So: Have you searched for an option in Vuze not to check for an update? On another os I found vuze demanding that I update by torrent. I also found it to be one of the the torrent clients that uses a lot of resources.
Have you downloaded & installed Vuze in a home dir subdirectory ~/vuze? Reason is probably this: the installed vuze/azureus is older than newest version, so update is downloaded, but can't be installed because you need root-rights for that. I came to Ubuntu because I want to decide how I use my computer. It didn't take long for me to find another client on Ubuntu. No reason to give up my control to a app that wants to sell me stuff. Vuze automatically downloaded an upgrade to itself, then told me it was going to have to restart to install the upgrade.
Now when I run it, it just keeps saying it downloaded an upgrade and needs to restart, but when I restart it, it does the same thing again, and again, and again, and again, it wont stop. Reason is probably this: the installed vuze/azureus is older than newest version, so update is downloaded, but can't be installed because you need root-rights for that.
So, either I am stupid and it is downloading like a million updates all individually for some dumb reason, or something is broken. Real solution: Ubuntu should update Vuze in it's repositories.
So what do I have to do to get rid of it like I never installed it in the first place???
(That was a mistake)Have followed my advice in my post?
Vuze even lets you control your torrent downloads from a web interface.