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Should I remove Avant Browser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,915
United States Rank #3,453
Reach 0.2035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.77 days
376.78 days >
Average installed length: 197.97 days


VersionDistribution 84.39% 12.07% 0.07% 0.32% 0.02% 0.20% 0.12% 0.30% 0.07% 0.05% 0.07% 0.20% 0.07% 0.17% 0.32% 0.35% 0.25% 0.05% 0.07% 0.15% 0.25% 0.07% 0.02% 0.07% 0.02% 0.05% 0.05% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02%

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Avant Browser

What is Avant Browser?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "A free web browser with many built-in features including a video downloader, download accelerator, ad/pop-up blocker, RSS reader, plus much more."

About  (from Avant Force)

Avant Browser is an ultra-fast web browser. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Avant Browser is a freeware. 100% Free! No Ads, No Virus, No Spyware, No Malwares! Absolutly with no hidden cost...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named avant.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 13.56 MB (14,220,088 bytes).
Avant Browser has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avantbrowser.com
Help link: www.avantbrowser.com/help/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avant Browser
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 13.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avant Browser

Program executable:avant.exe
Name:Avant Browser
Avant Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe
Additional files:
  • absetup.exe - Avant Browser (Avant Browser 2010 build 123)
  • Avant Browser 2013 build 23 setup.exe - Avant Browser 2013 build 23
  • avantab.exe
  • uninst.exe - Avant Browser 2014 build 7
  • xbrowser.exe
  • ybrowser.exe
  • zbrowser.exe
  • avantvw.exe
  • adownloader.exe
  • avantshell.dll
  • SetDefault.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • avant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF14F8D5-86C8-48EA-A426-F216C6E355CE}' (runs on registration).
  • adownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{26D593A8-8D4E-4B47-988F-B1AC82907E44}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • avant.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'avant.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • avant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe'.
  • xbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\ybrowser.exe'.

How do I remove Avant Browser?

You can uninstall Avant Browser from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avant Browser (remove only), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Avant Browser.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.11%
Windows 10 32.00%
Windows XP 7.12%
Windows Vista 3.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.80%
Windows 7 Professional 9.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.97%
Windows 10 Home 6.30%
Windows 8.1 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.04%
  Germany 7.16%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Italy 4.03%
  Canada 2.46%
  France 2.33%
  Saudi Arabia 1.89%
  Iran 1.81%
  Brazil 1.78%
  India 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Egypt 1.68%
  IQ 1.35%
  Israel 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.19%
Dell 20.06%
Acer 19.03%
ASUS 8.37%
Toshiba 6.04%
Lenovo 3.54%
Samsung 2.46%
Intel 2.07%
Medion 1.77%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Sahara 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
ASUS All Series 2.93%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.80%
Hewlett-Packard 500-a60 2.42%


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