ReviewerDate ReviewedVersionRatingReview
Blaxima Nov 11, 2014 3.4.2.35702
1 out of 5
Just another bloated ad delivery spying piece of s*** software
 
roymccoy Oct 13, 2014 3.4.2.34727
5 out of 5
The previous version (3.4.2.34537) finally made the trackers update properly again, after a dozen updates not fixing it.
It's been an issue for several months. Trackers were stuck at "updating..." and the counting timer never appeared. Only DHT connections worked...

So the past months I was forced on a hunt for a new client to manage my torrents.
Tixati, Vuze, Transmission, qBittorrent, and BitComet...
I find Tixati the best choice from those 5, as it was very straightforward, user friendly and had a clean GUI. However they all were basically quite similar, but some more tricky than other to setup properly. But in the end they all got the job done!

Anyway, I'm glad to have uTorrent back on track, and if it continues to run as it should I'll use it happily for a few more years!
Tixati will be demoted to backup.
 
bulbizarre Aug 26, 2014 3.4.2.33080
3 out of 5
Still good so far but new alternatives emerge, maybe more promising.
 
elopez17 Aug 14, 2014 3.4.2.32891
1 out of 5
it is true "tomkaten" why people use this whe qBittorrents is 100% better
 
tomkaten Aug 13, 2014 3.4.2.32891
1 out of 5
Why anyone would use this ad-ridden spyware in this day and age is beyond me. Do yourself a favor and grab a clean client, like qBittorrent or Tixati.
 
Bradbull Aug 6, 2014 3.4.2.32691
4 out of 5
The best. Quite tricky to optimize the settings first, but then it's all good.
 
FatBastard Jul 24, 2014 3.4.2.32549
3 out of 5
I hate the fact that µTorrent doesn't provide a un updated changelog :(
 
k vijaya May 30, 2014 3.4.2.31522 Beta
5 out of 5
Good morning sir/madam! I am very like utorrent app.But why you don't release TELUGU MOVIES 2014. so kindly request to release new movies
 
inkowyouknow May 30, 2014 3.4.2.31522 Beta
5 out of 5
agree, beta versions are better. Its the creame de la creame of Torrent downloaders
 
Jim May 16, 2014 3.4.1.31227
3 out of 5
Stick with the Beta versions, which are most of them, even when you click the link that says you're going to download current stable. A few builds every development cycle allows you to turn off every add, and then sometimes that configuration option stays in the conf file and is obeyed after they remove it from the GUI. ....At least if my luck holds like it has for the past 4 months(ish).
 
Artem S. Tashkinov Apr 30, 2014 3.4.1.30971 Beta
2 out of 5
I'm not against a single ad on the screen.

I'm against an app which is made of ads. And that is the modern uTorrent.
 
rotjong Apr 18, 2014 3.4.1.30833
5 out of 5
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.
 
matiparszek Apr 15, 2014 3.4.1.30783 Beta
5 out of 5
best for torrent!
 
roymccoy Apr 15, 2014 3.4.1.30783 Beta
5 out of 5
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!
 
traumadoc Apr 14, 2014 3.4.1.30783 Beta
1 out of 5
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.
 
guti Apr 6, 2014 3.4.1.30768
3 out of 5
Being adding bloat. Also Win64 edition is not available anymore. Bad evolution IMHO.
 
Artem S. Tashkinov Apr 4, 2014 3.4.1.30768
2 out of 5
A bloated ad platform.
 
barrytbutler Jan 29, 2014 3.4.1 Build 30519 Beta
4 out of 5
utorrent is solid, been using it for a while
 
SteveJohnSteele Oct 16, 2013 3.4 (build 30226)
3 out of 5
Speed was so slow I uninstalled 3.4 and installed 3.3.2 speed then returned to normal.

I dont like the new icons, but at least they can be changed. I should add that most of the icon packs do not have all the icons needed for the newer versions.
 
guti Oct 15, 2013 3.4 (build 30226)
3 out of 5
No more x64 builds. Indeed a step back in uTorrent.
 
seelengarten Oct 15, 2013 3.4 (build 30226)
1 out of 5
The good days of uTorrent are gone.....
 
BANDIT- Oct 12, 2013 3.4.30204 Alpha
1 out of 5
I cannot figure why "anyone" uses torrents of any kind..??
Get a Cr*wler "WorkBench" & make you own Sp*der. Go after "real" URL's.
(This cuts out the Middle men), Or Hosts, who hide the real URL's behind code.
You can have a BRRIP 720p 1.5Gb flic, found & Downloaded EASILY in 10min, from thinking about it. Sys/Configs/B-Band permitting....... Anything "torrent" ..ZERO*
 
Artem S. Tashkinov Aug 15, 2013 3.4.30022 Alpha
1 out of 5
A platform for selling lots of ads and installing crapware.
 
roj Jul 24, 2013 3.4.29968 Alpha
1 out of 5
Total Unmitigated CRAP. I did not and will not ever move beyond version 2.03.

This is now an obscenity.

ONE star.
 
Uriel Jul 24, 2013 3.4.29968 Alpha
1 out of 5
They are likely sharing you with the NSA.
 
nvic Jul 23, 2013 3.4.29968 Alpha
1 out of 5
Used to be great, now its full of ads and offered me 3 different pieces of malware when I installed it. Not cool.

Went back to version 2 for now since it works, and I will be dumping it once I find something better to use.
 
smaragdus Jul 18, 2013 3.4.29956 Alpha
1 out of 5
If I had the money I would buy µTorrent, make it open source and hire developers to re-build it on µTorrent 1x base.I still use µTorrent 1.7.7 since all other torrent clients suck hard, qBittorrent and Tixati are a bit better than the others but still far from being good.

µTorrent 3x is pure crap
 
eMWu Jun 26, 2013 3.4.29861 Alpha
4 out of 5
@naosuke
I just installed version 3.4.29861 and none of these things happened.
 
Mirrebex Jun 26, 2013 3.4.29861 Alpha
1 out of 5
Go to oldapps and download version 2.0, no ads and lighter program.
Stick with what works.
 
naosuke Jun 10, 2013 3.4.29780 Alpha
1 out of 5
I have not logged onto this website since 2007, but I had to login to express my disgust with this program

This program is COMPLETE GARBAGE! uTorrent was once a great program back in it's Hey Day. I installed this latest verison a few minutes ago, and it literrally:

-changed my web browser homepage to search.conduit.com
-Installed utorrent toolbar on all web browers
-Installed Myconduit, or some garbage program toolbar
-Installed extra utorrent remote extensions on both IE10 & Chrome

Mind you, I'm very tech savvy, and have been torrenting, and installing programs for years. I made sure to UNCHECK any extra garbage a program wants to install, but uTorrent installed the garbage anyway. I had to uninstall all that crap, install CCleaner to wipe registry, manually change back homepages & delete browser extensions on both IE10 & Chrome.

Screw you uTorrent, back to qBittorent I go.

Avoid this once great program like the plague.
 
Blaxima Jun 5, 2013 3.4.29780 Alpha
1 out of 5
@Enlightenment,
So that's your review then?

This crap is complete spyware. If you use Chrome or a clone it will automatically install itself on the toolbar. It also littered with ads and is just a bloated mess.

Tixiati is buggy crap and I would suggest you give qBittorrent a try instead. It is more like what I came to expect from uTorrent
 
Uriel Mar 14, 2013 3.4.29315 Alpha
1 out of 5
I gave it a 1 because I'm not a douche like other people who get sucked into quality spyware. So ya utorrent is God on speed and the best ever.
 
Enlightenment Jan 11, 2013 3.4.28891 Alpha
5 out of 5
I gave it a 5, because I'm not a douche like other people pushing their crapware. Either review this product or go the f**k away.
 
Uriel Nov 23, 2012 3.4.28577 Alpha
1 out of 5
I am simply amazed at how many people use this garbage. Wake up! uTorrent was sold a while back and it is no longer what it once was. It has the same name and user interface but the focus isn't about p2p but all about data mining the hell out of you and selling your illegal download records to who knows for monitary gain. Why stick with this sh*tware when you can use the much much superior Tixati for your illegal downloads? uTorrent is a piece of sh*t.
 
HeilNizar Nov 21, 2012 3.4.28577 Alpha
1 out of 5
I second Morpheus about Tixati, its not responsive fast enough, more like poor programming.
Still using uTorrent 2.2, newer versions kept on getting worse.
 
Morpheus Nov 20, 2012 3.4.28577 Alpha
4 out of 5
Tixati sucks, big time...

All the ads can be disabled in the configuration of uTorrent. Don't you guys look in the configuration...
 
some guy Nov 20, 2012 3.4.28577 Alpha
3 out of 5
use this a much better client
http://www.tixati.com/
 
FatBastard Nov 5, 2012 3.2.2 RC2
1 out of 5
I used to like uTorrent but this version contains ads!
 
Blaxima Oct 10, 2012 3.3.28120 Alpha
1 out of 5
So I was using my friends laptop the other day with my portable drive. Her computer had the latest and crappiest version of this rubbish. I opened up my Portable Iron and low and behold there was a utorrent icon in my address bar!! A quick search through my folders and I see that utorrent took it upon itself to add a little nugget in my extension folder. That's the same behaviour as any good spyware/malware.

So yeah, 0 stars to say the least
 
Uriel Aug 17, 2012 3.3.27612 Alpha
1 out of 5
You people who use the older versions of uTorrent are not only risking security vulnerabilities but also you are supporting uTorrent and the direction they are heading with the client. Here is a good review that Ghacks just put out today for Tixati.

http://www.ghacks.net/20...ittorrent-client-review/
 
SineWave Jul 20, 2012 3.3.27600 Alpha
1 out of 5
If you're going to use uTorrent use a pre 2 version. They've become just as any other company. Too greedy. Just forget about updating. v1.8.5 works brilliant here for years now. No need to update. No need for fixes. Just works.
 
hariskar Jul 19, 2012 3.3.27600 Alpha
1 out of 5
Use Deluge or qBittorrent, both are open source and very good.
 
Uriel Jul 18, 2012 3.3.27600 Alpha
1 out of 5
It looks like the old uTorrent. They still call it uTorrent. But it isn't the real uTorrent. This app data mines you and sells you for monetary gain. Get Tixati if you want a real p2p client. Tixati connects you to IRC chat rooms. uTorrent connects you to Facebook.
 
dsp_418 Jul 6, 2012 3.3.27408 Alpha
1 out of 5
Can't give lower than 1 otherwise... This used to be a great app, now it's just a damn bloat ware!!! STAY AWAY FROM IT!!
I'll surely find a better alternative.
 
OAKsider Jul 6, 2012 3.3.27408 Alpha
4 out of 5
Reviewing 3.2 Beta 1 Build 27554 (July 2012)

uTorrent is still a solid (and tiny, and free) torrent app, but version 3.0 was obviously not where most users wanted the developers to go (UI, bloat, etc). It's still configurable to look somewhat like earlier versions, and does it's job quite well with proper settings. I will not even speak of "Plus" (it must be some kind of joke at $25).

3.5-out-of-5 for this formerly perfect software.

Note: I object to Betanews/Fileforum linking to alpha software. Especially if the latest stable and/or beta releases are not provided at all (they have not been at Fileforum for many months). Please break uTorrent into a few separate downloads (like Firefox), for stable and beta releases.
 
SineWave May 27, 2012 3.3.27280 Alpha
5 out of 5
I love this program. You know why? Because I'm still using v1.8.5. That's the last 1.8 version. There are no noticeable bugs, it works perfectly. When I saw v2 I just said "OK, thank you, but no thank you". I think uTorrent is still the best, leanest, smoothest torrent client out there, but do yourself a favour and use this old version and forget about "upgrading". People often think about upgrading as something good, well... I've been into IT for almost 2 decades and all I can tell you is that yeah - it used to make sense in the old days, but not these days. Programs start with a nice idea, then get to a point [peak] where they work perfectly, and then they get overbloated because developers have nothing more to do with it but add useless features, or/and make it payware. It's the same with OSes, gadgets, pretty much everything, and it all comes down to money, and users who expect to see "upgrades" every month or even more frequently. When a program is without serious bugs, that's the one you should use. No upgrades. Everything is just getting slower and bloated after that point. Use it and forget about upgrades. It feels very comfortable after some time when you get over the upgradeoholicism. ;) cheers! The 5 stars go to v1.8.5 that's been reliably working with no hickups all these years on my trusty XP.
 
Uriel Apr 1, 2012 3.2.26883 Beta
1 out of 5
Nice Conduit Toolbar. It data mines your privacy very nicely. The paid version even gives you a sub par media player.

Tixati is Conduit Toolbar free.
 
gurgle Mar 22, 2012 3.2.26883 Beta
1 out of 5
Was very fine and lightweight in version 2. now with versions 3 it is ridiculously bloated and using just too much memory plus cpu load is often going to 100%. while downloading/upoading even one single torent. Many people complain about the cpu load on utorrent official troubleshooting forum, but no solution has been found except using version 2 or getting some comletely different client. Why does almost every good application becomes bloated instead of just improved is what I can't understand at all!
 
Blaxima Mar 19, 2012 3.2.26883 Beta
1 out of 5
Nothing to see here.

Give qbittorrent a try. Seems like the heir apparent to me, not tixiati
 
smaragdus Mar 8, 2012 3.1.2.26821
1 out of 5
There were times when µTorrent was the best, now it is the worst, together with Vuze and BitComet. Both µTorrent and Vuze developers succumbed to greed so their torrent clients became terrible and as a result these have been banned at many torrent trackers.
 
FatBastard Feb 24, 2012 3.1.2.26773
1 out of 5
 
PetePat Feb 24, 2012 3.1.2.26773
1 out of 5
terrible, stick with pre 3 versions
 
Uriel Feb 23, 2012 3.1.2.26773
1 out of 5
Fix: survey link ? I suppose for added convenience we can logon to that with our FaceBook account as well.
 
Uriel Feb 20, 2012 3.1.2.26740
1 out of 5
How many of you uTorrent users have inadvertently installed the Ask Tool Bar? Do you suppose the toolbar along with Tixati are holding hands with FaceBook Connect while sharing and recording your every move? Did you know that this is what FaceBook Connect is all about? All of you kids should be careful today too because these recorded user tracks WILL come back and bite you in the bee hind in some future day should you choose a career such as politics where you have to enter an arena with politicians to battle it out for the power and the glory of governing over the citizens and affairs of the country. I would recommend that you DON'T use uTorrent for that very reason. Your tracks will haunt you. uTorrent has decided to piggy back on it's popularity to grab as much cash as they possibly can through selling your privacy for their own gain. In other words, they don't care about what happens to you as long as they are making a fortune sharing your p2p downloads with every ravenous marketer out there. Get Tixati if you value your privacy. Especially if you are going to use p2p software for entertainment purposes.

Check out the privacy policy the next time you update uTorrent and you are offered the Ask Tool Bar
[Ask Tool Bar + uTorrent installer image] http://bayimg.com/pabbbaAcd
 
shdwstar Feb 17, 2012 3.1.2.26740
1 out of 5
uTorrent was once good, but now they have turned it into a profit monster. Greed has shaken this ill program and I would strongly recommend against using it. I have voiced my complaints at their forum only to be banned. You can read my full review at http://t.co/yejFOug1
 
FatBastard Feb 13, 2012 3.1.2.26740
2 out of 5
Bloated :(
 
Blaxima Feb 7, 2012 3.1.2.26726
1 out of 5
@Uriel
4kb?!?! That's amazing(ly untrue). If you're talking resources, Tixati uses about half of these bloated versions of utorrent and twice as much as the older ones which is between 8k kb and 15k kb. If you're talking program size, the compressed exe is 8mb, the portable after removing the other OS versions is still 15mb.

Like I said before, it is cumbersome and buggy. It's interface has too many buttons imo. I just tried downloading a torrent and it froze on the selection window and made my system unresponsive while it was trying to figure things out. That never happens to me with any version of utorrent. It also never seems to find as many peers and seeds

I'm a privacy advocate myself but just because Tixati is positioned as an alternative doesn't make it good. It's a problematic piece of software at this point but I remain hopeful.

The best performer for me is still the pre-version 2 utorrent
 
Uriel Feb 6, 2012 3.1.2.26710
1 out of 5
Did you know that uTorrent has privacy issues? FaceBook is a honeypot service that lures you with free entertainment. But it’s really not free because you end up paying with your identity and surfing habits through the agreement when you sign up. So your p2p sessions are being recorded through the FaceBook plugin onto data base servers where your information is sold, analyzed, and shared around the web with other marketing firms and the Government. What you should be aware of is that there are bad guys lurking around the web with deep pockets in the recording industry who have evil intentions and can dangle a money carrot in front of a corrupt judge at any time and force FaceBook to hand over your p2p records to their corrupt lawyers. So how can you avoid this? One way is to get rid of uTorrent and use a safer p2p client such as Tixati. Tixati is only 4.00 KB in size on your hard drive and doesn’t choke like uTorrent does. Privacy and security should be number one when using a p2p client.
 
reviewer Feb 6, 2012 3.1.2.26710
2 out of 5
talking about size however, how does tixati compares?
 
radiomaffia Feb 4, 2012 3.1.2.26710 RC4
1 out of 5
Due to a serious bug in uTorrent 3.1.0.0 that causes it not to ban peers sending bad data, we have been forced to remove it from our client whitelist. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
If you insist on changing to the latest version, it is available at the usual portals, however this private tracker only approves certain versions!
Tip. uTorrent 1.82 works on every private tracker so downgrading is the best solution
 
Blaxima Feb 4, 2012 3.1.2.26710 RC4
1 out of 5
My last review as well. Tixati is a little cumbersome with it's performance and responsiveness for me.

As for this, I've had to force start downloads since the 2 branch otherwise they simply don't start. It's size and resource consumption has jumped off the charts when compared to 1x.

Good bye and good riddance
 
HeilNizar Jan 30, 2012 3.1.2.26696 Beta
1 out of 5
My last review on this piece of sh*t.
Avoid it, Tixati is the way to go now.
 
Bala7 Jan 29, 2012 3.1.2.26696 Beta
1 out of 5
µTorrent has become a victim of its own success where the dev team only listens to their own ego driven visions. Sadly there are so many uninformed computer users using torrent today, in my opinion, µTorrent is now dangerous for all of us.
 
Uriel Jan 24, 2012 3.1.26671
1 out of 5
With all the website plugins monitoring your every download, can you trust them with your information? What if the recording industry subpoenas Facebook for the records they have on you? uTorrent isn't what it used to be. It's only uTorrent in name and it's name is now being exploited for commercialism IMHO.

If you are looking for a better p2p client, check out Tixati. The downloads are super fast and you don't have to worry about what the Facebook plugin is doing with your information because Tixati is spyware free. I would recommend visiting Tixati's forum and read what disgruntled former uTorrent clients are saying about Tixati.
 
Uriel Jan 21, 2012 3.1.1.26666 Beta
1 out of 5
It used to be that uTorrent had an update once or twice a year. Now with all the merchant plugins monitoring you they have an update once or twice a week.
 
ONISURGE Jan 19, 2012 3.1.1.26666 Beta
1 out of 5
Still using uTorrent 2.2.1 because the new versions are bloated, they might as well add a web browser and a media player directly into the program to give you access to everything at once. This is not why people use uTorrent, we have other programs that do these things 1000% better (yes I said 1000) and we want a light free version of uTorrent just like it used to be, maybe I'll build my own and call it myTorrent.
 
HeilNizar Jan 19, 2012 3.1.1.26666 Beta
1 out of 5
Used to be the king, now its sh*t, and the develops don't seem to listen to anyone.
 
Morpheus Jan 19, 2012 3.1.1.26666 Beta
4 out of 5
It's these same people over and over again ripping uTorrent. Get a life. We have to wade through your crap on every announcement of a release of uTorrent. It's apparent you have not recently or presently evaluated releases for years. You have your favorite, so just use it. If you have anything NEW to say, relevant to the announced new version, then bring it on, but this old crap over and over again after each announcement of uTorrent is showing your ignorance.
 
PetePat Jan 12, 2012 3.1.26650
2 out of 5
Still using 2.2.1, this new versions are terrible.
 
doload Jan 11, 2012 3.1.26650
1 out of 5
utorrent has sold out their users. I left them a long time ago for the sunny shores of tixati and have never looked back. Especially now that I can chat with other tixati users.
 
Mirage_Etoile Dec 31, 2011 3.1.26616
5 out of 5
Tixati is still hog as program I think it will improve , not bad all the options and features , more than utorrent does , I keep on utorrent for now , lowest ram usage.
 
bigspud Dec 23, 2011 3.1.26616
3 out of 5
Ding dong the king is dead, long live the new king(TIXATI)
 
traumadoc Dec 16, 2011 3.1.26616
1 out of 5
For those complaining, RIGHTFULLY, about uTorrent selling out and screwing people... it's your OWN FAULT. You should follow the basic precept - "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." In other words, there is NO REASON to upgrade if the version you have does what you need or want. I'm still using a nearly year old version of uTorrent (2.xx whatever). It does what I need and so I have no issue with scams, tracking, etc. that the new versions incorporate. The screwed up by integrating all the crap they have, but it's not an issue for those of us smart enough to know what we're doing. Just because a new version is available is NO REASON to upgrade. The user is responsible in knowing what they are installing, yet people are too stupid to read, research, and so on.
 
Uriel Dec 10, 2011 3.1.26593
1 out of 5
The makers of uTorrent have sold out. They are now integrating affiliate apps and plugins into uTorrent so they can monitor you and ID you with your Facebook account and sell you stuff according to your download and upload preferences. The RIAA can also ID you through your Facebook account if it is plugged into uTorrent. Because of this I wouldn't be surprised if uTorrent or Facebook both get a subpena for your history tracks some day . I prefer not to take the chance with those vultures.

I also advise against anyone using older versions of uTorrent because of known security issues with them. It's just not a safe idea. It's better to quit uTorrent all together and jump ship. Besides, it's the only way to get the message across the thick sculls of the uTorrent creators whose greed has all together trumped what the users require in a private, safe, and secure p2p client.

I prefer Tixati and highly recommend it as an alternative. It is much safer to use and works better than uTorrent IMHO. The GUI can be changed to fit your taste if you don't like the default black layout. Get it here if your ready to ditch uTorrent - http://www.tixati.com/

uTorrent sucks now!
 
mentallo666 Dec 9, 2011 3.1.26593
1 out of 5
Get 2.2.1 here: http://www.oldversion.com/uTorrent.html
 
xkronite Dec 9, 2011 3.1.26591
2 out of 5
TOTALLY agreed ! V2.x is probably THE best release. Why would I need ANOTHER antivirus? Just DL the files I ask for quickly and efficiently, and be done. Stop adding stuff, especially stuff I already have. No way I will go past 2.x.
 
roj Dec 8, 2011 3.1.26583 RC10
2 out of 5
There is no such thing as an RC10. If you have more than 3 (THREE) Release Candidates, you are either an idiot or still in beta. This is still in beta. To add insult to injury, it's now getting to be as big a bloated mess as Fuze. I refuse to go beyond version 2.0 for this app and would definitely recommend that users look elsewhere - perhaps Transmission.

10 Release Candidates indeed - give you heads a shake, devs...

TWO stars.
 
Uriel Nov 29, 2011 3.1.26519 RC3
1 out of 5
This is crapware . Switch to Tixati for improved performance. Tixati is not loaded with crapware like uTorrent is.

http://www.tixati.com/
 
Tockman Nov 29, 2011 3.1.26508 RC2
1 out of 5
Unfortunately both RC's refuse to start on Windows 8...
 
HeilNizar Oct 20, 2011 3.1.25788 Alpha
3 out of 5
Again and again, same story as in most apps, they start fine and end up bloated and full of VERY unnecessary crap, uTorrent is on the way to be a 5 stars crap-ware.
 
johnk119 Oct 15, 2011 3.1.25788 Alpha
4 out of 5
Great, but getting bloated.
 
mentallo666 Oct 9, 2011 3.1.25760 Alpha
4 out of 5
Wow that screenshot is from version 1.3.
Good app
 
OAKsider Sep 23, 2011 3.1.25664 Alpha
4 out of 5
Mirrebex speaks the truth. It's currently still my opinion that µTorrent is the finest torrent software around... but barely, and possibly because I don't yet know any better.
 
Mirrebex Sep 19, 2011 3.1.25664 Alpha
4 out of 5
Still the best torrent tool there is. But they are starting to pack it with a lot of unnecessary s***..
 
asaenz Sep 3, 2011 3.0.25583
3 out of 5
Tried latest stable version of µTorrent and it eventually made my system unstable after roughly 30 minutes. Returned to version 1.8.2 till I find something that works better else I'll remain with that.
 
reddy.shyam Jun 24, 2011 3.0.25406
5 out of 5
Best out there and keeps improving beyond imagination. Thanks to the team.
 
johnk119 Jun 22, 2011 3.0 Build 25406 RC8
5 out of 5
Does its job well. Small foot print and secure when configured properly, Now if we win the battle with the recording agencies we'll be okay.
 
Bala7 Jun 20, 2011 3.0 Build 25395 RC6
4 out of 5
@TC17
What you say is certainly true but that is why you should run through a proxy server obfuscating you IP address. Yes, it really is that simple.
 
TC17 Jun 17, 2011 3.0 Build 25377 RC5
1 out of 5
Your best staying away from any torrents. There are way too many money making extortion lawsuits happening the past year, by greedy & corrupt lawyers and judges. I never have liked torrents anyways, but just a warning for people who aren't aware of it.
 
