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Should I remove Vuze?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,204
United States Rank #3,282
Reach 0.1790%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.68 days
993.48 days >
Average installed length: 522.00 days


4.7 62.27%
4.6 16.55%
4.5 7.00%
4.4 4.02%
4.3 3.40%


What is Vuze?

Vuze (previously Azureus) 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.

About  (from Vuze)

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


The most common release is 4.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Azureus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 21.4 MB (22,442,619 bytes). The installed file AzureusUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
Vuze has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vuze.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vuze
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vuze\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 21.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vuze

Program executable:Azureus.exe
Vuze Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Vuze Uninstaller (Vuze)
  • AzureusUpdater.exe - AzureusUpdater
  • Azureus.exe - Azureus
  • Vuze_4.3.1.4_windows.exe - Vuze
  • Vuze_4700_windows.exe
  • Vuze64_Portable.exe
  • uninstall_AVG_RESTORED.exe
  • nssstub.exe (by Symantec) - nssstub Components (nssstub)
  • Azureus64.exe (by Azureus Software, Inc)
  • aereg.dll
  • aereg64.dll
  • VuzeFW.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Azureus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3ACD0EB5-A758-4993-AA09-C453ED598A7A}' (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Azureus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe'.
Network connections
  • Azureus.exe connects to (port 19357).
  • 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:96.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020075881%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00135560%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00065199%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:25,888,981
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:23 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5.5 KB
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) 64%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.67%
Windows Vista 14.04%
Windows XP 9.97%
Windows 10 5.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.81%
Windows 7 Professional 8.21%
Windows 10 Home 2.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.87%
  United Kingdom 7.21%
  Canada 6.40%
  France 5.32%
  Australia 3.49%
  Netherlands 3.05%
  Italy 2.82%
  Germany 2.61%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Spain 1.50%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Norway 0.95%
  DK 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.23%
Dell 22.01%
Acer 15.75%
Toshiba 9.21%
ASUS 6.68%
Samsung 2.99%
Intel 2.90%
Lenovo 1.45%
American Megatrends 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.62%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.83%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.83%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.38%

About Vuze

Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a company formed by some of the original developers of the open source BitTorrent client Azureus.
Publisher URL: www.vuze.com


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