the browser goes, it keeps getting better and better!

Michael Dracon

Michael Dracon reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 12, 2003

tourist: Well duh! That's because it /is/ still IE under there. I do have to agree with the version numbers, why not make it 8.10 or something? Anyway, still a great program!

Joco

Joco reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 11, 2003

With this trend, by the end of next year, AB version number will be probably reach #15. This is just a kind of skin on top of the IE engine. Still OK but it's better to give Firebird a chance. Firebird & Mozilla are genuine works of a great talented community. Ask yourself a question. How many security holes have you heard about IE compared to Mozilla?

hariskar

hariskar reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 11, 2003

Adidas1532 if you don't understand what is betanews.com about don't use it. Also if you don't like Avant browser, don't use it too. But I think your opinion doesn't intrest anyone.

rOiE_tRiP

rOiE_tRiP reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 11, 2003

The avant site is offering only the latest stable version and that's why they only have 8.02 there. Sometimes there is a link to the beta versions in the avant forum.

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 11, 2003

I find this version blocks some legitimate links.

Dapumkins

Dapumkins reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 11, 2003

This is not 9.0 beta 1

It is 8.03 beta 7

tourist

tourist reviewed v9.01 Beta 1 on Dec 11, 2003

Still unsecure as IE.

soccer5sg

soccer5sg reviewed v8.03 Beta 8 on Nov 22, 2003

Very good browser. For this BETA, they improved the ads-blocker! Must download!

dbourrut

dbourrut reviewed v8.03 Beta 7 on Nov 17, 2003

I've been using Avant for a loooong time and love it. Over time it grows on you. The multiple tabs are nice the way tabs can be opened and closed is interesting but for me the best feature is that when you close the browser and reopen it it brings back all the pages you were on.

Nice product.

CPUGuy

CPUGuy reviewed v8.03 Beta 6 on Nov 15, 2003

I am enjoying the ad blockers, no more stupid ads flashing beteween red and white, etc... amazing how something so small can make browsing that much more enjoyable.

As for the troll, get a freaking life. This is a place to rate the application, which you obviously have NEVER used, in which case, you needn't be rating the application.

Chief Wiggum

Chief Wiggum reviewed v8.03 Beta 5 on Nov 14, 2003

Perfect! AD Blocker is a veeeeeeery useful feature

bobad

bobad reviewed v8.02 Build 112 on Nov 12, 2003

Nice looking program, good features. Big downgrade for instability. This program locks XP solid, which no other program has ever done on my system. I'll stick with MyIE2, which is rock solid stable and has more features.

sinesolis

sinesolis reviewed v8.02 Build 112 on Nov 11, 2003

i've been using Avant Browser since before it was called "Avant Browser", before it I used many other IE front-ends such as Netcaptor, MYIE, MYIE2, CrazyBrowser and many others. None of them really appealed to me outside of the fact that they had tabbed interfaces. None could drag me away from Opera and Mozilla (Firebird is great too) until i found Avant Browser...it had all the features i liked about Opera, and it supported all those "nonstandard" sites that Opera and Mozilla do not, so it won me over. i have been using it as my main browser on both my work and home PC's for a very long time now. It's updated regularly and i have had little to no problems or "bugs" in the extensive time that i have been using it...and believe me when i say i am a power user. Years back I even helped a friend by making icons for a tabbed browser he did called Scope, the thing i loved about it was that it could render pages using both the IE and Mozilla engines and you could view them side by side. I would love to see that in Avant Browser, then Avant Browser would be really stiff competition.

s00ner95

s00ner95 reviewed v8.02 Build 112 on Nov 11, 2003

I recently tryed this out for a few days. For the most part, this is an awsome browsing tool...easily setup, totally configurable. The only issue I saw, however, was it seemed to use alot of CPU %... at first, it would be minimal, but after 30-45min this would increase to around 12% CPU usage, and 30mb RAM... this seems a bit high to me for a broswer, this is based on having approx 5-6 windows opened, and none of them have anything major in them, like flash running. Now, I know my system is outdates, P2/450/448mb RAM, however, I also know, that nothing else I run uses this much. Even Winamp5 doesnt use CPU/RAM close to that. So I am wondering is there something running in the background of this proggy to cause such a mem leak? Anyone else seen this? thanks

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v8.02 Build 107 on Oct 20, 2003

Excellent program! Also I like the support I just sent in a comment about the pages not saving on exit and it was fixed on the next version! :) Keep up the great work!

Sara53

Sara53 reviewed v8.02 Build 107 on Oct 20, 2003

I've been using Avant for almost a year. I have watched it evolve into an indispensable tool. The support provided in it's Forum is great and fun too!

Sara

daverage

daverage reviewed v8.02 Build 106 on Oct 16, 2003

Been using it for a while now, and the newer version are superb!
Great if you want the frilly bits from opera (eg tabbed browsing and skins) but the compatability of IE6 (full css support for one).
May be just a bolt on but for free it is well worth it!!

ssb

ssb reviewed v8.02 Build 106 on Oct 16, 2003

Yes but Opera and the rest are "real" browsers not a front end.

bmac2

bmac2 reviewed v8.02 Build 106 on Oct 16, 2003

I have been using Avant for months and have found it to be very stable. In fact it has never crashed and is not buggy. It has many features IE, Opera and others I have tried do not have.

rejected

rejected reviewed v8.02 Build 106 on Oct 15, 2003

never had one problem with this program, i've used them all too. opera was buggy with some sites, although i did enjoy using it, and im not a netscape/mozilla fan.

