uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.5 build 4602
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 28, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1167 votes

    • 5 star 613
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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5 stars

"Easiest and lightest ever"

January 20, 2008  |  By eliotnpt

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

After using other bit torrent clients, and using Azureus for over a year, I decided to give uTorrent a try because so many people were telling me it was easy to use and light on system resources. Well, they were right! Installation was straightforward and there was hardly anything to set up in preferences. Download and upload speeds were similar to those I have been seeing with other clients but the best thing was I could still use my internet for surfing with only a slight loss in speed - Azureus throttled the entire connection, especially when it was seeding. For simplicity, for being able to use your computer for other things and not just downloading/uploading, I would recommend uTorrent.

Cons

When I installed from the exe that I downloaded from download.com, I allowed the software to connect to its home site for an update. That took several attempts before the product would accept updating and a few more tries before I could get it loaded and stable again. I suggest the exe download on this site be updated rather than have users update as soon as it is installed. Other than that, all seems to be working ok.

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5 stars

"Simple Elegance..."

January 16, 2008  |  By Koil_1

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

This is by far one of the most wonderfull torrent clients I've seen in years. It's simple enough for must people and there's no spyware of any kind. There's no advertising or extra software. It's small and runs as a stand alone file which means you can store it on a thumb drive and take it to any machine capable of reading it. I'd give it ten stars if I could.

Cons

Quite simply there is nothing I don't like about this software. It's the best I've ever found.

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4 stars

"Fast and easy to use!"

January 14, 2008  |  By EstevesM

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

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5 stars

"Best torrent I've used"

January 14, 2008  |  By ericz120689

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

Fast connection, especially when you encrypt which prevents ISP from blocking communication

Small file - small on system resources

Cons

A bit lacking in add-ons and features seen in other bittorrents.

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5 stars

"Easiest on the market by far"

January 13, 2008  |  By unclewage

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

So easy to install and use even a novice can do it

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5 stars

"Big Things Come in Small Packages?"

January 12, 2008  |  By gentech

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

Great, it was designed to use as little resources as possible for the Windows user. There's a lot of support available and links/guides for setup ... specific router link guides and setups, great for crowded systems. Downloads faster then most. Follow the instructions and don't get in a hurry, setup correctly it works very well

Cons

It's still free but it was (1.7.5 version) purchased by BitTorrent, Inc. and I think that's worth mentioning.

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5 stars

"Rocking"

January 11, 2008  |  By jishnuhere

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

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1 stars

"in bed with hollywood"

January 10, 2008  |  By yeharley

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

small footprint

Cons

very limited user control

NO plugins

NO useful filters

NO easy ban control

NOT extensible

sucks in comparison to azureus

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5 stars

"Excellent Torrent Program!"

January 10, 2008  |  By The Edge3000

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

- Simple, and easy to use.

- Lots of features and configurations for advanced users, yet stays out of the way for a new user.

- Very low system resource use. Can run quietly in the background while working or playing CPU intensive games.

- Boss key- immediately hides the window or tray icon for maximum stealth.

- Loads of skins and icons downloadable from µtorrent.com

- Support for super-seeding, multiple trackers, trackerless torrents.

- Multiple torrents can be downloaded simultaneously.

After downloading a torrent, please seed for a while. The entire torrent network relies on people like you, generously sharing what they have received!

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5 stars

"best little budy for any torrent fanatic"

January 09, 2008  |  By allaroundguy

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

Pros

organizes your torrents easily and efficiently

Cons

after you downloaded it, it will say that it can't find it even though you haven't moved it. really it just means you can't help other people seed so its really not that big a deal.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.5 build 4602
Version 1.7.5 build 4602 fix: rare crash bug with malformed UPnP response and downloads stalled in rare cases.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date December 28, 2007
Date Added December 28, 2007
Version 1.7.5 build 4602
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.61MB
File Name uTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,566,023
Downloads Last Week 50,386
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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