uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1166 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.3
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    April 04, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50,386
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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

    3.6

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1166 votes

    • 5 star 612
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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1 stars

"Complete garbage"

November 02, 2012  |  By rorschach72

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

Nothing positive

Cons

This does NOT download the older version 1.8, clicking the link just takes you to the utorrent website where you are forced to download the current garbage version of the software. A program that installs malware, adware and bloat and is frequently installing virus laden crap on it's own.

Summary

Do not bother with this crap.

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4 stars

"Very good, I have found it easy to use"

June 01, 2009  |  By medicanwoman

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

A excellent range of data, and I like the way it can be seeded.. when ported forward.. lol!

Cons

Not easy to be able to Port Forward, mind you I am no expert, some one might beable to tell me?

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1 stars

"It's okay, but may be a virus."

May 29, 2009  |  By Werekitty39501

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

Tiny size, and very efficient.

Cons

Comes up as a trojan on a malware scanner.

Summary

It's an okay device, but I can not recommend it, because it may be a trojan.

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

May 27, 2009  |  By rmitchell328

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

Doesnt take up a lot of memory, helps me download, programs, movies, and games, easy to use.

Cons

There arent any

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3 stars

"At times too slow"

May 26, 2009  |  By cocricob

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

able to download many movies

Cons

some movies take too long to download

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1 stars

"it sucks!!!"

May 20, 2009  |  By garvit98

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

nothing its time waste slows down the system

Cons

what i mentioned in pros

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5 stars

"Worked for this novice."

May 17, 2009  |  By MTN-Mountain

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

I'm not that familiar with torrents, or what they are all about, but this software installed easily and I didn't have any problem getting the download I wanted.

Cons

None that I know of.

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5 stars

"great torrent downloader"

May 16, 2009  |  By sander8643

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

My wife and I use uTorrent on our Windows XP computers. It's fast, easy to use, doesn't hog memory.

Cons

No cons for us.

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5 stars

"Absolutely wonderful!!"

May 12, 2009  |  By jan101

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

It doesn't conflict with anything, works great with Vista, if you have Vista, you know that's a plus. LOL

Cons

Haven't found any.

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5 stars

"fast, lightweight"

May 11, 2009  |  By jake3373

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.3

Pros

Best torrent downloader, works very fast on my old xp computer

Cons

none that i can see

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.3
Version 1.8.2 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date April 04, 2009
Date Added April 04, 2009
Version 1.8.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me
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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