Mexaner

Mexaner reviewed v8.02 Build 105 on Sep 29, 2003

i can not tell you how much i love this program!

rocky500

rocky500 reviewed v8.02 Build 105 on Sep 29, 2003

Looks to be a good browser but it is missing a feature that all the others have. Been able to have the option to open a link from a page your on next to same tab. Avante seems to only be able to open new pages right at the end of all the tabs.
This feature I have got used to & now is a must for me.
I use to use Netcaptor but that used to freeze reguarly for 30seconds or so. Switched to Crazy Browser & it seems to be quicker & more reliable.

Korton

Korton reviewed v8.02 Build 105 on Sep 29, 2003

I used it for a while, then my system developed an issue where anytime a link was accessed, it opened 150+ windows, all were error messages. I ended up having to flaten my HD and start over. Since I scrapped using Avant, no problems at all. Worst of it was the supporting structure did not want to admint it had a problem.

Madjock

Madjock reviewed v8.02 Build 102 on Sep 29, 2003

Really great addon for Internet Explorer users, its not 100% stable - and does occasionally lockup. But overall its fast, handy (press left mouse button, whilst holding down the right to go back a page) and really nice to use.

Updates are also frequent.

L337JasE

L337JasE reviewed v8.02 Build 102 on Sep 26, 2003

This is the best of the IE based browsers. Good features, easy to use and a slick interface.

If you are STILL using IE - check this out!

The only problem with it that I have found is high CPU usage on pages with animation.

Opera has rendering issues and is too bloated.

More technically minded people should also consider using Firebird. Another great browser.

toekneec67

toekneec67 reviewed v8.02 Build 102 on Sep 26, 2003

JolinFire - Not to cut you down...well maybe yes. This product has always recived high reviews. I have installed it on well over 100 PC at work, family, friends, and clients. Everyone loves it. Then you judge it within minutes, not to mention you can't even convey good reason why you don't like it. I have to assume you don't know how to test software just because you don't know how to use it. It is a very simple program - it's to bad you can't learn it.

illuvatar

illuvatar reviewed v8.02 Build 102 on Sep 26, 2003

Dear Jolinfire, *why* did it end up in the bin, *what* didn't you like. If you tell us that, then maybe you can get some respect. Anyway, I like Avantbrowser: it turns Internet Explorer into a usable browser and it adds lot of features such as popup-blocking, tabbed browsing and lots more. Only problem is it's using the insecure, slow and non-standard Internet Explorer engine. For a good surfing experience, use Opera.

Crussader

Crussader reviewed v8.02 Build 101 on Sep 19, 2003

as I said before... one of the best thing after the internet hehe ;)... really.. it's extremely fast and loaded with much really needed features.

uNdisputed

uNdisputed reviewed v8.02 Build 018 on Sep 4, 2003

It`a good piece of work...but it does`nt beat MYIE2 ..
i`ll stick to myie2...
but no one know`s .this may become better..
regard`s

Chief Wiggum

Chief Wiggum reviewed v8.02 Build 018 on Sep 3, 2003

I really like this browser, but they disappointed me in this last version :( I don't like favicons, why there isn't an option to remove it? And why do titles go blue if I mouseover them? This feature is ugly and Buggy, the color don't return to the original when I "unmouseover" it :(

yha

yha reviewed v8.02 Build 012 on Aug 19, 2003

just the best one

hariskar

hariskar reviewed v8.02 Build 009 on Aug 7, 2003

The best multitab browser (based on IE, I have tried. Highly recommneded!

jimstoffel

jimstoffel reviewed v8.02 Build 009 on Jul 31, 2003

Having been using this program since v8.01 build 105 along wiht "straight" IE. The block pop-ups is a great feature, especially when comparing an "annoying website" in the two programs at the same time. No issues thus far with respect to hardware performance or with other applications running in the background.

Side note, color changed from blue to red in this build...makes it standout versus the blue ie logo...like it.

adrie

adrie reviewed v8.02 Build 009 on Jul 27, 2003

I like Avant very much but this build is not good for me.
Sometimes the splash info pops up out of nowhere and won't go away and in a few houres it freezes about 5 times. One time even the taskmanager was of no help to end it.
I'll guess i have to wait for the next build.

brazen weep

brazen weep reviewed v8.02 Build 007 on Jul 23, 2003

Works great, looks great, and FREE?! Rivals Opera indeed. What more could you ask for?

icrock

icrock reviewed v8.02 Build 001 on Jul 3, 2003

absolutely the best browser available.
need proof? try loading www.logitech.com with Opera 7.11
very reliable and speedy!
no splash-screen on startup, like Mozilla that can make you impatient. pop-up blocker can still use some work, as it blocks 95% of all pop ups (even the ones you'd like to see)
absolutely magnificent
handles default browsing beautifully
definately a keeper!

bobad

bobad reviewed v8.02 Build 001 on Jul 2, 2003

Nice program, beautiful interface. I downgraded it for being unstable, and a couple of features which are missing. FOr instance, groups are very confusing to work with. One can not start Avant Browser with the group of his choice. Right now MyIE2 is the best Freeware browser add-on, but Avant browser has the coolest interface.

insane-pt

insane-pt reviewed v8.02 Build 001 on Jul 2, 2003

With every release it's getting better.. love it !