TC17 Jun 17, 2011 2.2.1 Build 25203
1 out of 5
Your best staying away from any torrents. There are way too many extortion lawsuits happening the past year, by greedy & corrupt lawyers and judges. I never have liked torrents anyways, but just a warning for people who aren't aware of it.
 
Uriel Jun 3, 2011 3.0 Build 25345 RC4
1 out of 5
Spyware now. Get Tixati instead. Nuff said.
 
DizTrancer May 27, 2011 3.0 Build 25327 Beta
5 out of 5
Why u not use browser-based remote UI ???
 
stevvie May 20, 2011 3.0 Build 25309 Beta
1 out of 5
They have messed about with the webui so much with version 3 that quit a few android and iphone utorrent remotes no longer work with this. It's a shame really as it was NEVER broke before.
 
Blue Joker May 11, 2011 3.0 Build 25274 Beta
5 out of 5
Always on the rocks !!!
 
johnk119 May 7, 2011 3.0.25252 Beta
5 out of 5
great client... Make sure you use encryption and lazy bit fields for privacy
 
Blaxima May 4, 2011 3.0.25234 Beta
3 out of 5
Actually johnk119, the controversy started when BitTorrent bought utorrent and not because it's user base has grown slightly. It always has been rather popular.

With the old utorrent I could minimize it to my tray and let it do its thing while I did mine. With these versions I notice it impeding on what I'm doing. It's definately getting a little resource hungry and that was one of the main reasons I used it over Azerus. I also noticed that when finished with it my bandwidth was still very sluggish. I had to reboot my modem and router but as soon as I used this version the bandwidth was throttled again.

I've gone back to 1.6.1 and have no more issues with my system and my bandwidth. Looks like I'll be sticking with that seeing the direction they are taking this software.
 
Uriel May 3, 2011 3.0.25234 Beta
1 out of 5
Don't be stupid! Get Tixati instead!

http://www.tixati.com/
 
johnk119 Apr 29, 2011 3.0.25217 Beta
5 out of 5
as it becomes more used more controversy is involved... It's only appropriate.
Great Program!!!
 
Rozita8989 Apr 26, 2011 3.0.25217 Beta
4 out of 5
I Like this software, can help me to share some file or download all file whos people share. Very recomended software.
 
Prospero424 Apr 25, 2011 3.0.25217 Beta
5 out of 5
Do you use DHT? Then you are being "recorded" or "spied on" by the fearmongers' definitions of that term. The irony of the Tixati spammer's objection to this is that that client almost certainly connects to the same DHT network, and many of their users will wind up bootstrapping to uTorrent/Bittorrent's servers! Big Brother is watching! Lol.

The reality of the situation, as pointed out time and time again, is that you are not safe from just about ANYONE observing your sharing habits on Bittorrent unless you use robust encryption and anonymizing proxy servers (like IPREDator). Anyone connecting to the same trackers or DHT network as you can see what you're offering and often what you're actively transferring at any given moment. This isn't a giant conspiracy, this is the very nature of bittorrent.

uTorrent collects usage statistics related to network performance and troubleshooting and the like unless you opt out, just like Google Chrome, Firefox's feedback feature, and hundreds or thousands of other programs that give the developers feedback on how they're performing in the wild. If you're shaking in your boots over this in the face of MUCH more serious threats to your privacy when utilizing a network like Bittorrent, your priorities are seriously screwed up. Or you're spamming another client. One of the two.

Anyway, 3.0 still has a ways to go before it reaches the state where it becomes the stable, mainline client. It's got some fairly nice new remote access features and seems just as light as the older revisions (post-2.0).

No, it's not as uncannily tiny as the very early versions were, but it's still smaller and more efficient than just about any other Windows Bittorrent client. And even when I leave it running under a full load for months on end, it never uses more then 40MB of physical RAM, which is a lot better than other clients with similar feature sets.
 
Uriel Apr 25, 2011 3.0.25217 Beta
1 out of 5
Why have to opt out? Most people don't read these contracts and end up getting recorded above and beyond what is required by the law. This is a gold mine for the arshole who want to sue you for thier own selfish purposes.
 
Blaxima Apr 25, 2011 3.0.25217 Beta
3 out of 5
"a (very) tiny BitTorrent client"? ha, it hasn't been that since build 1.6.1. This build uses 10x the memory. It, like so many good software before it, is heading down the bloated path though it is still the best client at this point
 
Uriel Apr 17, 2011 2.2.1 Build 25203
1 out of 5
Pure garbage and full of trackers. Use Tixati instead.
 
FatBastard Apr 4, 2011 2.2.1 Build 25154
5 out of 5
Still the best...
 
balodoy Feb 27, 2011 2.2.1 Build 24796 Beta
5 out of 5
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.
 
Prospero424 Feb 26, 2011 2.2.1 Build 24796 Beta
5 out of 5
As that article explicitly discusses, uTorrent collects only anonymous traffic data, not per-user usage data, and you can easily opt out of sending even that in the primary settings menu. Sure, if you're super-paranoid (or if you're spamming your competing software), any little thing is going to be confirmation of a giant conspiracy that's Out To Get You, but the fact is that there's no evidence of malfeasance.

But you write reviews of other Bittorrent software solely to pimp Tixati over and over and over again, so let's look at it: no embedded tracker, no NAT port mapping, no NAT traversal, only partial local peer support, no support for HTTP proxies whatsoever, no web seeding, no tracker exchange support, no web remote.

And that's without even getting into things like app support and integrated search.

Meanwhile, there is NO feature that Tixati has that uTorrent does not. Not one. If Tixati were open source, that'd be excusable, but it's every bit as closed and proprietary as uTorrent is. Funny, that...

This is not to say that it's bad software. I'd never give Tixati one star just to promote another client, like you do here as often as you can. It's at least a three-star program.

It's just that uTorrent is undeniably better from a feature and performance point of view. And ALL of the objective facts support this.

Oh, and this statement: "It comes preconfigured to use only ipv4 allowing those who use proxies to remain anonymous as well. With uTorrent, you have to find this setting and set this option yourself." Isn't just false, it also betrays a fundamental lack of understanding of the basic technologies involved, here. It reads like made-up gibberish.
 
Psychlone Feb 22, 2011 3.0.24704 Alpha
5 out of 5
LOL @ Uriel (although, that is a cool name and I can respect it's deeper meaning)

Uriel

Reviewing 3.0.24704 Alpha (Feb 22, 2011)

Spyware. Use other apps like Tixati instead.

http://torrentfreak.com/...o-from-its-users-110222/

Taken directly from the link Uriel provided:
"It further states that end users may opt out of providing this information through a preference setting in uTorrent (“send back detailed info”). "

So to all the paranoid BitTorrent/uTorrent users: Opt out and quit worrying... uTorrent is still the fastest and most efficient Torrent client, has the smallest footprint and uses the least amount of resources. Compare that to some of the other torrent clients out there that don't have your best interest in mind.

The moral: At least READ what you're quoting if you're paranoid enough to post it...there just may be a little more to it than you originally thought.
 
stevvie Feb 20, 2011 3.0.24704 Alpha
3 out of 5
utorrent is still the best but version 3 messes with the webui so iphone and android monitoring programs stop working without some major tinkering. You can now however loginto your utorrent with a web browser easier.
 
BetaMasta Feb 20, 2011 3.0.24704 Alpha
5 out of 5
Best BitTorrent client I've ever seen. It's a legend.
 
Morpheus Feb 19, 2011 3.0.24704 Alpha
5 out of 5
Uriel -> My god you post this in every topic relaited to a new uTorrent download. Tixati is no where as near refined a s uTorrent. I tried Tixati and went rigt back to uTorrent.

uTorrent still rules. Apparenty you only have an issue with the Rating so just turn it off.
 
ballyhairs Feb 19, 2011 3.0.24704 Alpha
4 out of 5
@Uriel
As long as your not a sick pedophile then you shouldn't worry much about logging.

1 star less for the concentration on eye candy lately instead of making it smaller, faster, officially 100% portable and functional, same story as Firefox 4, f&#k eye candy.
 
KAK Feb 11, 2011 3.0.24369 Alpha
3 out of 5
FOCUS BACK TO MAIN FEATURES!
Solid ,Fast ,Small
"Apps are TOYS!"
 
FatBastard Feb 3, 2011 2.2.0 Build 24402
5 out of 5
Without a doubt the best bittorrent client.
 
PaulWilliams Jan 21, 2011 2.2.0 Build 23703
5 out of 5
The Best file sharing program there is. I've been using it since the beginning. Simple, feature rich and lightweight, everything a file sharing program should be. I've tried others like Vuze etc., but they weren't even in the same league as this. Keep up the good work.
 
jgarlin00 Nov 24, 2010 2.2 Build 23071
4 out of 5
I love uTorrent-been using it for a long time but I do not like version 2.2, I just don't get the the download speeds I am use to in version 2.04 so I am sticking with that version!
 
some guy Nov 19, 2010 3.0.23217 Alpha
5 out of 5
Uriel thanks for that link that is the best Linux torrent ap :)
 
dannyboy832 Nov 19, 2010 3.0.23217 Alpha
5 out of 5
Never had any problems with this program.

5/5
 
ilev Nov 12, 2010 2.2 Build 23071
3 out of 5
I did love it but now it is bloated with Conduit and uTorrentBar with Firefox add-on)
 
Prospero424 Nov 11, 2010 2.2 Build 23071
5 out of 5
Well, you could always, I don't know, just not install the Twitter extension. But I guess that wouldn't give you this rather thin excuse to spam your software.

2.2 seems to be performing well so far. Speeds are unchanged from 2.0.4. RAM and CPU usage are as low as ever as long as you don't go installing apps. I tried the uMap app and uTorrent's physical RAM usage went from 18MB to over 100MB! So watch out for that.

Not a big fan of the icons, but I don't really care enough to do anything about it since uTorrent sits on my headless server anyway. There's a link over at the uTorrent site (and perhaps posted below) that will let you download and install the old theme if you preferred it.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what people come up with as far as apps. It'll have to be something really special to get me to install it, but it's nice to have the choice.
 
Uriel Nov 11, 2010 2.2 Build 23071
1 out of 5
If you download the Twitter extension for uTorrent you can rate all of your downloads and upload it into your personal profile stored in the cloud database server (The real super cookie) where no privacy cleaner can wipe it. Then the RIAA can collect all the information about you they want for a law suite. Personally, I recommend "Tixati" for this reason.
 
Plumber Nov 11, 2010 2.2 Build 23071
5 out of 5
When I updated to uTorrent 2.2, all my column settings were wiped out. Most people probably aren't configuration freaks to the extent that I am (and thus won't notice/care), but hey, FYI.

As far as being "bloated" with toolbars and whatever else, just... don't... install it. You don't have to.

The BitDefender "Virus Guard" app is nice to have as a convenient secondary scanner. Other than that, though, none of the default apps are too interesting (to me).

Edit: I take it back. Virus Guard is crap. The defs updated once yesterday, but since then I have not been able to get them to update.
 
Prospero424 Nov 8, 2010 2.0.4 Build 22967
5 out of 5
Well, at least the fact that this version of uTorrent doesn't even support extensions AT ALL makes it easy to spot who's (probably deliberately) spreading unfounded FUD about ratings and download lists being stored, which is almost certainly BS even for versions that do support extensions.

Update: Just read that article linked to below. It mentions nothing about storing your uTorrent "profile" (whatever this even means) in "the cloud" or anything like that. All it talks about is an OPTIONAL app to integrate uTorrent with Twitter, which seems like a nifty idea.

Unless you're referring to hash tags, which are used for that sort of application. And yes, files that you are transferring are visible in "the cloud" if you have DHT and/or PEX enabled. Every modern Bittorrent client supports these trackerless networks and, as far as I'm aware, they all enable them by default. This is not a uTorrent thing. It is a Bittorrent thing.

Luckily, you can enable or disable these networks on a per-torrent basis.
 
Uriel Nov 8, 2010 2.0.4 Build 22967
1 out of 5
Pure garbage. Extensions that record your downloads and ratings into your personal profile stored in the cloud where no privacy cleaner can eradicate it is simply not acceptable. Google "Tixati" if you want a secure torrent host instead.

The following news article explains.
http://www.geek.com/arti...h-torrent-tweet-2010089/
 
Uriel Nov 6, 2010 3.0.22910 Alpha
1 out of 5
After uTorrent started including extensions that have the ability to log what you are downloading and what you rate your download into the cloud database, I got rid of it. I have found a relatively new application called Tixati that has a very light footprint and is very fast and secure.

http://www.tixati.com/
 
krakokainer Nov 5, 2010 3.0.22910 Alpha
5 out of 5
all legits my yos. lets yo bittorrent it up and down the files u be a torrenting and getting yo stuff real quicky quick. i be using other bittorrenter programs out there and my yo told me about utorrent and legit yo i installs it and it be cranking it up
 
fatray Oct 19, 2010 2.2 Build 22626 RC1
5 out of 5
µTorrent is the best hands down. Now we have apps to boot, how can this get better? I would like to see reviews of the torrents being downloaded inside µTorrent. I loaded the app that connects to Twitter but it seems no one is using the app Torrent Tweet.
 
Assirius Oct 14, 2010 2.0.4 Build 22450
5 out of 5
Remain the same !
 
MrFreak0 Sep 30, 2010 2.2.0 Build 22187 Beta
4 out of 5
Worked for me.Does all that is says cleanly in a small package.
 
Uriel Sep 25, 2010 2.2.0 Build 22117 Beta
2 out of 5
Had problems with uTorrent disconnecting every five minutes or so. Also PeerBlock blocks uTorrents website which makes me wonder!
 
Virtual_ManPL Sep 7, 2010 2.2.0 Build 21738 Beta
5 out of 5
5/5
Still the best!

Who cars about private tracker admins stupidity about banning uT...
 
Virtual_ManPL Sep 7, 2010 3.0.21340 Alpha
5 out of 5
5/5

Still the best!
 
Virtual_ManPL Sep 7, 2010 2.0.4 Build 21586
5 out of 5
5/5

Still the best!
 
Prospero424 Sep 4, 2010 2.2.0 Build 21738 Beta
5 out of 5
Are we really going to have to go over the private tracker issue again? Really?

The tracker you're referring to is "the box". uTorrent is aware of them having banned the later versions and they discuss it in their forums.

"The Box" uses a tracker system that hasn't been updated in a long time. Problem is, many Bittorrent clients (not just uTorrent) have now changed how wasted or hashfail data is recorded. The "new" method that's been used for a couple of years now will cause The Box's older tracker software to record discrepancies on upload/download amounts for individual users, which they then thought was "cheating" on uTorrent's part. That's why they had banned it originally for "cheating". In fact, they have the latest versions of almost ALL clients banned or unrecommended by their site: Azureus/Vuze, Deluge, BitSpirit, ABC, the official Bittorrent client, and countless others contained in a huge list. Comically, they even have the client version of the tracker software they use (XBT) banned!

For "the box", it came down to the choice of them either taking the effort to update their tracker software (which can be a MAJOR undertaking for unpaid staff) or just keeping newer versions of uTorrent (and others) banned from their tracker instead. They chose the latter. If you'll notice, they no longer accuse uTorrent of "cheating" in their warnings like they used to. They just give a general "use at your own risk" warning.

They're a private tracker, and that's their right. If they don't have the resources to commit to a major overhaul (which is completely understandable), banning clients that have problems with their aging software is really the only recourse. As long as they warn their users and as long as they don't blame other software for their OWN problems, I have little problem with this.

However, it's not a legitimate reason to rate down uTorrent. This is the tracker's problem, and they all but outright admit as much. When they ban the latest version of ALL but a handful of Bittorrent clients (almost all of which don't even use uTP at all), you know the problem's on their end.

uTorrent has fixed some MAJOR bugs in versions following 1.8.3 (which is the latest they recommend), including the latest Windows DLL hijacking security vulnerability. I would highly recommend that you use the latest version of uTorrent for every site but this one, and use BitTornado or lib/ktorrent for "the box", because those are pretty much the only up-to-date clients that they don't have problems with.

Hopefully, this will FINALLY put the issue to rest, here.
 
radiomaffia Sep 4, 2010 2.2.0 Build 21738 Beta
3 out of 5
@Prospero424: The problem with you is that do not get a good night of sleep with somebody elses experiences and review here, certainly not mine.I know it is still not working for me on a huge private tracker, allready send my complains to them but whose to complain doesnt matter, it is a fact, it isnt usuable on several private trackers cause to block utpclients. And..you do not have to proof me anything or others readers with long lists of copy&paste text dude, it just annoyes and rather leave that to rest beneth yourself, thankyou very much.

*********************************************************************************************

Private tracker that I am registred member of still says about uTorrent:

Allowed Torrent Clients/Versions
(Updated: 2nd August 2010)

WARNING! uTorrent 2.0.1, 2.0.2 ,2.0.3 and 2.0.4 are not approved and you will use it at your own risk, including if you get disabled for cheating in any way when you were not or loss of ratio. The Site is not responsible for how uT 2.0.* versions behaves.

Recommended version: 1.8.2 {Download Link: Windows}
Only approved versions: 1.6.1, 1.7.7, 1.8.2, 1.8.3
uTorrent downgrade information here
Website: http://www.utorrent.com/
 
egg83 Sep 1, 2010 2.2 Build 21668 Beta
4 out of 5
As far as any radical new look, I did not see anything all that drastic. Sidebar? Meh. Is a welcome change, in my opinion. As long as this program works well (which is has), will not complain.
 
FatBastard Aug 30, 2010 2.0.4 Build 21586
5 out of 5
µTorrent is frequently updated nowadays...
 
ilev Aug 27, 2010 2.0.4 Build 21431
5 out of 5
Latest version Version 2.0.4 (build 21515)
 
Plumber Aug 26, 2010 2.0.4 Build 21431
3 out of 5
They keep saying that UTP has been improved, but I keep enabling it and seeing unbearably-slow download speeds. And I keep seeing performance skyrocket when I disable it. Oh well.
 
johnk119 Aug 23, 2010 2.2 Build 21290 Beta
5 out of 5
Although i prefer Vuze in the classic interface, I must admit it's a resource hog and is only slightly better than this. perhaps this is the optimum choice if you're willing to give up some information and abilities. This uses far fewer system resources and achieves the same goal. It can even block government IP addresses as well as encrypt data you're sending out. Awesome.. screw the gov't.
 
Prospero424 Aug 20, 2010 2.2 Build 21290 Beta
5 out of 5
I hadn't tried these 2.2 version yet and I was curious to see the surely drastic changes to the sidebar that could be causing such vociferous negative comments.

Installed it, opened it up, and the only major changes are to the... icons? This is what you people are so upset about that you're not going to update your software anymore? Icons? Really?

Sometimes people genuinely confuse me.

I mean sure, I don't really find the new icons aesthetically pleasing. They're just a bit... outdated. But they've also cleaned up the feeds area, simplified filtering torrents by labels, added content search, and added the very clean apps browser, all of which I see as good things.

Oh well, I guess everyone has their priorities. I'm sure they'll make at least a few more noticeable changes before release, anyway. It's still very much a beta.
 
Virtual_ManPL Aug 20, 2010 2.2 Build 21290 Beta
5 out of 5
I don't like new sidebar too, but still the best program so far...
 
stisev Aug 12, 2010 2.2 Build 21090 Beta
2 out of 5
This is the FIRST bad review I have given for uTorrent!

GO BACK TO THE OLD INTERFACE!! God, the new one sucks! I'm sorry but that's my opinion.

I will unfortunately be staying with this version until author reverts to old style interface. I'm hoping uTorrent doesn't take the path of normal programs (downhill)
 
johnk119 Aug 12, 2010 2.2 Build 21090 Beta
4 out of 5
I recommend azureus using the old interface if you have nemory to spare
 
boelectronic Aug 11, 2010 2.2 Build 21090 Beta
1 out of 5
Don't you feel the 2.2.x version is becoming s***? what was wrong with old interface which need to be replaced by this new release? I ditto last comment which said don't fix something that is not broken
 
dpcdpc11 Aug 10, 2010 2.2 Build 21002 Beta
1 out of 5
this one is really crap... can't see any benefits of the new version, not to mention that they broke good parts of the old one... didn't the learn not to fix something that it ain't broken!?
what the hell happened to the old download dialog box? I was able to choose what files to download from inside the torrent, to add more trackers at the startup and not to mention the download location history.
bring that back you cluts!
 
Virtual_ManPL Aug 10, 2010 2.2 Build 21002 Beta
5 out of 5
- Change: Advanced option to disable display of Antivirus icon
AWESUM...
5/5
 
Virtual_ManPL Aug 10, 2010 3.0.20814 Alpha
5 out of 5
5/5
 
wbmuster Jul 31, 2010 2.0.3 Build 20683
5 out of 5
The best bittorrent client, resource friendly and powerful.
 
Bala7 Jul 30, 2010 2.0.3 Build 20683
3 out of 5
descripton - Build 20683
actual file Build 20664

5 stars for the program - 3 stars for Betanews all two frequent blunder.
 
ghammer Jul 30, 2010 2.2 Build 20756 Beta
3 out of 5
Not a fan of the 'App Store' thing in this and 3.x Alpha.
Seems to run alright, but I disliked the change to the GUI so much I went back to the release versions.
 
CGA1 Jul 25, 2010 3.0.20680 Beta
5 out of 5
Downloaded file says alfpha, still a great program though.
 
Virtual_ManPL Jul 25, 2010 3.0.20680 Beta
5 out of 5
@ Aegis69 - µTorrent is made primary for Windows and Mac...
theres no version for Linux systems...
 
tickleonthetum Jul 24, 2010 3.0.20680 Beta
5 out of 5
@Aegis69: Transmission is for Apple & Linux systems, this is for Windows, you can't compare them! It's hardly fair to rate it when they can't even be run on the same system!
 
Aegis69 Jul 24, 2010 3.0.20680 Beta
2 out of 5
Too late, already switched to Transmission.

@tickleonthetum

uTorrent can run on Linux under wine, but its still a piece of crap. Secondly anyone can install linux for free on any old machine, even if its a P2-400mhz. Linux is free, old hardware is free, there is no excuse not to run it. Setup a torrent server, trust me its better than leaving your quad core gaming machine with a 400 watt graphics card running all the time.
 
Prospero424 Jul 23, 2010 2.0.3 Build 20664
5 out of 5
Looks like this is the 2.0.3 stable release.

"...various changes to uTP to reduce overhead and reduce the packets per second, along with general performance improvements for uTP. This should provide much better download and upload performance.

* Improved overall speeds
* Better behavior on Windows 7"

Full release notes here: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=78100
 
stevvie Jul 22, 2010 2.2 Build 20663 Beta
4 out of 5
i wouldn't bother with this version if you sort your torrent lists out by date or anything other than the defualt way of sorting
 
Virtual_ManPL Jul 3, 2010 2.0.3.20268 Beta
5 out of 5
@ Plumber - dont forget to redo up/down test settings to properly set options for your net speed

@ radiomaffia - true, but dont forget that uTP is GOOD, and this uT blocking admins are BAD
and I didnt download all 500-750GB of all data in torrent, only for example 120GB, I have fast seeds, so It's not the problem :)
 
Plumber Jun 21, 2010 2.0.3.20193 Beta
3 out of 5
Normally I'd give uTorrent a "5", but I hate uTP. Maybe it will one day be worthwhile, but for the moment, it's a thorn in my butt. Here's what just happened to me: I was trying to download 4 torrents. Actually it started off as 2 torrents, but the download speed was below abysmal, so I found near-duplicates of each torrent, for a total of 4. For two days I watched in agony as the download speed averaged in 0.x, meaning, YES, less than 1 KB/s, for each torrent.

Then I found my brain lying around somewhere, spilled it in my head, and I set bt.tcp_rate_control to false and bt.transp_disposition to 13. My downloads instantly sprang to life, and as I type this, I'm seeing 190-230 KB/s, rather than 0.x KB/s.

I don't care what other software supports uTP. This isn't the first time I've had to disable it in order to preserve my sanity (which is why I was being hard on myself above).

No beta testing for me, thanks. I'm running uTorrent 2.0.2 final, and I have no interest in helping iron the bugs out of this crap protocol, or increasing its popularity.
 
radiomaffia May 28, 2010 2.0.2.19648
3 out of 5
What I said that is that if more and more clients going to use uTP private trackers, more and more private trackers going to allow this uTP.
But if a private tracker keeps blocking uTP everyone can make is his own decission, use an allowed clientversion or search another privatetracker.
200-500gb torrents and then we now why uTP is better, lol, 200-500 GIGABYTES, let me be oldfashioned, that is more then I transfer in a year!!
 
Virtual_ManPL May 24, 2010 2.0.2.19648
5 out of 5
@ radiomaffia - uTorrent didnt prefer uTP, its shared by 50-50 with TCP...
all code is OpenSource... so you can see it, if you dont believe...

even now uTP is supported by libtorrent, so clients like Deluge, Halite, rTorrent and etc...

this s***ty private trackers can also ban all uTorrent because it can connect to only IP6/Torrendo clients...

SO STFU SCREAMERS...

and old uTorrent is buggy... look on change log...
or try to download some big torrents like 200-500GB so you will see...
 
Virtual_ManPL May 24, 2010 2.1.19702 Alpha
5 out of 5
@ radiomaffia - uTorrent didnt prefer uTP, its shared by 50-50 with TCP...
all code is OpenSource... so you can see it, if you dont believe...

even now uTP is supported by libtorrent, so clients like Deluge, Halite, rTorrent and etc...

this s***ty private trackers can also ban all uTorrent because it can connect to only IP6/Torrendo clients...

