uTorrent

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1153 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.7.5
File Size:
1.59MB
Date Added:
September 21, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000
Total Downloads:
23,816,699
Downloads Last Week:
55,736
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

Still not for the faint of heart, this torrent utility is one of the easiest to use. The uTorrent executable adds a directory and some option information to your PC, but it is still small enough to run off an old USB key.

The memory footprint for uTorrent is very small, and system resources are barely touched. Our testers found that IP phones were difficult to use with a torrent, but uTorrent's simple button interface makes it easy to pause downloading.

The most difficult aspect of using a torrent client is finding the torrents, but included are both a torrent search bar that links to MiniNova and a handy RSS feed download function. Subscribe to select feeds, and uTorrent automatically downloads files as they publish. Adding, starting, pausing, and listing torrents takes merely a click or two each. A speed guide helps you test your ports and adjust system settings for optimal performance.

This is the first version since uTorrent was bought by BitTorrent, and there are some tried-and-true BitTorrent options available, such as Local Peer Discovery and DHT Network. uTorrent isn't overwhelmed with bells and whistles, but it includes enough features to make it the torrent program of choice for novices, intermediate, and advanced users.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 1153 votes

    • 5 star: 602
    • 4 star: 302
    • 3 star: 82
    • 2 star: 37
    • 1 star: 130
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star: 29
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 4 stars

    "love the ease-of-use!!"

    July 04, 2014   |   By femok1e

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    ads geared toward y.a.m.s

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  • 4 stars

    "vary good for movies and games !!!!!"

    July 01, 2014   |   By berezin1981

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    its fast most of the time for movies and games

    Cons

    most programs take to long to download 3to4 days!!!!!

    Summary

    i can live with it !!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome client that gets the job done"

    June 09, 2014   |   By StanDoherty

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    This client is by far the best there is, works great with multitracker torrents as well as single tracker torrents. Does not consume RAM resources like Azureus or Bitcomet.

    Cons

    Does not consume RAM resources like Azureus or Bitcomet.

    Summary

    Almost no installation required and this latest build offers the possibility to search torrents through your browser (but if you used Firefox consider downloading the btfx plugin wich gives you over 10 different sites on the search bar). It provides you with a nice newbie setup at first and also lets you fine tune the program if you're a pro.

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  • 1 stars

    "(((( WAS GOOD, NOW INFESTED WITH SNEEKY DOWNLOADS ))))"

    June 06, 2014   |   By Edinburgh1

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Easy to download torrents.

    Cons

    It upgraded automatically and was bundled with MYPC BACKUP and SEARCH PROTECTION.

    (((((((DO NOT DOWNLOAD)))))))
    (((((((DO NOT DOWNLOAD)))))))

    Summary

    Was a good client, now sadly gone, My security lit up like a xmas tree.
    Malwarebytes warned me, unchecky warned me and so did Winpatrol.
    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS USELESS PIECE OF MALWARE!!

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