Aires

Aires reviewed v8.02 Build 001 on Jul 2, 2003

Hmm I dunno. It may have ironed out previous bugs, but it sure as hell is still buggy as far as I'm concerned. It is taking an unacceptable amount of time to render pages and sometimes not rendering pages at all!

Tahlyssa

Tahlyssa reviewed v8.02 Build 001 on Jul 1, 2003

I have been using Avant for a long time now, But this latest edition seems to have ironed out the bugs of the last 2 and is running faster then ever, If your looking for a good Browser, Look no further, This is the best, Forget the rest.

BuffettPhan

BuffettPhan reviewed v8.01 Build 112 on Jun 27, 2003

I used the older versions up to this one, but now my menus are all messed up. I can't figure out what happened! They titles are made up of letters, fractions, numbers, and symbols. Please help! Otherwise, I love AvantBrowser!

ikss

ikss reviewed v8.01 Build 112 on Jun 26, 2003

I've been using this for a week now and I must say that this is the best IE based multi tab browser around. MyIE2 and Natcaptor are not too bad, but after I tried Avant Browser, I never looked back. This made me uninstall Opera 7 on my computer too. ;)

wizzerbug

wizzerbug reviewed v8.01 Build 108 on Jun 18, 2003

Very good browser after you configure it the way you would like it to operate.

Dwarden

Dwarden reviewed v8.01 Build 108 on Jun 16, 2003

Plus i own sourcecode of first MyIE (ya source was free available) so that comment who ripped who is really questionable ...

dude4304

dude4304 reviewed v8.01 Build 108 on Jun 15, 2003

It seems you people don't realize that MyIE2 is a ripoff of AvantBrowser. There's no doubt about it because MyIE2 recommends itself as AvantBrowser to websites, though the author managed to change all the other references to AvantBrowser. Nonetheless, I consider MyIE2 better cause it lets me have the favorites as a toolbar.

veeoh

veeoh reviewed v8.01 Build 108 on Jun 14, 2003

This proggy just gets better and better! :)

=V=

jimstoffel

jimstoffel reviewed v8.01 Build 107 on Jun 11, 2003

Originally used build 105. Works exactly as posted. The only "hiccup" was PC rebooting with downloads in excess of 25 megs - obviously a timeout issue somewhere. When downloading same file in "straight" IE no problem / no reboot - sent info to developer, so know waiting to see timeline re: a response.

Have uninstall build 105 and installed 107. NP. Kept my original "tab pages" as well as the setup of the menu bars.
A very good program.

PJE

PJE reviewed v8.01 Build 107 on Jun 11, 2003

Hi All,

Just found out how to get AdMuncher working with AvantBrowser - In AdMuncher (with Avant Browser running): OPTIONS>FILTER TARGETS>[Select Avant from list]>FILTER

Thanks to the person on the AvantBrowser forum for the information.

I now have the problem of whether to use AvantBrowser or MyIE2... both are excellent programs.

PJE

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v8.01 Build 107 on Jun 11, 2003

Still great program, awesome that they release stuff so frequently. Response to earlier question about ad muncher... I dunno really it just works... not very good for betanews in blocking stuff but it seems to block all other sites fine... If you go under filter targets in admuncher options add avant that may fix it.

Dwarden

Dwarden reviewed v8.01 Build 107 on Jun 10, 2003

It's funny (and good) to watch battle Avant versus MyIE2 versus NetCaptor (each copies features from other when they release it :) ... and COMPETETION is good !

obisam

obisam reviewed v8.01 Build 107 on Jun 10, 2003

The Best Just got better i have been using this for over a year and if Microsoft is reading this "This is how you make a browser for the people with all the extras added"
i would say it has to be one of the fastest browsers out and gully loaded with options

sinesolis

sinesolis reviewed v8.01 Build 105 on Jun 6, 2003

YEP! i love Avant Browser but the latest release seems to have broken my registerd copy of AdMuncher as well...so it looks as if I will be switching to another tabbed MDI IE browser if they do not fix this bug soon...

VikingStorm

VikingStorm reviewed v8.01 Build 105 on Jun 6, 2003

Needs some more development, not to mention some certification. Real-time protection is probably the most important, calling it freeware and not having that function free should really describe this as shareware.

PJE

PJE reviewed v8.01 Build 105 on Jun 6, 2003

MMPD, How did you get AdMuncher to work? I have a licensed v4.5 Build 7000 and can't get it to work... It used to work but stopped on the 8.xx releases.

As I can't get AdMuncher to work with AvantBrowser I've currently switched to MyIE2 which is very similar - each has it's pro's and con's. If I can get AdMuncher to work again I would consider switching back as I like the more polished look of some of AvantBrowser's UI.

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v8.01 Build 105 on Jun 5, 2003

Excellent program, I have yet to find a better one. Only one complaint I have about this is that Zone Alarm Pro cannot block ads when using this, which is no big deal. Admuncher works better anyway :)

Mexaner

Mexaner reviewed v8.01 Build 105 on Jun 5, 2003

This is the best IE based browser I know, it has so many great features e.g. the Pop-up Blocker, which is very useful!

sitzz

sitzz reviewed v8.01 Build 103 on Jun 4, 2003

I used the browser for two days, and I enjoyed the "multiple-window" thingy.. But I thought it didn't beat Opera.
But now, after uninstalling the program, I'm having lots of trouble... My IE identifies as follows:
Version: 4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Avant Browser [avantbrowser.com])

Funny, since Avant is, as mentioned earlier, uninstalled..

