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Editors' Review

If you're looking for a good BitTorrent client, try uTorrent. It has what other BitTorrent clients have, such as scheduling, bandwidth management, and Mainline DHT, plus extras like a unique protocol that detects and corrects for heavy traffic. Animated ads for games and other software keep uTorrent free, but the developer warns of counterfeits that charge for the software or subscriptions.

Pros

Easy to set up: The setup wizard can automatically add an exception for uTorrent in Windows Firewall, though you may have to configure uTorrent manually in other firewalls or security apps. We could set uTorrent to start with Windows; handy for scheduling downloads.

Easy to use: A customizable user interface let us display a lot of information and buttons or keep it clean with just the basics. Tabs manage Files, Info, Peers, Ratings, Trackers, and Speed. Help, FAQs, forums, a Web page, and other resources are at hand.

RSS feeds: RSS auto-downloading makes for speedy feed updates.

Cons

Ad-heavy: Ads in freeware don't bother us (much) but uTorrents are geared toward young adult males, and some of the online services they advertise might not be appropriate for some users.

Copyright issues: It's illegal to use BitTorrent (or any P2P network or technology) to post or download copyrighted material (music, movies, games) and uTorrent makes that clear with a note in the setup process. Music and video producers often post exclusive tunes and clips in promo bundles, for example.

Bottom Line

Heavy users might need more than uTorrent's free client offers, but the rest of us will find it more than sufficient, with the usual caveats about P2P sharing.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.4
  • Speculative fix for resume data not being saved at shutdown
  • Avoid a crash when Android client connecting via Remote after canceling a connection request
  • Use more generic wording in Device Pairing dialog. Adjust dialog dimensions for better text fit
  • Remove special treatment of toolbar RSS Add Feed icon
  • Remove some legacy string formatting code
  • Remove onboarding from addtorrent button. Now available in the help menu
  • Fix potential crash when checking associations
  • Add GDPR consent dialog
  • Migrate new settings to Privacy preferences page, and add forget me button
  • Do not break file path when calculating open-to directory path
  • Permit admin-privileged remote devices to request configremote action
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date July 10, 2018
Date Added August 24, 2018
Version 3.5.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,126,590
Downloads Last Week 2,341
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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