uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    26,096,477
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.3

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    out of 1178 votes

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    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 84
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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 uTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,096,477
Downloads Last Week 36,269
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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