Fix that, no reason to make easy commercial benefits for your product, by making IE identify as something else!

But apart from me being forced to clean up my registry, a nice idea - But no way near Opera!

The registry thing, pulling down drasticly!

vibtech

vibtech reviewed v8.0 Build 752 on Jun 3, 2003

Very nice looking Browser seems to be huge memory hog and the buttons used to select wether or not to block popups etc .. are almost unusable, can't tell whether the function has been enabled or disabled

Dapumkins

Dapumkins reviewed v8.0 Build 752 on Jun 3, 2003

Best browser around. I used to like MYIE the best, but this one has a few more features now and especially it has support for small windows when others are maximized, which MYIE2 really needs.

Osiris22x

Osiris22x reviewed v8.0 Build 728 on May 31, 2003

Pretty amazing little plug-in for IE. It's very Opera-like but I actually like this better. It's quite configurable too, I was surprised. I don't think I'll ever uninstall it. :)

TheVoodoo

TheVoodoo reviewed v8.0 Build 728 on May 31, 2003

All i have to say is simply the best. I tried a whole lot of inet browsers, and for windows is this one really the only one i use on my system.

Korton

Korton reviewed v8.0 Build 728 on May 30, 2003

Very nice job, easy to use and set up. Not like Inetadvisor that sends you in loops just to try to get the program running. Keep up the good work!

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v8.0 Build 728 on May 30, 2003

Hye, Osaire, why don't you go troll around somewhere else? If Che want's to release a change that he feels is significant enough to warrant HIS TIME to package, number and release, then that's really just his business.This is a great tabbed explorer shell replacement that get's better with every (however minor) update.

Osaire

Osaire reviewed v8.0 Build 728 on May 30, 2003

This is a good browser, but these last couple updates have been a joke. One tiny change means time to upgrade? Come on. There've been two single insignificant updates in a row now, how about fixing more than one thing at a time before you release a new version?

Adidas1532

Adidas1532 reviewed v8.0 Build 728 on May 30, 2003

keep up the great work!!! with each new release avant browser keeps getting better and better.

dred19

dred19 reviewed v8.0 Build 727 on May 29, 2003

As i see this soft have same idea as fastbrowser and netcaptor. Just one from many multibrowsers and all. No new ideas. Recently i found another multibrowser -- inetadviser with many new ideas and possibilities. I whant have not only multibrowser but instrument which will save my time. I decide that iNetAdviser is much better for that

insane-pt

insane-pt reviewed v8.0 Final on May 28, 2003

The fast rendering/startup of IE with many useful new features and it's simply great :)

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 637 on May 22, 2003

I have a hard time understanding whay anyone would consider this spyware. In my opinion, AvantBrowser is neck-to-neck with MyIE2 as the best free tabbed Explorer shell/replacement out there. I like the customizability of AB, as well as the look and feel and frequent updates. I like that MyIE2 supports all of my Explorer plugings. It's a toss up to personal preferences. However, AB is a phenomenal browser that makes surfing the web, and life in general, just plain easier and better. Kudos to Mr. Che for his excellent work.

bangbang023

bangbang023 reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 635 on May 21, 2003

THIS IS NOT SPYWARE!

I find Avant Browser to be a very stable, easy to use alternative to other tabbed browsers and because it is based on IE, every page works in it. The new skin support is still in it's infancy and there are very few skins out for it, but time will change that. I fully recommend this to anyone who wishes to make their browsing experience easier and more ergonomic.

IoWolf

IoWolf reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 626 on May 9, 2003

Interesting job of making IE fell and function like Opera.
The mouse gestures take a little getting use to.
It even has a few bottons I wish Opera had.
Overall an excellect product so far.

xippon

xippon reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 626 on May 9, 2003

I wisht there would be more "mouse buttons" options.
Like new, next, prev, mouse select text with move would open it in new tab, etc..

oopl

oopl reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 625 on May 8, 2003

This program is great! However, this along with the previous version lost the F2, F3 (Back, Forward Tab) feature. Please add that back!

derekaw

derekaw reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 625 on May 8, 2003

I just tried this. This is an excellent addition for IE. I love the tabs, I love the groups, I love the search bar, I love the fact you dont end up with 10's of individual windows open everywhere. Try it.

crowbar

crowbar reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 625 on May 8, 2003

This is Build 626 not Build 625! The best Explorer!

kandjar

kandjar reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 623 on May 8, 2003

not so bad, but myie2 still better.. lots of features are missing compare to myie2 :) (ex : right click on the tab to send to link to the desktop/group....)

bittercrash

bittercrash reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 623 on May 8, 2003

Been using it for months now.
THE best 'alternative' browser by far!

xate

xate reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 623 on May 8, 2003

Getting better & better...

Carlospr

Carlospr reviewed v8.0 Beta 1 Build 621 on May 7, 2003

Better than ever! Now favorites can be organized within AvantBrowser's slide panel! Great!

