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Vuze

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.7.4
  • Total Downloads:
    9,991,187
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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Formerly the feature-rich Azureus, Vuze takes Azureus' BitTorrent foundation and builds on top of it a network for video discovery and user-created video publishing tied together by social networking.

From XML torrent options to IP filters, firewall tests to UPnP plug-ins to baked-in social networking, Vuze isn't breaking new ground--the original BitTorrent client has gone this path, too--but it is doing it in an innovative and attractive way. When you install the program, you're faced with an interface that will be instantly familiar to iTunes users. In providing a general overview of their torrents and media playback controls, the new layout emphasizes user-initiated searches.

The Advanced tab has been replaced by My Library. The old Azureus is now completely gone, but because of the demands of users, Vuze 4.0 is much closer to the intent of its progenitor than Vuze 3.1 was. A simple, three-step guide that launches when you start Vuze helps you get acclimatized to the new Vuze. There's still work to be done: memory usage is up around 100MB, and although you can set up private trackers, you can't customize the search box. People new to torrenting or only interested in sharing media files might appreciate this visually active approach.

 
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1 stars

"Rubbish software which downloaded malware on PC"

June 19, 2016  |  By jimafc

2016-06-19 03:35:26  |  By jimafc

 |  Version: Vuze 5.7.2

Pros

None, I regret downloading.

Cons

Downloaded a browser hijacker onto PC despite me customising the installation and not ticking bloatware. Difficult to remove. Many more people online stating same issue.

Summary

Do not install.

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5 stars

"Excellent Torrent Client!"

January 23, 2016

2016-01-23 21:38:49

 |  Version: Vuze 5.7.0

Pros

This is an incredibly easy to use interface that will allow you to customize your download options. It has a number of controls you can play with and is very easy to use without having to go into them. It's a very intuitive program. It comes with some OPTIONAL programs that are easy to skip downloading if you pay attention and don't blindly click yes to everything when it is installing.

Cons

The ads keep getting bigger and it likes to pop up occasionally to solicit a paid option (that I see no use for).

Summary

Great program, everyone complaining about malware opted to install things instead of reading and paying attention to decline the optional downloads.

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1 stars

"DON'T DOWNLOAD"

January 16, 2016

2016-01-16 16:51:29

 |  Version: Vuze 5.7.0

Pros

I FOUND THE MOVIE I WANTED BUT ISN'T WORTH THE 19 MALWARE THAT WAS FOUND.

Cons

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FOUND 19 MALWARE AFTER DOWNLOAD.

Summary

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. NOW IT IS YOUR CHOICE. I TOOK THE CHANCE TO DOWNLOAD IT. NOW YOU CAN LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE OR DOWNLOAD IT AND LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKE.

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1 stars

"Installs Malware"

January 01, 2016  |  By Baldy129

2016-01-01 12:31:28  |  By Baldy129

 |  Version: Vuze 5.7.0

Pros

Downloads torrents.

Cons

Also installs Conduit and probably a few other choice items I've yet to locate.

Summary

How is this rated so highly, especially by editors?

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1 stars

"Avoid like the plague!!"

October 01, 2015  |  By nikabuz

2015-10-01 01:57:29  |  By nikabuz

 |  Version: Vuze 5.6.2.0

Pros

Does a decent job of downloading torrents once you import some torrent templates, but using quite a bit of CPU.

Cons

Vuze used to be a great torrent program, but now I would recommend you steer well clear of it and use Transmission or even uTorrent.
Vuze now tries to install malware/adware when you first download it or later when you go to upgrade it to the latest version.
It is also riddled with ads in a constant attempt to get you to purchase Vuze Plus.
It uses Java which is not great for Macs and you get bugged continually to upgrade Java.
Its also quite a CPU hog and slows my iMac down.

Also be aware that Vuze as it comes straight out of the box will not find you any torrents - you need to search online for Vuze search templates and install these manually.

Summary

Nasty piece of bloated crapware!!

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4 stars

"works well"

September 26, 2015  |  By JennLevy

2015-09-26 13:59:56  |  By JennLevy

 |  Version: Vuze 5.6.2.0

Pros

This is the only torrent client I've ever used, and I'm mostly pretty happy with it.

Cons

Big problem: when torrent sites migrate, there's no easy way to add the new URLs. This is particularly difficult of late with sites like TPB and KAT losing their URLs and popping up elsewhere. There is a procedure to add new URLs but I get dizzy just reading it - it's for serious pros only. I'd love to know how other clients handle adding new URLs.

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5 stars

"AIO program"

April 24, 2015  |  By kmo911

2015-04-24 09:52:10  |  By kmo911

 |  Version: Vuze 5.6

Pros

its a good program
-ads with mr green, mussuses youre cookie catche.

Cons

ads sponsored with mr green and steals youre cookie catche. i use peerblock to block mr green ads. start up program vuse then peerblock. it vill still click when it changes ads. just put the vuze sound bar to zero.

Summary

nice program when you need download drm non drm things.TPB lives on.

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3 stars

"Nagware / ransomware"

January 16, 2015  |  By jrc007

2015-01-16 11:35:54  |  By jrc007

 |  Version: Vuze 5.5

Pros

Works as advertised. However . . .

Cons

While running Vuze (in Vista, in my case) a nagware/ransomware screen pops up occasionally, capturing the program with no way to close itself unless the hapless user buys or tries Vuze Plus. The pop-up can only be closed (by me, anyway) by using Task Manager to close and re-open the entire program.

Summary

If not illegal, this is certainly unethical - and a serious flaw in an otherwise good program.

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5 stars

"Thank you Vuze"

December 12, 2014  |  By Thesoneli

2014-12-12 06:29:46  |  By Thesoneli

 |  Version: Vuze 5.5

Pros

This is one of the most powerful torrent client I have ever used.
The features and options available are gorgeous and I really love it. You can do even more thinks with the Plus version but even the free version is quite amazing.

Cons

I don't think I will ever have something against

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5 stars

"Trouble free torrent downloader."

October 07, 2014  |  By cnetwardog

2014-10-07 17:44:59  |  By cnetwardog

 |  Version: Vuze 5.4

Pros

Ease of download and intuitive use.

Cons

Nothing to complain about.

Summary

Try it and you'll end up keeping it because it's too good to delete.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.7.4
Lots of UI and Core improvements.
General
Publisher Vuze
Publisher web site http://www.vuze.com
Release Date November 21, 2016
Date Added November 22, 2016
Version 5.7.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 89.66KB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,991,187
Downloads Last Week 2,381
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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