uTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.7 build 8179
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 04, 2008
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 104 votes

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

"so easy to use"

August 09, 2008  |  By insanecatlady

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

Its light on my computer, it doesnt eat my ram or interfere with anything im doing. Its fast and the instructions and how to's are easy to follow for a first timer.

Cons

You cant get to the torrent sites via the interface

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4 stars

"Good quick torrent downloader."

August 03, 2008  |  By reallyme07

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

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4 stars

"ths is better tnan bit"

August 01, 2008  |  By nagamanyu190288

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

easy to use

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5 stars

"love it."

July 30, 2008  |  By soft.reviewer

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

simple and elegant

Cons

no negatives

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3 stars

"Having difficulty"

July 29, 2008  |  By jmacdo1

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Cons

Not sure how to solve problem, but uploaded torrent file has audio but no video in Media Player 11.

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5 stars

"Best torrent clien"

July 27, 2008  |  By keanureeves676

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

it is light , fast & low RAM & CPU usage .

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5 stars

"the best bittorrent client"

July 25, 2008  |  By xvirustotalx

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

Extremly fast and light on resources.

Cons

none

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5 stars

"Best I've Used"

July 21, 2008  |  By zcarcharodon

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

I started with BitTorrent, then Azureus, now uTorrent.

I liked all 3, however BitTorrent installed stuff that ran in the background even when the program wasn't running. Azureus used 60MB of memory.

uTorrent has the best of both worlds, almost exactly like BitTorrent's interface, no autostart, or background processes. Just a slimmed down torrent downloader that runs with just 2MB, you will hardly even notice it.

Next time you run your current torrent application, check your peers' torrent clients. It will show many uTorrent & Azureus.

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4 stars

"It is a good and stable bittorrent client"

July 20, 2008  |  By vallum6

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

It is fast and lightweight.

Cons

The 1.7.6 version is better than 1.7.7: it is lighter and faster. I fear that the sale to Bittorrent Inc. is producing the prime negative effects.

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4 stars

"Take your time."

July 17, 2008  |  By inspireddesigns

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.7.7 build 8179

Pros

Fairly easy to use interface once you know how to utilize the option settings, but takes some time to understand.

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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 NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000
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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