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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 708 votes out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.9.5
  • Total Downloads:
    24,093,889
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 28, 2015
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

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  • All Versions

    3.7

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    • 5 star 307
    • 4 star 172
    • 3 star 76
    • 2 star 31
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1 stars

"does not work with WIndows 10"

March 30, 2016  |  By griffragy13626

2016-03-30 15:44:47  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.5

Pros

good with other windows U/S but does not work well with Windows 10

Cons

same as pros

Summary

nothing.

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1 stars

"Used to be a loyal fan, but no more."

January 20, 2016  |  By kingofstarfox

2016-01-20 14:25:09  |  By kingofstarfox

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.5

Pros

Good product, overall. Enough for me to loyally stick with them for years.

Cons

Sadly, they have designed their most recent package to "blank out" part of the page where you can "choose" whether or not to install their malware-like side products, such as whatzit defender or whatever it is. As no other portion of the installation software has this handy glitch, I'm guessing they do that so they can force all new installations to install their product, based on their being unable to deselect the "I agree" button. And if approached, I am sure they plan to say "oops, just a glitch!" That is a dirty trick insulting to the intelligence of your long time loyal users, myself included, and I'm sure I'm not the only one, just the most vocal. Utorrent must be the same people, as I had the same problem when trying to switch to them. I fled to Deluge and found everything above-board there, so they're my new, loyal choice.

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1 stars

"NOT A BitTorrent"

January 16, 2016

2016-01-16 22:46:22

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.5

Pros

Don't know. I never installed it

Cons

When I downloaded it this is what it downloaded. RoboForm-Setup-cnetc
Something from Roboform.

Summary

Check out this link and see for yourself.
http://download.cnet.com/s/roboform/

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5 stars

"good yaar very good work not very well as you are"

December 15, 2015  |  By karim_freelancer

2015-12-15 07:44:57  |  By karim_freelancer

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.5

Pros

good yaar very good work

Cons

not very well as you are saying

Summary

good yaar very good work not very well as you are saying , we have to do good work, we are good technical guys, we are just firing test scope

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5 stars

"good yaar very good work not very well as you are"

December 12, 2015  |  By Rajdeepa555

2015-12-12 15:15:38  |  By Rajdeepa555

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.5

Pros

good yaar very good work

Cons

not very well as you are saying

Summary

good yaar very good work not very well as you are saying , we have to do good work, we are good technical guys, we are just firing test scope

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.9.5
Updated how the app handles HTML content (now out of process) for a significant (50%) improvement in stability. This is a new standard for BitTorrent's historically-low crash rates
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date September 25, 2015
Date Added September 28, 2015
Version 7.9.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.75MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,093,889
Downloads Last Week 3,937
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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