uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.5
  • Total Downloads:
    25,991,843
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 28, 2009
  • 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

    3.8

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 4
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    • 3 star 0
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  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1178 votes

    • 5 star 619
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 84
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 135
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4 stars

"worked okay for me the 2nd time around - oper err"

December 07, 2009  |  By dave565

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

once I understood what I needed to do, went well

Cons

seems slow

Summary

glad I downloaded the program

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1 stars

"Doesn't work and is not free."

December 04, 2009  |  By legarsblond

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

I don't see any pros, it just didn't work for me.

Cons

I hate softwares that pretends to be free, and then tells you that you need to register and pay for it by popping up a window every 45 seconds.

Summary

Don't download this, you'll waste your time.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and understand"

December 02, 2009  |  By rattlesnakr

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

The simplicity of the layout

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary



Updated on Dec 2, 2009

The speed f the downloads depend on seeds&peers +your own d/load speed NOT uTorrent

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4 stars

"Quick and easy"

December 02, 2009  |  By triking123

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

Nice to use and does as you ask, I have been trying the Vuez for a while and find it easier to use..

Cons

Nothing Much

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4 stars

"Clean, easy to use interface. Does what it needs to"

November 30, 2009  |  By elec-monk

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

As above, I can see all the uploads and downloads at a glance without all the default crap that comes out with Azures. I'm not a heavy torrent user so easy to use interface is appreciated.

Cons

Setting of download directories a little clunky, but nothing to really complain about.

Summary

Definitely value for money <g>

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5 stars

"An Excellent Program"

November 29, 2009  |  By imranjavaid

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

This is an excellent product. the bust i like about this product is that is has a very small size less than 300KB and is very easy to manage.

Cons

None. This product has no Cons.

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1 stars

"insidious, slow, and rude support"

November 29, 2009  |  By promytius

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

installed easily, fairly clear controls.

Cons

Extremely difficult to get rid of; it's everywhere, took two programs and 3 reboots to irradicate it., and filled with access to pirated software and porn. Also the "support" was poor and actually the "admin" was a smarmy, rude and insulting person.

Summary

DON'T install this unless you are a committed pirate or a power user who knows how to get rid of a program that won't go away easily - it installs stuff you don't even know about. Extremely slow, a few k a second at time and even 0/sec. The support is poor and the admins are rude and insulting. Steer clear of this one.

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5 stars

"Simple the best"

November 29, 2009  |  By noodle19

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

Very light, fast and reliable!

Cons

None what so ever.

Summary

I recommend this so much. It's simply the best.

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5 stars

"It works :)"

November 28, 2009  |  By pasttenselove

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5

Pros

This shows you all the information you need to know as you're downloading torrents, and it's so easy to use. And it's free!

Cons

It can be slow, but I guess uTorrent isn't really to blame for that.

Summary

Download it. Do it now.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date November 28, 2009
Date Added November 28, 2009
Version 1.8.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.66MB
File Name uTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,991,843
Downloads Last Week 38,392
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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