SO STFU SCREAMERS...
 
radiomaffia May 23, 2010 2.1.19702 Alpha
3 out of 5
"uTorrent 2.xx has been out right banned, because it slows down swarms by favouring mainly other uTP clients, and as utorrent 2.xx is the only one that impliments uTP, it is mainly ignoring others in the swarm"
What is says here is that uTP is BETTER but it is not working FAIR.
That its why most private trackers have put a ban on it.
Its now OPEN SOURCE so hopely in the future it cannot be ignored by private trackers, till then : not recommended, uninstall but keep data and re-install 1.83

uTorrent 1.83 can be found at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/5968/
 
tuncerd May 20, 2010 2.0.2.19648
5 out of 5
The Best Torrent Client ever.

This is not some buggy, ad-ware torrent client. µtorrent is a tiny, fast and professional application.

I hope they won't ruin it it the future...
 
shroom May 14, 2010 2.0.2.19648
5 out of 5
The 4 private trackers I check from time to time all allow µTorrent v2.
So 5 stars.
 
FatBastard May 14, 2010 2.0.2.19648
5 out of 5
Still the best bittorrent client...
 
Prospero424 May 11, 2010 2.0.1.19248
5 out of 5
As always: if you rely upon private trackers, check what clients they support before committing to one youself. They all tend to have differing lists of allowed/banned clients and versions.

uTorrent is still among the most widely-supported clients out there. Period. Everything else is just bickering over niggling details.

I've personally had no problems with uTorrent in a LONG time. Speeds have proven consistently superior to Vuze and other clients in objective tests, though not by particularly huge margins. They're all pretty fast these days.

Some people claim that these newer builds "prefer" to connect to other uTorrent clients, but I really haven't noticed that. When I look at my peers lists on well-seeded torrents, I seem to be connected to just as many Azureus (Vuze), Transmission, XunLei, "vanilla" Bittorrent, and LibTorrent clients as I am to uTorrent clients, and the speed I get from each peer doesn't seem to depend on the client being used whatsoever. But this is just my personal experience, even though my observations were pretty exhaustive.

Anyway, nothing beats it for a combination of range of features, speed, low resource use, and compatibility. It may or may not be the best at any one of these criteria, but I think it's clearly the best when all are considered together.
 
radiomaffia May 8, 2010 2.0.1.19248
3 out of 5
@Prospero424: Read your review on May 11th and I do respect your opinion.
For now it is an endless discussion, should we consider to avoid using private trackers that has banned version 2.xx. Should we just wait and see what happens within rules on the private trackers concerning version 2.xx.
Point is that uTP is given us better connections but not on every private tracker allowed, that is a major problem for now, not my fault not yours, it is something we have to face.

WARNING! uTorrent uses uTP from version 2. This feature is BANNED and BLOCKED by several private trackers. Switch back to version 1.83 ( uninstall 2.xx but save settings and then install 1.83 ) to avoid receiving the error of banned client.

uTorrent 1.83 can be found at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/5968/

@Virtual_ManPL
uTorrent 1.85 and lower buggy? No bugs that I am aware of, I use uTorrent from version 1.31 and now using version 1.83, works like a charm and rocks! 5 STARS all the way!
uTorrent version 2.xx is BANNED and BLOCKED by several private trackers, also a private tracker with a very good reputation has BANNED and BLOCKED this version and I do not want to miss the releases from there.
When private trackers gonna allow this version 2.xx there is no hold for me to update and higher my ratings along with it, for now I keep it in the middle with 3 STARS..
I am not gonna shut up, this is a good release but there is still along way to go before it works on every private tracker..
Version 2.xx has a crippled imago with several private trackers and fail to connect cause of being banned, you can denie it as long as you want, its a fact and the truth and there is nothing you are gonna do about it except for calling me and them n00bs... :-p
 
Virtual_ManPL May 8, 2010 2.1.19280 Alpha
5 out of 5
5/5...

and dont use s***ty private trackers which block superior uTP for lowering throttle...
 
Virtual_ManPL May 8, 2010 2.0.1.19248
5 out of 5
5/5

this s***ty private trackers admins dont know s*** what uTP do, same like some n00bs here rating uT 1/5...
LMAO...

works better than bugged old versions like 1.8.5 or older...

P.S. enjoy your Vuze and above than 200MB memory eaten...
 
Bling May 5, 2010 2.1.19280 Alpha
5 out of 5
Be quiet radiomaffia. If you have a problem with the trackers you use, take it up with them. uTP is allowed on all the private trackers I use and believe me, they are not small unknown trackers.
 
roj May 5, 2010 2.1.19280 Alpha
5 out of 5
I'm with Virtual_ManPL on all counts.

FIVE stars.

Small, fast, configurable and I don't give a damn about elitist private trackers.
 
radiomaffia Apr 25, 2010 2.0.1.18973 RC2
1 out of 5
WARNING! uTorrent uses uTP from version 2. This feature is BANNED and BLOCKED by several private trackers. Switch back to version 1.83 ( uninstall 2.xx but save settings and then install 1.83 ) to avoid receiving the error of banned client.

uTorrent 1.83 can be found at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/5968/

*********************************************************************************************

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...

@Prespero424: Read your review and call it lazy and not worth it to bother afterwards, point is that I dont ignore RULES on private trackers, if they say: BANNED version 2.xx do you think I take any risk or gonna discuss it with mods of start a discussion in their forum? Ignoring rules means get banned ( a warning for using a banned client? I dont think so..). They make the rules to any one that want to use their tracker not you and me

I know for a fact that uTP is better but also not worth the risk for the time beiing.
The devoloper of uTorrent introduced uTP, why doesnt he create an option to seperate your torrents for free trackers from private trackers?And, this problem longer excist, I always must disable DHT when loading a torrent from a private tracker, very annoying but besides this discussion....

At last: why isnt the devoloper of uTorrent warning for connectionfaillure or connectionproblems with private trackers? When I change something I am also to blame for problems that is created by it if I dont mention anything, he should have mentioned, not everyone knows what uTP is or isnt aware of it that it is used in 2.xx

Here a copie out of rules from a huge private tracker done on 04-27-2010:-

Allowed Clients

* uTorrent: 1.6.1/1.7.7 and 1.8 (Windows)
* Azureus: 2.5.0.4 and above (Multiplatform)
* BitTornado: 0.3.17 and above (Multiplatform)
* Transmission: 0.96 and above (Multiplatform)
* KTorrent: 2.2.4.0 and above (Linux)
* RTorrent: 0.4.2 and above (Linux)
* Xtorrent 1.1 and above (Macintosh)

Here a copie out of a second huge private tracker

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 1.8.4.0, 1.8.5.0, 2.0.0.0 > 2.0.1.0 ARE BANNED)

>>Only a few private trackers(?) ALL private trackers banned 2.xx my dear friend
 
Prospero424 Apr 24, 2010 2.0.1.18973 RC2
5 out of 5
Let's talk about this further in the discussion section, if you don't mind.

Here's an article discussing this on Torrentfreak, which is pretty much THE definitive Bittorrent news site: http://torrentfreak.com/...nned-by-trackers-100314/

"Thus far, only a few private trackers have decided to ban uTorrent and there are currently no signs that it will spread out to more."

Sorry, bub, they know better than you do and unlike yourself they don't cherry pick conveniently unnamed "major" trackers to back up an obviously mistaken and now clearly dishonest argument.

Demonoid, HDBits, Pleasuredome, Xtremespeeds, SDBits, and those I already mentioned below are some of the largest and best-regarded private trackers out there, and NONE of them have the latest versions of uTorrent banned. None of them.

The latest versions of uTorrent are banned by only a few private trackers who are too lazy to update or properly configure their own tracker software. The latest versions are happily supported by almost all of the best and largest private trackers and ALL of the public trackers. Most of these have their own lists of supported and unsupported clients, which vary widely between sites. As always: check to see what clients they support before attempting to download.

But I'll say this: I've personally never come across a private tracker who permanently bans users for connecting even once with an unsupported client. All the ones I've seen either simply disallow the transfer or politely warn you with private messages on their site. If they permanently ban you after a single violation, they aren't worth the bother. There's no excuse for this. It's just plain laziness on their part. I remain EXTREMELY skeptical that this is even occurring beyond a small handful of instances, most of which have probably been fixed by now.

Bottom line: uTorrent is still among the most widely-supported Bittorrent clients out there, and this isn't likely to change anytime soon. For good reason.

Anyway, 2.0.1 (build 19248) is now the official stable release of the client, although uTorrent's site is getting HAMMERED by automatic updates and such, so it might take a few hours before you can grab it, and a bit longer after that before Betanews updates this page. I have seen no negative effect on performance in these newer builds; quite the opposite, in fact.

Still the best Windows Bittorrent client for those with resource usage concerns. I've got it sitting on an old Pentium 4 box that I use as a headless media server, and it works great.

@radiomaffia

"ALL private trackers banned 2.xx my dear friend"

You have to have found out by now by looking at various sites that this is a flat-out, bald-faced LIE. You KNOW this isn't true, yet you're still repeating it. That should tell anyone who might be reading the comments here everything they need to know about your "reviews" of this software.

My point was that you said that "ALL private trackers ban uTorrent". This is not only wrong, it is wrong enough to show that you have little idea of what you're talking about. Making legitimate complaints and engaging in constructive criticism here is fine and can be helpful, but spreading obviously false information is not. And that's what you were doing.

As to the issue at hand: neither uTorrent nor any other client is going to completely alter their program to accommodate one or two obscure private trackers, nor should they be expected to. Instead of spending time giving this at least moderately good software (by any reasonable estimation) the lowest rating possible, maybe you should be politely convincing those who run your preferred trackers to get off of their arses and do things properly. In fact, I see that several of the private trackers who had reportedly "banned" uTorrent 2.0 (bitme and extratorrents) have done exactly what I described: they now allow at least certain builds of these latest versions. The only major holdout I'm aware of who's still online is ilovetorrents.

So I'll repeat: uTorrent was and is still among the most widely-supported clients out there. No amount of ill-informed ranting will alter that fact. That being said, uTP is a new implementation, and there WILL be bugs to work out. This will undoubtedly lead to limited problems on specific builds that will then be fixed. This happens with every single actively developed client on the planet. It is a byproduct of a rapid development pace, which is a good thing in itself.
 
radiomaffia Apr 18, 2010 2.1.18803 Alpha
1 out of 5
@wulv: 2.xx is banned on all private bittorrent forums, that are the ones that using private trackers. Read their faq, when caught you will be banned and bye bye cheerio to your sweet connection on the private tracker and banned on the private forum as well.
Its not me that chooses to put the µTP-protocol [uTP] in the source but the devoloper...
I am using 1.8.xx with no problems, would rate it 5 stars
Havent you noticed that the reviews are not so frequent any more lately, now you know why, everyone searching for a allowed bittorrent client on private trackers isn't using utorrent 2.xx . period
 
ZenoLabs Apr 12, 2010 2.0.1.18973 RC2
5 out of 5
THE torrent client.
 
Virtual_ManPL Mar 31, 2010 2.1.18803 Alpha
5 out of 5
5/5 - simply the BEST torrent client...

@ johnk119 - uTorrent have encrypted transport, lazy bitfield and IP blocking... a long long time... :)

@ radiomaffia - who cares about s***TY private trackers...
they banning cause uTorrent introduce SUPERIOR protocol LOWERING THROTTLE... funny...
 
johnk119 Mar 30, 2010 2.1.18803 Alpha
3 out of 5
I've continued to stick with vuze (formerly azureus) because of encrypted transport. IP blocking. and lazy bitfield.... (I'm paranoid). I'm not capable of fairly judging this... I just wanted to point out to the man below and to future readers that many major innovations come from open source... Do you really want to entrust all your needs in companies that basically can dominate the market doing as they please.... competition is best... open source is a good thing
 
Uriel Mar 29, 2010 2.1.18803 Alpha
5 out of 5
Get it!
 
wulv Mar 29, 2010 2.1.18803 Alpha
5 out of 5
Best torrent client out.

@radiomaffia - I don't use private bittorrent forums but v2.x is sweet on all private trackers. Don't get why a 1 star rating is justified, read Micro Transport Protocol on Wikipedia - its a good feature.
 
radiomaffia Mar 28, 2010 2.1.18683 Alpha
1 out of 5
µTP-protocol is banned by all private bittorrent forums, only 1.8.xx is allowed so switching back to previous 1.8.xx version is recommended.

@ emanresU deriseD:

Thanks!!It did pay attention enough to figure it out...
 
radiomaffia Mar 25, 2010 2.0.1.18723 Beta
1 out of 5
µTP-protocol is banned by all private bittorrent forums.
In faq they all advise to use uTorrent 1.8.x.
Use it at your own risk on private trackers and see what happens, banned instantly!
 
Phat Esther Mar 25, 2010 2.1.18683 Alpha
5 out of 5
The best trojan server, better than any rootkit, opensource sucks.
 
Virtual_ManPL Mar 24, 2010 2.0.1.18723 Beta
5 out of 5
for me uTP rocks cause it reduce significantly throttle...

5/5

@ radiomaffia - cause theyre n00bs...
 
radiomaffia Mar 15, 2010 2.0.1.18408 Beta
1 out of 5
µTP-protocol used from version 2! Nothin mentioned in the new updates for 2 but that what is goiing on, read all about it! I say nothin, only with st*rs, search for your self and get your self informed before you say anythin more..
 
tannenwheel Mar 4, 2010 2.0.1.18408 Beta
5 out of 5
hey guys did you even know that your fileforum account comes with a public profile that lists your full name (if you entered your real name) to viewers who are not even logged in and also includes your "favorite programs" (which is actually your watchlist), so everyone can see that you are into filesharing? funny how they don't make it apparent in the "Edit Profile" page. there isn't even a link to the public profile. what, utorrent? oh yeah, its very evil. i am watching it, doing evil right now.
 
wognum Mar 4, 2010 2.1.18304 Alpha
5 out of 5
We lost alpha!
 
Assirius Mar 3, 2010 2.0.1.18408 Beta
5 out of 5
The best Bit Torrent client !!!
Keep up the good work , ty .
 
emanresU deriseD Mar 3, 2010 2.1.18304 Alpha
5 out of 5
@radiomaffia: What you want is already possible with uTorrent's settings. You can either change the setting for all torrents under Queueing (i.e. "Seed While"), or for individual torrents. Then set uTorrent to Hibernate/Shutdown/etc "when Everything Completes".
 
radiomaffia Feb 25, 2010 2.0.18296
4 out of 5
Using it for 4 years now since iI quitte using Azureus for several reasons.When uTorrent is building features that are annoying but not can be disabled I make a switch to Halite, its that simple. Lost 1star allready, see where it ends.
 
emanresU deriseD Feb 24, 2010 2.0.18296
4 out of 5
I'm not loving the 2.x series so far. Unless I disable the new "bandwidth management" feature, I get maximum upload speeds that are 40-50% the actual max supported by my service. If that's some sort of built-in QoS feature, it sucks, and sucks hard.

P.S. A guy going by "Fatbas****" is criticizing my nick? Wow!
 
FatBastard Feb 24, 2010 2.0.18296
5 out of 5
The best!

I agree with "emanresU deriseD" (stupid nick) that the bandwidth management feature sucks. It has to be disabled!
 
JustForMyMemory Feb 16, 2010 2.1.18148 Alpha
5 out of 5
the only best
 
nvic Feb 15, 2010 2.1.18148 Alpha
5 out of 5
Can't live without it. Been using it since the 1.x days.
 
sn0wflake Feb 13, 2010 2.0.17920
2 out of 5
WebUI doesn't work anymore with Firefox 3.6 :( All I get is a loading message.
 
radiomaffia Feb 11, 2010 2.1.18069 Alpha
5 out of 5
Best bittorrentclient there is and wide supported by private trackers. Like to see one option added:

-Keep the seed running a couple of hours more instead direct closing my pc when enabled this feature : Shut off pc when downloads are ready.

When a download is ready I do not want my pc to run over night but I also do not want to kill the torrent with a hit&run by lake of seeders for a specific torrent or get a warning in private forums!!!
 
Prospero424 Feb 10, 2010 2.1.18069 Alpha
5 out of 5
IP blockers advertised as "blocking RIAA scanners", etc. are little more than placebos for pirates. The most prolific, most sophisticated watchdogs will get past them just about every time as they use modern IP spoofing and other obscuration tech. Simple IP blockers just have no realistic way of keeping up.

"Lazy bit field" has nothing to do with masking your transfers. It's intended to get past certain ISPs (mostly in Canada) who take measures to block or slow down Bittorrent traffic.

Enabling "encryption" in a BIttorrent client only encrypts the packet headers, not the content of the packet. Again, this is intended to bypass certain measures implemented in the past by certain ISPs to interfere with Bittorrent transfers. It has very little to do with privacy.

But this is all academic. The fact is that unless you are using Bittorrent through an encrypted anonymous proxy network (like the PirateBay's for-pay "IPREDator"), which is almost always slow and/or expensive, anyone else connected to the same networks (http-based trackers AND the trackerless DHT) can potentially see what you're transferring/offering and your ISP can see what you're transferring no matter who you're connected to or not.

So be good.

As far as I'm concerned, there's no good reason to choose one client over another due to privacy concerns. Transfers are equally public amongst them all unless you use (as mentioned above) third-party solutions.
 
Virtual_ManPL Feb 5, 2010 2.0.17920
5 out of 5
@ Phat Esther - lol, any proof that uT is spying on sth... ?
 
JustForMyMemory Feb 5, 2010 2.0.17920
5 out of 5
tiny and powerful
 
Uriel Feb 5, 2010 2.0.17920
5 out of 5
Very nice. As a show of appreciation, I will download the movie Avatar and send a copy to their hard working staff at the RIAA free of charge. Best P2P client ever.
 
war593122 Feb 4, 2010 2.0.17920
5 out of 5
Perfect. 2.1 is coming along nice as well:

http://forum.utorrent.co....php?pid=449956#p449956

Though it tends to crash on me a lot. After all it is an alpha. ;)
 
Prospero424 Feb 4, 2010 2.0.17920
5 out of 5
Yay! The 2.0 stable release is finally here! After that long dev process, there must be some champagne corks popping tonight.

Anyway, I like the (minor) UI changes, which are mostly restricted to simpler, more straightforward icons. I'll have to wait at least a few days to see what the performance is like. No bugs so far.

Big move going to uTP. Interested to see how it's gonna work out.
 
Virtual_ManPL Jan 19, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
5 out of 5
5/5 cause no better torrent downloader are available...
 
johnk119 Jan 5, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
3 out of 5
vuze is a better option. With lazy bit field, Encryption, and IP blocking you can virtually make your downloading anonymous and safe.
 
AutoBot Jan 5, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
3 out of 5
Better than that, don't download illegally. Unfortunately utorrent is the best torrent client for windows, next I would say vuze...which actually is open source. Three stars, get rid of the adware option please.
 
Daily Activist Jan 5, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
4 out of 5
If you're concerned about people being able to see what you are downloading with uTorrent, one thing you can use is Peer Block (http://www.peerblock.com/).

I think uTorrent is probably the best torrent only software out there. However, I like Shareaza and Frostwire better because they also allow you to download from other networks.
 
emanresU deriseD Jan 5, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
5 out of 5
How do I know they don't know what people are downloading? Because if they did, most of these people would certainly have known about it by now, rather than simply being worried about it!

But, uhh... Karlo, uTorrent is not open source:

http://www.utorrent.com/faq#faq2

"Is µTorrent open source?
No. It is not likely to become open source ever."

And johnk, uTorrent also supports lazy bitfield, protocol (not data) encryption, and IP blocking (although it's a weak implementation). Data encryption isn't going to protect you from what most people here are worried about anyway.
 
karlo Jan 5, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
5 out of 5
First of all uTorrent is open source. A lot of people has an access to it's entire code. Why would they put up a spyware in the first place? At the same time, Ask.com toolbar is probably the reason why there's a newer version of the Ask toolbar. It it wasn't for the Ask.com toolbar, then fine. There are developers of uTorrent, but do they have enough money to buy food etc while working on the uTorrent project? Ask.com is probably paying some of the miscellaneous expenses made by the uTorrent team. And again, it's up to you if you really want to install the toolbar or not. In summary, uTorrent is the best torrent client ever.
 
sehnbadt Jan 5, 2010 2.1.17687 Alpha
1 out of 5
To those of you responding to my previous comment about partnerships between µTorrent and entertainment companies. I said they MAY be spying on you because I don't know if they do. I found my source on Wikipedia. How to know for sure they don't know what you're downloading? knowing they shut down torrent websites and sue people! I prefer to use another client, just my opinion.
 
Phat Esther Jan 2, 2010 2.0 Build 17668 RC2
1 out of 5
I wondered how many people use spyware closed source client insted opensource replacements.
 
Zarggg Dec 23, 2009 2.0 Build 17668 RC2
4 out of 5
@RxTech:
If it installed the Ask toolbar, then you did not tell it not to. It really is that simple.
 
Lsavagejt Dec 23, 2009 2.0 Build 17668 RC2
5 out of 5
RxTech,

You have to be sure to uncheck the the box for the Ask Toolbar EULA too. It is a separate agreement and may override the first two commands to not install the toolbar etc. In any case, no toolbar installed on my machine, but then I installed the latest stable version, not this beta, so who knows....? Still the only torrent client for me. It rocks.
 
RxTech Dec 15, 2009 2.0 Build 17539 Beta
1 out of 5
Installed Ask toolbar in both IE and Firefox. And yes, I double-checked that I had un-ticked both "make Ask toolbar my default startup..." and "install Ask toolbar". Bad move there utorrent! I know I can easily disable it in both browsers, but installing it in spite of my choosing NOT to is not kosher. Looks like it's time to change torrent programs.

FYI, just uninstalled utorrent, and it did NOT uninstall that dang Ask toolbar while it was removing utorrent :(
 
Ain Soph Aur Dec 10, 2009 2.0 Build 17539 Beta
5 out of 5
@sehnbadt

if they spying on me... thats kind of cool! now i get the attention i always wanted ;D
 
Zarggg Nov 19, 2009 2.1 Build 17350 Beta
4 out of 5
Please note: The 2.1 development branch is classified "Alpha". The 2.0 development branch is the "Beta" and the 1.8 branch is the "stable". Separate pages should be made for 2.0 and 1.8.x.

@sehnbadt:
uTorrent and BitTorrent are not spying on you. Their partnerships with the corporations you mentioned involve software that has nothing to do with the uTorrent or BitTorrent clients. Please refrain from posting this unfounded FUD in the future.
 
zapatero Nov 13, 2009 2.0 Build 17273 Beta
4 out of 5
Good, but when it is operating, Firefox becomes almost totally unresponsive.
 
anomoly Nov 13, 2009 2.0 Build 17273 Beta
3 out of 5
The .torrent protocol is just a peer-peer file-sharing language (& as such is it just ONE way of communication) and is freely available. It is found in software, hardware, & has been made to work on every platform. It has numerous clients or gui's which accomplish various implementations, some of which are open source. EVERY player in the IT industry is using it and .torrent files account for the MAJOR portion of all traffic (or used to). I don't blame ludvig one bit for cashing out. But I'm sure if he had held out longer he could have made much more.
Besides it's not the pc I'm worried about, it's who I may, or may not be, directly connected to which ultimately carries the risk.
If I was you I'd be more worried about that itunes crap u have running in the background
 
Virtual_ManPL Nov 11, 2009 2.0 Build 17188 Beta
5 out of 5
@ sehnbadt - lol ? any proof ?
 
sehnbadt Nov 9, 2009 2.0 Build 17188 Beta
1 out of 5
You guys are not scared to use µTorrent? Although originally developed by Ludvig Strigeus, since December 7, 2006 the code is owned and maintained by BitTorrent, Inc. According to the BitTorrent's website, the company has announced partnerships with many companies, including:

* 20th Century Fox
* Comedy Central
* Lionsgate Films
* MTV
* Paramount
* Spike TV
* Warner Brothers
* Netgear
* Buffalo Technology
* D-Link
* New Line Cinema
* Manga Entertainment

They may be spying on you!
 
Virtual_ManPL Nov 5, 2009 2.0 Build 17127 Beta
5 out of 5
-- 2009-11-03: Version 2.0 Beta (buid 17127)
- Change: enable multiple instances of the client to run on multi-user machines (e.g. fast user switching)
- Fix: fixed uTP crash in edge condition
- Fix: fixed crash when icmp.dll wouldn't contain the expected functions
- Fix: fixed crash when closing add torrent dialog while dragging a column
- Change: The Speed guide will now reject ports listed in bt.no_connect_to_services_list
- Change: add an upgrade message if a buggy version of nvLsp is detected
- Fix: don't take the total number of connections into account when connecting to trackers
- Change: increase default transfer cap to 250 GB/month
- Fix: Accounting of halfopen https connections would cause uT to stop making new connections
- Change: Made the DHT compatible with future extensions
- Fix: sometimes the &ip= parameter sent to trackers would be incorrect
- Fix: correctly order bencoded dict items in extension handshake message
- Fix: fixed holepunch error handling and support detection
 
Virtual_ManPL Oct 28, 2009 1.8.5 Build 17056 RC2
5 out of 5
-- 2009-10-28: Version 1.8.5 (build 17056)
- Fix: Vista and Windows 7 FW rules are created for all profiles
- Fix: /recover can be used without attempting to submit a crashdump

-- 2009-10-21: Version 1.8.5 (build 16977)
- Change: add an upgrade message if a buggy version of nvLsp is detected
- Fix: don't take the total number of connections into account when connecting to trackers
- Fix: Accounting of halfopen https connections would cause uT to stop making new connections
 
Virtual_ManPL Oct 21, 2009 2.1 Build 16932 Beta
5 out of 5
-- 2009-10-15: Version 2.1 Beta (build 16932)
- Fix: Accounting of halfopen https connections would cause uT to stop making new connections
- Change: Made the DHT compatible with future extensions
- Fix: sometimes the &ip= parameter sent to trackers would be incorrect
- Fix: correctly order bencoded dict items in extension handshake message
- Fix: fixed holepunch error handling and support detection
- Fix: check invalid ports and IPs in the DNS resolver to avoid using them
- Fix: various polishing on the setup guide
- Fix: potential crash related to TLS not being initialized
- Change: Better handle torrents with files having case insensitive equivalent paths
- Feature: support trackers and web seeds in magnet links
- Change: Redirect WebUI requests from /gui to /gui/
- Change: Disable installer for Wine
- Change: Balance CDNs to download updates
- Fix: Fixes bug where magnet links wouldn't work if PEX was disabled
- Fix: potential crash in network code
- Fix: More crashes when using magnet links
- Fix: Port settings saved in Setup guide
- Change: Updated helpfile links to use redirects
- Feature: added RSS feeds and filters to WebUI
- Fix: fixed crashes in setup guide
- Fix: greyout custom toolbar with transparency
- Change: Disable Ask for unsupported 64-bit Windows
- Fix: fixed UDP-tracker crash when dns resolution would fail
- Change: Use user-supplied port in Setup Guide, save auto-portmap prefs.
- Change: Added European Servers in Setup Guide
- Change: New Icons in Setup Guide
- Fix: Improper mutex accounting in hang detector
- Fix: crash when creating torrents
 
mjm01010101 Oct 16, 2009 2.1 Build 16932 Beta
5 out of 5
Using build 16850 and no issues.
 
