Do you know what Vuze toolbar is?
If you use Vuze BitTorrent client, you are most likely to have Vuze toolbar as well. This toolbar gets installed on your computer automatically when you install the BitTorrent client and do not pay attention when the installation wizard asks you whether you want to add Vuze Toolbar to your browser or not. Although it looks like a real toolbar that gives additional features to your browser, Vuze Toolbar is actually a potentially malevolent application that resists removal and collects your personal data.
Vuze toolbar easily functions as a browser hijacker, because it changes your browser's default homepage and search engine. You will also see that you are forcefully redirected to various websites that you haven't visited before. The website are directly related to Vuze toolbar and Vuze BitTorrent client. Although they do not infect you with malware directly, they generated an onslaught of pop-up advertisements that allow these websites to make revenue whenever you click on these advertisements.
Also, your Internet browsing habits will be monitored by Vuze toolbar as well, because this is how it can direct a list of advertisements towards you that would correspond to your preferences. However, even if the ads would show you something you're interested in, constant pop-ups that interfere with your browsing is definitely something that should not be tolerated.
The most important thing you have to understand about Vuze toolbar is that even if it does not cause any direct damage, this browser can cause a lot of problems later on. For example, if any of the websites you get redirected to contains a malicious file, you might end up being infected with a Trojan or rogue that could seriously damage your system. Thus, before any of that happens, you should delete Vuze Toolbar from your system. Automatic removal is the most effective, because then a recommended antimalware tool takes care of the infection for you. If you choose automatic removal, your system will also be scanned for any other possible infections.
In non-techie terms:
Vuze toolbar is a browser extension that changes your browser settings and causes unwanted system behavior. You must remove Vuze toolbar from your computer as soon as possible, to avoid any further damage.
Aliases: Vuze BitTorrent toobar.