uTorrent

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    24,566,023
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 10, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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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

    1.5

    out of 12 votes

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    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 10
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    out of 1167 votes

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

"The Best Torrent Software."

January 14, 2013  |  By ekertin

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

It's extremely small. Very efficient. It make torrent downloading easy.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Sometimes I can be simple minded, and this does all the work for me without much set up.

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1 stars

"dont download utorent here go to main site for it"

January 09, 2013  |  By unorignalguy

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

platform is good

Cons

SPYWARE SUCKS and all the crap they put on ure comp
DONT DOWNLOAD FROM CNET get it from utorrent website its clean that way

Summary

IT says in the install download only from utorrent.com and if ure reading this DONT DOWNLOAD IT HERE my proof comes from experience i have downloaded this before a yearago on another comp and it worked fine but now after downloading it here is filled with crap

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1 stars

"Do not use under any circumstance"

January 06, 2013  |  By middlehead

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

None anymore.

Cons

Forcibly installs a toolbar in all installed browsers.
Changes home page on all installed browsers.
Changes search settings on all installed browsers.
Changes session settings on all installed browsers.

There is no warning or anything resembling 'informed consent' for any of these changes, they just happen and you have to clean up after it.

Summary

Unacceptable corporate changes destroy a formerly great client.

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1 stars

"Spyware filled rubbish"

January 05, 2013  |  By Crossx77

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

Nothing anymore!

Cons

Full of browser hijackers, spyware & adware and causes blue screen of death crashes after about 30 mins!

Summary

This used to be an amazing program but they must have gone through a hard time or something because the last few versions have been terrible.

I'd strongly recommend avoiding this!

FYI I now use qBittorent. its very fast and light on your system.

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1 stars

"pile of crap"

January 01, 2013  |  By minnerva

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

none at all

Cons

changes your provider even if you check no!!!! takes forever to uninstall, and get computer back to normal

Summary

bittorrent is way better this sux!!!!! stay away

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1 stars

"One word - SPYWARE!"

December 29, 2012  |  By thebalconyfool

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

Nothing at all. Full of junk and browser hijacks.

Cons

Even if you uncheck all boxes you still get a bunch of junk that is very difficult to remove. It took me almost an hour to find programs to delete it all including browser hijacks. DO NOT DOWNLOAD.

Summary

Do not download!

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1 stars

"Spyware in a box"

December 28, 2012  |  By lfreed

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

Fast, compact bittorrent replacemebt

Cons

Stay away! As several other reviewers have pointed out, uTorrent installs several nasty pieces of adware, even if you uncheck all the boxes at installation

Summary

Avoid this one...

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1 stars

"A once-great app is now loaded with spyware. Stay away."

December 26, 2012  |  By SFTX

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

The cons outweigh any pros. See below.

Cons

uTorrent is now loaded with adware, and some of it is really, really difficult to remove. For example, even though I unchecked every single piece of adware it offered during install, it installed a toolbar anyway. Even after I uninstalled the toolbar through Add/Remove programs, it reinstalled itself on every reboot.

I literally reinstalled Windows because of the problems uTorrent created. I'm sure I could have created an anti-malware CD and scanned with 10 tools and eventually gotten everything cleaned up - but once "adware" is entrenched, it's better to just back up your data and reinstall to ensure you get everything removed.

Summary

The uTorrent program itself is great. The massive bundle of spyware it comes with is terrible. This app is not worth compromising your PC. Use something else. These developers have sold out by making it essentially impossible to opt out of adware during installation.

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1 stars

"very bad becarfull donot download"

December 12, 2012  |  By kd_zh

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

new version is very bad normelly no points i am using utorrent since 4 year it was good but now new version crash my computer block my internet becare ful those people who cannot rid of malware donot download
i start to use vuze instadt of utorrent

Cons

bad bad bad

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3 stars

"ads ads ads"

December 11, 2012  |  By cham4

 |  Version: uTorrent 3.2.3

Pros

works fine ............

Cons

ads ads ads ads

Summary

I have 3 computers with ver 3.2.3. 2 have ads and one doesn't. wierd

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.3
Version 3.2.3 fixed peer ID bug causing disconnects and Windows-8 compatible.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date December 08, 2012
Date Added December 10, 2012
Version 3.2.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
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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