uTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1164 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    24,431,854
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,636
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Small enough to run off a USB key, but powerful enough to download any torrent in a jiffy (if it's got enough seeders), uTorrent 2.0 is easy on the eyes and smart on your network. The memory footprint for uTorrent is very small, and system resources are barely touched. While you're torrenting, you shouldn't be surprised to find that other programs that use your Internet connection slow down, but the latest version of uTorrent has an answer to that. Called uTorrent Protocol, or uTP, it's a built-in throttling that detects network congestion and slows down the torrent until the traffic jam has dissipated.

Version 2.0 includes a transfer cap, so that users who have had limits imposed by their ISPs can keep track and automatically kill torrenting when that limit is reached. Skins have also been introduced, but there's no skins option in Preferences: instead, you must go to the uTorrent site and download and install them yourself. That's unnecessarily irritating.

The most difficult aspect of using a torrent client is still finding the torrents, but included are both a torrent search bar 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 each. A speed guide helps you test your ports and adjust system settings for optimal performance, although watch out for the opt-out Ask.com toolbar when you install. Combined with Local Peer Discovery and DHT Network options, and Teredo and Ipv6 support, uTorrent should be the torrent program of choice for novices, intermediate, and advanced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 75 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1164 votes

    • 5 star 610
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy to use and very thorough."

    September 27, 2014   |   By CorkerVerfaillie

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Works smoothly, works well, works without exception

    Cons

    Not too many words to say.

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  • 1 stars

    "Used it for 3 years"

    September 09, 2014   |   By Michael_designer

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Handy and Stable

    Cons

    Idiotic sync-banner is on the whole screen now and I dont know how to get my trackers.

    Summary

    I decided to uninstall this ****** application. What a shame, I used it for a long time. And login with google, facebook or yahoo account doesnt work on this site, ***?

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  • 5 stars

    "easy and effective product"

    August 12, 2014   |   By PennerSchoenherr

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    It's a really good to download

    Cons

    None that I found

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  • 5 stars

    "it seems to me that it works very good"

    August 11, 2014   |   By GrumetBellman

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

    Cons

    It does what it says and it does it well.

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  • 5 stars

    "it seems to me that it works very good"

    August 06, 2014   |   By OverallCarl

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 5 stars

    "Best client"

    August 04, 2014   |   By John4217D

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Always easy to use.
    Fast.
    Never had a single trouble.

    Cons

    Just like skype, it gets minimized when you want to close it completely.

    Summary

    One of the first apps to install on a fresh system.

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  • 5 stars

    "I enjoyed using this program."

    August 03, 2014   |   By CourserDenver

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    wonderful piece of software

    Cons

    No bad comments yet

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  • 4 stars

    "Great program"

    July 30, 2014   |   By Marcel_Patoulatchi

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Quite easy to use after learning the basics.

    Cons

    Not very intuitive when you're not computer savvy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Has every useful function"

    July 24, 2014   |   By ScriptureTrachtenberg

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Safe to use.

    Cons

    Well, nothing to be said

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  • 1 stars

    "Downgraded to crapware"

    July 23, 2014   |   By coffeesaurus

    Version: uTorrent 3.4.2

    Pros

    Free, fast, lots of useful features. Whatever...

    Cons

    All the time you save on downloading will be taken up with frustrating attempts to rid yourself of all the crapware, spyware and home page hijacks. Trusty little uTorrent may be gone for good. In its place, lots of NSFW ads and junk. When I upgraded to the latest version, there was no custom option, but it installed Conduit search which hijacked all 3 of my browsers on my personal laptop. It even hijacked the Chrome browser on my office laptop because I stay logged in on all my devices. Sure, I was able to remove it, but it took time and effort when I could have been doing something more useful, like enjoying what I just downloaded.

    Summary

    Edinburgh1 is right..Stay away. uTorrent vendors: you should be ashamed of yourselves. I would rather pay for a quality client than deal with friggin' Conduit and their so-called "Search Protect".malware. What a joke.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.0.2
    • uTP performance and TCP rate control have been greatly improved
    • BEP22 has been fixed
    • Access denied problems should be virtually non-existent
    • Change: disable net.calc_overhead by default to improve speeds for users with low caps
    • Change: Sharper help graphic
    • Fix: fixed crash while adding torrents - if more than 100 are added concurrently it will be done silently
    General
    Publisher BitTorrent
    Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
    Release Date May 18, 2010
    Date Added May 18, 2010
    Version 2.0.2
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.59MB
    File Name uTorrent.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 24,431,854
    Downloads Last Week 13,636
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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