BitTorrent

BitTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 696 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.9.2
  • Total Downloads:
    23,375,540
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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BitTorrent hadn't seen a major update in about two years, but that was before it bought out uTorrent. Now, adopting its new sibling's interface has completely reinvigorated the original BitTorrent client.

Previously, BT had lacked features that other torrent innovators had spent time testing and investing in. Now, in one fell swoop, BT has access to everything it lacked. You can pick which files in a torrent you want to download, throttle your Internet connection to suit your whims, muck about with the Web UI and, basically, do everything that uTorrent can do.

There's an RSS tracker and search bar, just like in uTorrent, but there's where we encounter one key difference. Where uTorrent's search takes you to the MiniNova torrent site, BitTorrent's goes to BitTorrent.com, a pay-for-most-content site. There's also a menu bar item in the BitTorrent client called Get Stuff, with links to Movies, TV, Music, and Games at the BitTorrent content site.

Without a doubt, BitTorrent has taken drastic steps to reverse course and unsink its sinking ship. Although BT still eats more memory than its new sibling, it's hogging significantly less than before. The install file reflects the new code, shrinking from nearly 6MB for version 5 to less than 1MB for version 6.

BT also comes with a small piece of software called DNA. The BT site calls it protocol for "Delivery Network Acceleration," but beyond a nebulous description, it's hard to tell what exactly it does.

 
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  • Current Version

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    • 2 star 31
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5 stars

"It's free and top of the line."

December 01, 2014  |  By blabpens

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Works great but could be a little more user friendly.

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

November 19, 2014  |  By teatprim

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Never any problems.

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5 stars

"Great Program for my needs!"

November 16, 2014  |  By crookedper

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Very suitable for me to use, really

Cons

None that I found

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1 stars

"Failed to install"

May 22, 2014  |  By torath69

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.1

Pros

No Pros to Mention

Cons

I could not get it to load even after downloading 3 times.

Summary

Failure

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5 stars

"Saved Me Tons of Money"

February 16, 2014  |  By JingleSara

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8.2

Pros

Saves money
Awesome software
Pretty quick download times

Cons

You put yourself at risk for a virus

Summary

This program has allowed me to download tv shows, games, and movies for free. It's saved me a ton of money and it has allowed me access to content I could never have afforded. I love it!

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5 stars

"More than you could ask for"

February 06, 2014  |  By Sampson5115

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8.2

Pros

FREE
Download all sorts of content for personal viewing or to upload to a website.

Cons

Occasionally gives you a virus.

Summary

If you know how to restore your computer to the day before, then you should definitely get this software. I've only gotten one virus, but it was a bad one. However, I just rolled my PC back to the day before and it was fine. This has saved me literally thousands of bucks on games, music, and tv episodes. It's also given me content for my website! Yay!

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1 stars

"CAUTION: Bittorrent loaded with malware!"

October 23, 2013  |  By NachoMan007

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8.2

Pros

works well, except for Conduit malware that is a serious pain in the A** to get rid of. What were they thinking? Evidently CNET hasn't scanned Bittorrent in awhile else Bitorrent would certainly fail. I would seriously avoid this otherwise good app until Conduit is removed from the install package.

Cons

Contains Conduit malware. A royal pain to remove from your system.

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4 stars

"never had a problem"

September 28, 2013  |  By tombradbury

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8.1

Pros

Easy to install and easy to use.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

I think the previous commenter either works for or wrote another program similar to BitTorrent and is just trying to sway people away from BitTorrent or didn't know what they were doing and is just pissed off.
I've been using BitTorrent for several years and never had a problem with the program. It's easy to install and easy to use and unless they've changed it drastically over the past year or so, there's no BS, just a simple program that does it's job.

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1 stars

"Hijacks your Home page"

August 23, 2013  |  By 4bettal

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8.1

Pros

Installs toolbars and other programs without your knowledge

Cons

install this at your own risk!

Summary

It comes with a ton of junk too!If you install this do so at your own risk! I removed this toolbar with system recovery and waste 3 hrs to fix every thing back....

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5 stars

"Works great."

May 11, 2013  |  By gwetrwevsdf

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8

Pros

This is a great client that isn't heavy on system resources. My PC is a bit low on system resources, so this works great. I used to use Vuze , but I almost couldn't do anything else while it was running because it was too heavy for my PC. This is not the case with BitTorrent. I can easily multitask while this is running.

Secondly, it almost maxes out my connection without tweaking any of the settings, downloading at the highest speeds possible for healthy torrents (although I should say my connection is on the slower side)

I have only changed two settings on it:

- I put a limit to upload bandwidth (the default is 0 = unlimited) [If you have a fast upload and purely unlimited connection, you should just leave it at 0)

- I changed the location of my downloads (the default was a place in C drive , but my drive is short of space)

Basically, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you are unsatisfied with its performance, then you could tweak connectivity settings and check.

Cons

None, really. However pay attention when you install it because it tries to install a toolbar and a couple of other things. If you do not want those, then pay attention, read closely and uncheck/ deselect those items.

I would not call this as one of the 'cons' though because like many other free softwares it tries to install other things on your PC. But,you do have an option to deselect them.

Summary

As I mentioned , great client. An alternative (similar) to it is Utorrent, which is provided by the same company.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.9.2
  • Change: Client now indicates non-stableness with a 'B' e.g. -BT791B- in Peer ID
  • Fix: Resolve antivirus compatibility issues
  • Fix: Added information dialog after clicking on Help->Download Translation
  • Fix: Regression in labels feature
  • Fix: Crash when removing trackers with confirmation dialog enabled
  • Fix: DHT regression
  • Fix: Secondary sorting which is set by shift+click on a column header
  • Fix: Incorrect text in the uTorrent Remote username/password notification dialog
  • Fix: Crash when downloading in Compact Allocation mode
  • Fix: Crash parsing malformed DHT messages
  • Fix: Crash when writing resume file for torrent with no metadata
  • Fix: Crash when not removing torrents from the fairlist
  • Fix: Multiple other crashes
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date May 29, 2014
Date Added May 30, 2014
Version 7.9.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.72MB
File Name BitTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,375,540
Downloads Last Week 13,125
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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