Vuze for Windows Fileforum Pick

3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 (2657 votes)


Windows (All) / Open Source / 351,789 downloads

Vuze Bittorrent Client is an end-to-end application for all your torrent needs. Although it is a complete bittorrent downloader, Vuze maintains a lightweight footprint, doesn't slow your computer down, and quickly downloads torrents. Vuze makes it easy for you to find torrents anywhere, whether you are downloading torrents from a tracker site or anywhere else on the web. Once you find a torrent the Vuze Bittorrent Client makes it simple to download torrents and automatically optimizes torrent download speeds. Once your downloaded torrents are finished Vuze makes it straightforward and simple to watch and listen to the content you downloaded. Vuze simply covers anything you'll run into when downloading bittorrent torrents.

Reviews of Vuze for Windows

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta 30 (May 16, 2015)

    Bloated and slow.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta 45 (Jul 18, 2014)

    Although I personally use Vuze I couldn't care less about what bittorrent client you decide on using. But to make your decision based on a BT client's Search feature is crazy. You're crazy for doing searches on Public torrent sites. You are just asking to be sent a letter from your ISP at the very least or worse a pay-up-now letter from someone's lawyer. Of course odds are less if you are using a VPN but you don't seem on the surface to be the VPN-type.
    Get yourself invited somehow (buy your way in if you have to) to a limited number of good private torrent sites that has a fair amount of members and do your searching from within. will get you started in finding a good private site that will fill your needs.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta 15 (Apr 22, 2014)

    I actually just uninstalled VUZE. For some strange reason this version gives tons of absolutely unrelated results. Plus the fact that it came with an absolute bare bone list of sites to search. What the hell???

  4. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta 14 (Mar 21, 2014)

    If there is one absolute thing I'd like Vuze to change it's the search option. At the moment you input what you want to find then you get the results. Then and only then can you chose the type of results you want. As in music or video. That type of search option should be available BEFORE the search. That way you wouldn't end up with tons of useless results. Also, where the hell can we find up to date search templates?

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Aug 20, 2013)

    I just don't understand all the negativity about this program. I'm running just a regular i5 computer with 8 gigs of memory and I'm not seeing any of this slowness and CPU hogging that others write about. I do a fair amount of leaching and seeding. Nothing over the top but I'll usually have 5-10 things going all the time with probably 75% of my Internet bandwidth allowed to be used. Usually I'm using much less than that max. Right now with 6 seeds going I'm seeing 44% of my RAM used and about an average 24% of my CPU going. That is with all my other normal computer background programs running as well. Looking at my Process Lasso report over the last 2 days Vuze has itself used 0.19% CPU and 148,468K of memory. Looking at the report my browser (Pale Moon) that I'm using to write this has used more than double that and I don't run it all the time like I do Vuze. All I'm saying is if you are looking around for a different BT program don't be scared off by the thought of Java and all the negativity here.

Discuss Vuze for Windows

  1. Jan 14, 2012 - 12:06 PM

    What is happening with Vuze? When I first starting using it, the info section stated almost 2 million users. Of late, that section shows at most 1 million and usually lower.

  2. Dec 3, 2009 - 10:26 PM

    So...are you saying that if I use Vuze, and I decry the fact that its installer by default also installs things *other than Vuze*, then according to you I'm a hypocrite? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

    Now I'm a fairly savvy guy. I probably could build Vuze from source if I wanted, but why bother? If Vuze or its installer gets too slimy, then it's easier to find another bittorrent program than to muck around with the Vuze source every time an update is released. If you ignore the demands of your users (or trivialize them as hypocrisy), then you're asking for your program and your discussion page to be ignored in turn. :/

  3. Dec 3, 2009 - 10:40 AM

    Not everybody by a long shot has the skills to compile their own crap free vuze. That had to be one of the dumbest arguments I've read yet, seriously.
    vuze is so full of bloat/crap I'm not sure one can call it a bit torrent client anymore. Just some other program that happens to support bit torrent.

    Hate me all you want, but vuze just sucks.

  4. Nov 30, 2009 - 3:41 PM

    Point is, it is possible to create crap-free Vuze installer. But no one does that because NO ONE CARES. If you DO care enough - do it. Otherwise you just don't care enough (which doesn't stop you from complaining - which makes you a hypocrite).

    Fact is, at the moment Vuze is the MOST feature-full torrent client. If there is something to do with torrents, Vuze does that (out of the box or with a plugin).
    If you DO need something simpler - try Deluge or something from the Gnome world - people there are adept at making simple things (sometimes even too simple).

    I would never recommend uTorrent because developers of that piece of software are raping you off. One thing is when you have Microsoft's Windows and Wine just doesn't cut. Another thing is when you have a number of *free* (as in "freedom") BitTorrent clients which do everything you'd possibly want of them - yet you choose uTorrent.

    P.S. uTorrent IS pre-packaged with an adware browser search toolbar. Stop being a hypocrite.

  5. Nov 23, 2009 - 12:53 PM

    If you don't like all the installed crapware build your own version. Are you kidding. Maybe it's time you step out of the basement, notice the sun and become human again.

    Better solution, if Vuze doesn't do it for you, whether it's all the crapware, or it's super bloatware or whatever your reason find a better alternative.
    Choice is also a beautiful freedom.
    I recommend uTorrent, it's simple, has all the features you could want, small size, no bloatware and it just gets the job done.

  6. Nov 21, 2009 - 4:41 AM

    You don't like that Vuze installer tries to install a lot of crap along with the torrent client itself? That is easily fixable! Download the *SOURCE CODE* of Vuze, *BUILD IT* and install it into your system yourself, because it is *OPEN SOURCE*. Or even better - create an installer without crapware and *SHARE* it with other people, because it's *FREE SOFTWARE*.

    What? You don't know how to build software from the source? Then *WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT*? If you can't utilize the freedoms given to you - that's your problem, stick with the crapware-filled installer (most people do).

  7. Jan 26, 2009 - 3:34 PM

    Want to get back the good old Azureus (pre-Vuze) user interface? Simple! Tools->Options->Interface->Start, Display Vuze UI Chooser [Show], Classic Interface.