uTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.5 build 17414
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    December 07, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50,386
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/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

    4.3

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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5 stars

"it's an excelent program..."

February 03, 2010  |  By jl_mx

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

fast, easy to use...

Cons

no cons...

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4 stars

"Execellent Uploading and Downloading Program"

February 01, 2010  |  By transpose

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

This Program is alot Faster than Frostwire & Limewire, it lets you control your downloading speed so you don't have to sit at the computer all day downloading

Cons

I Have no cons about this program, because I've been useing this program for a couple of years, along with my Nero 7, 8, & 9 programs with no problems

Summary

Very positive experience with it.

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5 stars

"It is excellent"

January 30, 2010  |  By saritray

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

I have to just make the start...It then does everything for me.

Cons

There is nothing that I found bad about this.

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5 stars

"Downloaded thousands of movie and music files"

January 30, 2010  |  By LAlawMedMBA

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

Best downloading program that I've ever seen. Provides all relevant statistics about each downloading file, enables rapid downloading, and never malfunctions.

Cons

Could provide better assistance regarding password-protected, corrupt, and malware-infected files.

Summary

The best method for downloading files that I have ever tried. I have successfully downloaded thousands of movies and pictorial images, and tens of thousands of music files.

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5 stars

"Good torrent program"

January 27, 2010  |  By VigneshBalasubramanian

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

1. Easy to use
2. Quite secure

Cons

None so far

Summary

A must have with enough features to impress advanced users also.

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4 stars

"it is very helpfui"

January 27, 2010  |  By athanasiosnick

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

how fast it is and direct

Cons

i am still searching

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1 stars

"It installed a trojan on my machine."

January 24, 2010  |  By ByronFunkhouser

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

None that I can see, since it doesn't actually work.

Cons

Doesn't work, installed a torjan.

Summary

It doesn't work.

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5 stars

"Never had aproblem with U Torrent"

January 23, 2010  |  By bubba10_11

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

Very easy to use. Only problem I ever had was with the source feeding the torrent

Cons

Have None to pass on

Summary

Simple to use

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4 stars

"nice torrent client"

January 22, 2010  |  By SparkyFlary

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

gets the jobs done, is light, and is good

Cons

not exactly trustworthy as it is closed source. combine with PeerBlock just in case.

Summary

one of the best torrent clients but would be better if it were open source

Updated on Jan 22, 2010

Deluge is the best alternative on Windows because it's open source but utorrent is still lighter.

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5 stars

"The best bit torrent program"

January 16, 2010  |  By richtom

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.5 build 17414

Pros

I was stubborn and used BitComet for years after hearing multiple reasons why I shouldn't. Plain and simple, uTorrent is one of the smallest, lightest programs I've ever encountered and I can run it 24/7 as it barely takes up any memory.

Cons

If a movie is only partially downloaded, it still shows up in your download folder as complete. But that's a minor complaint.

Summary

No ads on it, not a memory hog like BitComet. Excellent, don't waste your time with others.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date December 07, 2009
Date Added December 07, 2009
Version 1.8.5 build 17414
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
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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