Prospero424 Oct 16, 2009 2.1 Build 16932 Beta
5 out of 5
Yeah, this is actually an alpha version, and they state that it's not yet feature complete.

2.0 is the beta

1.8.4 is the stable at the moment

Betanews really needs to start separating these versions. It's just confusing. People will review the betas here and then a stable update will come out, and that will be reviewed, and then the beta version of 2.0 will be updated and that will be reviewed. And now the ALPHA version is being reviewed, all in the same space! It just doesn't work.

Anyway, has anyone even tried the latest 2.0 betas? How are they coming along?

The stable version's great as always.
 
DeKoquonut Oct 16, 2009 2.1 Build 16932 Beta
5 out of 5
This version is not finding local peers for some reason, otherwise, it's perfect.
 
radiomaffia Oct 3, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16688
4 out of 5
the installer has now Ask.Com as toolbar and starting page feature, look carefull & just uncheck ifyou do not want this.

like to see a feature that when the downloads all are finished at shut down the pc automaticely by utorrent it can be extended for 1 or 2 or 3 hours to seed more before shutting down!!! this would be so cool :-)

private trackers are almost all like to see you use the latest version or all torrents are goiing into red and don't connect to their tracker so install this version i can recommend you
 
UPieper Sep 29, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16667
5 out of 5
-- 2009-09-28: Version 1.8.4 (build 16688)
- Fix: fixed potential crash in WSARecv and WSASend
- Fix: fixed piece availibility issue introduced in previous build
 
ltsnow Sep 28, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16667
5 out of 5
This build is broken (16667). If you go to their site they have rolled it back to 16442. The download link here is for 16442.
 
ComputerDoctor Sep 25, 2009 2.0 Build 16625 Beta
4 out of 5
Still has an anoying bug. Cannot create a torrent, just sits and will not open the save dialog. Same bug reported in the uTorrent forums. Everything else works for me: rating 4
 
embers Sep 25, 2009 2.0 Build 16625 Beta
5 out of 5
Love it! Clean, fast, lots of options, and works how I want it to. I do wish you could export/import settings (or maybe you can and I missed it?) that way when I format or change computers I don't have to pour through them all over again.
 
popmlr Sep 23, 2009 2.0 Build 16546 Beta
5 out of 5
when i download large files on utorrent i get Ndis.sys blue screen error
 
anomoly Sep 21, 2009 2.0 Build 16546 Beta
5 out of 5
Installer? who the **** installs it? rename, overwrite exe at location of your choice & it reads what it needs from THAT folder. period
 
Virtual_ManPL Sep 18, 2009 2.0 Build 16546 Beta
4 out of 5
upload limit bug is pain in the ass...
in1.8.4 upload limit works great ;p
 
OAKsider Sep 3, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16301
5 out of 5
The finest torrent client.

Nitpicks: Some of the defaults need work. The installer is overkill. (It merely copies the executable to the Program Files directory) The installer's "Run at Windows startup" and Ask toolbar AS DEFAULTS are very annoying. The default interface/icons could use work, too. (I recommend "µniversal" by savaden.)
 
ilev Sep 1, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16301
4 out of 5
I don't like uTorrent pushing the ask.com toolbar. In addition there is a sort of hidden downloads as Mamutu software warns " Program tries to download invisibly data from the internet"
 
Prospero424 Aug 18, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16150
5 out of 5
Looks like this is the 1.8.4 stable release.

Didn't notice any difference. Excellent as usual.
 
egg83 Aug 13, 2009 1.8.4 Build 16150 RC
5 out of 5
This program works very well, has a wealth of features packed into a tiny program. None of the bloat associated with Vuze, none of the hijacking of associations and stuff associated with Bitspirit. This is the best torrent client for Windoze out there.
 
nvic Aug 5, 2009 2.0 Build 16081 Beta
5 out of 5
Couldn't ask for anything better. Been using this since somewhere in the early 1.x's...
 
roj Aug 5, 2009 2.0 Build 16081 Beta
5 out of 5
Good stuff. High satisfaction rating because of size, resource usage, speed and stability.

Kicks Vuze's butt in all categories.

FIVE stars.
 
newnew153 Aug 3, 2009 1.8.3 Build 16010
5 out of 5
thx for good program
 
anomoly Aug 1, 2009 1.8.3 Build 16010
5 out of 5
I've been using v1.9 beta build 14981 for at least a couple months now. Eventually these other builds may catch up though I have no idea what the specific differences may be. works well
 
flibberyGiveIt Jul 3, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15772
5 out of 5
It works.--One of very few no nonsense
programs.
I especially like its updater-do you want
to upgrade? Click yes, two seconds and
done with no forcing me to say "[Good
Doggie!! You didn't crash]!"
 
Virtual_ManPL Jun 26, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15658
5 out of 5
@ bigmama - Vuze better ?! in what... ?!

Vuze now is bloatware PoS...
I dont need program to downloading my torrents and eating over than 200MB RAM...
 
Prospero424 Jun 18, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15658
5 out of 5
Looks like this is the 1.8.3 stable since this is what you get when you click "download uTorrent" on their main page, now. But my 1.8.2 client doesn't automatically update to 1.8.3 yet. I guess it'll be within the next couple of days, if not sooner.

No problems at all so far. Still as fast and light as ever.

Changes from 1.8.2:

- Change: Tweaks to Ask toolbar offer
- Fix: make "alternate upload rate when seeding" apply when the seeding is set by the scheduler
- Fix: align "Web Seeds" in torrent creation dialog
- Fix: translated strings in uninstaller
- Fix: http seeds would not reconnect after stopping and starting torrent
- Fix: http seed for multifile torrents
- Feature: New installer with EULA, file association
- Fix: uTP issue on low-latency high-throughput networks
- Fix: copying long filenames to the clipboard no longer results in garbage or crash
- Fix: create torrent layout
- Fix: fixed web seed support for multi-file torrents
- Change: torrent whose "Force Recheck" is greyed out will not recheck when asked through multi-torrent selections
- Fix: when adding torrents through URLs via commandline, we would always open the add torrent dialog
- Fix: handle multi file torrents with web seed urls that incorrectly don't end with a slash
- Fix: make sure web seed urls end with a slash for multifile torrents
- Fix: setup Vista firewall
- Fix: remove settings on Vista during un-installation
- Fix: uTP packet size fix. Sometimes it would send packets exceeding MTU. Fixes long standing rate oscillations.
- Change: rss.feed_as_default_label controls whether a torrent added from a feed is given the feed's name as a label
- Fix: fixed crash when receiving a malformed PEX message
- Fix: evades potential crash when reporting crashdumps
- Fix: crash when parsing some magnet uri components without values
- Fix: crash when starting a torrent in super seed mode and connecting to peers before it's completely loaded
- Change: Scam site warning in installer
- Change: Installer UI checkbox whether to install or run standalone
- Change: Left align numeric fields in settings
- Fix: Remember category list selection after adding a torrent
- Fix: download rate limiter for uTP connections
- Change: Disabled feed icon has precedence over broken feed icon
- Fix: DHT bootstrap failures now have an exponential back-off
- Fix: uTP would not ramp up its rate fast enough
- Change: .torrent association not a factor in displaying the installer
- Fix: remove file association registry keys on uninstall
- Fix: invalid encoding of non-ascii urls in web seeds
- Fix: uTP fix when receiving acks for old packets
- Fix: uTP variable packet size bug
- Change: link to EULA in installer
- Fix: don't wait indefinitely for trackers and UPnP when shutting down (two new advanced options)
- Change: Enable DEP Compatibility and Image Randomization
- Fix: default download folder was not used when using the WebUI
- Fix: fixed crash bug when some invalid uTP packets were received
- Fix: improved TCP/uTP mixed mode
- Fix: removed limit of 100 running torrents
- Change: support some older skins
- Fix: .dat file memory leak
- Fix: Torrent create bug introduced while optimizing file order
- Change: Preserve file order text
- Fix: Prompt for .torrent association with new installs
- Change: Default bt.graceful_shutdown=true and diskio.no_zero=true
- Fix: Integrity check .dat files after saving. Do not overwrite file.dat.old with a bad file.dat
- Change: added code for handing bundles with the bundle type encoded in the bundle
- Change: modified the bundle code to unconditionally pop up dialog box
- Change: modified installer to remove the extra 32 bytes for the bundle type when installing from bundle
- Fix: no longer shows "make this your default .torrent handler" when running a bundle
- Change: added checkbox to the build torrent dialog so the user has the option not to rearrange the file order.
- Change: Modified the string for the "Start Seeding" checkbox to use 't' as the shortcut since 's' was being used by "Create and Save As..."
- Change: lengthen "About" dialog
- Feature: language selector and downloader before installer

Oh, and bigmama: if you admit that uTorrent is "good", then why did you give it the lowest rating possible? Don't be a fanboy.
 
bigmama Jun 17, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15658
1 out of 5
utorrent is good but vuze (formerly azureus) is better!
 
Darkman00 Jun 15, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15638
5 out of 5
Installed the new 183 release - 1.8.3 (build 15638)

Working good so far! :)
 
emanresU deriseD Jun 12, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15619 Beta
5 out of 5
It's not "ad-supported freeware". I have uTorrent installed and don't see any ads anywhere. They don't install the toolbar without your permission (as some scumbags do).
 
Second Shadow Jun 12, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15619 Beta
5 out of 5
To Prospero424:
I see your point, and partly agree with it. I may have been a bit drastic in my previous statements.

However, you’re making it sound as if poor Ludvig Strigeus needs to bundle the Ask toolbar to feed his starving children (“These are hard times for code monkeys”), while the truth is that he sold uTorrent to BitTorrent Inc. a few years ago for an undisclosed amount. BitTorrent Inc. is a company which has received several millions of dollars in funding and appointed its first Chief Financial Officer less than a year ago. They’re not starving, they’re just cashing in on their investment, which is perfectly OK, but I resent their abusing the “freeware” label. This program is now an ad-supported freeware, which in my book is a type of adware, just like other fine programs like the ones you mentioned.

I’d also like to point out that it’s not necessarily true that you’ll be stuck using second-class freeware should you shun this kind of programs. In some cases you’ll have no options, but in others there are first-class alternatives, for example: Virtual CloneDrive for Daemon Tools, PDF-XChange Viewer for Foxit Reader and XnView for Irfanview.

Let me finish by saying that one of my favorite programs is the excellent and ad-supported Weather Watcher :)

I don’t want to turn this into a debate about freeware-adware. Everybody’s points are very clear now and I won’t comment again here. I wish I could post without voting, but I can’t, so I’ll give the program five stars this time since it’s the closest to its current average.
 
Prospero424 Jun 9, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15589 Beta
5 out of 5
Dude, even the latest Java runtime installs a toolbar by default now. So does the Foxit PDF reader, IrfanView image viewer, Daemon Tools, and plenty of other programs at the top of their respective classes. These are hard times for code monkeys, and they need to scrape together cash any ethical way they can. As long as they make the option to refuse these options during installation prominent and clear, I have NO problem with this.

And the optional Ask Toolbar is adware (or is it spyware?), NOT uTorrent. There is no reason to reclassify uTorrent as "adware" simply because the functionality of the software is completely unaffected by your choice of whether or not to install the toolbar.

If you're going to rule out EVERY piece of software that optionally installs revenue-generating third-party software, you're either going to be stuck using second-class freeware or *GASP*, actually PAYING for your software! Even some really good open-source software is starting to bundle these days.

Everybody's got their own preferences, and preferring an alternative to uTorrent or whatever is fine and dandy. But refusing to use perfectly good software JUST because it's got an optional bundle is just silly in this day and age.

I tried this latest version briefly, had no problems, and went back to the stable release. Seems as efficient and speedy as ever.
 
Second Shadow Jun 6, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15589 Beta
3 out of 5
Ok, it seems that some people didn't understand my comments, so I'll be even clearer.
I don't care if the toolbar is downloaded together with the uTorrent installer or afterwards. What I care about is whether it's offered to be installed BY DEFAULT or not. That is to say, if you accept all default options in the uTorrent installer, you end up with an unneeded and unwanted advertising toolbar in your browser. Not nice.
And OF COURSE you can choose NOT to install it, but that's not the point. The point is -again- that the DEFAULT option is to install it, i.e. the boxes are "checked", not "unchecked".
The funniest part is that another program that bundles this same advertising toolbar, Comodo Internet Security, actually detects the Ask toolbar as "Unclassified malware" ... Talk about irony! :D Take a look: http://www.calendarofupd...p;type=post&id=6114
Back to the uTorrent installation, I don't worry about myself because I know very well how to avoid that stuff (I'm really tired of having to choose "custom install" in every single program I install, but I know what a mistake it'd be not to do so), however we all know that the average user isn't always so heedful.
Besides, it's obvious that Ask pays uTorrent for every toolbar install. Why do you think they do that? Think about it, it's very clear
 
pr1xsel Jun 4, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15571 Beta
5 out of 5
UTORRENT dosen't include toolbar!
If it would include then it wouldn't fit in the 300kb microtorrent setup!
ASK Toolbar is downloaded separately when user doesn't read carefully.
*ASK Toolbar is meant for more income when people don't got any other way to donate*
 
Zarggg Jun 3, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15571 Beta
5 out of 5
Softpedia is bulls***. The toolbar is optional, and is easily ignored by people paying attention to the install process. If you are NOT paying attention, or do not know how avoid installing optional components that are not required to complete installation, you might want to learn a bit more about such things before using a peer-to-peer file distribution application.
 
Second Shadow Jun 3, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15571 Beta
3 out of 5
This (formerly very fine) program is ADWARE now, has everyone noticed?
They have every right to turn it into adware, but it should be disclosed more prominently, and it should be recategorized here on FileForum, as Softpedia did.

From the uTorrent Softpedia page:
"Reasons why this program is marked as adware:
· Contains third-party services unrelated to the program's functionality, intended to generate income"

Take a look: http://www.softpedia.com...-Sharing/uTorrent.shtml

I'll keep using the last freeware version (1.8.1) and then I'll probably move on to Bitspirit.
Pity.

Rating: 5 stars for features and performance, 3 stars for being adware, 1 star for miscategorizing it as freeware. Average: 3 stars
 
sn0wflake Jun 2, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15571 Beta
4 out of 5
I'll just save myself a lot of trouble and wait until it's final.
 
360baike May 27, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15520 Beta
4 out of 5
Very excellent file sharing software, for the detailed review, please visit the site

http://downloadnext.wordpress.com/
 
embers May 26, 2009 1.8.3 Build 15520 Beta
5 out of 5
Clean, efficient, low memory footprint, and has all the features I need.
 
SuzzyWoozy May 6, 2009 1.8.2 Build 15357 Final
5 out of 5
@Lands: did you got through the whole installation process? ... on my computer is reaches a step in which I can *uncheck* the options to deploy Ask.com toolbar and stuff - which obviously I did.

5 stars
 
Lands Apr 29, 2009 1.9 Build 14981 Beta
1 out of 5
1 from me because of the Ask.com browser toolbar.

I'll also stop upgrading to the newer versions because of this.
 
Virtual_ManPL Apr 28, 2009 1.9 Build 14981 Beta
5 out of 5
Awesome program !!!

Much better than Vuze (based on slow Java)..
Less memory usage, same speed and functionality ;)
 
OAKsider Apr 3, 2009 1.9 Build 14981 Beta
5 out of 5
There's a reason why 1.9 is still ALPHA (not beta). Check the official forums. I recommend 1.8.2 (stable). But that's besides the point: µTorrent is, in fact, the bee's knees.
 
wharke Apr 2, 2009 1.9 Build 14981 Beta
5 out of 5
Chnage Log

New alpha! The main change is that uTP (UDP torrenting) is added and enabled by default. It also has real-time transfer rate control and latency minimization.

-- 2009-04-1: Version 1.9 (build 14981)
- Fix: uTP would not ramp up its rate fast enough
- Change: .torrent association not a factor in displaying the installer
- Fix: remove file association registry keys on uninstall
- Fix: invalid encoding of non-ascii urls in web seeds
- Fix: uTP fix when receiving acks for old packets
- Fix: uTP variable packet size bug
- Change: link to EULA in installer
- Change: added knob to set the uTP target delay (adjusts how hard to push uTP uploads)
- Fix: don't wait indefinitely for trackers and UPnP when shutting down (two new advanced options)
 
stranded Mar 27, 2009 1.9 Build 14908 Beta
5 out of 5
I cannot change upload speed in 1.9 Build 14908 Beta, am I the only one?
 
emanresU deriseD Mar 5, 2009 1.9 Build 14659 Beta
5 out of 5
OK, I admit it. I switched from Vuze to µTorrent. I was on the fence and hated giving Vuze up, but I don't see its shortcomings EVER being corrected.

Oh well.

µTorrent has come a long way since I first tried it. Back then, it was a good-running client, but was short on features. (That didn't stop people from raving as if the µTorrent author had invented oxygen.)

I have not tried this alpha yet, but it looks like some nice new features are coming up the pike for µTorrent.
 
ghammer Feb 27, 2009 1.9 Build 14659 Beta
5 out of 5
Best torrent client going.

-- 2009-02-25: Version 1.9 (build 14659)
- Change: uTP variable packet sizes (decreases overhead)
- Change: added code for handing bundles with the bundle type encoded in the bundle
- Change: modified the bundle code to unconditionally pop up dialog box
- Change: modified installer to remove the extra 32 bytes for the bundle type when installing from bundle
- Change: added checkbox to the build torrent dialog so the user has the option not to rearrange the file order.
- Change: Modified the string for the "Start Seeding" checkbox to use 't' as the shortcut since 's' was being used by "Create and Save As..."
- Change: lengthen "About" dialog
- Fix: no longer shows "make this your default .torrent handler" when running a bundle
 
iw1coy Feb 17, 2009 1.9 Build 14589 Beta
1 out of 5
Remember that this is an Alpha and not a beta version !!!
 
MickyFoley Feb 16, 2009 1.9 Build 14589 Beta
5 out of 5
Who the hell writes BETA to an ALPHA application?
Anyways, here the whole changelog (who prefers to read):

-- 2009-02-13: Version 1.9 (build 14589)
- Change: optimize torrent generator to move the largest file to the front of the torrent
- Change: support TB, PB, and EB sizes in UI
- Feature: language selector and downloader before installer
- Change: show revision number in HTTP user agent

--- 2009-02-04: Version 1.9 (build 14470)
- Feature: url bundling (from 1.8.2)
- Fix: duplicate search engines are no longer added to the list
- Fix: don't process SYN packets on existing uTP connections
- Fix: uTP congestion control fix
- Change: Translation initialization
- Change: 'h' peer flag for connections via hole-punching

--- 2008-12-24: Version 1.9 (build 13910)
- Fix: never 'upload_only' in superseeding mode
- Fix: total download byte counters

--- 2008-12-20: Version 1.9 (build 13885)
- Feature: NAT hole-punching (for uTP only)
- Feature: account for uTP overhead when net.calc_overhead is true
- Feature: Open URL in Browser for torrents
- Feature: Right click menu in RSS history
- Change: default net.calc_overhead to true
- Change: Red RSS icon for broken feeds
- Change: Bring back RSS icons for new and previously downloaded items
- Change: Use feed name as label to torrents downloaded via RSS
- Change: RSS dialog subscription wording
- Change: URL column in RSS history
- Change: Tweak RSS episode parser to better handle multi-episode feed items
- Fix: uTP compatibility with 1.8.1

--- 2008-12-02: Version 1.9 (build 13582)
- Change: add independent TCP and uTP, and queue length stats to Statistics dialog
- Fix: another fix to trackers stuck in "updating..."
- Fix: PEX address parsing bug
- Fix: New Download message from RSS feed

--- 2008-12-01: Version 1.9 (build 13559)
- Fix: TCP connection queue when using uTP (fixed trackers stuck in "updating...")
- Fix: re-connecting too quickly to peers when using uTP
- Fix: crash/corrupt text with Advanced button in Add Torrent dialog

--- 2008-11-24: Version 1.9 (build 13485)
- Feature: uTP with rate balancing
 
emanresU deriseD Feb 7, 2009 1.9 Build 14470 Beta
3 out of 5
I've almost become a uTorrent convert. There are still some things I prefer about Vuze, and some things that are easier (or only possible) with Vuze (e.g. automatically having certain torrents stop once complete, automatically saving torrents of a certain label in desired folders, not needing to keep all the .torrent files to seed, being able to prioritize the download of certain file extensions, etc.). But Vuze's startup and shutdown times--which are measured in eons--annoy the hell out of me. And (Vuze) using well over 100 MB is pretty ridiculous as well.

Edit: Bah... After a week of using uTorrent, I'm going back to Vuze. There's just no comparison in terms of power. Vuze is a hog but it makes it so much easier to handle my files. In Vuze, I can simply assign a category, and have files saved where I want, and control how they are seeded. I can share a file between Vuze and PeerGuardian, wheras uTorrent has only a lame IP filter implementation. And Vuze lets me use the automatic upload speed feature when I'm downloading, but not seeding, whereas uTorrent keeps it on all the time. And so on, and on... No comparison. I'll deal with the annoying startup/shutdown times.
 
bgronas Feb 6, 2009 1.9 Build 14470 Beta
5 out of 5
Don't bother developing for Vista
Vista will die immediately after Windows 7 is released, and if anyone still uses Vista in July this year it's a world sensation
 
roj Feb 5, 2009 1.9 Build 14470 Beta
5 out of 5
Kicks the CRAP out of that bloated Java garbage known as Fuze.

Did I mention it kicks the crap out of it?

It kicks the crap out of it.

On a BAD day.

FIVE stars.
 
mahlerscom Jan 22, 2009 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
4 out of 5
uTorrent is as it is written up to be. Lightweight on system resources BUT the biggest complaint I have is the following: When in the taskbar of Windows Vista, it tends to stay there and neither left nor right mouse click(s) can get it begone, not even the Task Manager fully does this. Although it seems UTorrent is gone, in fact, according to Vista, uTorrent still runs and a "new" start is non comprende. This occurs when (other than security software) only uTorrent is running or another instance of a program of varying size is running as well.

Other than that, you will find that you can selectively choose which files within files you want, you can pick and choose. You can read easily just what is coming "in the pipeline". The interface is self explanatory and the author has really left nothing out. It is not a resource hog at all.

Yet again, the inability to shut down uTorrent simply by right clicking (at random this happens) is frustrating, requiring a reboot if you truly seek to utilize uTorrent as the author perhaps intends.
-W. K. Mahler, Mahlers.Com
 
djshamrock Dec 31, 2008 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
1 out of 5
Doesn't work with Vista SP2 beta. But I use Usenext anyways. Way better than torrents and download at true speeds if you pay extra. If I have to torrent I use Bitcommet. Fast.
 
elopez17 Dec 29, 2008 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
1 out of 5
I know is ALPHA but I have the same issue as tntoak
 
keiichi999 Dec 29, 2008 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
5 out of 5
if the paranoid claims about utorrent were true, would have already been proven for some time, we have security specialists and anyone has access to programs such as Wireshark to analyze traffic ... utorrent is the best torrent program simply because it is lightweight and practical, I see no need to be charging a Java virtual machine just to download torrents, Vuze is very slow and worse - still has not some functions of utorrent, for example, utorrent rename the extensions of the incomplete files to .! ut, Vuze don't!

LOL JAVA
 
Virtual_ManPL Dec 29, 2008 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
5 out of 5
@ bigmama - remember its ALPHA version only dedicated for TESTERS...
and Vuze (old Azureus) is too slow and too memory eating because based on Java...

whats I need is fast download and lightweight application
uTorrent is answer for this ;)
 
tntoak Dec 28, 2008 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
2 out of 5
While uTorrent is by far my preferred torrent client, I have to give this build a low score. As soon as I installed it, I ran into issues where my torrents would quickly run up to about 20% of my bandwidth, then drop all the way down to 5-12 kBps and stay there. It also made my browser and computer completely non-responsive, most likely due to the debug code mentioned before.

