µTorrent for Windows Fileforum Pick

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (5932 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 469,507 downloads

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients.

Reviews of µTorrent for Windows

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 18, 2014)

    µTorrent is the best BitTorrent client, IMHO. Admittedly, I was happier when µTorrent wasn't owned by BitTorrent but it's still excellent.

    That said, the link provided here for the version listed by BetaNews is inaccurate. The version is listed as 4.6.1 build 30833. In reality the download link results in you downloading 4.6.1 build 30768.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Apr 15, 2014)

    best for torrent!

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Apr 15, 2014)

    I do NOT agree with all those who claims utorrent have turned into useless bloated cr*pware.
    So many years serving you with terabytes of stuff completely free of charge. And suddenly it's the worst program on the planet because of some ads!?

    It does what it has always been doing; taking care of all your torrent related activities.
    It is very stable, easy to use, but advanced under the hood, and about speeds; it regulates up and download speed automatically to the highest stabilized level your connection can provide to avoid sudden drops of speed.

    But the fuzz is about their incorporated advertising and pop-up ads.
    I didn't like it either, at the same time it's very understandable. Millions of users means that just a tiny ad will make serious profit.
    Howerver, you CAN remove the ads. Just do some quick googling about the subject, and you'll have your utorrent trimmed to it's former state of greatness!

    I don't stick to utorrent for sentimental reasons nor from ignorance of others torrent software out there. It's just the best - for what I need!

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Apr 14, 2014)

    I'm still using version 2.2.1 - anything after that was buggy, full of advertising crap, spy....... it's all garbage after 2.2.1. uTorrent developers are nothing but hipoccrits. They spouted off, mouthed off on their site and in the forums how they would always remain true to freeware and so on and so forth. Then they quickly were bought out and added all kinds of crap that makes it nothing related to the freedom of the internet. I was one advocate going after uTorrent to add a simple feature of when deleting a file or torrent in the UI that it go to the recycle bin. I was attacked for months in the forum how I was too stupid to have other undelete tools or download what I wanted and such things. MONTHS. Attacked by uTorrent people and forum members that did nothing but kiss the asses of the uTorrent people by "being on their side" to attack me to, again, kiss their asses. They talked of how the program would remain only a couple hundred kB forever. Look at this program now int he current state - huge, bloated, spy-filled, ad-filled, you name it. It has nothing to do with internet freedom anymore. Version 2.2.1 is the last of the true sharing enthusiast.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 6, 2014)

    Being adding bloat. Also Win64 edition is not available anymore. Bad evolution IMHO.

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  2. May 4, 2010 - 5:45 PM

    I just uninstalled version 1.84 and went even back to version 1.83.
    Get over it, the private trackers that I know blocked uTP, you want me to admit that I not looked into the rules of ALL private trackers, offcourse I didn't, so have it your way : NOT ALL PRIVATE TRACKERS BLOCKED uTP ( happy now? then stop calling me a liar and show me some respect.. )

  3. May 1, 2010 - 4:42 AM

    When you say that "all private trackers ban uTorrent", then I GIVE YOU THE NAMES of some of the biggest private trackers out there, and they don't ban uTorrent, and you come back and yet again claim that "all private trackers ban uTorrent", I can only assume that it's a LIE.

    Because frankly, the alternative is even more insulting of you.

    That's all I'm going to say about this until the situation develops further. I think anyone reading this would have a pretty good idea of what's going on, now.

  4. Apr 30, 2010 - 5:40 PM

    Pfff...you are on my back and trying to proof the world that I tell a lie but I am looking at the reality and you are the one that is living in wonderland, when I overreact I still not telling a lie.
    You are trying to get your truth whatever it takes, the truth is that for the moment the fact is that time will tell how private trackers are going to react on uTP and for now uTorrent 2.xx is NOT recommended.
    People are critical and maybe you only want to see yesshakers and 5* reviews, well they are not allways, deal with it.

    Here is whole banned client reality from a huge private tracker once again. I have nothing to proof or to loose, I just want to run torrents as you do and nobody asked for uTP and I am not gonna swallow what I cant eat.

    The discussion should be "who is to blame" : uTP in version 2.xx or the private tracker banning this client for a good reason?


    Important Torrent Client Information!

    This is important, by Sunday 2nd May at 23:59 the tracker blacklist will be updated. If you are using a non allowed client you will receive the error of banned client, so please change your clients to approved clients.

    Over the next few days the blacklist will be getting updated by client. Vuze & Utorrent being the last on Sunday.

    No tracker restart is needed from now on due to site upgrades

    Clients in Alpha or Beta should be avoided
    (with the exception of uTorrentMac)!

