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Why I removed Avant

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:41 am
by anonamouse
Ok so I was looking for a new browser and found Avant and thought cool I will use that.
I installed it and found it had changed my internet explorer's home page without asking - STRIKE 1
Then I noticed that it uses the favorites and cookies and stuff from internet explorer - STRIKE 2
SO to fix this I have removed it and am still looking for a browser that does not use my internet explorer settings or change things without permission. I give avant a big thumbs down.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:16 am
by Jasmine
anonamouse wrote: Then I noticed that it uses the favorites and cookies and stuff from internet explorer - STRIKE 2
You can set to use Avant Bookmarks by unchecking Use IE favorites as Bookmarks(Avant Browser Options->Miscellaneous). It's not prevented to use some data from IE since Avant is a IE based browser.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:16 am
by anonamouse
What about the changing my homepage without asking to bing.com, are you recieving funding from bing for each page view?
I hate anything that changes my homepage without asking.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:02 pm
by Browser Peeper
I don't recall what webpage comes up in Avant as a "Home Page" when Avant is first installed. What ever that webpage is, that should not have changed your webpage in Internet Explorer. Regarding your other points, I suggest downloading and installing AB again and this time pay close attention to the information provided during the installation. I also suggest you use the "Custom" installation because this will allow the options you may want to select.
I doubt there is anyone on this forum (except the techs) who is more particular about AB's functionality than me. Any time I notice something possibly not functioning correctly in AB, I test it, looking for reasons (including possibly faulty equipment) why the functioning consistency is not completely extant.
The current version of AB, Version 2010 build 128, seems to be the best, most "bug free" version to have been built in several versions. There were some "bug" problems found in the earlier 2010 versions but those problems have been alleviated in build 128.
I suggest you download and install Version 2010 build 128. I'm sure you will agree this version is a great browser.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:44 pm
by brawnymike
If I recall correctly, after Microsoft launched the Bing search engine, they made it the default search engine for IE. (I distinctly remember being annoyed when my IE search engine was changed to Bing as a result of installing the latest IE update.) Therefore, I shouldn't be surprised that AB (which sits atop IE) was affected similarly.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:49 pm
by ABman
Whenever I've installed a new version of Avant it displays the page regarding Avant and the changes etc. as a one-off but it has never changed my home page.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:32 pm
by AXEMAN
ABman wrote:Whenever I've installed a new version of Avant it displays the page regarding Avant and the changes etc. as a one-off but it has never changed my home page.
I remember that when bing came out it replaced the search engine on avant IE this was not done by avant also i either posted or pmed staff and said what is going on with this bing thing they said it was automatic. :)

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:26 am
by Browser Peeper
brawnymike wrote:If I recall correctly, after Microsoft launched the Bing search engine, they made it the default search engine for IE. (I distinctly remember being annoyed when my IE search engine was changed to Bing as a result of installing the latest IE update.) Therefore, I shouldn't be surprised that AB (which sits atop IE) was affected similarly.
If Bing is the first default search engine that appears when AB is newly open, it certainly is easy enough to change. I don't think this is a problem significant enough to file a "bug report". Actually, in my opinion, it isn't a problem at all.

Re: Why I removed Avant

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:04 pm
by angeldust
Don't use the browser then, go find one that you like and stop anoying us.
****.