I reinstalled the 1.8.1 release, and was instantly back up to my normal transfer speeds.
 
bigmama Dec 28, 2008 1.9 Build 13910 Alpha
1 out of 5
So if it doesn't work why do you rate it 5???

Another crap. Use azureus!
 
jotte_ct Dec 25, 2008 1.9 Build 13886 Alpha
5 out of 5
I'm giving the product a 5 just because it's a small great torrent program.
But this alpha release doesn't work for me: after few seconds will stop responding, so back to a stable version...
 
Daddy_Spank Dec 23, 2008 1.9 Build 13886 Alpha
5 out of 5
A LOT of programmers have A LOT to learn from this program.... while most other torrent programs are 10-25MB this one is about 275KB. I wish all programs were like this...
 
aking80 Dec 22, 2008 1.9 Build 13886 Alpha
4 out of 5
Did I hit a nerve Pfurri? Rather than being a g** little fanboy maybe you should admit the faults of programs rather than kissing its a** so blindly.

Yes the STABLE version is the best torrent client out there but these are, I repeat, NOT FOR GENERAL USE. Maybe if you actually followed the progress on the forums you would quit trolling and make a relevant comment.
 
khagaroth Dec 22, 2008 1.9 Build 13886 Alpha
5 out of 5
The CPU usage isn't because it's alpha, it's because some stupid moron is uploading debug builds that are supposed to be used only for a few minutes at most, and only by users that were asked to run them by the developers, because they contain code that logs detailed info about each and every packed sent or received by utorrent. You don't have to be a genius to figure out this will completely kill your processor no matter how powerfull it is. To top it, at the end of the download, the log files will be probably bigger than the files you downloaded.
 
keiichi999 Dec 8, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
5 out of 5
protip about the CPU high usage: ALPHA VERSION
 
analphatester Dec 7, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
5 out of 5
analphatester Xmas gift for all utorrent users of the world
no more eating 90% of CPU
how?
marked utp.log and sockets.log az read only
and use CPU 2 or 4 %
tada
 
XeNdO Dec 6, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
5 out of 5
uTorrent has been die Scheiße unt has been for years. its small (pico even) its lite on resources, updates often and easily, always works,
etc. rave, drool. btw, i like this little proggie and highly recommend it.

@mel this is not the forum for spamvertising.
 
FileTracker Dec 5, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
5 out of 5
Great Alpha
 
darkfire79 Dec 4, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
2 out of 5
The Alpha release right before this one ran fine.. This one eats up 90% of my processor for some reason. Fix that and it gets a 5.
 
Pfurri Dec 4, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
5 out of 5
Do you know what you're talking about "aking80" or are really such a brainless duffer ???
Alpha is nothing to eat, you stupid clod !!!
 
aking80 Dec 4, 2008 1.9 Build 13583 Alpha
3 out of 5
Talking rubbish? Obviously you don't know yourself.

This is an alpha people, if you give this 5 stars you are an idiot. This version particularly is not suitable for general use!
 
yassgo Dec 4, 2008 1.9 Build 13582 Alpha
5 out of 5
Still the BEST torrent client !
Recommended by all the best Private trackers I use...with Azureus which I think is a second choice for persons who don't use lot of optionnal settings like me.
Stop reviewing this version for its bad things as it's an alpha release...There's a forum to post these types of commentaries.
I personnally wait for a beta version to start testing it really.
The third choice is Deluge and then BitSpirit but not allowed on all the trackers.
 
Pfurri Dec 4, 2008 1.9 Build 13582 Alpha
5 out of 5
Please guys, stop talking such rubbish (about things which you don't know), or buy a new pc !
Still (by far) the best torrent-client around !
 
anomoly Dec 3, 2008 1.9 Build 13582 Alpha
2 out of 5
CPU runs at around 40% when just uploading. Around 60-80 when downing. Also seems to basically choke on itself. Better speeds with 181
 
Hellgod77 Dec 3, 2008 1.9 Build 13560 Alpha
2 out of 5
it would be perfecr if it didnt max cpu at %50 or more.
 
kail Dec 2, 2008 1.9 Build 13560 Alpha
5 out of 5
uTorrent is a great P2P application. I don't know if it's the best or not.. as it's the only one I used in such a long time & I can't remember the others. :)

"scruple-deficient grubbing"..? LOL. But it is el (Biting the hand that feeds IT) Reg you're talking about, of course they have no scruples. It's one of their most endearing features. ;)
 
anomoly Dec 2, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
5 out of 5
All I said was it crashes my modem. Scary enough for ya?
 
AlanS2001 Dec 2, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
5 out of 5
People should not take the first news report on any given subject as being gospel. Doing so is just plain retarded. http://tech.slashdot.org...pl?sid=08/12/01/2331257
 
Prospero424 Dec 1, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
5 out of 5
Bittorrent devs on UDP transfers causing the sky to fall:

"The article in the Register is utter nonsense - it completely mischaracterizes what we're trying to do with uTP (we're trying to roll out a protocol that is latency sensitive/performance neutral, NOT a greedy one that kills the internet). The key ideas in his article are: (1) that we implemented uTP purely to evade Bell Canada and Comcast throttling (2) we use raw UDP and didn't bother to implement any congestion control mechanism. Both of these are completely untrue."

"In general uTP is designed to detect congestion and throttle back send rates as soon as congestion is spotted. It can do this as it continuously monitors the time it takes for a packet to be sent from one of our peers to another one of our peers. If the time taken for a packet to arrive starts to degrade we will infer that there may be congestion about to happen. It will throttle back accordingly. This contrasts with TCP which has a congestion control method that relies entirely on detecting packet loss before inferring that congestion may be occurring - this is ok, but by definition the problem has already happened at this point and will probably be spotted by the end user."

"The point of uTP is to make BitTorrent protocol efficiently use available bandwidth if and only if other applications are not competing for the same bandwidth. Protocols that do not implement this will continue to send regardless (e.g. in the case of TCP until packet loss occurs). - this isn't going to solve all the problems on the internet, but it will make sure that congestion impacts to the end user experience will not be caused by our clients."

This FUD about uTP is being spread by The Register in their usual scruple-deficient grubbing for page hits and by the author of the article, who is a well-known anti-network-neutrality and anti-P2P ideologue. Keep these obvious agendas in mind when sifting through their various scare tactics.
 
photonboy Dec 1, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
3 out of 5
the latest Beta is completely unstable on my XP system and kept freezing within seconds

switching back to the non-Beta solved the problems.
 
aloishammer Dec 1, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
1 out of 5
Switching to UDP as a communications mechanism is a completely terrible idea.
 
ubermann Dec 1, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
5 out of 5
Simply the best no matter what lame excuse they are trying to fool you with.
 
computershack Dec 1, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
1 out of 5
Given a 1 rating for changing from TCP to UDP as default to get around ISP throttling so now everyone who does online gaming, VOIP or any other realtime critical internet communications is going to really suffer.

Read how Bittorent will swamp the internet and why uTorrent should be boycotted:
http://www.theregister.c...rd_bennett_utorrent_udp/
 
Gilic Dec 1, 2008 1.9 Build 13520 Alpha
5 out of 5
still the torrent client i like the most.
1.8.1 is stable and very reliable for me.

beware of build 13520, it is only meant for debugging, it will certainly crash or freeze when you try to run it for more than a couple of minutes (as stated in the µtorrent forum).
 
keiichi999 Nov 29, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
4 out of 5
still alpha, but its a great client, so 4 instead of 5.
 
anomoly Nov 28, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
4 out of 5
Crashes my modem.
stick with 181 12639
 
Darkman00 Nov 28, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
5 out of 5
yup, yup.. - for the same reason(s) described in a previous post .. and in "Latest Changes" for the new alpha - went back to 1.8.1 for now...

1.8.1 is pretty solid for me.. and works as a bomb! :)
Thanks
 
LuceferAB Nov 27, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
4 out of 5
This version does not "seed" all files - most of them hang like "Queued seed" :(
 
Nahkanunna Nov 27, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
5 out of 5
pfg, you are an idiot.

Nobody knows how much code changed after it was sold. I doubt very much that much if anything have changed as it's still performing well and the size of the binary hasn't changed. So instead of still spreading your misinformation, would just stop using the software. Or if you really had proof of "snooping" or "spying" just present those facts.
 
pfg Nov 27, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
1 out of 5
I'm still using 1.6.1 build 490 for the same reasons as above... (monitoring)
The entire code changed after this version.
Latter versions banned from a lot of trackers.
Just google it and download it.
 
war593122 Nov 26, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
5 out of 5
Nice, about time though. ;)

Still under 300k, job well done!!
 
bufftbone Nov 26, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
5 out of 5
Good clean wholesome young man. Likes his sheep dry and his dogs hairy. What does that do for you?
 
LawGuy Nov 26, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
5 out of 5
The Best. Period.
So simple. So clean. So neat.
Well-done!
 
pashtex Nov 26, 2008 1.9 Build 13485 Alpha
5 out of 5
The Best Torrent Software! Minimum Requirments Maximum Rebility!

??????? ??? ????!
 
serrebi101 Nov 10, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12639
5 out of 5
Love Utorrent! All I need for my legal and illegal bit torrent experiences.
 
Virtual_ManPL Oct 25, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12639
5 out of 5
THE BEST !!!

Much better than bloatware Vuze (Azureus) written in Java (which is so slow...)
 
idodialog Oct 9, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12639
5 out of 5
To be fair I just tried Vuze. It torrented OK but there's so much stuff going on, I felt I was in an expensive luxury store and I couldn't buy something basic like a pair of jeans which is all I wanted. I hear that the add-ons are appreciated by some. But I really can't think of anything I'd like to add on! uTorrent lets me download when, how and where I like. Its (super)light, configurable, gives me great info on what's going on - and I don't have to learn anything and it stays right out of the way. One of the lightest and most essential apps on my set-up (and on my Linux set-up too [under Wine]).
 
Daddy_Spank Oct 7, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12616
5 out of 5
Love this program. at about 250KB its amazing these days, as this packs more functions and features than most 10MB programs these days.
 
Undesired Username Oct 7, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12616
4 out of 5
Though I am a Vuze addict, I have to admit that uTorrent is a very good client. I've had thoughts of switching over many a time, mainly because of Vuze's ridiculous memory usage. But Vuze's plugin support and unmatched configurability is what keeps me there.
 
berdinatilli Oct 3, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12549 RC1
5 out of 5
i love it, the best one.

using it on vista x64 with tcpip patched.
 
dreadlox Oct 2, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12549 RC1
5 out of 5
photonboy: The "fault" most probably lies here:
http://www.speedguide.ne...ad_articles.php?id=1497

The link is for WinXP, but is also valid for Vista. The fix is a bit trickier on Vista though... :( (check http://www.mydigitallife...patch-for-event-id-4226/)

uTorrent rock btw! :)
 
photonboy Sep 24, 2008 1.8.1. Build 12323 Beta
5 out of 5
Solid.
Configurable.
Stable.

I've been running uTorrent for years. It had issues a long time ago but I haven't seen a hint of a glitch in over a year.

I run uTorrent on BOTH Vista 32-bit and XP 32-bit.

Summary:
uTorrent is one of those programs that does exactly what I need with little need for improvement.

*Having said this, I've observed slow-downs when running IE, Firefox or Chrome. I can't penalize uTorrent because I don't know where the "fault" lies. There does need to be a way to throttle priority towards the browsers. If you observe web slow-downs, CLOSE uTorrent and see what happens.
 
jaelanicu Sep 23, 2008 1.8.1. Build 12323 Beta
5 out of 5
Hear no other, see no other.
It's not just for jest. ;)
 
Lands Sep 23, 2008 1.8.1. Build 12323 Beta
5 out of 5
One word... awesome. Lot of bugfixes in this build. Quite stable, too.
 
DudeBoyz Sep 22, 2008 1.8.1. Build 12323 Beta
1 out of 5
It's been a while, so I tried it, and still prefer the last "True" version (v1.6 build 474) over this one.

That said, since I don't feel comfortable recommending this product, I steer people to BitSpirit instead. I just think it's a better product overall.

uTorrent hasn't really been uTorrent since it was sold off to that RIAA/MPAA loving dude. Kind of like how SharkyExtreme wasn't really SharkyExtreme after Sharky left the site.

If this product was offered as Open Source, and people could scrutinize the code while continuing to improve the product, I think I might be willing to give that a shot as my everyday BT app. But as it sits now, v1.6 build 474 is as far as I'm willing to go.
 
golbex Sep 22, 2008 1.8.1. Build 12323 Beta
5 out of 5
Better than all the rest
 
stranded Sep 22, 2008 1.8.1. Build 12323 Beta
5 out of 5
Simply the best
 
Prospero424 Sep 12, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12154 Beta
5 out of 5
1. The Port forwarding configuration and speed settings ARE automatic. uTorrent supports uPnP auto-configuration like most other modern clients. It also has automated speed guides for adjusting connection settings and built-in methods for testing connectivity. I dont' see how it could be easier, and it's CERTAINLY just as easy as any other major client out there, and anyone telling you differently has no idea what they're talking about.

2. The third-party search options are still present in the stable release. They just aren't in the betas. I'm looking at them right now. That would suck if they removed them from the next stable release, though, even if I don't use the search at all myself.

3. Low resource usage may not be important to SOME people, but it is important to many, many others. Nothing anyone can say will alter this fact. One can dismiss it, but one can't credibly claim it's some sort of negative.

4. I have never seen a comprehensive comparison of clients show that the newer versions of uTorrent are slower. In fact, it has more ways to reach out and find peers than some other popular clients, which would make it faster in theory. Make all the claims about the speed tests you like, but you know as well as I that they were highly subjective. Others aren't seeing the same results.

I, for example, routinely start a torrent only to have it immediately jump up to 1.5 megaBYTES per second (peak of my bandwidth). That's not slow, and that's not "crap" performance.

As with any other piece of software, your mileage may vary. Just don't speak as if your perfunctory speed comparisons and performance evaluations are the end-all-be-all and that it can't possibly be that it just seems slower to YOU, because that's far more likely than not.

Deluge is great, and I've said as much with glowing praise in my reviews of it. But it's still relatively unstable for a LOT of people (but not everyone) under Windows, and it's still missing a few features (like super seeding). It's good now, and it's got fantastic potential.

But uTorrent is here now. It's stable, it's fast, it's feature-rich, and it's more efficient than any other Windows client.
 
zafarwaheed Sep 12, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12154 Beta
2 out of 5
I appreciate the detailed response from Prospero424 highlighting various aspects sensibly. However, I am sure what I am talking about.

Unfortunately, most of the users assume that the resources they are enjoying and the environment they are working are GLOBAL and rest all users are sharing the same which is not the case. I must mention that the users in USA and Europe might not even have an idea how several countries have system of working there. I am from Pakistan and working in Saudi Arabia and both the working environments are entirely different. The existence and limitations of Firewalls and available ISP restrictions control the scene. And obviously due to that the outcome will be accordingly.

When users face any problem, they report here intending the improvement of the software. If you are a regular reader of the threads you must have noticed that previously at least 30% public was reporting bugs faced in their environment so the developer get aware of these bugs while considering the next beta release. Instead of the developer, too many software fans start crying on that user with all personal comments as if they are the developer. Quite an immature behaviour. This is the main reason that several serious users have stopped reporting bugs as they don’t want to be part of this non-sense.

It is an open forum. Your admiration and loyalty to the software and developer will not benefit him except moralizing him. Rather the negative comments of the users will help him considering those points while developing further.

Every program has its own positive and negative features. I have used uTorrent and Deluge in identical cases and have found that Deluge handles that job which has not been taken care properly by uTorrent.

When you are behind a Firewall or avail a shared IP and using a Router then you sometime cannot configure a fixed IP as explained in FAQs because of too many parameters. And due to this the port will not be forwarded properly which in turn will reduce your download speed to sometime 2 kbps. A very strange behaviour of uTorrent in this case is that even it is showing no incoming connections but uploading with the maximum speed which doesn’t make sense.

I start uTorrent it starts with peak speed but gradually fall down to minimum whereas uploading will be going with full speed. If I leave it like that it will keep uploading and the upload / download ratio will become 3.5 or such. Whereas this behaviour is not faced in Deluge. If it is a local problem then why not faced while using other programs?

This is not only my experience several of my friends faced the same problem with all possible configurations. May be this is not the case faced by you so don’t report it but let people report what they are facing.

Lastly, if some one could not locate some excellent built-in features of the program, it is considered to be the fault of developer who has not considered designing and furnishing it in a user-friendly manner. As per my suggestion instead of developing further he should focus on removing these bugs and develop a feature which could optionally configure the port forwarding and other such key features so as to attain perfection.

I would rather prefer to pay some amount monthly to become a premium subscriber instead of wasting time in uploading for downloading.
 
rseiler Sep 11, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12154 Beta
5 out of 5
madmike, you "appear" to be an idiot, as what you're saying is 100% false. Obviously.
 
madmike Sep 11, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12154 Beta
2 out of 5
Appears to be an RIAA snitch,for those who download stuff without paying serves you right. For this company to sell your soul to gangster type bullys like the RIAA however, shame on you.
 
Prospero424 Sep 1, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12024 Beta
5 out of 5
Undesired Username:

All a theoretical RIAA watchdog needs is your IP address and the time. With this information, they can and will get your identification from your ISP unless you're using a series of anonymous proxy servers (which slows transfers down immensely). 99% of people out there don't even know what that is.

Even if your IP is dynamic, the lease and the duration are logged by your ISP, and they WILL release it upon subpoena, or perhaps even simple request.

I like Vuze. I used Azureus for years and years, and the plugin ability is fantastic. I just came to the conclusion that all of the functionality I need is contained in uTorrent, it's a bit more efficient, and I like the interface a bit better.

To conclude on the RIAA thing: the effort required for a dedicated commercial "watchdog" (hired by the RIAA/MPAA/ESA, etc.) to passively and actively (posting fake torrents, etc.) collect the IPs of pirates not using expensive and/or cumbersome obfuscation methods is trivial no matter how you cut it and no matter what Bittorrent client you're using.
 
Undesired Username Sep 1, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12024 Beta
4 out of 5
No, anomoly (who can't even figure out how to download the MP3 plugin for InfraRecorder), Vuze is the world's most-configurable, flexible, and extensible BitTorrent client, and it runs great on systems made after 1996.

@Prospero424: I take your point regarding the RIAA, but that's not what I was addressing. I was responding to the idea that literally any peer could know who "you" were, as in "able to personally identify you and track your activity over a period of time". I am not aware of the accusations made against uTorrent with regard to the RIAA, so I guess my point (even if correct) was off target. In any case, there is still a difference between knowing a WAN IP (which could represent more than one machine), and uTorrent being tied to one specific machine over time.
 
sorlag Sep 1, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12024 Beta
5 out of 5
the best of all torrent apps out there!
 
anomoly Sep 1, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12024 Beta
5 out of 5
Vuze? what is that? A utube replacement-lame comparison.
GFU undesired userf**. I've always known. Not my fault lames didn't update til recently.
azureus and their utube bs fanboys can kiss my ass.
 
dzjepp Sep 1, 2008 1.8.1 Build 12024 Beta
4 out of 5
I have problems running Azureus (Vuze) on Vista SP1 x64, so I switched to uTorrent.
 
Undesired Username Aug 29, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11962 Beta
4 out of 5
RE: "ANYONE CONNECTED TO THE SAME TRACKER AS YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOWNLOADING NO MATTER WHAT CLIENT YOU USE."

Well, it depends on who or what "YOU" is. Who are "you" to peers? Peers can see your IP address, but what if that IP is dynamic? What if you're on a LAN with 5 or 500 other machines? Who are "you" to them?

Now, if uTorrent were to use a GUID that identified your client, even when your IP changed... Then "you" takes on a whole new meaning to anyone who can associate that GUID with your various IP address(es).

I use Vuze, so I don't really care either way.
 
shamas Aug 26, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11962 Beta
5 out of 5
uTorrent is my favorite client. I haven't used any other client since I started using uTorrent, which was a long time ago.
 
-Wanted- Aug 26, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11962 Beta
4 out of 5
Well said, Prospero424. Well said!
 
ShahinD Aug 22, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11903 Beta
4 out of 5
Good bittorrent client but does not have all the features that I need.
I need advanced scheduling that Utorrent does not have.
Non of the bittorent clients have this feature
 
Prospero424 Aug 22, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11903 Beta
5 out of 5
I swear to God, this is the last time I'm going to say this to you "OMG, uTorrent watches what you're transferring" idiots:

ANYONE CONNECTED TO THE SAME TRACKER AS YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOWNLOADING NO MATTER WHAT CLIENT YOU USE. And even if there isn't anyone connected to the tracker you have to worry about, your ISP can still see what you're doing unless you're encrypted from end to end, which almost no one using Bittorrent is doing because it's really slow and/or requires a paid encryption service.

Don't believe me? Do me a favor: go to the "peers" tab on whatever Bittorrent client you're currently using. See that list of IP addresses of people transferring that same file you are? Now think about that REAL hard.

We'll wait.

Why in the heck would the MPAA or the RIAA or whoever need to make some deal with uTorrent when all they have to do to collect IPs of people downloading certain files is connect to that same tracker? These STUPID conspiracy theories don't even make basic sense.

uTorrent is the best Windows Bittorrent client out there, especially for those looking to keep resource usage low for whatever reason. It's tiny, it's fast, and it's more full-featured than any other client besides Azureus. The RSS feature works great for automating your downloads, some of the newer NAT traversal features are a big help to those who aren't savvy enough to configure their own router, and things like magnet link (URI) capability are slowly making the need to actually download the .torrent file first obsolete.

The people still spreading the FUD about uTorrent are invariably either warez kiddies who are too ignorant of the internet they love to know any better or are deliberately lying about it because they're pissed that a lot of trackers are banning the old versions of uTorrent that they've hacked so they can leech and not give anything back.
 
payskin Aug 21, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11903 Beta
5 out of 5
@Viciously Cold: I'm on a 30/20gbit direct cable connection. I use only public trackers and I don't encrypt the connection. I download 30 to 50 gigabytes a month and seed back appr0x 5-10 times more. I'm doing this using only uTorrent and the best part is, that I don't have to move a finger, uTorrent does it for me automatically via RSS. Oh, I forgot I have fixed IP. :-)))

So dude, think about it. Either you're a sad schizophrenic monkey, or simply a troll. If what you're saying were true, a commando would be right outside my door. Better go check it, eh?

uTorrent is the best client.
 
ZenoLabs Aug 21, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11903 Beta
5 out of 5
To ViciouslyCold: you can't say a thing without demostrate it. So show us the way they monitor our downloads or shut up.
 
ViciouslyCold Aug 21, 2008 1.8.1 Build 11903 Beta
1 out of 5
only noobs and those who like being monitored use uTorrent anymore. BitTorrent owns uTorrent now and everyone knows BitTorrent monitors their own software so they can report people. Why do you think BitTorrent is so unwilling to tell everyone how they catch people? Because their doing it illegally. They use their own software to monitor those who use it then turn in the ip addresses.

all i can say is you best make sure whatever you download is 100% legal and no doubts because if not those uTorrent lovers ip addresses will be turned in. BitTorrent and uTorrent both should be labeled as adware for monitoring user activity.
 
Lands Aug 15, 2008 1.8 Build 11813
5 out of 5
borisf98 you ****ing leecher. Learn to share you ****ing looser.

The best BT client.
 
ballyhairs Aug 14, 2008 1.8 Build 11813
5 out of 5
The best torrent client.
 
skapig Aug 14, 2008 1.8 Build 11813
5 out of 5
Still very slick. Small size. Small footprint. Plenty of functionality.

Perhaps we're due for a screen shot from the current version as opposed to 1.3?
 
MarcFou Aug 14, 2008 1.8 Build 11813
5 out of 5
I have to confirm what borisf98 said. When upload rate is set to 5kb or lower, your download speed gets throttled.

Uploading is what makes downloading work. If everyone set low or near nothing uplod speed, it would take forever to download something. So I agree with the penalty. Besides. Many P2P apps have been doing this for the longest time. Not a new concept.

Overall uTorrent proves to be the best client out there. I recently began using the RSS feature and love it.
 
borisf98 Aug 14, 2008 1.8 Build 11813
1 out of 5
New version throttles download speed at very low level. So program is not useful anymore.
 
kise Aug 13, 2008 1.8 Build 11813
5 out of 5
Best torrent client, it even got the Tetris game!

About the download throttling: If everyone sets the upload to 0 and download to unlimeted we would end with 0 in download as well, so by forcing people share at least something (like 5Kb/sek) is GOOD.
 
Prospero424 Aug 12, 2008 1.8 Build 11758
5 out of 5
This is the 1.8 "final" (first stable release)! It's linked on their main page now and is discussed here:

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=44003

No problems at all so far. It picked up my 1.7.7 transfers perfectly and just kept going.

Yay! Finally!
 
jorgosch Aug 12, 2008 1.8 Build 11758
5 out of 5
µTorrent 1.8 Build 11758?
There is no such release at the utorrent forum, and they release all their betas.
 
miyuki09 Jul 23, 2008 1.8 Build 11564 RC6
4 out of 5
and the changelog still HUGE, i mean... a lot of FIX and changes every build...
but... still the best client around.
 
Aegis69 Jul 23, 2008 1.8 Build 11564 RC6
4 out of 5
Ok, uTorrent is a good small client but its been in 1.8 beta now for over a year.. let get going here, at this rate it'll take a decade to get to version 2.0!
 
LightningStrike Jul 16, 2008 1.8 Build 11468 RC4
5 out of 5
The memoryleak is still there.
1.8 =memoryleak
1.7.7=No memoryleak

UPDATE, seems to be new settings that makes the "leaks" or as the reply was written in the forum
"The problem is more likely in the stupid windows disk cache.

