How to Encrypt in Vuze

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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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click the "Tools" menu at the top of the Vuze window, and select "Options."

  2. 2

    Choose the "Intermediate" option on the Mode screen that appears.

  3. 3

    Select the plus sign to the left of "Connection" at the left side of the option window, then click "Transport Encryption" under Connection.

  4. 4

    Select the "Require Encrypted Transport" check box.

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

    Choose the "Apply" button, and then click "Close."

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