Novato

Novato reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 7, 2003

Hey, for all those saying things like "Avant rocks, IE sucks", let me tell you that Avant is just like a "skin" over IE. It uses the SAME IE engine. LOL! Did you really think this 850KB "proggy" is a full-featured separate browser? C'mon, I really like Avant too and I've been using it for almost a year now, but it is just "the good old" IE with a lot better interface, that's all.

skipthedemon

skipthedemon reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 6, 2003

Been playing with this browser for awhile, this certainly is more stable, and the memory leak appears to have gone. A definate plus, just wondering how long before MS incorpp this into their browser :/

xippon

xippon reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 6, 2003

I've tested earlier version of Avant (earlier named IE Opera). But it was worse than MyIE2 and have lots of bugs.
Now after instalation:
Nice, to see Avant in your contry language. (but some words aren't translated).
Nice to have proxy, multitab and others. But what I'm still miss is mouse gestures (new tab, close window, nxt prev . .with mouse) Give 4/5 (5 for better mouse "moves") . Maby in final version.
It is realy fast !

veeoh

veeoh reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 6, 2003

another great release :)

Gets better!

illuvatar

illuvatar reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 6, 2003

This is a good alternative to IE, but I much prefer Opera. I use this one for those pesky webmasters who think that the word browser only applies to IE.

Robin B

Robin B reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 6, 2003

Yeah, Great Program !!
Using it for 3 months now. :)

xate

xate reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 6, 2003

i completely agree with j2k169.

j2k169

j2k169 reviewed v8.0.0.1 Beta on May 5, 2003

Best Browser Ever!!! This software is well written and supported. Download it now and get rid of that IE crap.

bitterbeta

bitterbeta reviewed v7.0.5.2 on Mar 5, 2003

Hmmm, I tried MyIE2 - I haven't used other features, but after fiddling around with MyIE2 options, I think they are both pretty much the same. As web browser, I would say that they are on par. Perhaps I'm more used to Avant, as I find it difficult to adapt to MyIE because I double-click on tabbar to open a new tab...

vazz

vazz reviewed v7.0.5.2 on Mar 5, 2003

PaulBII: I think MyIE2 has the features you are mentioning. Its free so you can check it out it you like.

SCoooBY

SCoooBY reviewed v7.0.3.2 on Feb 20, 2003

I have to agree with the last post. While Avant is a simply a good browser-shell, MyIE2 is outstanding. MyIE2 is more geared toward the advanced user though, so Aavnt may fit the bill for those who like their browsing without the frills.

Change

Change reviewed v7.0.3.2 on Jan 31, 2003

Both GoSurf and MyIE2 are better than this program, so I won't use it. It lacks features and I don't like the interface.

PaulBII

PaulBII reviewed v7.0.3.2 on Jan 30, 2003

I'm a paid-up NetCaptor user. In my mind there are a couple of NetCaptor features that I can't live without and no other tabbed browser program I've seen include them.

NetCaptor has Aliases that can be defined such I can enter something like 's.' (no quotes) into the Address bar and NetCaptor knows to go to http://slashdot.org

It also has a QuickSearch feature that let's you define a search engine and search terms so you can enter 'g Foo' into the Address bar and NetCaptor knows to run a Google search. You can create a QuickSearch for any URL that shows you the variable in the URL.

For all of the look-alike, NetCaptor programs that are around, I wonder why no one has incorporated those features.

Paul

Aires

Aires reviewed v7.0.2.9 on Jan 19, 2003

It's not my mission in life to defend Crazy Browser and knock Avant Browser. Avant Browser is good, it's just that Crazy Browser is faster. They both use the IE engine, so yes it is curious as to why.

mayakovski

mayakovski reviewed v7.0.2.9 on Jan 14, 2003

The only problem is it takes a long time to display the favorites folders. Other than that it is perfect.

ShellShock

ShellShock reviewed v7.0.2.9 on Jan 13, 2003

I've been using this program since the first 7.x versions and I love it. The pop-up blocker is great, although it seems to have some problems with in-page pop-ups, but overall, I have it succesfully block at least 20 pop-ups a day.

This version is greatly increasing in quality with every upgrade.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, "Crazy Browser" just uses the IE engine as well, so there is no way it can render/load pages faster, unless it has some kind of spider go through the pages' links and cache all the links... which imho is a waste of bandwidth and HD space.

veeoh

veeoh reviewed v7.0.2.9 on Jan 13, 2003

I have been using this for a while now, and it just keeps getting better - i use if for work where i need a few browser windows open, but hate having clutter on my screen - this is ideal.

Keep up the good work!

Aires

Aires reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Jan 9, 2003

OK, I have used Avant Browser for a couple of weeks now and I like it a lot. It has quite a few more features than Crazy Browser and despite some very few drawbacks, on the whole it is quite a good browser. However, it just doesn't load webpages as quick as Crazy Browser and for me, that's it's problem. I have a DSL/broadband connection and pages load more speedy with Crazy Browser, than any other browser I've used before. So with great reluctance, until Avant loads webpages a lot faster, I now have to return to Crazy Browser - that's the bottom line.

hansfn

hansfn reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 31, 2002

This is a good browser - better than IE. In addition to the the multi-window browsing, it has some nice mouse gestures, plenty of keyboard short cuts and a nice "One level up" function. However, it doesn't order my favourites correct - annoying. (If I select "Organize ..." I get the correct order that is used in IE.) I also use MyIE2 - http://www.ruihehang.com/myie2/html_en/home.htm - which is *very* similiar to Avant. It handles the favourites better and has a nice open closed windows function. I think Avant and MyIE2 should merged... I don't use the pop-up killer on any of these browsers since I use Proxomitron - http://www.proxomitron.org/ - which is far superior.

