uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1181 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    26,225,606
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 14, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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If you're looking for a good BitTorrent client, try uTorrent. It has what other BitTorrent clients have, such as scheduling, bandwidth management, and Mainline DHT, plus extras like a unique protocol that detects and corrects for heavy traffic. Animated ads for games and other software keep uTorrent free, but the developer warns of counterfeits that charge for the software or subscriptions.

Pros

Easy to set up: The setup wizard can automatically add an exception for uTorrent in Windows Firewall, though you may have to configure uTorrent manually in other firewalls or security apps. We could set uTorrent to start with Windows; handy for scheduling downloads.

Easy to use: A customizable user interface let us display a lot of information and buttons or keep it clean with just the basics. Tabs manage Files, Info, Peers, Ratings, Trackers, and Speed. Help, FAQs, forums, a Web page, and other resources are at hand.

RSS feeds: RSS auto-downloading makes for speedy feed updates.

Cons

Ad-heavy: Ads in freeware don't bother us (much) but uTorrents are geared toward young adult males, and some of the online services they advertise might not be appropriate for some users.

Copyright issues: It's illegal to use BitTorrent (or any P2P network or technology) to post or download copyrighted material (music, movies, games) and uTorrent makes that clear with a note in the setup process. Music and video producers often post exclusive tunes and clips in promo bundles, for example.

Bottom Line

Heavy users might need more than uTorrent's free client offers, but the rest of us will find it more than sufficient, with the usual caveats about P2P sharing.

 
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1 stars

"Never downloaded the crappy destructive organism"

July 18, 2015  |  By cnet6364

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.3

Pros

You don't have to want it to get it and once you get it, you can't get rid of it because no matter how many time you delete it, it shows back up.

Cons

I don't even have to look to see if it has reloaded itself on my computer, when it downloads in the background, my computer freezes up. When I emailed their customer support about how to stop this lunacy, I got an email saying that customer support was only for subscribers.

Summary

I want to take this program and shove it down their throats. If there is a way to stop this program from infecting my computer, please let me know.

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3 stars

"mixed reactions"

July 16, 2015  |  By BaldHeadedBloke

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.3

Pros

its a "good" program. but is super slow when download large file

Cons

after uninstalled it using IOBIT, found there was still a small file in place. iam the primary admin but it says you dont have admin rights to remove it lol very odd.

Summary

will find another "better" program

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1 stars

"CNET should ban it"

July 11, 2015  |  By perspectivesincorporated

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.3

Pros

it will download a torrent.

Cons

bundled with crap. No uninstaller. Attempts to connect to the internet even when closed and don't start with Windows is selected.

Summary

This is the worst kind of software out there. I only downloaded it because I needed a Windows iso. I wasn't trying to be a crook. Just needed an iso to make a Windows disc to do a clean reinstall of my operating system without all the junk that recovery discs or recovery partitions gladly reinstall. During the installation of utorrent, what I got was a lot of prompts to install crap. Pay attention. I did and didn't install any of the bundled BS. What I did do was allow it to make exceptions for windows firewall because that seemed to be necessary. It installed and I opened it. Lots and lots of ads are part of the interface. It did function, though, and downloaded the iso I needed. I closed the program. Shortly thereafter zonealarm firewall tells me that utorrent is trying to connect to the internet. That happens more than once. That inspires me to uninstall utorrent. Guess what? Yeah...you can't. Luckily, I have experience as a comp tech. I force the uninstall of this pile of junk using a tool designed to yank this kind of crap out of your system. My recommendation: Pass on this. I'd also consider passing on cnet as long as they continue to offer downloads like this.

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1 stars

"Stay away!"

July 02, 2015  |  By John4217D

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.3

Pros

None more left

Cons

Slow,
Consumes lots of RAM,
Too much ads.

Summary

Previously it was, but now it's time to move to other BitTorrent client like qBittorent.

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3 stars

"Need some improvements"

June 18, 2015  |  By utomopw

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.3

Pros

Free, Good features

Cons

Sometimes stop downloading without reason.
Changing the port sometimes solve the problems.

Summary

I hope utorrent smart enough to restart pending download. without need to change the port.
and also need to block all the Malware and security related problems

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3 stars

"Used to be good, full of adware today"

June 01, 2015  |  By pro_downloader

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.3

Pros

It does what it says.

Cons

Has many adware offers during installation, and many ads in the program itself.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.3
  • New installer updates
  • Network traffic reduction
  • DHT fixes and updates
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date April 06, 2015
Date Added April 14, 2015
Version 3.4.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.66MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,225,606
Downloads Last Week 38,222
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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