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Should I remove Vuze?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #484
United States Rank #670
Reach 1.3374%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.26 days
656.64 days >
Average installed length: 345.02 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 1.52% 1.56% 1.13% 1.79% 2.02% 1.80% 3.60% 4.33% 2.87% 0.31% 6.48% 6.92% 9.57% 18.39% 8.24% 9.94% 8.41% 5.84% 1.82% 1.37%
4.8 2.09%

Typically installed together


What is Vuze?

Vuze is a BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to downloading data linked to .torrent files, Azureus allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others. Additionally, if users prefer to publish their original content, they may earn money from it. Azureus starts with the main Vuze interface, designed to promote Vuze content. Here, users can browse media on the Vuze Network, share torrents with friends, and chat. Everything from the classic UI is still available, although hidden, under the Vuze interface.

About  (from Azureus Software)

Vuze, formerly Azureus, is a powerful bittorrent client that makes finding and downloading torrents quick and easy. Vuze includes a powerful and customizable meta search that will help you find and download torrents. Once you find content that you enjoy, you can setup subscriptions so you'll always be notified of new e...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Adds a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vuze.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vuze
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vuze\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 20.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vuze

Program executable:VuzeFW.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Vuze1\VuzeFW.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Uninstaller for Vuze (Vuze)
  • AzureusUpdater.exe - AzureusUpdater
  • Azureus.exe - Vuze
  • Azureus64.exe
  • Vuze_5.2.0.0_win32.exe
  • nssstub.exe (by Symantec) - nssstub Components (nssstub)
  • aereg.dll
  • aereg64.dll
  • VuzeFW.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Azureus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F85AD16-DA8D-443E-A0FB-8895FAF579E3}' (runs on registration).
  • AzureusUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B55A619D-72E3-4E9B-AE43-F296DD54633E}' (runs on registration).
  • nssstub.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Install_NSS'.
  • VuzeFW.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBC33F1B-B340-43E1-B28D-A8A9AAC84743}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Azureus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named vuze starts every 1 hour in day time.
  • Azureus.exe runs as a service named 'Vuze' (Vuze).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Azureus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Azureus' and executes as C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Azureus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'New Application' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Azureus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Vuze\Azureus.exe'.
Network connections
  • Azureus.exe connects to router-ip-89-46-0-211.tennet.ro ( port 31777).
  • Azureus.exe connects to gh-in-f157.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • Azureus.exe connects to 190-211-72-69.bbt.net.ar ( port 49424).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:109.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0037455211%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00202098%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00172454%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:123,849,920
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:7.26 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.27 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Vuze?

You can uninstall Vuze from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Vuze, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Vuze.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.28%
Windows 10 40.17%
Windows Vista 4.37%
Windows XP 3.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.21%
Windows 8.1 11.71%
Windows 10 Home 8.78%
Windows 7 Professional 8.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.49%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  France 5.86%
  Canada 5.60%
  Australia 4.50%
  Italy 3.72%
  Netherlands 3.46%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Germany 1.82%
  Sweden 1.76%
  Spain 1.53%
  India 1.27%
  Brazil 1.17%
  DK 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.98%
Dell 17.59%
Acer 17.00%
ASUS 12.89%
Toshiba 6.96%
Lenovo 5.03%
Samsung 4.17%
Intel 1.20%
MSI 1.00%
Alienware 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.66%
ASUS All Series 7.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.37%


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