uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1164 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    24,445,351
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,876
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1164 votes

    • 5 star 610
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy to use and very thorough."

    September 27, 2014   |   By CorkerVerfaillie

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Works smoothly, works well, works without exception

    Cons

    Not too many words to say.

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  • 1 stars

    "Used it for 3 years"

    September 09, 2014   |   By Michael_designer

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Handy and Stable

    Cons

    Idiotic sync-banner is on the whole screen now and I dont know how to get my trackers.

    Summary

    I decided to uninstall this ****** application. What a shame, I used it for a long time. And login with google, facebook or yahoo account doesnt work on this site, ***?

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  • 5 stars

    "easy and effective product"

    August 12, 2014   |   By PennerSchoenherr

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    It's a really good to download

    Cons

    None that I found

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  • 5 stars

    "it seems to me that it works very good"

    August 11, 2014   |   By GrumetBellman

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

    Cons

    It does what it says and it does it well.

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  • 5 stars

    "it seems to me that it works very good"

    August 06, 2014   |   By OverallCarl

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 5 stars

    "Best client"

    August 04, 2014   |   By John4217D

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Always easy to use.
    Fast.
    Never had a single trouble.

    Cons

    Just like skype, it gets minimized when you want to close it completely.

    Summary

    One of the first apps to install on a fresh system.

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  • 5 stars

    "I enjoyed using this program."

    August 03, 2014   |   By CourserDenver

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    wonderful piece of software

    Cons

    No bad comments yet

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  • 4 stars

    "Great program"

    July 30, 2014   |   By Marcel_Patoulatchi

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Quite easy to use after learning the basics.

    Cons

    Not very intuitive when you're not computer savvy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Has every useful function"

    July 24, 2014   |   By ScriptureTrachtenberg

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Safe to use.

    Cons

    Well, nothing to be said

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  • 1 stars

    "Downgraded to crapware"

    July 23, 2014   |   By coffeesaurus

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Free, fast, lots of useful features. Whatever...

    Cons

    All the time you save on downloading will be taken up with frustrating attempts to rid yourself of all the crapware, spyware and home page hijacks. Trusty little uTorrent may be gone for good. In its place, lots of NSFW ads and junk. When I upgraded to the latest version, there was no custom option, but it installed Conduit search which hijacked all 3 of my browsers on my personal laptop. It even hijacked the Chrome browser on my office laptop because I stay logged in on all my devices. Sure, I was able to remove it, but it took time and effort when I could have been doing something more useful, like enjoying what I just downloaded.

    Summary

    Edinburgh1 is right..Stay away. uTorrent vendors: you should be ashamed of yourselves. I would rather pay for a quality client than deal with friggin' Conduit and their so-called "Search Protect".malware. What a joke.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.4.2
    • Change: Client now indicates non-stableness with a 'B' e.g. -UT341B- 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 3.4.2
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.59MB
    File Name uTorrent.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 24,445,351
    Downloads Last Week 11,876
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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