uTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    November 10, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50,386
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

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

    4.0

    out of 88 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 10
  • 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

"DID NOT FUNTION!!!"

June 07, 2011  |  By blaise1234

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

none did not work properly

Cons

interupted internet connection

Summary

After downloading to my wireless laptop my internet connection started experiencing connectivity problems.Had to uninstall to use laptop!!

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4 stars

"excellent work"

June 02, 2011  |  By constantin57serban

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

excellent work

Cons

excellent work

Summary

excellent work

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5 stars

"it's perfect, and easy to use"

May 30, 2011  |  By khaledmid

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

i dont know what's meaning of pros

Cons

and cons also, but it's works fine with me and i have a brand loyalty to this program

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5 stars

"I LOVE IT! *cough* loved"

May 30, 2011  |  By plasmaprincen

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

- VERY FAST (5 MB/s!!!!)
- user friendly
- small

Cons

- Encryption failed...

Summary

Only reason why I stopped using this: The encryption was not good enough and I was sent a letter of infringement.... But it was fun while it lasted! It really was! Amazing!

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1 stars

"STILL installs "toolbar" without permission"

May 29, 2011  |  By wronghead

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

It's a good Torrent program.
It's small.

Cons

It installs bloatwear in your browser even if you tell it not to during install. This "bug" has been present since 2009 at least, so this tells me that they are doing it on purpose to make money.

Summary

Instructions to remove "toolbar":

Open "Add/remove Programs" in windows and delete the uTorrent Toolbar entry there. Then open Firefox and open your "Add-ons" menu, you'll want to remove the entry for "Conduit" and "uTorrent Toolbar," then restart your browser. I don't know if there are additional steps necessary, but that seems to have gotten rid of the visible part of it.

Avoid this Torrent program, if they will illegally install software on your computer that you explicitly told them not to, who knows what else they will do to make money off you.

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5 stars

"The best p2p program"

May 15, 2011  |  By okanlele

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

Been playing with this for months, and it satisfies me 100%.

Cons

nothing cons!

Summary

Keeps on with good job.

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5 stars

"Best bit-torrent client out there"

May 15, 2011  |  By saintsfan40

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

Incredibly small, simple, intuitive user face, many useful features such as UTP, Very fast downloads, provided you have an appropriate number of seeders.

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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5 stars

"Best Torrent Client"

May 11, 2011  |  By B3tonyc

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

It has mostly all the features that I need, I have used it for since day one and I love it.

Cons

I would like uTorrent to hide users ip's

Summary

Overall it has everything you will need for your torrent downloads activities.

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4 stars

"it's good for my job"

May 11, 2011  |  By noli_dalisay

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

working for my win 7.

Cons

no problem and hazzle..

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3 stars

"Never used the software or completed the download"

May 06, 2011

 |  Version: uTorrent 2.2

Pros

No comment

Cons

I had to fill out this form to get CNET to stop emailing me asking for a rating

Summary

Peace on earth. Love thy neighbor. Pay it forward. Don't lie or steal.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2
  • Apps for uTorrent
  • New skinning format
  • Password-protected boss key
  • Global run-command feature on torrent completion/state change
  • UDP proxying for SOCKS5
  • Proxy privacy features
  • Improved set download location/relocate feature (now moves files for you)
  • Show add torrent dialog for magnet links
  • Add option to pause torrents when user activity is detected on the computer
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date November 10, 2010
Date Added November 10, 2010
Version 2.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
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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