Azureus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    9,529,704
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 07, 2008
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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

"Reliable Client."

May 18, 2008  |  By jon2thejon

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

I love Azureus, ever since the first torrent I downloaded, I chose Azureus as my torrent client. A big help for me is that it can resume downloads after the internet has rebooted itself due to an error in my modem. Another is that it has tons of features that can be very useful.

Cons

Very large file size, 7X the size of uTorrent, and annoying content channel that can slow down my computer.

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5 stars

"Great once you figure it out."

May 14, 2008  |  By Windtraumer

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

I've gotten downloads much faster than using Limewire. 700mb files in 3-4 hours, often downloading at 170kb per second, but I had to configure the program myself to get this. If you have firewalls or use wireless internet via a router, you may have to set the ports on those. This will connect from the beginning and you can learn to tweak it from there. There's a help link that is of great assistance when you are learning. I'm a bit new to P2P myself, and I'm impressed with this program. You can also set the amount of bandwidth you'll allow for uploads, and the program sticks right to it, which is helpful if you're sharing your internet connection with other computers in your home.

Cons

When the program starts, there is an opening page that offers a lot of downloads and will allow you to surf and connect, but I prefer to find torrents in certain places then use the program to download, so I bypass the startup page and go to the "Advanced" tab which shows all downloading, uploading and speeds.

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1 stars

"Crap"

May 10, 2008  |  By KingOfKings1

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

It's Rubbish

Cons

Contains Malware before you download it

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4 stars

"Cool Client!"

May 01, 2008  |  By cptrob

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

Great graphics(speed inc. average swarmspeed), cool visualisations. Much nicer then Bittorrent, Bitcomet and Utorrent.

Cons

Ofcourse it is a bit heavy, with all these features.

It only lets me download 3 torrents max. at the same time, while my connection is fast enough for more. (14Mb/s.)

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5 stars

"Azureus is just fantastic...."

April 23, 2008

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

After hunting various torrent clients for years and using various ones such as, Utorrent - Crap and Ares such and such, Azureus beats them all for everything seriously. I was getting 5 -25kbps download from them and it would still drop down :( Azureus is just KING..!

Why?

{} The Azureus Vuze interface is brilliant, u can search quickly (legally) for music, music videos, games, trailers, u name it at a high download speeds!

{} The interface is cool sleek looking and is easy to use.

{} You can add ur own torrents to download, and at that at very high speeds also. Im hovering over 600-700kbps all the time on good torrent with good seeds. (obviously u download good torrents).

{}The Player on the interface is flawless.

10 / 10

Cons

Nothing seriously....Theres no messing about, jus quick wizard setup and ur done

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5 stars

"Nothing Comes Close!"

April 19, 2008  |  By Mike7p

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

This software is simply the best Torrent client I have ever used. It is simple enough for a novice to use straight away, but it can also be configured by those with more experience, who want to set up and make use of all the extra features available.

It does not have a loud brash trashy UI. It is clean and looks very professional. Try using it for your next couple of downloads, and you will not want to use any other client. It really is the bees knees!

Cons

There is nothing not to like about this program.

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5 stars

"great!"

April 17, 2008  |  By green8arrow

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

it optimizes my very slow internet connection provided by my ISP. way better that u****

Cons

nothing that's not also a headache in other clients

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5 stars

"Easy to use, lots of content"

April 08, 2008  |  By sims12345

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

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4 stars

"real crisp picture"

April 08, 2008  |  By rickt122

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

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4 stars

"Good for the experienced user"

April 07, 2008  |  By dougie_p

 |  Version: Azureus 3.0.5

Pros

Azureus has more features than any other client and is aimed at the more experienced torrent user allowing you to do much more than just downloading. It is packed full of features and allows you to customize most settings.

Cons

It's just too big.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.5
Version 3.0.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date March 07, 2008
Date Added March 07, 2008
Version 3.0.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 3.x, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
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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