Avant

Avant is the top rated multi-window browser in Internet, which adds a batch of features and functionalities to Internet Explorer. Avant Browser is the fastest web browser on Earth. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Now, Avant Browser is available in 41 languages.

The main features of the Avant program are:

  • Flash Animation Filter – More than 85% of all flash animations on web pages are advertising. These flash files are pretty large, and normally take up to 90% of the size of the page you’re visiting. With Avant Browser you can save the bandwidth by blocking the download of these flash files with just one easy click. Avant Browser also provides options to block downloads of pictures, videos, sounds and ActiveX components. With these options users can control their bandwidth and speed up page loading.
  • Built-in AD/Pop-up Blocker – Easily eliminate unwanted AD banners and pop-up pages automatically with just one click.
  • Built-in RSS/ATOM Reader – Avant Browser has a built-in RSS/ATOM Reader, which allows you to read RSS/ATOM feeds just like browsing web pages. And you can also keep your favorite feeds as bookmarks.
  • Additional Mouse Functions – If you click a link in the web page with the middle mouse button, the link will be opened in a new window in the background. This feature is extremely useful for opening posts in forums. Avant Browser also comes with customizable Mouse Gestures, with which you can easily navigate the browser by moving the mouse.
  • Multi-Window Browsing – Browse multiple web pages simultaneously. All opened pages can be easily stopped, refreshed, closed or arranged with one click.
  • Real Full Screen Mode and Alternative Full Desktop mode –¬†When you enable Full Screen Mode, all you see is the webspace, with no toolbars or other clutter. They are simply autohidden! Move your mouse over the top or bottom and find the toolbar and tab bar respectively. Avant Browser also provides Full Desktop Mode, which is the same as Full screen mode, but differs in that your windows task bar stays visible.
  • Built-in Search Engine – Avant Browser provides a built-in search engines, Yahoo and Google. Built-in search engines enable user to search for web pages, images, groups, directories, news, lyrics and software in Internet. International users will be glad to know that you can set avant to utilize any of up to 64 google mirrors by default!
  • Full IE Compatibility – Avant Browser comes with all Internet Explorer functions, including Cookies, ActiveX Controls, Java Script, Real player and Macromedia Flash. IE bookmarks are automatically imported into Avant Browser.
  • Control Your Privacy – With Avant Browser, you can easily keep your privacy by deleting all browsing traces such as: Typed Addresses, Auto-Complete Passwords, Cookies, History of Visited Web Sites, Temporary Internet Files and Search Keywords.
  • No security holes – Avant Browser doesn’t contain any functions or codes to help other people or programs to access your computer.
  • Safe Recovery – If Avant Browser is closed improperly, all open web pages are saved and will be automatically reopened at next startup.
  • Skins – Express your creativity by making a skin for Avant using a custom, easy to use program called Avant Browser Skin Maker, or use any of the many and varied skins made by other users.

What are the minimum requirements of the Avant program:

You will need a Pentium 166 PC or higher, 16MB RAM or more. The operating system should be Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME or Windows XP. For Windows 95 systems, IE 5.5 or higher version should be installed. For Windows NT systems, Service Pack 6 and IE 5.5 should be installed, and IE 6.0 are recommended. For ideal performance: a user should have at least Windows 98 and Internet Explorer 6.0 installed, and Windows 2000 installed if at all possible.

These are the tested systems for all the Windows OS:

  • AMD K6 400 / 64 Ram / Windows 95 / Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Pentium II 333 / 64M Ram / Windows NT + Service Pack 6 / Internet Explorer 4.01
  • Celeron 500 / 128 Ram / Windows 98 / Internet Explorer 5
  • Celeron 1.7G / 128 Ram / Windows 2000 / Internet Explorer 5.5
  • AMD K7 800 / 256 Ram / Windows XP Home Edition / Internet Explorer 6
  • Pentium-4 2.4G / 512 Ram / Windows XP Professinal + Service Pack 1 / Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Review by Jared Moya

Avant has an average rating 2.8 out of 5 based on 5 user ratings.