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uTorrent

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    27,407,576
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 18, 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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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Rubbish Programme"

January 03, 2016  |  By StevenLimbrick

2016-01-03 02:40:57  |  By StevenLimbrick

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

Pros

When it works it is fine. But now the programme is getting too big and who needs half the stuff in it.....

Cons

Always crashing lately, Not Responding this programme has steadily got worse......

Summary

Best to choose something else and I am currently looking to another torrent programme...

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1 stars

"INSTALLS ADWARE"

December 21, 2015  |  By rplgn

2015-12-21 04:13:05  |  By rplgn

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

Pros

legitimate looking
big userbase
nice scam

Cons

http://postimg.org/image/9yqdahi3v/

INSTALLS ADWARE STAY AWAY

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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 15:00:49  |  By Rajdeepa555

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

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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3 stars

"Older versions < 3.0 are better"

December 03, 2015  |  By chicky2207

2015-12-03 09:51:24  |  By chicky2207

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

Pros

A lot of features, simply downloadable HD movies, for example on blurayfree.cz

Cons

Ads, RAM usage

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5 stars

"Like it better every day"

November 26, 2015  |  By TrampGoodsell

2015-11-26 22:45:00  |  By TrampGoodsell

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

Pros

A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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2 stars

"Full of ads that slow down the performance"

October 10, 2015  |  By Fighter853

2015-10-10 09:57:58  |  By Fighter853

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

Pros

It works well and will download all the torrents I threw at it.

Cons

Has not one but two different animated banner ads that can not be turned off, and are super annoying. They even have a fake "x" button that doesn't work. It's really laggy when the ads switch from one to another. On initial installation it tries to trick you into installing all sorts of useless spyware masquerading as toolbars. Just a very annoying software to use, especially where there are no ad options available that are both faster and easier to use.

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4 stars

"Good torrent client"

October 09, 2015  |  By Randomuser35

2015-10-09 04:38:03  |  By Randomuser35

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.5

Pros

Does what it's supposed to

Cons

Never had any problems with it

Summary



Updated on Oct 9, 2015

Fast and reliable

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.5
Updated how the app handles HTML content (now out of process) for a significant (50%) improvement in stability.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date September 04, 2015
Date Added September 18, 2015
Version 3.4.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.7MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,407,576
Downloads Last Week 61,244
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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