I would donate if vuze did not include Spigot.
Sipgot is a PUP at best and a virus at worst. I did a custom installation and opted out. If I would have missed that Sipgot was include, I would have never used Vuze again. No one wants their searches redirected.
Quoted from Spyrid:
Spigot virus is an application that causes redirections to the websites it promotes. It can be added as a toolbar to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The program itself is legal and does not cause a direct harm to your computer besides the annoying changes it makes. Spigot virus replaces your home page, default search engine and new tab page with its own. What is worse, you cannot undo the changes via browser settings. Spigot virus also modifies your browser settings for address bar search, “DNS error” page and “404 error” page.
Although the official website informs that this application allows you a convenient way to help find search results online by collecting your requests for information and processing them through company’s search engine partners, the truth is that it does not take any responsibility for the content displayed. In other words your computer might get infected when clicking on an advertisement or a link displayed by Spigot virus because it might be malicious or lead to a corrupted website.
Since search tools supported by Spigot virus do not provide any advantage upon those you always used and even increase a risk of getting infected with malware, it is recommended to remove this toolbar. Those having it installed often complain that the application is not listed in Control Panel. To ensure that the toolbar causing redirection is completely removed you should use special Spigot virus removal tools. One of the ways for protecting your computer from similar infections is to select custom installation when adding any free software to your computer and read installation wizard carefully. Unwanted applications like Spigot often come bundled with freeware.
Oel Mejas Snelschiger commented
I would like to back this complaint - Vuze, like everybody else who bundle the likes of Spigot, know that these programs are unwelcome and reduce the quality of what was previously a great program, basically inconveniencing and disrupting the user's experience to the benefit of a third party. Like many others I, a long term Vuze user of going on 10 years have uninstalled Vuze with no intention of returning and am frankly upset by Vuze's decision to include this malware. Like numerous other users I went through advanced/custom installation options to avoid malware and found Spigot to be unscrupulously bundled and installed on my computer, modifying it's behaviour to my detriment.
It seems to me that I work (provide services that are required by others) in exchange for money (which I use to acquire the service I desire). I also treat people with respect and generosity to seek the same in return. This attitude and these practices are at large, resulting in a desirable and rewarding 'light side' that we all have the oportunity to be involved in if we choose. on the other hand the practices of lying, deceiving and exploiting others as an alternative means to acquire are at large, and are an available option at large should we choose to follwo this route - the dark side. Vuze seems to have gone to this side, which is a terrible shame.