DigitalSin

DigitalSin reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

Jhulae: Thanks for pointing that out. That makes Avant even better!

Sweet

mrzwiers

mrzwiers reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

Robin B: That's because Trillian is spawning IE directly the same way you would by clicking on an IE icon.
I like this program very much. So far the pop-up killer is working excelent.

Jhulae

Jhulae reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

I like the program quite a bit.

And, um.. you can put the tabs at the top.. View -> Window Tabs -> Top

mayakovski

mayakovski reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

THE BEST!

Robin B

Robin B reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

I like the program very much!!!! But when i open a ftp adres or a website from a link in trillian it opens internet explorer... :S

One thing is sure > I like it better than the regular internet explorer.

boymonkey

boymonkey reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

It comes with German Interface:

Tools->Interface Language->German

Enjoy & Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v7.0.2.8 on Dec 29, 2002

Thanks for this FREEWARE - Although I don't use the program -- because is the GUI into English and I work with complex programs prefer in German.
But, it was a nice alternative to IE

naikan

naikan reviewed v7.0.2.7 on Dec 24, 2002

Very nice little program, but, how the heck do you remove the ugly little green, blue and red icons on top? Those things are quite annoying and pointless - and seem to be unremovable.

MMPD

MMPD reviewed v7.0.2.7 on Dec 22, 2002

Best Browser I have ever used! only one complaint Zone Alarm Pro cannot block the ads on it :(. Even So still deserves a 5 ! :)

ryker

ryker reviewed v7.0.2.5 Final on Dec 20, 2002

I think it's nicer than Myie2 also. The only problem I have with it though is a dual monitor problem. If I have the browser open in my left monitor and click a menu item (ie. favorites), the menu actually shows up in my right monitor. Anyone else have this problem?

foxed99

foxed99 reviewed v7.0.2.5 Final on Dec 20, 2002

FinalCut is suffering from a brain by-pass!!
This is without question the daddy of IE apps! It gives you a multi-tiled approach that is superior in management and functionality to myIE, IMHO.
It also uses less resources and has never once crashed on Win2K, Sp2, P3, 933mhz, 512mb system.

Download this and give it a whirl, I promise you will never look back!! ;-)

veeoh

veeoh reviewed v7.0.2.5 Final on Dec 20, 2002

Excellent - I used to use MyIE2 - which is good, but I gave this a go, and am now a convert! :)

Well done, keep it up!

boymonkey

boymonkey reviewed v7.0.2.5 Beta 3 on Dec 20, 2002

Avant Browser 7.0.2.5 Final released. It uses INI file, and no registry involved now.

finalcut

finalcut reviewed v7.0.2.5 Beta 3 on Dec 19, 2002

bah it sucks now.
save stuff in the registry... they should have never added this feature
ill stick with myie which is way faster and better looking with skins..

toekneec67

toekneec67 reviewed v7.0.1.3 on Dec 10, 2002

I was on a quest for a broswer that supported tabs. I downloaded all of the well known ones out there and this one was simply the best. It is really IE with a face lift, it actually usess IE for the core - that advatange is that it's fast and stable. My favorite features are the Tabs but many peopel forget the groups. The groups allow you to setup custome favorite groups. So when click on, you can open all the web pages at onece. Very handy with your daily web pages you always open up. It uses Google for it's search engine (although I wish it supported the google toolbar). This is a must have replacement broswer. Once you get use to tabs and groups, you can't go back.

mayamaniac

mayamaniac reviewed v7.0.1.3 on Dec 10, 2002

This is the best skin/enhancement for IE. I've tried many other similar browsers such as MyIE2, NeoPlanet, and Netcaptor, but none of them are as good as Avant Browser. I always end up going back to the original IE browser after trying out the other browsers. But Avant browser is a keeper. I like it because it looks almost identical to IE, only it has the tabs and has smarter features. The mouse button functions are outstanding. The builtin ad popup blocker is very good, plus its easy to toggle it on and off. Plus it remembers which sites you were looking at before it crashes, so when you restart, it opens those sites up. Good job Anderson, keep up the good work. :-)

jbejm

jbejm reviewed v7.0.1.2 on Dec 7, 2002

Very Good Browser and the ***UCMore spyware*** is not a spyware.
I used a netcaptor before but for some reason the netcaptor will crashed, if left for long time. This one so far works great and is Free which I like it.
The best thing is The tabs which I love it not Like opera that after while you have to clean up the windows. and the URL blocking which is good but would be nice to have our own blocking sides too....

gacomacco

gacomacco reviewed v7.0.1.2 on Nov 30, 2002

Yes, really great, and wonderfully looking. I am wondering where to find new skins for AB. If I still can read I understood it support skins: if I am wrong let me know. Anyhow, higly recommended!

burgerbaron

burgerbaron reviewed v7.0.1.2 on Nov 29, 2002

Note for Roger.Excellent.I have limited use of other browsers but can highly recommend avant.It really is great and much better than ie.I noticed Roger you have roboform thta is the only thing i cannot figure out how to work with it unless i need to reinstall robo and point it to it?If you read this can you clue me in.

rogerfixit

rogerfixit reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 19, 2002

Outstanding browser. Combines the best of the Opera browser and IE6 and integrates well with other browser utilities such as Roboform. Pop-up elimination works effectively plus the author is very responsive to questions and suggestions.
Highly recommended.