    These are the clients that are allowed:

    Multi-Platform Clients (Windows, Linux and Mac)

    Vuze (versions,,, or Recommended ( Win Mac Linux )

    Azureus/Vuze Downgrade info here

    (Vuze 4.3.x.x & 4.4.x.x ARE BANNED)

    BitTornado (version 0.3.17 or 0.3.18) (aka Torrentflux)

    Windows Clients

    uTorrent (versions 1.6.1, 1.7.7, 1.8.2 and 1.8.3) Recommended (Get 1.8.3 Here)
    Utorrent Downgrade Info Here
    (Utorrent,, > ARE BANNED)

    Deluge 1.2.3

    Mac Clients

    Transmission (version 1.22, 1.42, 1.52, 1.54, 1.61, 1.74, or 1.76 or or 1.82 or 1.83 or 1.92)
    rTorrent (versions 0.8.2/0.12.2, 0.8.4/0.12.4, and 0.8.5/0.12.5)
    uTorrentMac (versions and - Note: This is an ALLOWED beta version. (Get Here)

    Linux Clients

    Transmission (version 1.22, 1.42, 1.52, 1.54, 1.61, 1.74, or 1.76 ,1.83 or 1.92)
    rTorrent (versions 0.8.2/0.12.2, 0.8.4/0.12.4, 0.8.5/0.12.5 and 0.8.6/0.12.6 ) (aka libtorrent / Wtorrent / RUtorrent / RTGui)
    kTorrent (version 2.2.8, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, or 3.3.0)
    Deluge (version 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.9 or 1.2.3)

    Effective immediately Bittorrent and Mainline and Bits on Wheels and ABC

    are now BANNED from the tracker as they are currently banned clients.

    please ensure to change to an acceptable torrent client

    You have been given fair warning so please change your client as soon as possible. Guides for downgrading can be found in the Read This First section of the Forums.

  5. Apr 28, 2010 - 9:01 PM

    "For further I stop the discussion cause you are trying to be the wiseguy and not let me have my opinion with my low rating for now"

    Rate it however you like. All I'm asking is that you stop coming in here every time there's a new release and LYING about the software by trying to convince people that it won't work with ANY private tracker. You've done it like three times in a row, now. People read these reviews in order to get accurate information so they can make their own decisions. You can get your point across about uTP without deliberately misleading people in order to do so.

    Beyond that, it's pretty clear that you have some sort of irrational animosity towards this software that isn't backed up by reality. I've already appealed to your sense of reason, but reason apparently isn't enough, and there's not much else I can do. So I won't try.

    But I can still appeal to your sense of decency. All I'm asking is that you be honest and factual, not that you like uTorrent 2.

  6. Apr 28, 2010 - 6:51 PM

    uTorrent has become an arrogant bittorrent client and doesnt deliver a clean setup in the first place and now whith uTP, that does it all. I will never accept to run a crippled and banned torrent clientversion and let me be happy with 1.83 and look on further what will come in its place or uTP integrates ad all private trackers and maybe i will rate it a bit higher and I am back on track. For now, very dissepointed to see uTorrent gets ruined by its own arrogancy.

    For further I stop the discussion cause you are trying to be the wiseguy and not let me have my opinion with my low rating for now, you do not understand that I like 1.83 ( except for Ask toolbar but it can be unchecked during setup ) and hate 2.xx cause of the problems it caused me.

  7. Apr 27, 2010 - 11:11 PM


    "You keep rating it 5, I keep rating it 1 star, fact is that uTorrent done something that didnt make it easier in torrentland, all the private trackers that I am using banned version 2.xx and uTorrent 2 is useless to me untill all private trackers allow it and that isnt the case, we will see where it ends Prespero.
    Or uTorrent delivers a clean version without uTP or it slowly but certainly lose populairity and the days of Vuze will rise again, I was looking to use Halite but this client is also banned by a private tracker that I like to use..."

    But here's the thing: most private trackers have a list of approved and unapproved clients. A lot of them don't allow ANY version of, say, Vuze. They only allow the old 2.5.x.x versions of Azureus. Does this mean that you would also give Vuze or Halite any of the other clients that SOME private trackers don't allow the lowest rating possible? Somehow I doubt that. I can certainly understand a preference for other clients, I just don't understand why you seem to be on some sort of anti-uTorrent crusade.

    But really, I understand where some critics are coming from and I can see how implementing new versions of uTorrent when new builds are released so frequently could make more work than some tracker admins are willing to put in. I have no problem with a tracker not allowing the new versions that are constantly coming out as long as they aren't basically lying about their reasons for doing so. And as long as you'll stop saying that "ALL private trackers ban uTorrent", which you must know by now is untrue, we can have a rational conversation about this.

    I just don't understand why you're willing to spread obviously false information in these forums. Did the uTorrent devs kick your puppy? ;)

  8. Dec 3, 2009 - 12:29 AM

    how come BetaNews posts Alpha versions and calls them Beta in the topic, you have been here on the net a long time and should know better!!

  9. Sep 23, 2009 - 4:10 AM

    when i download large files from torrents i get ndis.sys blue screen error