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AvantFind


http://www.avantfind.com/

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2004
Closed No



Developer Anderson, Che



Country of Origin China



Owner
2004 - [...] Avant Browser



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the users permission)



Used SeEn Yahoo



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



»The Avant Browser's default search engine is a version of the Yahoo! search engine renamed Avantfind and is given a custom look.« »Avant Browser was largely inspired by Opera, the first major browser to have a multiple document interface. The developer's objective was to wrap a comparable interface around the layout engine used by Internet Explorer, thereby achieving Opera-like ergonomics without suffering the frequent problems that browser had rendering pages tested only in Internet Explorer. In fact, it was initially released under the name "IEopera", though this was soon changed due to the obvious trademark issues. Later, Avant's developer, Anderson Che, has concentrated on adding user-requested features, and Avant was among the first browsers to have popup blocking, advertising server blocking, and one-click disabling of potential security vulnerabilities such as ActiveX, Java, and JavaScript.« Source



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Critical points

Anvisoft Forums (Sophia): »The Avantfind.com (AvantFind virus) is categorized as a browser hijacker caused by third party malware and voluntary installments of freeware (Avant Browser). Although Avantfind.com is a clean website (Sucuri sitecheck), it can be utilized alongside unwanted adware and spyware applications and platforms. Sometimes the first sign of a malware, virus, or Trojan attack and/or infection is a browser redirection. In this case, the AvantFind changes Home Page and Provided Search Engine settings, causing the browser to start up at AvantFind.com and internet searches to redirect to the AvantFind.com search website.« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avant_Browser
Wikipedia (Others): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avant_Browser
     

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Created: 2013-03-14