uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 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.

Even though uTorrent is now owned by BitTorrent, there haven't been many noticeable drawbacks, if any. Some tried-and-true BitTorrent options are available to uTorrent users, such as Local Peer Discovery and DHT Network. The latest version also includes Teredo and Ipv6 support, and patches a critical security error that has been discovered in all pre-1.8 builds, making this one of the secure torrent clients around. Throw in all the other features, and that should 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

    4.1

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 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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4 stars

"confusing software"

April 23, 2009  |  By twiload

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

can download many files and it's fast

Cons

when i went to portsforward.com to see the ports and that kind of thing, i donloaded file from there, and there was a viruse in it, be careful gays!!

Summary

it's good

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3 stars

"not to bad at all.like it."

February 12, 2009  |  By sneeuweitjie

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

it is fast and accurate in searching the web

Cons

nothing i do not like this product.

Summary

the same as all my other answers

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5 stars

"the best software for sharing"

February 03, 2009  |  By kaykay0207

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

the best software for sharing

Cons

the best software for sharing

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5 stars

"The best I've tried yet and I've tried several"

February 01, 2009  |  By RobPruitt01

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

Pretty low system recourse requirement, very stable

Cons

When you slow down your upload rate your download rate goes down too but I think that's to be expected

Summary

This is the one you want. This and Btjunkie.com = all you need

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5 stars

"Very good program"

January 31, 2009  |  By dkunkelm

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

This is 1 of the best programs out there 4 P2P. There's a few others that come close or are comparable also.

Cons

None I can think of...

Summary

v1.9 is in beta stage. Seems stable though so it's not really a con unless there's a bug that I didn't encounter yet. Previous versions were great too.

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3 stars

"Happy with it - Does all I requre."

January 28, 2009  |  By St Austell

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

Straightforward interface.

Cons

Can slow down for no apparent reason when CPU activity minimal - Picks up again when status checked.

Summary

Becoming increasingly confident with it - matches my poor Broadband speeds - so nno major issues with it,

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3 stars

"New to Product"

January 27, 2009  |  By paulwirkus

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

Seems to have alot of features--need to learn more about p2p.

Cons

Tried to configure my port settings on the Linksys WRT310N router as instructed through their links but have been usuccessful. Didin't notice a link for support.

Summary

Didn't notice a link for support.

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2 stars

"It used to be good but now use shareaza much better"

January 14, 2009  |  By CasperXm

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

I cant find any honestly

Cons

viruses viruses viruses

Summary

the damn viruses and bad searches

Updated on Jan 14, 2009

sorryyy thought this was limewire lol

Updated on Jan 14, 2009

rating of 5 utorrent is the best

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4 stars

"Product is excellent to protect the comuter."

January 09, 2009  |  By anilsaxena

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

I have not yet used however, it is believed that the software will protect the computer from any unwanted substances through internet.

Cons

It may slow the speed however, I have not yet experienced.

Summary

I am facing problems in downloading the films through internet. I have been told that this product is quite good and I should download through u Torrent only, hence I am downloading.

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4 stars

"Outstanding Program"

December 30, 2008  |  By transpose

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.1

Pros

It Downloads Movies faster than Limewire & Frostwire

Cons

It Doesn't let you choose what file to transfer containing folder for ie; My Videos it automatically sends it to my download folder.

Summary

It lets you choose what file you want to download, either, sample or MB file.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.1
Version 1.8.1 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date October 08, 2008
Date Added October 08, 2008
Version 1.8.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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