RiceLakeWiGuy

RiceLakeWiGuy reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 16, 2002

With Avant browser the browser wars are over before the competition got interesting.
If you like Internet Explorer options but are sick of I.E. Instability , Avant Browser is your only smart choice. It also updates usualy at least once a week.(Tip)Always click on help on top tool bar & then click "check for update". That a feature all browsers and thus all software should have.
You need to ask yourself-"Can I be without Avant Browser"?
Anderson Che is on the ball. Also Avantbrowser.com also has a discussion group and Anderson Che listens to what you have to say.He responded to my request in under 6 hours.
Avant does not deserve the low rating this site has given it.

Aimo

Aimo reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 14, 2002

simply the best - there's nothing more to say

rubicant

rubicant reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 14, 2002

A great front end with the IE engine behind it. Mozilla is nice, but I've always liked the IE engine better (it can render anything) and this adds the tabbed-browsing feature that IE lacked along with popup blockers and other such things. Furthermore you can minimize, resize, etc the windows inside Avant, something Crazy Browser lacks. Awesome program.

bottjena

bottjena reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 12, 2002

This is a great browser.... It does add support for UCmore... BUT it is not installed by default it has the toolbar for it.. but in order to use it you have to download Ucmore

echostryk

echostryk reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 12, 2002

Exceptional program with many useful enhancements over Microsoft Internet Explorer. I have been using it for ages and still haven't ecountered any detracting flaws. However, I dislike the decision to add support for UCmore because it is spyware (personal opinion) and doesn't work properly on my computer. So, I just uninstalled UCmore and hid it's menu (remove check becide UCmore Toolbar in the View menu.) This allows me to enjoy all the benefits of this incredible program without that annoying UCmore bar.

politenessman

politenessman reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 12, 2002

This would have been a 5-star rating, as it is indeed an excellent browser with a very well thought out feature set, and is built on the excellent IE rendering engine. The programmer is to be commended for nearly everything about this browser except for the ***UCMore spyware*** which is included in it. :( Knocks this rating down to a 3. :(

MadEx2k2

MadEx2k2 reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 12, 2002

Excellent browser. Grew tired of Opera's inability to render certain sites correctly. Mozilla is nice, but too bloated and runs slow. The IE engine is great, but I need my tab's, else I'm lost in my desktop mess of 20 windows. I tried MyIE which for some reason I hated. Avant takes the price. Excellent browser based on a great rendering engine. Nice features, good looks and is only getting better with time.

Nice work!

NelsonC

NelsonC reviewed v7.0.0.8 on Nov 12, 2002

What's with this bundle? I can't find what this new bundle has? web filtering bundle?

ammans

ammans reviewed v7.0.0.7 on Nov 10, 2002

- GREAT BROWSER - Don't look any further...this browser has it ALL!!!!

cees2000

cees2000 reviewed v7.0.0.7 on Nov 10, 2002

tried phoenix and mozilla and they're quite acceptable; also tried MyIE of which I was rather enthousiastic, but AvantBrowser takes the cake!
It looks better, it works smoother and gets 5 stars from me! Keep it up guys!!

TheVoodoo

TheVoodoo reviewed v7.0.0.7 on Nov 10, 2002

I allready tried mozilla and phoenix. What should i like more with these browsers? Avant Browser is much user friendlier and easier to use! I don't think there is ANY Reason to give it only one * !!! Please judge it objective or leave it!

My opinion why i like avantbrowser more than other browser:

Easy accessable popupblocker (just one click away)
Nice XP Style.
Best support ever!!!
frequently updates!
It's damn fast!
It wont open new instances with popup windows (like in phoenix or mozilla)

btw i've never seen an uglier Homepage than the one from mozilla.org! Hard to find what im looking for!

But phoenix and mozilla are great browsers too!
But i prefer Avant Browser!

faccjd

faccjd reviewed v7.0.0.5 on Nov 8, 2002

Another small but useful improvement.

qnx

qnx reviewed v7.0.0.2 on Oct 30, 2002

Yeah, nice! Finnaly I got rid of this ugly Go button =).
No..seriously, it's impossible...how often will these guys come with new releases?? It's 4th or 5th today!
Great effort!

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 5 on Oct 30, 2002

Thanx , for the tip guys.. Got it to work, I am finding trouble in repainting new window opened in the background(with middle mouse button), it does not show right, I am not sure if somebody had the same problem, v7 beta 5 release.. , on winXP pro.

TheVoodoo

TheVoodoo reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 5 on Oct 30, 2002

@ ahjefri

It sure has the ability to move the Tabs to the top!
click "View" - "Windows Tabs" - "Top"

IMO the best browser ever!

qnx

qnx reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 5 on Oct 30, 2002

very useful program.
opera is great, but unfortunaly some websites aren't rendered correctly (it's not operas fault, but webmakers....). so you just have to use IE for some sites. and thanks to Avant Browser (aka IEopera) it's as easy as with Opera. thanks to all how works with Avant Browser, keep up good work!

