uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1164 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.7 build 8179
  • Total Downloads:
    24,431,854
  • Date Added:
    February 04, 2008
  • File Size:
    1.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,636
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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

    4.2

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 41
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1164 votes

    • 5 star 610
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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5 stars

"Very easy to use and very thorough."

September 27, 2014  |  By CorkerVerfaillie

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Works smoothly, works well, works without exception

Cons

Not too many words to say.

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1 stars

"Used it for 3 years"

September 09, 2014  |  By Michael_designer

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Handy and Stable

Cons

Idiotic sync-banner is on the whole screen now and I dont know how to get my trackers.

Summary

I decided to uninstall this ****** application. What a shame, I used it for a long time. And login with google, facebook or yahoo account doesnt work on this site, ***?

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5 stars

"easy and effective product"

August 12, 2014  |  By PennerSchoenherr

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

It's a really good to download

Cons

None that I found

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5 stars

"it seems to me that it works very good"

August 11, 2014  |  By GrumetBellman

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

Cons

It does what it says and it does it well.

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5 stars

"it seems to me that it works very good"

August 06, 2014  |  By OverallCarl

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Quick and easy download, easy to use.

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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5 stars

"Best client"

August 04, 2014  |  By John4217D

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Always easy to use.
Fast.
Never had a single trouble.

Cons

Just like skype, it gets minimized when you want to close it completely.

Summary

One of the first apps to install on a fresh system.

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5 stars

"I enjoyed using this program."

August 03, 2014  |  By CourserDenver

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

wonderful piece of software

Cons

No bad comments yet

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4 stars

"Great program"

July 30, 2014  |  By Marcel_Patoulatchi

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Quite easy to use after learning the basics.

Cons

Not very intuitive when you're not computer savvy.

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

July 24, 2014  |  By ScriptureTrachtenberg

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Safe to use.

Cons

Well, nothing to be said

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1 stars

"Downgraded to crapware"

July 23, 2014  |  By coffeesaurus

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

Pros

Free, fast, lots of useful features. Whatever...

Cons

All the time you save on downloading will be taken up with frustrating attempts to rid yourself of all the crapware, spyware and home page hijacks. Trusty little uTorrent may be gone for good. In its place, lots of NSFW ads and junk. When I upgraded to the latest version, there was no custom option, but it installed Conduit search which hijacked all 3 of my browsers on my personal laptop. It even hijacked the Chrome browser on my office laptop because I stay logged in on all my devices. Sure, I was able to remove it, but it took time and effort when I could have been doing something more useful, like enjoying what I just downloaded.

Summary

Edinburgh1 is right..Stay away. uTorrent vendors: you should be ashamed of yourselves. I would rather pay for a quality client than deal with friggin' Conduit and their so-called "Search Protect".malware. What a joke.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.7 build 8179
Version 1.7.7 build 8179 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date February 04, 2008
Date Added February 04, 2008
Version 1.7.7 build 8179
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.59MB
File Name uTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,431,854
Downloads Last Week 13,636
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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