Azureus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 2010 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    9,529,704
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 05, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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For a torrent-downloading app, Azureus is chock-a-block full of features that set it apart from the rest of the pack.

From XML torrent options to IP filters, firewall tests to UPnP plug-ins, Azureus leads the way in making the torrent experience as customizable as possible. When you install the program, it gives you three levels of option settings, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced controls. There's a configuration wizard, an easy-to-use torrent maker, and dozens of ways to set your statistics logs so you can track download speed and performance.

The layout could benefit from larger buttons. Nevertheless, it's uncluttered and the icons are straightforward--none of those unhelpful "sad face" icons to stop the torrent. In the past, the Java architecture has been a fatal flaw, with Azureus porking out and consuming resources as if they were pies in an eating contest. It's still a major processor drain, but the latest version isn't anywhere near as bad as earlier ones have been, and we recommend this app to advanced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 2010 votes

    • 5 star 1294
    • 4 star 470
    • 3 star 101
    • 2 star 39
    • 1 star 106
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4 stars

"Great!!!!!!!!!! "

March 02, 2008  |  By Ma7bkom

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

wonderful

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1 stars

"Scaning your computer !!!"

March 02, 2008  |  By Iliusha

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

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3 stars

"Easy to download and operate"

February 17, 2008  |  By dwigg

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

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4 stars

"Fast, reliable - and much to my surprise, I'm loving the Vuze content area."

January 29, 2008  |  By andyschouten

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

I've used Azureus for a couple of years now and with this version, it's finally come of age.

Cons

Limits on distribution of all the really cool stuff in Vuze. It would be great to see it being made available to Australian users.

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3 stars

"Too much Client, not enough customization."

January 12, 2008

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

If you are looking for a "Does-it-all" client, this may be the one for you, but the price you pay is in resources. Azureus will do many things that most other clients can't and uses your memory and processing power to do it. Add this to the bandwidth needs of a full service client and you may have more than you bargained for. If your computer is a dedicated P2P machine, you should be more than happy.

Cons

What Azureus needs to earn all of those 5 stars is a way to streamline and customize the many features offered. Ways to turn off unwanted features (for those who do NOT want to see peers' file statuses or each individual detail of every single file,etc).; therefore, the inability to reduce the memory needed to run Azureus, and the lack of a way to customize which user interface displays are shown by default become very obvious on the first time that you attempt to use the advanced settings. Not to mention that the built-in media player tends to load commercials before your files play and you have no way to get rid off the automatic listing of recommended feature items. Yes, Azureus is pretty, but it's still too much for a normal, multi-tasking system.

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5 stars

"Great Software"

January 06, 2008  |  By adampyne555

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

Everything really, Easy to use, updates itself, fast, thumbnails for whatyour downloading

Cons

Limited Content

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2 stars

"Big and confusing"

January 02, 2008  |  By slimmyles

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

Faster than bittorent, but utorrent still rocks it.

Cons

Big program with too much customization. Confusing. Not as fast as uTorrent overall. Crashes allot! And crashes more than bittorrent.

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5 stars

"Azureus is good"

December 21, 2007  |  By gasaulnier

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

Fast downloads. Easy to use. Good interface.

Cons

I installed the new Azureus (called Vuze) and don't like Vuze. I am going to try to get the original Azureus without all the nonsense content.

I've also used uTorrent and have always come back to Azureus because I like the ease of use of Azureus and the interface much better.

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1 stars

"Big ..Stupid ..complex.. slow"

December 21, 2007  |  By xebato

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

nothing

Cons

interface and the software

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5 stars

"Great"

December 13, 2007  |  By apollo2001

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.1.6

Pros

I Like the design and the functions

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1.6
Version 3.0.1.6 includes several changes such as adding helper class to make listening to download events across all downloads easier, reducing DHT registration counts for queued torrents, fixing bug which sometimes prevented corrupted torrents being removed properly, and other improvements.
General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date August 05, 2007
Date Added August 05, 2007
Version 3.0.1.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 70.32KB
File Name VuzeBittorrentClientInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,529,704
Downloads Last Week 6,609
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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