uTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9 Build 13582
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 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

    1.8

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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1 stars

"BUGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

January 11, 2009  |  By basketweaving101

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

DO NOT DOWNLOAD.THIS IS AN ALPHA RELEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS IS AN ALPHA RELEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CAN DO SERIOUS DAMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

Kept crashing computer and messed up other programs.

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5 stars

"Works Well It is a Lean Mean Down Loading Machine"

January 11, 2009

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

I gave up on other software which became bloated, this software goes in their and does the job.

Cons

None yet! I like it.

Summary

If you want software to go P2P but don't want a lot of bloat, this is the one for you. The installation was easy and it worked every time.

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1 stars

"This version doesn't work"

January 07, 2009  |  By PJFTL

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

Pros is that if you are already familiar with uTorrent, the learning curve is small.

Cons

After installing uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582, it tried to launch then just crashed. I removed the previous version (which this version doesn't do) and reverted to the old one again.

Summary

If you are using Windows Vista, wait until it is officially released.

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1 stars

"THE PITS!!!!!!!"

January 05, 2009  |  By tamtamtam333

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

Heared it was a great program, was told can get LOTS of movies. Can download well ....

Cons

SLowed down my system, could not do anything . couldn`t search the web, couldn`t chat on msn, couldn`t check e-mails either while utorrant was running`. also found took so LONG to download. Some days took weeks to get a movie was VERY disappointing.

Summary

I dunno! maybe it needs to be fixed up or something. I am new to this type of downlaoding. I`m more confussed and hate to even think of downloading movies . Love movies, Just can`t get them. (NOT in DVDR that is)

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1 stars

"i use it really no work................"

December 30, 2008  |  By jayanta20

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

all says it works and easy to use but i use it really no work................

Cons

it very badddddddddddddddd

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1 stars

"cant use it dont work"

December 28, 2008  |  By wiz420hifi

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

i here its good but would not no

Cons

search takes me to google and bittorrent. tryed for hour to configure it no luck

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2 stars

"This is a beta and this should be mentioned here"

December 21, 2008  |  By hokusbloke

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

It's uTorrent

Cons

This is an alpha test release and it isn't mentioned here

Summary

Some problems with uTorrent since the release of 1.8...bleeding memory and disconnecting peers/seeds....as well as some computers lock-up so badly you need to hit the reset button....but bittorrent has the same issues...some software under a different name.

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2 stars

"no mininova search?"

December 19, 2008  |  By 86gtstang

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.9 Build 13582

Pros

none since the search feature is messed up

Cons

so i thought this was the same old utorrent and i when to search and it only gave me google or bittorrent for torrents.and i cant seem to figure out how to add mininova or piratebay so for me this version is 100% useless!

Summary

fix the search feature

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9 Build 13582
  • Change: add independent TCP and uTP, and queue length stats to Statistics dialog
  • Fix: another fix to trackers stuck in "updating..."
  • Fix: PEX address parsing bug
  • Fix: New Download message from RSS feed.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date December 17, 2008
Date Added December 17, 2008
Version 1.9 Build 13582
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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