Aimo

Aimo reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 3 on Oct 30, 2002

don't forget to update once a day :-)
the new version is beta 5 now !

gatewayman

gatewayman reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 3 on Oct 30, 2002

You can change the tabs to the top click view and window tabs/ click top and it will stick them up top. Love this program. Great Browser.

ahjefri

ahjefri reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 2 on Oct 30, 2002

Nice Program , excellent graphics but still I would give it 4 because it does not give the ability to shift the Tabs to Top which I like, Use of middle mouse 2 open in the background is good feature I am missing in MYIE, but crazy browser still my favorite ... Looking forward .. for new releases with more custimization

klumy

klumy reviewed v7.0.0.1 Beta 2 on Oct 29, 2002

The author did a superb job with this software !!

natmel

natmel reviewed v6.5.1.3 on Oct 29, 2002

for those who admire MYIE2
this is worst one it couldn't stay 5 mintue without
crushing the machine
and the same goes for gosurf

sinesolis

sinesolis reviewed v6.5.1.3 on Oct 23, 2002

Ok, netcapter might be good I guess...but it is not free and I don't particuarly care for it. MYIE is good as well and also free and very customizable. My favorite is CrazyBrowser though, I absolutley love it. This program "Avant Browser" is great as well and free, it is also the only one that I have used that feels like a true MDI program because the tabbed windows can be the actuall size the webmaster intened (on sites that use pop ups...even though I hate those f**king kinds of sites) or you can maximze the tabbed window to occupy the entire space within the browser (I might not have explined the very well but look at the screen shot to better understand what I am trying to say. The only problems I have with Avant browser is that it lacks user customization and dosen't remeber it's last position on screen when you start it back up (a minor annoyance but an annoyance nonetheless). A final note, I like to read educated reviews, it irritates the hell out of me to read reviews in which the reviewer hasn't even used the program so please at least use it before blindly recommending something else! That is all...

47th_ronin

47th_ronin reviewed v6.5.1.3 on Oct 23, 2002

might be good program. might. but there is crazybrowser already. same functions, freeware, small download, rock solid. yea, not so colorful as myie or netcaptor. so what? do you browse your buttons or web pages?

DoverBen182

DoverBen182 reviewed v6.5.1.3 on Oct 23, 2002

These people who complimented on this browser obviously havent seen NetCaptor
go download it at www.netcaptor.com

It uses less RAM on my comp

bangbang023

bangbang023 reviewed v6.5.1.3 on Oct 22, 2002

The icons used in the program are usually not included in an XP Visual Style thereforem aking it impossible to use the buttons fro mthe theme.

As far as this broswer goes, it is the first broswer ever to permanently pull me away from IE. Understandably, it does use the IE engine, however, the GUI is much more user oriented and provides just the right options without over cluttering the screen.

MyMaster

MyMaster reviewed v6.5.1.2 on Oct 20, 2002

not bad, but would be much better if the author removed all the hardcoded luna widgets, and instead use the ones in the current theme.

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v6.5.1.2 on Oct 20, 2002

This browser is quite good. Much better then IE. But I'm staying with Mozilla which is even better.

TheVoodoo

TheVoodoo reviewed v6.5.2 on Oct 8, 2002

Really nice browser! One of my favortes. But the interface could be more XP like. (buttons, backgrounds)

But maybe in upcoming versions :) Or maybe it will be skinable...

It could be a bit more customizeable. But for the 3rd release version its damn good and promisingly.

I give it a 5!

GordonMcKinney

GordonMcKinney reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 30, 2002

The best IE enhancement I have ever used. Polished and useful I recommend you give this a whirl.

Aimo

Aimo reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 28, 2002

wow is it ever fast. the skin is great. it's my browser #1 now and think about gettin rid of my ie6 and opera.
i hope you soon create a german one !!!

sinesolis

sinesolis reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 28, 2002

Wonderfull program...absoluetly wonderfull. Perhaps you should change the name though...maybe IE MDI to avoid pissing Opera off.

kortirion

kortirion reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 27, 2002

Decent program, I guess. Ripping off opera's name wasn't very nice, especially when it can't compete in any way. I use opera 80% of the time, and If i need similar functionality I will use MyIE.

Nice looking, but if you are looking for something similar to opera this aint it. Though slightly more confuzing, MyIE is more configurable.

#1 beef with this program : It's called 'Opera' but it doesn't mimic opera's gestures. MyIE does.

toekneec67

toekneec67 reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 27, 2002

Because it uses IE's engine, this is just an interface change, with extra features. Bottom line, this is like using IE6 with Office XP's interface (very nice and clean). It allows you to be at more then one website and switch between them fast and simple. This program is for people that want the power of IE6 with a little more control and options. You can't beat that. There is other programs that offer more, but this is simple enough for my mom to understand. I wish it auto reloaded web sites when I reopened it. Also have it abble to use the default mail client by default.

betasun

betasun reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 27, 2002

Less features but fast and stable;good work.

nant

nant reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 27, 2002

Bad browser, sorry. Just bad.

stevenkc

stevenkc reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 26, 2002

I just can't load the browser. It couldn't get past the Splash Screen. Any ideas to it?

bluelabel

bluelabel reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 26, 2002

waaaw great browser and it seems very promising fast and reliable .. just one thing i ve noticed if you dont want to use tab windows it still opens in the same browser not in a seperate window ! second i wish if you can customize the bottons which one you want to keep or remove otherwise its great ! good job Anderson a ****** stars for you

aaronjreid

aaronjreid reviewed v6.5.2 on Sep 26, 2002

I love the idea of an IE browser with Tabs but I still prefer MYIE2 as it is more customizable. I love Opera but it doesn't display some pages properly and IE 6.0 needs tabs!! I give it a 4 as it's very close to MYIE2 and freeware!

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