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uTorrent

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 1195 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    28,504,337
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 28, 2016
  • 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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5 stars

"Best torrent program I have ever used"

November 17, 2016  |  By benjaminoliver346

2016-11-17 10:24:10  |  By benjaminoliver346

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.9

Pros

easy interface, the download and seed happens very fast

Cons

commercials and advertisers. Very few times it crashed

Summary

I have been using this program for years,and it has almost never let me down, i will keep using it forever!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.9
Version 3.4.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date September 28, 2016
Date Added September 28, 2016
Version 3.4.9
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 28,504,337
Downloads Last Week 14,012
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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