Vuze, a BitTorrent application formerly known as "Azureus," includes support for encrypted BitTorrent connections. While some Internet service providers and networks may have traffic-shaping policies that reduce the speed of normal BitTorrent connections, encryption prevents traffic-shaping policies from determining a connection is a BitTorrent connection, allowing you to achieve higher-speeds if traffic shaping is being employed on your network. Encryption won't prevent other people from seeing the files you're downloading and uploading on BitTorrent; don't download or upload content on BitTorrent unless you have permission from the rights holder.
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Click the "Tools" menu at the top of the Vuze window, and select "Options."
Choose the "Intermediate" option on the Mode screen that appears.
Select the plus sign to the left of "Connection" at the left side of the option window, then click "Transport Encryption" under Connection.
Select the "Require Encrypted Transport" check box.
Choose the "Allow Non-encrypted Outgoing Connections if Encrypted Connection Attempt Fails" and "Allow Non-encrypted Incoming Connections" check boxes if you want to also allow non-encrypted connections as a fallback method. If you leave these check boxes unchecked, you can't participate in file transfers with BitTorrent clients that don't support encryption, which may slow down your file transfers.
Choose the "Apply" button, and then click "Close."
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