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uTorrent

CNET 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.

uTorrent 2.0 looks to the future:

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.1 stars

    out of 1,145 votes

    • 5 star: 600
    • 4 star: 298
    • 3 star: 82
    • 2 star: 37
    • 1 star: 128
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 19
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fast and easy to use!"

    January 14, 2008  |   By EstevesM

    Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Rocking"

    January 11, 2008  |   By jishnuhere

    Version: uTorrent 1.7.5 build 4602

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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "best little budy for any torrent fanatic"

    January 9, 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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