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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    28,736,346
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 10, 2017
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.0
  • Fix a bug that could have caused the webui to set an invalid port
  • Update uTorrent Pro Antivirus integration.
  • Remove old OpenCandy integration code
  • Introduce a new uTorrent Pro payments partner: Nexway
  • Fix broken in-client pro info page. Reachable via Help ->My Pro Account
  • Fix bug that would cause Ad audio to incorrectly play when user is not using the client
  • Allow muting of ad sound when moving mouse outside of Ad window
  • Fix potential crash when activating a uTorrent Pro license
  • Disable the ‘Install Teredo” button on Win 7 and higher. We no longer support Teredo on these systems
  • Fix a potential XSS when attempting to pair remotely to a running client instance
  • Fix memory leak when activating a uTorrent Pro key
  • Fix a bug in the WebHelper process that would cause it to crash repeatedly
  • Fix a connection handling bug that would cause torrents with webseeds to stall while downloading
  • Fix a statusbar updating bug when a torrent with webseed peers would forcibly disconnect
  • Add missing support for Windows 8 internal version checking
  • Fix a DHT bug that would cause uTorrent to count and prioritize IPv6 IPs improperly
  • Fix an onboarding bug that sometimes allowed the tooltip to persist even if uTorrent was minimized
  • Add better handling and error reporting for activation server errors
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date March 24, 2017
Date Added April 10, 2017
Version 3.5.0
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 28,736,346
Downloads Last Week 8,297
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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