uTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.1

    out of 1167 votes

    • 5 star 613
    • 4 star 303
    • 3 star 82
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 132
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5 stars

"excellent no need for anything else!"

November 07, 2010  |  By ramx360

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

works as advertised. very easy to use. ultra small footprint. If youve never uploaded before than Utorrent is for you,YES its that simple to use

Cons

Non that i can find

Summary

Utorrent works,its small, its simple to use and its free!

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4 stars

"Light and simple to user"

November 04, 2010  |  By jmaver

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

Works fast and simple with almost no configuration

Cons

Maybe doesn't support as many options as Vuze, but haven't explored enough of it yet

Summary

I have alternated between this and Vuze (or Azureus). In the end, the simplicity of this tool won me over.

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4 stars

"The best app. that I have found for use with torrents."

November 03, 2010  |  By ih8bugz

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

I have never had problem with it. It's very tweakable and can be made faster with add-ons.

Cons

This application will take a little work to get dialed in.

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5 stars

"Good and light"

November 02, 2010  |  By ptikoy

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

Does what it says and very light

Cons

Nothing significant

Summary

Good stuff

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5 stars

"Easy to use. Effective."

November 01, 2010  |  By ybfishel

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

Safe easy way to use Bit Torrent like Pirates' Bay.

Cons

If you don't really need it, still takes up 38MB of hard disk space.

Summary

Tried it and took it off my PC as I am just not holding by that kind of use and am fighting for space on my hard disk. But I'd put it back right away if I needed it.

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5 stars

"Its the best Torrent program PERIOD!"

October 27, 2010  |  By JamesRockwell

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

It uses almost NO resources. It has a clean look. And everything you need to see is right there. No guess work required.

Cons

It starts with a symbol, so it always shows up on the top of lists... lol.

Summary

Get it!

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4 stars

"very good product"

October 25, 2010  |  By bartonsteven

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

fast, and very easy to use

Cons

i cant tell any yet

Summary

highly recommend

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5 stars

"works like a charm most of the time."

October 23, 2010  |  By nanzart1937

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Windows 7 creates a problem sometimes with some downloads

Summary

I would recommend this product, except for a few glitches with windows 7

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4 stars

"good for torrent beginners"

October 20, 2010  |  By njrules

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

great for downloading your torrents without a hassle

Cons

it's difficult to find the best torrents

Summary

this piece of software is an essential for all people who want an easy simple way to download torrents

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4 stars

"work for me"

October 18, 2010  |  By anisub

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.0.2

Pros

very easy ssssssssssssssssssssssss

Cons

easy to use

Summary

wow'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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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 XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows NT
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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