Bypass it in the uT preferences."

It works now, just fine
 
rseiler Jul 15, 2008 1.8 Build 11439 RC2
5 out of 5
@LightningStrike: If that's something you're seeing with RC2 as well, then please report it here:
http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=31998
 
LightningStrike Jul 14, 2008 1.8 Build 11200 RC1
2 out of 5
Have major memoryleaks with this one. It "eats" up my 4GB ram. 1.7.7 works just fine
 
Prospero424 Jul 3, 2008 1.8 Build 11200 RC1
5 out of 5
No problems with transfer speeds here. Excellent as always.

Glad to see they're FINALLY into the release candidates, but I'm sure they're still squashing bugs.
 
Blaxima Jul 2, 2008 1.8 Build 11200 RC1
2 out of 5
Thanks ptzkiler! It was someone like you who long ago posted a link to help me get my 1.7.6 going and the speeds have been great ever since.

This version is banned by alot of the trackers out there so whether its BS what people said about it working with the RIAA or if this version is the best thing since sliced bread, know that your file sharing experience is going to be severly hampered.

If that matters to you then you can get an older version from here http://filehippo.com/download_utorrent/ (because azereus is not the answer)
 
PsychoVash01 Jul 2, 2008 1.8 Build 11200 RC1
5 out of 5
Still one of the best torrent clients out there even this new version.
 
-Wanted- Jun 30, 2008 1.8 Build 11140 Beta
3 out of 5
Has anyone's Web browsing speeds been hampered by this UT build?
 
roymccoy Jun 28, 2008 1.8 Build 11140 Beta
5 out of 5
Change log:

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=31998
 
Gripweed Jun 24, 2008 1.8 Build 11086 Beta
3 out of 5
I'm really eager to try it but since all the torrent sites I frequent won't let you use any µTorrent versions past 1.7.7, it's a mute point. Is this thing ever going to be done? Seven months is a long time to wait for a release. What do they have, ex-Microsoft employees working on this now?
 
glassdesigns Jun 21, 2008 1.8 Build 10853 Beta
4 out of 5
Been using Azureus but finally decided to try this. Wow what a difference in memory usage. About one tenth of Azureus. I only have one complaint. The font size is minuscule. Either increase it or add an option so the user can increase the size. Those that have perfect vision won't have it for long if they have to keep reading the font size in this program. Those that don't have perfect vision will need a magnifying glass to read it. Other than this cosmetic issue the program is great. Correct the font issue and I will rate it a 5.
 
radiomaffia Jun 17, 2008 1.8 Build 10853 Beta
5 out of 5
Allways using the stable version, having no problem what so ever, all problems you are having can be undone in the preferences...basicly that is what causing problems, changing the preferences without knowning what you are doiing, same counts for me! LOL
 
pihug12 Jun 13, 2008 1.8 Build 10843 Beta
5 out of 5
Build 10853 is out !

--- 2008-06-13: Version 1.8 beta (build 10853)
- Fix: re-enable installer dialog
- Fix: save "run on startup" across installs

--- 2008-06-12: Version 1.8 beta (build 10843)
- Change: remove extra debugging (exe size and CPU should be back to normal)
- Change: add ftp34.dll to malware DLLs list. Please scan your systems!
- Fix: Fatal Error: 3985
- Fix: Some tweaks to refix searchbox border issue
- Fix: a couple inverted Yes/No vs. Ok/Cancel checks
 
ljepava Jun 10, 2008 1.8 Build 10770 Beta
5 out of 5
great BT client, but i still prefer Azureus
 
acervatim Jun 8, 2008 1.8 Build 10524 Beta
5 out of 5
It is light and fast!
 
super_puma Jun 5, 2008 1.8 Build 10524 Beta
5 out of 5
I love this program. Its size is amazing considering all its options.
 
Ciolouse May 31, 2008 1.8 Build 10504 Beta
5 out of 5
--- 2008-05-30: Version 1.8 beta (build 10524)
- Fix: debugging bugfix
 
ranasrule May 31, 2008 1.8 Build 10504 Beta
5 out of 5
bigmama you are a jackass
 
bigmama May 28, 2008 1.8 Build 10431 Beta
2 out of 5
Better than earlier releases but worse than utorrent 1.6 and offcourse worse than azureus
 
May 28, 2008 1.8 Build 10431 Beta
5 out of 5
just gets better and better thanks for the update! :)
 
ofiramiati May 28, 2008 1.8 Build 10416 Beta
5 out of 5
I love this program. Its size is amazing considering all its options.

I have one small remark. I use WindowBlinds and for some reason the font become bold. it only happens with uTorrent.
 
pihug12 May 27, 2008 1.8 Build 10416 Beta
5 out of 5
Build 10431 is out !
http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=31998

--- 2008-05-27: Version 1.8 beta (build 10431)
- Change: The deletion comfirmation dialog for torrents now shows how many are to be deleted
- Change: Add System Default language option to preferences
- Change: added a tiny amount more debugging for a very very rare bug
 
radiomaffia May 26, 2008 1.8 Build 10364 Beta
4 out of 5
Hadding dificulty with uTorrent cause it was constancily losing contact with the private tracker (green turns into red), after doiing some googlehomework I found the solution.
Put the maximum connections back to 50 , that is a good balance between stable contact with trackers and having enough sources.
At first it was losing contact every few hours and that was not helping my ratio, no contact with tracker means no boost of ratio. Now it didn't happened once, only when the tracker stopped supporting the specific torrent!
Keep in mind that private trackers more and more stopped supporting uTorrent lower then 1.77 and advices you to use Azureus, but uTorrent works fine for me now.
Also for all bittorrentappz counts that you have to be aware not to use the blocked ports and use a port that is OPEN and PERMITTED to be connectable with the private tracker!
(allways read the rules of your private tracker forum)
 
ctk May 22, 2008 1.8 Build 10364 Beta
5 out of 5
utorrent is my torrent program of choice. everything else includes too many features that i don't use or have much use for or slow my system down because of all its uses. i among several thousands of others refused to use utorrent when it was bought out by bittorrent. i did not upgrade for the reasons given here, that they could now track users better because they now had direct access to the code.

and so i stayed with the 1.6 beta. i always read the reviews here to see what was going on with it, but i never upgraded.

some time later, my dad got into torrents, so i directed him to utorrent. as a test case, i had him get the latest version at the time, 1.7x beta. and guess what, nothing happened. no c&d letters, no messages from our isp, nothing. i didn't upgrade then. it was only after reading more reviews on the 1.8 version that i finally decided to upgrade. other than the install package (that i downloaded from utorrent's website) that i did not like, and the overall revised look that i don't like, i don't see any real difference between what i was using and what i have now. back then i found that there was nothing wrong with it and it did as advertised. i still find that still applies. it's still a 5 star program.

i do still have 1.6.1 beta, and i'm probably always going to use that until there is some technical reason why i can't because i find that sometimes it works better than the current version and i like the look of it.
 
Lands May 22, 2008 1.8 Build 10364 Beta
5 out of 5
The best version so far.

@ bigcaca sorry I meant bigmama

Maybe you would like to post some proofs about your claims. Can't wait to see them.

On other note: STFU you stupid ignorant!
 
elliott_nally May 21, 2008 1.8 Build 10364 Beta
5 out of 5
I personally use Azureus, but utorrent would be my second choice. Each update for utorrent brings tons of fixes and upgrades, I would recommend this for people who want a fast small and simple torrent client. But if you want something that you have more control over that takes a little to set up properly then I would recommend Azureus.

@PAULO27
Dude STFU! None of your posts make any sense at ALL! Just get off the internet for ever. Stop posting here.
 
bigmama May 21, 2008 1.8 Build 10364 Beta
1 out of 5
1 because before the buyout this client was super stable, secure, with no RIAA and other mysterious things involved and reliable.

now its crap

azureus still my choice
 
Ian C. May 15, 2008 1.8 Build 10198 Beta
5 out of 5
Wow I hate all these conspiracy theory noobs.
 
ShaneWilson May 13, 2008 1.8 Build 10085 Beta
4 out of 5
I have been a long time user and fan of µTorrent, regularly updating to the latest beta. Recently my ISP suspended my account because they were (supposedly) contacted by Paramount Pictures for a breach of copyright after I downloaded a copy of Beowulf. Was I unlucky to get caught? Are the claims of µTorrent containing spyware founded? Switched to Halite now and crossing my fingers..
 
bufftbone May 12, 2008 1.8 Build 10085 Beta
5 out of 5
Whenever I get a lot of emails on one subject, it inevitably means something surprisingly great or incredibly, tragically awful has happened. So when emails regarding a Donnie Darko sequel started rushing in, I assumed it was the prior: eager fans of the cult film alerting me to how excited I should be that Richard Kelly was returning to his single hit rather than attempting further Southland Tales. But as I looked closer at the emails, a sadder, angrier tone emerged. The subject wasn't "Donnie Darko 2!!!!", it was "Donnie Darko 2????" Another read, "Positive outcome unlikely."

What the hey? If college taught me anything, it's that everyone but me in college loved Donnie Darko, or at least pretended to so they wouldn't be accused of "not getting it." Surely there must be a reason for this sudden backlash against a sequel.

Hmm, let's take a look. It's called S. Darko, and it's about Donnie's sister. That makes sense, given that Donnie dies. They got the same actress to return to the role--always a good sign. Should be fine as long as they get a strong supporting cast like... a guy from Gossip Girl, someone from Step Up 2 the Streets, and the tall-haired fellow from Dragonball? All right, I guess that works, if Richard Kelly thinks he can pull it off with... Oh, Kelly isn't involved in any capacity? Well, so long as someone else with a similarly unique vision takes over, like... Chris Fisher, director of Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders and an episode of NBC's Chuck?

OK. This is doomed.
 
Ciolouse May 12, 2008 1.8 Build 10085 Beta
5 out of 5
--- 2008-05-10: Version 1.8 beta (build 10093)
- Change: pre-allocate disk space now overrides diskio.sparse_files
- Change: warn when disk buffer allocation fails
- Fix: slow or no connections with large numbers of seeding torrents
- Fix: XP UPnP IP field bug

--- 2008-05-09: Version 1.8 beta (build 10085)
- Change: change unique id to include last-seen timestamp
- Fix: very rare DHT memory corruption
- Fix: vertical grid lines on speed graph were off-by-one
 
Ciolouse May 10, 2008 1.8 Beta 10054
5 out of 5
--- 2008-05-10: Version 1.8 beta (build 10093)
- Change: pre-allocate disk space now overrides diskio.sparse_files
- Change: warn when disk buffer allocation fails
- Fix: slow or no connections with large numbers of seeding torrents
- Fix: XP UPnP IP field bug

--- 2008-05-09: Version 1.8 beta (build 10085)
- Change: change unique id to include last-seen timestamp
- Fix: very rare DHT memory corruption
- Fix: vertical grid lines on speed graph were off-by-one
 
memooo May 10, 2008 1.8 Beta 10054
1 out of 5
The utorrent v1.7.7 is better than this one
 
idodialog May 9, 2008 1.8 Beta 10054
4 out of 5
Well I don't believe its spyware and I absolutely accept its the best, lightest and most feature rich (that is features you want - unlike the outrageous Vuze/Azureus)
BUT I'm still worried. I tried BitTorrent just to try it out and, guess what IT IS uTorrent - rebadged. And it turns out BitTorrent bought uTorrent.
That alone shouldn't make me worry - but I've just got a niggling feeling.
Turned off updates to my current uTorrent - it works just fine!
 
tolaat01 Apr 22, 2008 1.8 Build 9704 Beta
4 out of 5
hi
the client is the best around no doubt but.
i'm using utorrent and also peer guardian.
for a strange reason utorrent always try to reach 72.20.34.145 port 6881 but peerguardian blocks it.
strange because i disabled the update check.
i also disabled the option to send anonimous version number etc...
i thought it might be the search engine reference to bittorent but its not.
somebody had idea?
 
berserkchaos Apr 21, 2008 1.8 Build 9704 Beta
5 out of 5
The best bittorrent client so far.

I've been reading rumors about this software but can anyone actually prove that µTorrent is spyware?
 
Concepts Apr 21, 2008 1.8 Build 9704 Beta
5 out of 5
what can I say other than the fact that this is simply the best.
 
x-ray Apr 21, 2008 1.8 Build 9704 Beta
5 out of 5
If it was spyware, spyware program wold catch it..
If it was a backdoor your AV wold catch it....

Nothing wrong....

Good app and light
 
stranded Apr 21, 2008 1.8 Build 9704 Beta
5 out of 5
So basically all of those dumb people below who say it's a spy app or something right now hate THE CREATOR OF BITTORRENT as well? He's the one who bought the program from the original author, what's the big deal about it? Just download less s***ty porn and pirated software and you will have nothing to worry about (which is still not true, uTorrent DOES NOT report or 'scan' anything at all on your PC). Haha, how odd. uTorrent 1.8 is awesome.
 
analphatester Apr 20, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
1 out of 5
closed source client for brainwashed zombies
access full hard drive and memory without you see nany questions
udp 0
tcp 0
localhost any
scanning full file tree
watch firewall log how many port scan breaking ip spoof and other error
but without utorrenyt
this all zero
no problem
 
Lands Apr 17, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
5 out of 5
@DudeBoyz

Dude, did you ever bother to install 1.8?

I was active when you used to post and I'm still active these days on their forums.

Just give it a try and you'll see the major improvements. And dude, let us know what you think about uT after you use for a while the aplication, okay?
 
Prospero424 Apr 17, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
5 out of 5
DudeBoyz:

As far as the file size increase, there were FORTY features added just going from version 1.7 to 1.7.7. These aren't bugfixes, they're new features in the code like local peer discovery, support for SSL-encrypted RSS feeds, NAT-PMP support, auto upload throttling, and LOTS of code for proper interaction with Vista (1.6 has problems with Vista). These features I just listed were all added in just the first build of 1.7. Much has been added between that and 1.7.7, as well. And then there's all of the new features of 1.8 (some of which I list below).

The bottom line is that significant features have been added that explain the size difference perfectly reasonably. Here's a link to the 1.7.x-series changelog: http://download.utorrent....7.7/utorrent-1.7.7.txt and here's a changelog for the 1.8 alpha/beta series: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=31998

Pay special attention to the lines beginning with "Feature:".

Original post:

Really? These other clients are not better than 1.6 but they are better than 1.7-1.8?

How? I want you to tell me how, specifically, 1.6 is "better" and why these later version are worse without resorting to unfounded conspiracy theories. I also want specific details of how this project has gone "downhill". Tell me the numbers and how you've benchmarked the different versions.

Go ahead.

And then you can explain how a 250KB app can be considered "bloated" in friggin' 2008!

Sorry if I seem snarky, it's just that every single person I've seen making these claims of 1.6 being faster, to a ONE, has been lying their butts off. 90% of them haven't even TRIED the new versions, yet claim to have "solid results" that their preferred version is faster. So if you have evidence that these new versions are somehow worse, please present it.

FYI, nobody anywhere on the internet I'm aware of (and I've looked, believe me) has yet been able to do this. When they're pressed, they just start stammering about the RIAA or something and hope we'll forget their claims of the new versions being "crippled" or whatever.

Also, where are you people getting the old versions? You are aware that the source code is not being released for these and you have no idea if the third parties distributing them have modified them OR their installers, aren't you? You'd better hope they're not slapping 0-day exploits into them, 'cause your antivir most likely won't catch something like that. Be careful, and always know exactly who you're getting your executables from.

As far as my own experience, I've found the later versions (1.7.X) to be every bit as fast as the older ones were, sometimes more so due to better DHT bootstrapping giving me more peers to attempt connections to.

The 1.8 beta is looking very good, and is quite usable. New features include peer exchange and local peer discovery through DHT, which is a great improvement. Also supported in 1.8 is something I've been waiting for from uTorrent since version 1.5: magnet link (URI) support so you don't even have to download any .torrent files! (adapted from the implementation in Azureus)

1.8 has been in development for way too long, but I'm sure it'll be great when it's finally released!
 
DudeBoyz Apr 16, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
1 out of 5
UPDATE for Prospero424:

You can get the older versions at File Hippo:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/

Just so you know, I was very actively involved with Utorrent testing and usage, to the point where Firon and the programmer were getting darn tired of my constant comments. I personally have v1.6 build 474 because I was using Utorrent long before that release and I still have it archived and backed up. :)

I didn't specifically say 1.6 was physically faster, but did say it was more efficient.

Explain to me what has been added to Utorrent since v1.6 build 474 that would account for the large percentage increase in file size. Yeah, a 264k app may not seem big, but this is Utorrent we are talking about and the last official version before the sale is only 174k.

Don't you wonder what they've put in the code that accounts for that huge percentage increase in file size?

ORIGINAL POST:

Still prefer the last TRUE Utorrent client v1.6 build 474 to this app, and find both Azureus and Bit Spirit to be better than any Utorrent build later than 474.

The app has really gone downhill since the original programmer / creator stopped doing all the programming. When he was the only one that touched the code, the app seemed to get better and better with each release. Selfishly, as a fan of his work, I really wish he hadn't sold it.

v1.6 Build 474 = 174,163 bytes

v1.8 Beta 9599 = 264,496 bytes

Don't need all that bloat on what used to be one hyper-efficient client.
 
aking80 Apr 16, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
4 out of 5
I hate spyware too... I also hate viruses, which bigmama is to Betanews. Nobody listens to you :P

Still a lovely program 4/5
 
4tehlulz Apr 16, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
5 out of 5
5 to counteract spyware slander.

It works, it's simple, and there is no spyware.
 
Project51 Apr 16, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
5 out of 5
Still the best !!!
 
bigmama Apr 16, 2008 1.8 Build 9599 Beta
1 out of 5
If I could give it zero...
pitty

I hate spyware. And this is a spyware application by RIAA

Use Azaureus. Don't be stupid.
 
iLLz Apr 15, 2008 1.8 Build 9578 Beta
5 out of 5
--- 2008-04-15: Version 1.8 beta (build 9599)
- Change: make 'Local Peer Discovery' and 'Peer Exchange' more like the DHT entry in the Trackers tab
- Fix: crash with btsearch duplicate check

--- 2008-04-14: Version 1.8 beta (build 9578)
- Feature: show PEX and LSD in Trackers tab
- Change: warn about file size exceeding volume limit in add torrent dialog
- Change: do not open files that do not exist, in Files tab
- Change: remove 10000 cap on share ratio display
- Change: remove default search engines (see http://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0018.html for search plugins)
- Change: local peer connections do not count towards the NAT light
- Fix: smart sparse hash check on compressed NTFS volumes
- Fix: context menu copy of peers entry (was stripping whitespace)
- Fix: loading .btsearch files on startup and from drag'n'drop
- Fix: loading the same .btsearch again caused a second entry
- Fix: RSS items marked as "Previously Downloaded" even on error
- Fix: lexicographical ordering of bencode dict keys (fixes .torrent creation)
- Fix: UNC path handling of storage directories
 
maxstep Apr 8, 2008 1.8 Build 9363 Beta
5 out of 5
clean lightweight efficient free bittorent client.
 
wognum Apr 7, 2008 1.8 Build 9363 Beta
5 out of 5
5 (very high)
 
analphatester Apr 7, 2008 1.8 Build 9363 Beta
1 out of 5
Best Zombie tool

Rating: 0(very low)
 
Cekay Apr 7, 2008 1.8 Build 9360 Beta
5 out of 5
get the correct download:
http://download.utorrent...t-1.8-beta-9363.upx.exe
 
c4p0ne Mar 24, 2008 1.8 Build 9137 Beta
4 out of 5
I've got to say, i'm surprised this hasn't gone down hill yet after it got taken over. Actually, I'm very happy that it has actually slightly improved over time. I'm still playing it safe though, got my trigger-finger ready in case I have to move to something open-source in the event that ads/spycrap/bloat & privacy issues start hitting the fan....
 
grislkenbaum Mar 13, 2008 1.8 Build 8912 Alpha
5 out of 5
µTorrent keeps getting better. The 1.8 beta 1 build 8912 is the result of a 4 month public alpha testing. It includes everything you expect from uT (being small, and feature-filled) and even has some added goodies due to request. These include: magnet support, queue thresholds for fully utilizing your connection, and a clean-up of the interface allowing RSS and torrents in the same listview.
No uT does not include all the features of the plugin-based Azureus (Does uT support plugins... but the WebUI API is so versatile you don't need to be at your computer or even have the main GUI opened to manipulate torrents) however nothing which adds utility is really lacking.
 
aking80 Mar 11, 2008 1.8 Build 8912 Alpha
4 out of 5
@Somka

Actually no, the author does not always do it. Anyone who has registered here can list a program, BUT an editor of Betanews has to approve it each time. Don't be a smartass, there was nothing wrong with what I said.
 
stranded Mar 11, 2008 1.8 Build 8891 Alpha
5 out of 5
There's already a new version of this beta 1.8 - build 8912
 
brusco Mar 11, 2008 1.8 Build 8891 Alpha
4 out of 5
Pound for pound this client is the king of BT clients. Very impressive. However it lacks some features of more powerful clients like Azureus or whatever their newly hired marketing chimps call it these days.

A Must have for a portable application collection though.
 
Somka Mar 11, 2008 1.8 Build 8891 Alpha
5 out of 5
aking80, Betanews does not update anything, author does, think before starting to blame...
 
aking80 Mar 10, 2008 1.8 Build 8891 Alpha
4 out of 5
Betanews just now updates this after 3 days of release and now there is a newer version available on their site.

Haha.
 
ZeRO9999 Mar 9, 2008 1.8 Build 8872 Alpha
5 out of 5
download link is broken. Mirror: http://xlice.net/file/68...-1.8-alpha-8872.upx.exe
 
Prospero424 Mar 5, 2008 1.8 Build 8855 Alpha
5 out of 5
Saying "most" torrent sites have these newer uTorrent versions banned is either a bald-faced lie or a product of unforgivable ignorance. Every single major public tracker I'm aware of allows these later versions of uTorrent and the majority of these tend to be populated mostly BY the later versions of uTorrent.

Then there's private trackers, which can be a bit more murky. However, ALL of the best, largest private trackers (like HDBits) allow the latest versions of uTorrent and, ironically, have actually banned OLDER versions of uTorrent because:

1. The older versions have a major remote crash exploit vulnerability that's been fixed in 1.7.7

2. The older versions (mostly 1.5 and 1.6) have been modified by l33t hax0rz into lame-ass, compromised packages traded around on warez sites with little to no code scrutiny where they are used to send false information to trackers in an effort to cheat and get faster download speed, thus slowing down everyone else in the swarms they're used in.

3. THESE are far, far more suspect than the latest official versions are as far as malware.

There is no evidence whatsoever that uTorrent is sending uniquely identifiable data to any organization, especially not the RIAA. The kiddies keep making these claims, but have so far presented absolutely NO evidence supporting their conspiracy theories, and are most likely complaining because they LIKE using their cheater leech software to the detriment of others and are pissy because the modified versions are being banned.

Honestly, guys, it's time to put this BS to bed. It's gotten really, really tiresome and you're just embarrassing yourselves.

These alpha versions are fairly mature (for alphas) and pretty darned quick. Of course, they better be considering how long 1.8 has been in development. Hopefully not much farther to go to final release!
 
kholdstare Mar 5, 2008 1.8 Build 8855 Alpha
4 out of 5
Note for people using this software. most torrent sites will not allow you to download with any version of utorrent that is 1.7 and up. im still using 1.6 due to the RIAA concerns. good software th its in the wrong hands now.

PS @tatool if you going to rant on someone learn to speak better english before doing so or you will embarass yourself but do it in the proper place and not in a review
 
tatool Mar 5, 2008 1.8 Build 8855 Alpha
5 out of 5
I think 1.7.7 still works better with some private trackers, so I'll stick with older one (1.7.7 build 8179, as far as I remember).

@bigmama
grow up! it has NOTHING to do with RIAA! tweaking? lol dude ;)

@kholdstare
it was a misstypo...

PS please update the screenshot, it's really out-of-date
 
echohead Feb 27, 2008 1.8 Build 8682 Alpha
4 out of 5
personally i prefer open-source Halite (http://www.binarynotions...alite-bittorrent-client)

but utorrent is still a decent client. im taking a point away from it because of possible RIAA/MPAA ties, and because i have little or no use for the newer features theyve added. still beats azureus hands-down...then again any program would be better than its java-based alternative

keep up the bugfixes though.
 
Pfurri Feb 25, 2008 1.8 Build 8682 Alpha
5 out of 5
Perfect ! Don't listen to the gabbiness of "bigmama" (not the first time, but his name says everything) !!!
 
bigmama Feb 25, 2008 1.8 Build 8682 Alpha
1 out of 5
Because I hate spyware. That's why...
Utorrent was the Best.
Now it's rubbish.

Pay attention users. It's a spyware application by RIAA.

Also full of bugs and memory leaks.

It has not many preferences to tweak it like azureus.

If you compare it with azureus ;blue frog is the winner in both speed and features. Azureus is also stable as a rock and rocks.

Stay away from utorrent folks...
 
fatray Feb 25, 2008 1.8 Build 8682 Alpha
5 out of 5
Why would you use any other client?
 
dynospectrum Feb 20, 2008 1.8 Build 8205 Alpha
5 out of 5
lysaker: There are stable versions out for you to use if you don't like using alpha or beta builds. v1.7.7 is the latest stable version.
 
werwin Feb 20, 2008 1.8 Build 8205 Alpha
5 out of 5
Best BitTorrent client available. There are a few bugs, since this is an alpha, but things seem to be shaping up nicely.

As for those who complain that there is a back door in the program (this is false!), the only thing the program does is check for updates - if you have that option enabled. I've logged and gone through all my uTorrent firewall packets for over a week. This is a safe program and is does a very good job.
 
lysaker Feb 8, 2008 1.8 Build 8205 Alpha
3 out of 5
This is probably a good program, but why are there always alpha/beta-versions that's out, and not full, proper versions? One thing that also bothers me is that this program strangles your Internet Connection, even if you are not downloading/uploading anything.
 
mottigr73 Feb 1, 2008 1.8 Build 8205 Alpha
5 out of 5
very good
 
yassgo Jan 29, 2008 1.8 Build 8205 Alpha
5 out of 5
I agree with Matt Lee about Deluge which is one of the best torrent client. Halite is at his beggining and remember me the birth of µtorrent.
BUT don't review µtorrent because for you this one or this one is better.
µTorrent is actually the best because of its features and still sooooo light...When the FBI will come to my house then maybe I will change my mind about this software.
Most private trackers I use are fully compatible with any µtorrent version !!
like crappy Java Azureus, Halite and Deluge !
But for those looking for a similiar software, I think Deluge is not too far !!
 
Pfurri Jan 28, 2008 1.8 Build 8205 Alpha
5 out of 5
By far the best Torrent-Client around !!!
Why do fools like "MattLee" always comment things which they absolutely don't understand ???
What did the Beatles say : Let it be !!!
 
radiomaffia Jan 24, 2008 1.8 Build 7928 Alpha
4 out of 5
Using 1.76 stable because most forums blocks 1.75
I had a problem with running other things on my computer (internet browsers IE6 and Flock 0.915 were very slow, external harddisk did not show up) when 1.75 was in use, but with 1.76 that problem is solved. I not a expert to tell you why this problem apeard but ok it is solved. There are forums who are suggesting that uTorrent is not safe anymore and you should consider to switch to Azureus
 
M a t t L e e Jan 24, 2008 1.8 Build 7928 Alpha
1 out of 5
this now sux a** where it was great before bittorrent bought it out now uTorrent sold out to a sell out. nice huh.

aking, azureus isnt the best but its better than using a torrent made by a company who watches your every move. a sell out like bittorrent who was made famous by illegal has no right to play god.

halite and deluge r better than azureus and now better than uTorrent.

sorry meant to hit 1 tho 0 wouldve been a better rating
 
Ian C. Jan 19, 2008 1.8 Build 7928 Alpha
5 out of 5
:-)
 
jgra Jan 19, 2008 1.8 Build 7928 Alpha
5 out of 5
Needed to comment again, this is the best update and torrent client out there... in the previous final version i was lucky I could surf the web... now its doesn't only load faster, downloads faster but I can surf the web in a very good speed. keep the updates coming
 
jgra Jan 17, 2008 1.8 Build 7834 Alpha
5 out of 5
Actually for not even being a beta this is one of the best software out there. It has improved dramatically startup speed, close down speed, download speed and everything else period. I mean at the end of the day everything turns into a for profit, spyware, monitoring everything we do, everyone with a ,computer these days are being tracked somehow period, unless you don't use internet, seriously everything i mean every company has these anonymous user statistics for better software improvement and I believe them but they are tracking period, just stop it we need them to track how we use the software and what we download so they can troubleshoot and of course sue us
 
aking80 Jan 17, 2008 1.8 Build 7834 Alpha
3 out of 5
Haha bigmama go back to the Azureus page and kiss its a** some more. I guess being a fan of Azureus you'd know first hand about memory consumption. LOL and nobody cares about the RIAA RUMORS idiots like you like to spread, give it up.

Still hate the direction the interface is taking, but it's still a good program nonetheless.

2/5 for 1.8 alpha
4/5 for utorrent 1.7.6 stable
 
bigmama Jan 17, 2008 1.8 Build 7834 Alpha
1 out of 5
This program was a very good torrent downloader long time ago.

after the buyout, it's totally unstable, big memory consumption with many memory leaks, a lot of bugs, and spyware and malware tools of RIAA are integrated in....................
 
Howell Jan 17, 2008 1.8 Build 7834 Alpha
5 out of 5
The best Bt client ever and recognized by all the private trackers I use.

A must have :D
 
Diam0nd Jan 16, 2008 1.8 Build 7834 Alpha
5 out of 5
reddy.shyam: its betanews. this place is for betas and ALL beta-like versions. so nigplz
 
reddy.shyam Jan 16, 2008 1.8 Build 7834 Alpha
5 out of 5
Great client! ^Bow^

I think we should restrict to submitting betas only here. With alphas, its getting too clogged.
 
yassgo Jan 15, 2008 1.8 Build 7795 Alpha
5 out of 5
No problem noticed on this release. Still the best torrent client ever made !!
I worked on the French translation on the first versions and continue testing it on their forum.
No spy or crap thing in it. Allowed by all the private trackers I use (Halite and Bitspirit aren't).
If you look for a simple software then this is the best or use the good alternative Azureus.
But for people critisizing µTorrent, please review it about it's performances and contents. Please don't talk about your dreams you had the day before seeing the cops coming to your home with the FBI...You're downloading too many movies ;-)
 
Daddy_Spank Jan 14, 2008 1.8 Build 7795 Alpha
5 out of 5
I love the filesize and memory footprint. its amazing. all programs should learn something from the way this one is coded. bravo.
 
Aachen Jan 11, 2008 1.8 Build 7676 Alpha
5 out of 5
new versions bypass traffic shaping, great!!!!
 
Pfurri Jan 10, 2008 1.8 Build 7676 Alpha
5 out of 5
µTorrent is by far the best torrent-client !
I hate people like "arjesus", who don't know what they're talking about !!! Think first then write !
 
sorlag Jan 10, 2008 1.8 Build 7676 Alpha
5 out of 5
Its a nice torrent client...

@arjesus the software is upx compressed.
Report the false positive...
 
arjesus Jan 10, 2008 1.8 Build 7676 Alpha
1 out of 5
i tried to download the file but i got a virus instead: HIDDENEXT/Crypted, detected by Avira Antivir. Betanews should check it out
 
Rakien Jan 9, 2008 1.8 Build 7660 Alpha
4 out of 5
Tested and working so far
Christ999, stop spreading the so called rumour about RIAA, proof or it's fake, this does not count blog posts or website's saying the same thing either.
 
terminalx Jan 9, 2008 1.8 Build 7593 Alpha
2 out of 5
I don't know what happened from the last version but it started out nice and everything was working fine, and bam it disappears, tried again thinking maybe I uninstalled it and again it disappears, not sure if this is OS related or just a Vista issue, but the new setup was nice but the rest a nightmare.
 
Lands Jan 4, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
5 out of 5
I'm member of many private trackers and 99% accept utorrent alpha in their swarms.

Many issues solved with this version, so 5 stars again from me.
 
ghammer Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
4 out of 5
Trackers block alpha and beta version of many clients. Nothing special here.

RIAA plant? Ha ha ha!

Not as good as it used to be, I hate the tabbed look and I do not see any logging for UPnP.
 
christ999 Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
1 out of 5
Sucks... It's a spyware application from RIAA.

Attention plz!!!
 
bufftbone Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
5 out of 5
2 words

pirate bay
 
deda Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
5 out of 5
I agree with Gimmie==. uTorrent users are been blocked. Of course, I still believing it's the best.
 
aking80 Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
3 out of 5
I have to agree with Metashrine, I've had no problems downloading torrents from various trackers all over the net.

As for the new version... I hate it. I hate the tabs, and I hate the big column on the side. I use labels but I don't want it to take up the whole damn side... cmon devs, quite messing up a great program.

4/5 for anything under 1.8
2/5 for for this new trash.
 
GimieGimieGimie Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
4 out of 5
Not to give this rating a bad score with a second review but i just have to answer Metshrine below.

I do know the difference between a torrent that needs registering and one that does not, trackers definitely are blocking uTorrent these days, it's a a well known fact.
 
Metshrine Jan 3, 2008 1.8 Build 7491 Alpha
5 out of 5
I've always used utorrent. I've never had any problems with torrents refusing connections except from sites which require you REGISTER first. Cant complain. Best there is! 5/5
 
Ciolouse Jan 2, 2008 1.8 Build 7398 Alpha
5 out of 5
Alpha 7435 is out:

--- 2008-01-01: Version 1.8 alpha (build 7435)
- Feature: options to bypass Windows disk cache
- Change: flush write jobs if downloading is complete
- Change: remove bundled sorts in "#", "eta" and "completed on". use second-sort instead
- Change: Add some elipses to a couple context menu options in the main window (Add Torrent, Add RSS Feed) for consistency
- Fix: delete files normally if delete to trash fails
- Fix: stalls and invalid requests with HTTP seeds
- Fix: load torrents with incorrect relative paths from previous alphas
- Fix: do not look for torrent on the network if .torrent file dissappears
- Fix: crash bug loading torrent state when .torrent is missing and file target was set previously
- Fix: wrong .torrent file name was saved if .torrent was loaded from torrent storage directory
 
Lands Jan 2, 2008 1.8 Build 7398 Alpha
1 out of 5
I love this application, I always rated it 5 but these latest alphas are a mess.

Reasons:

- the delay after the torrent is completed and passing in seeding

- in latest alpha/beta 7435: utorrent takes a really long time for the client to begin uploading to other peers.

- and finally stop adding new features and solve the current bugs

* one star from me.
 
GimieGimieGimie Jan 1, 2008 1.8 Build 7398 Alpha
2 out of 5
Excellent program as always but i don't see the point of it anymore. Since the scare of RIAA involvement since v1.7, most torrents actively refuse any version of µTorrent these days making it completely useless. What's the point of having a torrent client who can't download at least 50% of the torrents out there?

I've tried every torrent program there is and the best one at the moment in my opinion is now BitSpirit as it has the ability to choose what files you want to download within a torrent and i could never find a way of Azureus to do this. Not to mention BitSpirit has a far lower footprint then Azureus.

Azureus still wins on being the fastest client but BitSpirit is very close now so i can forgive slightly slower speeds for flexibility and greater control over my downloads.
 
Dreimanis Jan 1, 2008 1.8 Build 7398 Alpha
3 out of 5
the solution is to readd all torrents, because the newest alpha breaks all paths.
 
anomoly Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
1 out of 5
True. Whatever you do do not close it with active torrents.
 
Zarggg Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
2 out of 5
I have to rate this Alpha low, because there is a serious bug that causes all torrents to fail after you close the program.

The program itself is awesome, however.
 
tatool Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
4 out of 5
does anyone really need Transfer, General, Trackers, Peers, Pieces, Files, Speed an Logger to be on seperate tabs? am I the only one who think it's sucks? I have to switch between the tabs to check details I need.

I'm keeping 1.7.5 on my PC

PS RIAA?! are you people out of mind? stop reading lame news sites and go scratch your ba*ls smewhere else.
 
4tehlulz Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
5 out of 5
>>It's a spyware application created by RIAA.

Am I the only one who finds it amusing that someone named Christ999 is spreading lies about utorrent? Not very Christ-like, IMO.

Utorrent is an excellent program, and I have never had any problems with it, or with its nonexistent RIAA overlords.
 
why hello there Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
5 out of 5
uTorrent is a great bittorrent client.

Also if I had to suggest an alternative I would mention Deluge or Halite. At least theyre light.
 
christ999 Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
1 out of 5
Merry christmas
this is a devil program
stay away

It's a spyware application created by RIAA

Use Azureus (open source, clean, trustful and safe)
 
tannenwheel Dec 26, 2007 1.8 Build 7364 Alpha
4 out of 5
>Oh & halite works flawlessly with upload limits (per torrent)-better than utorrent as u can set ANY limit

maybe I dont get your point, but my versions of utorrent hide options from the menu, untill you select e.g the smalest one, then even smaller options will be available and steps inbetween get smaller.... so you have:
1 2 3 4 5 10 15 20 25 .... menus are a pain...

so just use the properties dialog
where u enter numbers.

I wish I could say I wasn't one of the paranoids, but for some reason i stay with an older version. :(
 
photonboy Dec 23, 2007 1.8 Build 7237 Alpha
5 out of 5
I'm having NO ISSUES.

I've extensively reviewed this and other products and have so for several years.

I can find no good reason to use another product, nor do I find any evidence of spyware, malware or any changes to my average download speeds. (Perhaps the problem lies somewhere else?)

Excellent.
 
dstream Dec 22, 2007 1.8 Build 7237 Alpha
5 out of 5
fast effecient and great at what it does. very very small memory footprint.

Absolutely no spyware bundled at all christ999 what you drinking can I have some for xmas.

one of the better if not one of the best bittorrent programs. Unless your christ999 who doesnt use it at all now.
 
anomoly Dec 20, 2007 1.8 Build 7237 Alpha
4 out of 5
It starts faster than halite in all respects.
It has local peer discovery which is a boon to torrenting in general.
Halite needs to run a couple times b4 it remembers to use the dat file. And halite has no local peer discovery, (other than dht which is not allowed on private trackers) & this somewhat cripples it's seeding, especially if u use forced incoming encryption on a completed torrent.
Still I will keep using halite until it fails.
I DO like the fact it shuts down cleanly. If you keep a ratio I believe this is handy.
Oh & halite works flawlessly with upload limits (per torrent)-better than utorrent as u can set ANY limit.
Not much to say about microtorrent other than it has too many updates & quite possibly anything that so many use SHOULD be OS.
 
christ999 Dec 20, 2007 1.8 Build 7237 Alpha
1 out of 5
Don't use this spyware application.
Also after the buyout, this program is full of bugs, and transfers speed sucks.

Try the safe and OPEN SOURCE Azureus (or Haalite as an alternative)
 
dhry Dec 17, 2007 1.8 Build 7041 Alpha
5 out of 5
To anomoly: hats off to the guy who is programming Halite for writing it in assembler, but it has a LONG way to go before it's even close to being competition for uTorrent. Halite has some real annoying bugs, not the least of which is the ridiculous delay when you try to close the program. Plus entering the max upload speed on the main window doesn't modify the max upload speed! Back to uTorrent. However, the latter is starting to get REAL bloated. uTorrent's author should have quit adding features months and months ago - it was good enough then and now it's just starting to become a resource hog (comparatively speaking). Any more bloated crap and my review drops to a 4.
 
bufftbone Dec 15, 2007 1.8 Build 7041 Alpha
5 out of 5
don't hate the player, hte the game. with that said, quit crying and use it or dont. not bloated and works!
 
Rakien Dec 14, 2007 1.8 Build 7041 Alpha
5 out of 5
Downloaded, Used, nothing wrong found.
As of reading all the other posts, it seems you all call this "spyware" and that everything that is done is tracked, I fail to see anything on monitoring the program and even looking into the code itself.
 
anomoly Dec 13, 2007 1.8 Build 7022 Alpha
4 out of 5
If you notice it is Bittorent ,Inc.
If I made this code work of art I'd have incorporated as well. Smartest move to be made for a company. As far as spying and what not, I highly doubt that if it did it could get away with it for very long without some paranoid torrent snooper finding out.
I'm STILL going to switch to halite when it has the basics of utorrent correct. Plus Halite can be controlled from a web-enabled phone which is where all phones are going anyway.

Hell with it. I switched. unless I have specific tracker probs or am not 'connectable' I'll just keep using Halite. At least it doesn't have this 'need' to basically call home for updates and what not. And halite will encrypt not just outgoing but incoming as well.
 
Diam0nd Dec 13, 2007 1.8 Build 7022 Alpha
5 out of 5
Works fine for my moms. Calling home you say? PROOF please. ty.
P.S. Torrents must die.
 
bufftbone Dec 13, 2007 1.8 Build 7022 Alpha
5 out of 5
Best one! Delete everything you have been using and switch to this RIGHT NOW!!
 
lucianct Dec 13, 2007 1.8 Build 7022 Alpha
5 out of 5
small, stable and fast. it's not spyware, not even adware. probably the torrent you downloaded has trojans (as most of the underground torrents do)
 
Jim Dec 11, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
3 out of 5
No spyware that we know of...considering all the amounts of data sent to how many different ip's it'd be kind of hard to figure out if it was.

Ever since they sold out I don't trust them anymore, neither do a lot of people, and I'm fairly convinced that as soon as theres an alternative that isn't extreme bloat/adware(bitcomet) or just extremely slow and crappy (azur...the frog, I can't ever spell it right) then utorrent will loose most the remaining people who are crossing their fingers hoping all their torrent activity isn't being sold to RIAA/MPAA or some advertising company.

I give it a 3 because its still one of the lightest, and most stable torrent programs out there, and because there's a small *chance* this isn't spyware. It really needs its source opened if the creators want its customers to stop dropping, and have any hope of regaining the popularity it once had.
 
analphatester Dec 11, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
1 out of 5
bad news

christ999 words true

after close utorrent left opened ports and communicating something

I think from opensource grown into TROJAN

today sadly but urgent deleted it
sorry
 
guti Dec 9, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
5 out of 5
echohead, uTorrent is lighter than Halite, anyone, nowadays that difference is not significant.

IMHO uTorrent is the best Torrent client, unless tou prefer it to be open source, in that case, Halite is the choice.

Also remember that if you want an integrated one, since version 9, Opera supports Torrent downloads.
 
Tutsumi Dec 7, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
5 out of 5
http://www.fbmsoftware.c...et/application/uTorrent/

BAM, nothing wrong with it. No spyware or anything. You guys must be reading s*** from 2006 when they had something that showed ads...which was then removed.

This is THE best torrent client there is, plain and simple. There's a reason it made the top level of the client lists.
 
maxstep Dec 6, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
5 out of 5
Spyware? How stupid are you?? The best torrent client all-around period
 
echohead Dec 5, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
3 out of 5
http://www.binarynotions.com/halite.php

^Halite, my client of choice. even lighter on resources than utorrent, and open-source.

something i noticed the other day though: if utorrent, now owned and maintained by bittorrent inc., really does contain spyware, why is is that the official bittorrent client is left open-source?

i gave it a 3 because the developers should stop adding features and focus solely on bugfixes.
 
christ999 Dec 5, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
1 out of 5
I hate SPYWARE
Thats why i gave 1
 
tatool Dec 5, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
3 out of 5
new tabs are crap. I miss old tabs, when you didn't have to change tab to check tracker status :/
 
Diam0nd Dec 5, 2007 1.8 Build 6838 Alpha
5 out of 5
hi mom!
 
Ian C. Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
5 out of 5
I'll give it a 5 just for XZAVER. :P Although it deserves a 5 anyway.
 
war593122 Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
5 out of 5
Your not that paranoid, if you where you would not have posted here. You basically just confirmed you use p2p applications. Another reason for an FBI raid! Here they come, better move real quick! ;)
 
gergith Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
5 out of 5
very awesome; much improvement.

Hey good sir's complaining.. Show me proof.. use a port sniffer and run only utorrent, and tell me what computers it connects to everytime, seeing as it would have to dial home if it was comprimised, otherwise the IP's cant be collected...

This program is the clean version of BitTorrent to be honest.. my proof.. if it wasnt they wouldnt be developing BOTH at the same time.... this is the clean one, bittorrent is the mass scale dirty one.. same exe, with bittorrent adding DNA

But seriously you paranoid person.. Tell me what they could possibly getting that other people on the peer2peer networks couldnt already get?
 
XZAVER Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
1 out of 5
wulv - For someone that just joined here recently , you have allot of nurv calling me a noob.

@Everyone else.

I'd rather be paranoid and alive than timid and dead.
 
Diam0nd Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
5 out of 5
who cares!
 
hariskar Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
5 out of 5
The best and smallest torrent client!

@Lands: nice review, you made me laugh!
 
Lands Dec 4, 2007 1.8 Build 6806 Alpha
5 out of 5
XZAVER you are one paranoid mofo. lmao

The feds will show up at your door anyway because they have stupidity detectors and yours (stupidity) is out of the scale.

The program is stable, and I get great speeds with this version, unlike the 1.7.5 version. There are a lot of room for improvement but this one is nearly perfect

5 stars from me.
 
dkratter Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
uTorrent has always been my BitTorrent client of choice.

It is silly to assume that this program is suddenly compromised, just because the new development team has a business connection to companies trying to promote the legal uses of BitTorrent. Since neither we, nor anyone else, has seen the source code, there is no reason to assume something bad is happening. If you're so suspicious, why don't you do a little packet sniffing and find out the truth for yourself? Until then, how about keeping the conspiracy theories to yourself?
 
wulv Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
XZAVER - stfu noob.
 
Zarggg Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
I think the previous poster means "anti-piracy". In any event, he is completely wrong.

The claims that µTorrent reports your activities are completely _wrong_. Most likely, it's the users' ISPs that are reporting them.

This program does what it is meant to do very well.
 
XZAVER Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
1 out of 5
Zarggg:

It has nothing to do with piracy or anti-piracy , the share fact that the owners have changed to the giant machine that is now managing this program is good enough for me to stay the hell away , until its dissected & until I am 100% fully satisfied this program doesn't send ANY data other than the data i'm intending it to download.

___

CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH , THE OWNERS OF THIS PROGRAM HAVE CHANGED , TO SOME- THEY ARE VERY UNPLEASENT INDIVISUALS.

If you value your privacy then either use a version before 1.5 (im saying 1.5 to be safe even thats cutting it , or minutely possibly take chances with 1.6) or download another bit torrent client!

Anything from 1.8 and later is definitely trickware/malware.

If you absolutely must run it , make sure you either sandbox it first or have some pretty decent and hefty security measures in place.

If your worried about the feds comin nocken , heh , stay clear.

You can get a old version of this program here.

http://www.OldVersion.com/program.php?n=utorrent

Don't say no one warned you.

Do some research on the program and the owners first.

If your pro-net try the EFF.

If you want an alternate program , Halite is open source! and offers 80% of the things uTorrent does and is growing by leaps and bounds.

PS: BETANEWS...
We realy need A "0" raiting.
 
Rynet Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
Good program just wish I had a better internet connection the default settings are for people that actually have a decent connection unlike me lol!
 
cip2kro Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
The usual BitComet Azureus IDIOTS are bored as usual... nothing compares with spamming with 1 rating the program i don't use for reasons i don't know.
 
Lands Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
This alpha version is stable and fast like a rock for me. The best bittorrent client around. I've tried all the others and when I found this I stoped looking for.
 
christ999 Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
1 out of 5
This application is maintained by bittorrent stupid developers. After the buyout, this program became crap. It's a pitty...
 
bigmama Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
1 out of 5
Full of BUGS
Many memory LEAKS
It's a SPYWARE

-----------

!!! Stay away !!!

-----------

Use Azureus or the promising Haalite
 
lumaan Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
This is still a great Torrent downloader, still I'll use Azureus cos of the way it handle's my download/upload so I dont put my net on it knee's ,yet am able to upload a file if needed from its standby mode. 2 download and 4-6 uploads all times but its upto Azureus on how many seeds/peers to what needs to be uploaded.
 
Diam0nd Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
My moms loves this. I hope all trackers will get closed down. ty.
 
Andy Dean Dec 3, 2007 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha
5 out of 5
I agree this is not spyware. Also why are some peeps whining about bugs? If it hadn't got bugs it would be a final release and not an alpha :)
 
kise Nov 28, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
5 out of 5
C++, optimized disk R/W operations, fast, still NO. 1 for me. Please ignore the Hoax about spy ware. This is the thinnest torrent client and best.
 
analphatester Nov 24, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
5 out of 5
Yes the working procedure here.

1 Open torrent into utorrent 1.8alpha
2 Start download but the next moment STOP it.
Not must download any byte from internet only place the empty files to winchester, understand?
3 FORCE RECHECK
4 start download

TADA no more Crash-Hash bug.

Dont forget it the best torrent, the utorrent.
 
bigmama Nov 24, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
1 out of 5
I second that . This program is SPYWARE, crap, with many bugs, stupid developers.

Stay away. Use Azureus and check the promising Haalite
 
XZAVER Nov 22, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
1 out of 5
SPYWARE!
 
The MAZZTer Nov 21, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
3 out of 5
This build has a serious bug: If you have a piece which was part of a "Don't Download" file (and the rest part of a downloading file) it will never hash correctly!

Basically, if you are not downloading the entire torrent, and mark one or more files "Don't download" adjacent files which share pieces will never finish and your client will begin blocking legitimate peers.
 
serrebi101 Nov 21, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
5 out of 5
God, you guys. Your running an alpha!
Live with the crashes, at least until it is beta. This is for cutting the bugs down, not for downloading all your pr0n and movies/software/whatever without crashing. Use the latest stable from utorrent.com if you need rock solid performance. Many private trackers will not allow the beta/alpha versions on there site's , anyway.
 
Diam0nd Nov 21, 2007 1.8 Build 6415 Alpha
5 out of 5
Dunno ;| Works fine for my moms lol
 
sooti Nov 19, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
3 out of 5
although this client is still better then most, since the sell to 'Bittorrent' it has lost the original touch it had, and now is rushed out with buggy releases... also alot of private trackers ban these betas for all the bugs they have.. i still have version 1.6 (474) on my pc, works great, maxes my connection and never ever crashes and takes no memory...
 
analphatester Nov 19, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
1 out of 5
Go back latest stable, dont work.
1.7 running 24h / day
1.8 crash...hash...crash...hash...crash...
 
Tenoq Nov 18, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
5 out of 5
dalmiroy2k - clearly you fail to understand what an alpha release is. It's for testing only. If it's not stable, then report what you were doing to make it unstable to the developers, so they can fix it. Don't give it a crappy rating then revert. :P
 
dalmiroy2k Nov 17, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
1 out of 5
This version 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha crashed twice in 24hs. Went back to 1.7.5
 
asaenz Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
3 out of 5
I'm also having bandwidth problems with µTorrent. Not sure what I need to do to fix it. Some of my other programs can't get enough bandwidth to perform reasonably well when I have µTorrent running even if it isn't doing anything (all torrents downloaded or stopped).
 
radiomaffia Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
4 out of 5
Using the exutable 1.6.1 build 490 still and like it as allways. Using the old version because there was some panic half year from now as if Utorrent had opent a door to RIAA. Not concerning anymore. I mentioned that if you are seeding more then 50 the new torrents just wont connected after a restart. This is something of the past or does this bug still excist?Pls.reply
 
Somnambulator Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
3 out of 5
i love utorrent but the last few beta releases have been KILLING my bandwidth, even with it throttled way down. even with no torrents DLing or seeding it still seem to cap out my bandwidth, not sure what it's doing...
 
cowgaR Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
5 out of 5
to all no-responsibility open-source halite paranoid kids out there...and...WHAT? will utorrent steal your teddy bear or something? ;)

1. utorrent is the best. period. point zero. over. the fact. no other client can match the quality and robustness of this simple .exe file...and it the end, the other bit torrent connections point are using it, YOU ARE DOWNLOADING FILE from them...

2. if you are paranoid, just use the stellar utility - Process monitor from sysinternals - and COMPLETELY MONITOR this .exe file with it (examine the logs). It will show you everything, not just registry entries, but even your sister ****ing your best friend.
http://www.microsoft.com...isk/processmonitor.mspx

3. get a result...and you see? nothing suspicious...not hurting your nice and flashy computer, your secret files, projects, photos of naked Lima you like so much or anything elese in any way. Maybe it is sending information about downloaded file...but I can live with that? You not? So get a life...
 
yokozuna Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
1 out of 5
Sorry to say but uTorrent is dead. I have to say that the client is not reliable anymore. I use IP Filters both from http://www.emule-mods.de/?mods=ipfilter (just drop the file to Application Data ---> uTorrent folder) and PeerGuardian. Both show that the new versions of uTorrent try to connect some rather suspicious places, sometimes even if idle. I will use v. 1.61 till Halite matures and switch to the new client then. I do not know what v. 1.8 transmits (maybe some statistics? or maybe not?), but it does it without the knowledge of the user.
 
mentallo666 Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
5 out of 5
Why exactly is uTorrent no good anymore? I would love to know. It's super light and does the job very well. What else it it supposed to do...make coffee for you?
 
echohead Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
1 out of 5
halite ftw
 
Golden Falcon Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
1 out of 5
Used to be very good, until it got bought by legit companies...

Azureus for Life. Open Source for Life.
 
bufftbone Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6171 Alpha
5 out of 5
BEST THERE IS, WAS OR WILL EVER BE!!!!!!!!!!! AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE SON!
 
XZAVER Nov 15, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
1 out of 5
Unfortunately this program is under new ownership of which is now subject to possible spyware or even malware infiltration.
 
darkripper Nov 14, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
1 out of 5
This program used to be the best torrent client.
Now it's crap.
Azureus is the best.
Check Haalite as well...
 
anomoly Nov 13, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
2 out of 5
I may have complaints about halite AND utorrent but I much prefer halite. At least they will NEVER be bought or sold.
Forget the seba14 tip. All the mods mess with the tracker. I added uttorent.com and www... to my hosts file. But who knows where 'home' really is.
 
jorgosch Nov 13, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
5 out of 5
@echohead
Riiiiight, like, everyone should just download unknown executables from unknown third parties which will reeeally make the world a better place. At least for those unknown third parties.
 
echohead Nov 13, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
1 out of 5
Halite ftw: https://sourceforge.net/projects/halite/

its open-source, does just about everything utorrent does and more, does NOT phone home to bittorrent/MPAA, from my experience gives you more control over down/up speed, and actually has a smaller memory footprint than utorrent!

but for those of you who insist on sticking with utorrent, please use this: http://www.seba14.org/20...-175-emu16-leecher-pack/

(spoofs itself as utorrent 1.6, and doesnt "phone home)
 
GimieGimieGimie Nov 13, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
5 out of 5
As good as it's ever been.

And djshamrock - That is the biggest crock of s*** i have ever heard, get a life and stop lying out of your arse!
 
djshamrock Nov 13, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
1 out of 5
I have been a Utorrent user for years. I mosty use Newsgroups now, but anyway.

Funny thing happened to me when I installed this 1.8 alpha this morning. I was downloading a few "Rifftracks" movies. They are made buy the guys who do MST3K where you can buy thier MP#'s and sync the music to the movie.

OOOOrrrr...

You can find a Rifftrax torrent and down load the movie with the track already synced, rip it to your XBox 360 to watch it.

I start downloading and in an hour later my ISP connection dies. They are our power company BTES who jusr started selling 5mb fiber connects for $49 a month no tax.

I call them up to see why my internet isn't working since I have never had any problems before. They said they got a call from "Level 3" and were ordered to terminate my service for downloading movies illegally.

I played it all off like , "Um I wasn't. Maybe someone is stealing my wi-fi." Then the guy was cool as ****. He's like "Calm down. You are not in trouble man. They don't have any of your info. We just like to give you a warning to stop doing it."

I was sweating. Then they started naming the movies I was downloading, "The Matrix, Ultrviolet, etc..." I said "Those are Rifftracks!" He didn't know what that was. When I explained they are made by the MST3K guys turned out he was a fan like me. We started talking computer s*** and he was way cool.

He said "I am reactivating your account, and I am even bumoing you up to 10mb for the cost of 5mb." (I guess they are beta testing the 10mb service)

Then he said, "Next time if you are going to download movies and music illwgally, just make sure you don't upload it, that's how they catch you."

I am neer using uTorrent again. The guy promised me he wouldn't give them my info and in their eyes my account was and still is deactivated.

I think I'll try this Usenext thing out, I hear good things.
 
Diam0nd Nov 13, 2007 1.8 Build 6104 Alpha
5 out of 5
Good. Helps my mom a lot lol
 
Nefarious Oct 19, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
just type "%appdata%\utorrent" in the "Run" app, it is where it saves

uTorrent is a very efficient bittorrent client, gets the job done, gives nice speeds, low resources needed, even the download size is small, stable always (at least for me but i've heard people having some issues, however the utorrent forums helps tons and you cna get ur problems solved almost right away).

I used to dislike the super-seeding settings seems that got fixed some time ago and I cant thank enough for it.

Even after all this time where it has been called adware, spyware, trojan, sold out and whatever noone has actually seen any of that happening and i dont think they will ever show any proof of utorrent being a scam.

I give it a 5 since is not always u find a program that gives u all you need from it, for so small file size and for so little PC needs and running so stable, wish more apps were done like this.
 
sweathog Oct 4, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
I agree with everything Prospero424 said. utorrent rocks. But it would be good to know where utorrent keeps its settings. There's no .ini file and it doesn't seem to write anything to the registry except file associations.
 
Prospero424 Sep 13, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
First, my review:

Excellent light-weight client with all of the speed and almost all of the features offered by most of the much more resource-intensive clients. If resource usage is a concern, nothing is better, and it's still only 215K on disk!

Performance tips for broadband users (6Mbit or better):

Limit your downloading to three or fewer downloads at the same time, raise the maximum allowed connected peers per torrent to 125-150, and raise the global max to 250. If you regularly have more than three active downloads, don't do this; leave the settings at their defaults. Enable outgoing encryption as well (don't force it on, just enable it), and make sure DHT is on and working properly if you're behind a router.

As to many of the negative "reviews":

It has already been "dissected" and closely scrutinized by some of the most paranoid people in the P2P community, and they still can't point to ONE SINGLE THING that even shows evidence of suspicious activity, much less proves it.

And for everyone saying "it's slow, it's buggy, it sucks!" how about being specific? If it's crashing for you, why not say when or how? If it's slow, why don't you relate the circumstances of whatever speed comparison you're making?

I suspect it's because 90% of those making these claims haven't even USED the 1.7.x clients and are just repeating what they've read in the comments on some warez site about how uTorrent "sold out" and simply want to b****.
 
XZAVER Sep 13, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
2 out of 5
Everyone here should read this and then start dissecting this thing for adware and trojans.

http://www.betanews.com/..._Application/1165527508
 
maria_madonna Sep 13, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
1 out of 5
Azureus is better. This program is just crap now. Plz Bitorrent developers make it like before...
 
spikeoscar Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
utorrent is my favorite torrent, used very low memory, work with bittorrent, Azureus, BitComet and others.
 
anomoly Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
3 out of 5
Tired of uTorrent. Switched to Halite. Which for those who have it can be controlled from your phone.
Has most all the features of u... but is open source. How refreshing.
 
ochentay4 Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
Perfect program! Little, fast, complete. If anyone is having problems, check manuals or conenction. Ot has encryption also.
 
dkratter Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
As always, by far the best BitTorrent client. I don't know what some of these other reviewers are talking about, it is very stable and there are no relevant bugs that I've encountered since I started using this [frequently] more than a year ago. Very low resource requirements.

Why is the screenshot of version 1.3, which is about two years old?
 
darkripper Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
1 out of 5
I don't like this client. Too many bugs, no good speeds.
 
animaleecher Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
1 out of 5
Sucks
 
bigmama Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
1 out of 5
this is the worst
 
some guy Sep 12, 2007 1.7.5 Build 4602
5 out of 5
great I love programers who bash this software and try to promote theirs lol.
this is the Best!
 
hRLE Sep 8, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
5 out of 5
I just have a one word: Assembler... Everyone who knows at least one programming language know what I'm talking about. This piece of software is written in assembling language. Speed, small footprint, less resourses. The best torrent software. Period.
 
animaleecher Sep 8, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
1 out of 5
Enter your review (good or bad) without criticise other reviews. If you like it, it's ok ;stop attacking to everyone who has a different opinion.

Now my review.

uTorrent was good. Now it isn't.

The stability and speed averages it had, now disappeared. I agree that 1.6 version was the last stable (both performance and speed).

Unfortunately there are no many good torrent clients because most of them have problems now.

Original Bitorrent, BitComet, and now utorrent got wrong, each for differnt reasons.

Azureus is my choice. Good speeds, stable, many options to tweak, open source and safe.
 
Ian C. Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
5 out of 5
We need to find a way to keep all the wannabe little hacker kids off this site. Tired of seeing bad reviews of software just because kids think it's the cool thing to do.
 
Prospero424 Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
5 out of 5
Isn't it funny how almost every single "reviewer" who gives uTorrent the lowest rating gives absolutely NO valid reason for doing so? It's always "uTorrent sucks!1!11" or "Azureus Rulez!" or the usual conspiracy theories backed up only by their own paranoia.

"USE AZUREUS" IS NOT A REVIEW! And giving this software the lowest rating possible because you like another client better isn't, either. It's an exercise in fanboyism.

Anyway, as I related in a previous review: only one version of uTorrent has EVER given me stability problems, and uTorrent updated itself to a fixed version only a few minutes after the one and only crash. The turnaround for the fix was less than a day, and that's good by ANY standards.

If you have a dedicated server with plenty of RAM and resource usage is not a concern, Azureus is great. I've used it for years and the added functionality you can get through plugins is a real edge, even if the Vuze storefront interface gives it a higher bloat factor.

But if you torrent on a workstation in the background, play games on the same machine, or simply have an older or less powerful computer, uTorrent is by far the best choice out there.

Don't listen to the FUD being spread by kids who seem to all get their tech info from leetwarez.com or whatever. They really and truly don't know what they're talking about.
 
DonGato Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
2 out of 5
A shame the stability has gone down a lot and with relatively small changes. It seems now it's maintained by really sloppy developers.
 
christ999 Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
1 out of 5
Hello I'm Jesus Christ Superstar. I don't like this program.

Why Ludvig? ehhmm? Why???

Still using utorrent 1.6 version
 
darkripper Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
1 out of 5
Switch 2 Azureus.
 
bigmama Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
1 out of 5
It's a pitty that this client is THE worst now...
 
CharlieGimbert Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
3 out of 5
i switched to Halite about two weeks ago, works much better. Zonealarm did crash with new bittorent & utorrent all the time. nothing against utorrent thou.
 
bufftbone Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
5 out of 5
keeps getting better
 
Project51 Sep 7, 2007 1.7.4 Build 4482
5 out of 5
I've been using BitComet for a long time now, and I'm wary on changing to uTorrent because it uses very little memory and the filesize is too small. So I never really tried uTorrent.

But I tried it anyway since I'm curious. After a months of testing, I don't see much different from BitComet until I realized I haven't been using BitComet at all. Why?

Maybe because uTorrent is indeed a very good torrent client. But hey, don't take my word for it. In fact don't believe what I've just said. Just look around and see the rating and maybe someday... you'll login to Betanews just to give this 5 stars.
 
Prospero424 Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
5 out of 5
This version (1.7.3) is the first version I've ever had crash on me. Luckily, not ten minutes after it crashed, they released another update (1.7.4).

BTW, Strigeus is still on board this project, even if he's not spending as much time with it as he did when he was the primary developer. Like the other guys said: don't listen to the conspiracy theories; they've been thoroughly debunked and have yet to provide a SINGLE shred of actual evidence showing this program does anything potentially malicious.

If resource usage is a concern for you, then this is still the best BitTorrent client around.
 
Ian C. Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
5 out of 5
Enough with the conspiracy theories, if it was really spying on you us, someone would have proved it by now with a packet sniffer.

Still the smallest and fastest and all around best torrent client out there.
 
christ999 Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
1 out of 5
Ben said:

" ...Very well programmed, fantastic app, even though i still use v1.6, because i have not enough trust in newer versions... "

Then, why you give 5 out of 5 Ben?

Many users here (and me among them) used this client. The last good, safe, trustful and bugs-free version was 1.6

Now the 2 words bigmama used: "utorrent sucks" I think that describe this client very well.

utorrent v1.7.x:
* Speed sucks
* RIAA is behind
* Many bugs
* No support

Bram Cohen/Bitorrent did it. They destroyed one of/ maybe the best torrent client.

The only client that is still trustful is Azureus.

I prompt users to change to Azureus (the best open source client) or another open source client (e.g. the small/lite Halite client search sourceforge to download it).
 
shplongl Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
5 out of 5
Does exactly what it was designed to do.
Does the job regardless of politics and efficiently.
Small system footprint and file size.
Frequently updated with open betas.

I have used numerous clients, but settled on uTorrent a few years ago. Yes, It has changed a bit overtime, but it is still my preference.
 
Rudi1 Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
1 out of 5
Agree!It's not safe to use this client and the Publisher is not Ludvig Strigeus,but Bram and the BitTorrent company.The last release from Ludvig Strigeus is version 1.6.1.
 
..::][Ben][::.. Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
5 out of 5
Very well programmed, fantastic app, even though i still use v1.6, because i have not enough trust in newer versions.

@darkripper: who cares?
@bigmama: very meaningful, an 6 year old girl could describe it better...
 
berserkchaos Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
5 out of 5
Yeah right!!!

I heard that they are working with the CIA, Ex-KGB, NSA, FBI, FDA, SAGE, ONDA, BSA, Interpol, etc...
 
mickrussom Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
1 out of 5
Emergency, switch to Azureus / Vuze. Bit torrent recently went on a Jihad to close up the bittorrent source code and the protocol. They bought micro-u-torrent.

Since Ashwin, Bram and the BitTorrent company are now closed source collaborators with the RIAA/MPAA, you are no longer safe using products coming from them. They also want to watch the media be distributed and the reason for closing the source was the ability for the client to talk back to Bittorrent, CALLING HOME.
 
bigmama Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
1 out of 5
Don't bother.
utorrent sucks.
 
darkripper Sep 6, 2007 1.7.3 Build 4470
1 out of 5
lets count how many betas will be released
 
Aug 12, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
the best of the best
 
mjm01010101 Jul 29, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
Amazing amount of work put into this free software. Some credit should be given:
http://download.utorrent....7.2/utorrent-1.7.2.txt
 
cricri_pingouin Jul 24, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
I don't know what the low ratings are about. In fact, it seems the reviewers don't know either since they seem unable to provide constructive feedback.
As far as I am concerned, I use uTorrent because it is a very small, single file, portable package, which does everything it says on the tin and does it well.
 
yassgo Jul 24, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
I write this time a very useful comment as the low rates reviewers.
[13 years mode ON]
µTorrent is the best blablabla, it roxxxx blabla...
Azureus is ugly...bouhhhh
[13 years boy mode (bigmama and co) OFF]
 
PetePat Jul 24, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
best
 
Prospero424 Jul 24, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
Jeez, what's with the bash spam?

Still the best Bittorrent client if resource use is a concern. Never listen to a "reviewer" who won't even give a good reason why they give the software a low rating.
 
darkripper Jul 24, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
1 out of 5
I like it. It's the smallest memory hog you can find
 
bigmama Jul 24, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
1 out of 5
Fix: Disable Local Peer Discovery for private torrents

????????????????????????????

Hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
 
rcadams Jul 23, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
Best of the BitTorrent Clients.
Yes some sites did ban 1.7, 1.7.1, but they are allowing 1.7.2 which has some serious tracker related bugs fixed. So enjoy the latest build, and happy downloading/uploading.
 
Onsoku Jul 23, 2007 1.7.2 Build 3458
5 out of 5
Great program, but private torrent sites are starting to ban anything 1.7 or higher....
 
dwby Jul 23, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
5 out of 5
I've been using this client ever since the very first version. It's a great program.

To those spreading lies, put up or shut up: http://torrenthelp.depth...d-all-claims-about.html

It's funny how those saying the lies cannot back up their claims. Some people just weren't suppose to be on the internet.
 
yanike Jul 22, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
5 out of 5
Was a longtime BitComet user, but this program definitely does it's job with the right settings :)

Utorrent works!
 
Lands Jul 18, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
5 out of 5
So many improvements over 1.6.1 version. The best one local peer discovery.

Stop spreading FUD!
 
paulm Jul 17, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
3 out of 5
ballyhairs writes, "singwolf is right"

Seems there is the usual scaremongering going on regarding post v1.6.1 versions and tracking to certain sites.
The truth will reveal itself, without all the paranoid rumours from sites such as the one posted earlier...
http://forum.utorrent.co....php?pid=262771#p262771
I will watch this story with interest.
 
Gobix Jul 17, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
5 out of 5
So much jalousy, just stupid.
 
morriscox Jul 17, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
3 out of 5
When making claims, please state your source or prove your claim or there's no reason to believe what you're saying.
 
singwolf Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
1 out of 5
I love uTorrent for its size, speed, features etc. When I saw that the original developer had sold it to the guys at BitTorrent.com (the guys that invented torrents), I was very nervous as these guys had sold out to the big studios/record labels about a year ago to stop being sued. I wondered if the client could be trusted. Well, today my fears were realised after receiving this:

"It has been determined that utorrent 1.7 and upwards has a bug that reports your stats incorrectly.

It has also been determined that it reports private info outside of the tracker.

we advise anyone using these versions to downgrade back to utorrent 1.6.1. you can download it by clicking HERE . Anybody using 1.7 or above does so at their own risk and we will not be given any user support."

I am going back to 1.6.1 and never upgrading. it pisses me off that this s*** can happen. I hope this causes a big backlash towards these guys.

Bongo...

ps, more info on uTorrent's OWN forums http://forum.utorrent.co....php?pid=262771#p262771
 
speedwaystar Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
5 out of 5
ORLY?
 
dalmiroy2k Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
1 out of 5
The latest build from µtorrent 1.7.1 contains a feature that sends your IP and upload/download information to the MPAA and the RIAA
 
bufftbone Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
5 out of 5
BOOM goes the dynamite!
 
elopez17 Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
1 out of 5
From the same page

http://forum.utorrent.co....php?pid=262771#p262771

here is what i found out at one tracker thats banning it:

Is it allowed here?
NO

Why?

uTorrent 1.7, NO other torrents going other then 1 linux iso torrent, no other applications running (actually running in wine), separate dedicated IP = Mediasentry IP hits 36.

Halite, same torrent, same system = 0 Media sentry IP hits.

Every version > 1.6.1 is Bittorrent Inc., which is directly in partnership with the movie studios. Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures, News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Palm Pictures and Kadokawa Pictures USA etc etc .

In fact versions > 1.7 don't even have the same developer doing it. It's all handled now by Bittorrent Inc's development. The original author (up to 1.6.1) is no longer even part of the project.

Right from uTorrent's FAQ

"Who makes µTorrent?

Ludvig Strigeus (ludde) is the original author and former maintainer of µTorrent.

BitTorrent Inc's developers are the current maintainers of µTorrent. "

Will it ever be allowed?

NO

If your in doubt trrace these IP's that were blocked from outgoing through my firewall with uTorrent 1.7

64.124.145.113
64.124.145.104
206.169.225.92
64.34.174.141
64.34.172.152
206.169.170.246
206.169.230.102

and here are the whois/trace:
http://whois.domaintools.com/64.124.145.113 Abovenet Communications, Inc
http://whois.domaintools.com/64.124.145.104 Abovenet Communications, Inc
http://whois.domaintools.com/206.169.225.92 Time Warner Telecom, Inc.
http://whois.domaintools.com/64.34.174.141 Peer 1 Network Inc.
http://whois.domaintools.com/64.34.172.152 Peer 1 Network Inc.
http://whois.domaintools.com/206.169.170.246 Time Warner Telecom, Inc.
http://whois.domaintools.com/206.169.230.102 Time Warner Telecom, Inc.
 
BNut83 Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
3 out of 5
BitTorrent acquired uTorrent. 'Nuff said right there... It's still a solid program, but its been going downhill.

Azureus does hog a tremendous amount of RAM, but in today's age, where you should have at least 1GB, it shouldn't be a problem. I have also noticed better performance with Azureus as well.

I'll take the extra bloat for the added performance and confidence (even if its false) in the product.
 
BB88 Jul 16, 2007 1.7.1 Build 3360
3 out of 5
I had been using utorrent for long but stopped because of the speed problem (slow download). Since then I have switched to the newer Bitcomet 0.90 (which many users hated because it's bloated and banned on trackers?). Bitcomet clearly downloads faster with the same configuration.. When uTorrent 1.7 was released last week, I gave it a try again, and it was still slow. I quickly switched back to Bitcomet to do a comparison and Bitcomet is downloading at at least twice the speed.

I really want to know if this is related to the ISP throttling, but the only think I want is faster download from my already crippled BT speed.
 
animaleecher Jul 15, 2007 1.7 Build 3351
1 out of 5
To take valid results bigmama you should have same connection on different machines, with the same configuration downloading the same torrent the same time.

However, I admit that speed issues is a big problem for utorrent 1.7.x

uTorrent is worse than the previous stable 1.6 version and that is a retrogression not progress
 
bigmama Jul 15, 2007 1.7 Build 3351
1 out of 5
After 1 day testing of both clients (utorrent and Azureus) the speed difference is very big. utorrent between 20-40 kb (down) and without a stable upload and azureus 80-110 kb (down) and a stable upload
 
zafarwaheed Jul 14, 2007 1.7 Build 3351
3 out of 5
The program is for sure the best among its competitors and of its kind but is an average on the absolute scale. It needs a lot of features to improve or to introduce which have been suggested and posted several times by various users.

Unfortunately, whenever somebody has suggested an improvement, some new feature or pointed some weakness of the package which the author should note, instead of the developer some other super-user jumped in the scene and start criticising the user as he is a newbie. Quite immature behaviour.

As previously quoted by some user that if somebody has not faced a problem it does not mean that the problem does not exist. Also if it is not existing on your computer it does not mean that it will not happen on anyone else computer.

When the software crashes on some computer it means it is not perfectly accomodating with other software and that's why beta software are introduced for users' reviews, so let them report the instance but with some other details like what hardware/software they are using.

Most of the users set lesser uploading speed like 2k or 3k and expect the downloads to be 100k or more; which is against the ethics of Torrents.

As a sincere and consistent user, I would like to suggest a few features to be added in a later release which I believe may make the difference, upon accomplishment:
1. Unlike other Torrent Clients it should have its own search engine like in other P2P file sharing softwares (like Ares, Bearshare etc).
2. It should have a built-in configuration utility which analyze and either do it automatically or suggest the optimal configuration to user as most of the users are non-technical.
3. To 80% users I belive speed is the main concern which is a primary issue since last stable release.
4. Mostly the speed problems are due to router firewall and not windows firewall. Those users who are connected to ISP via cables and not connected through routers are not facing speed problems due to easy port forwarding and hence do not have an idea of this problem. Also for non-dedicated/shared users there is no fix static IP which gives problem while configuring port forwarding. Hence if the software could pin-point the problem it would be easier for the user to correct it.
5. Such problems concerning port forwarding are not observed this much severe in other File sharing programs like Ares, iMesh, Bearshare etc. Whereas the same configuration in Torrents are pain in A??. The developers should consider this issue seriously.

For users who are not very familiar with configuration of Torrents and are facing problems, I would like to suggest checking the following link for guidance in confoguration. Hope it may solve several issues:

http://www.afterdawn.com...hive/utorrent_guide.cfm

Lastly, I would like to request senior users to act positive by sending their suggestions or their configuration to share the knowledge.
 
christ999 Jul 13, 2007 1.7 Build 3351
1 out of 5
Hello, I'm Jesus Christ Superstar.
I hate this program. This is devil's client...

Maybe we should remove spam, and ban some members :-P

----------------

p.s. the final release is worse than previous betas. Azureus still the best...
 
yassgo Jul 13, 2007 1.7 Build 3295 RC6
5 out of 5
For me still the best torrent client.

- No speed problem : tested Azureus and µTorrent, and both have the same speed. Azureus just start downloading faster, but I don't care.
- Very light : I have 2Go RAM and don't really care about this point. But Azureus is runnin on Java Platform which is really annoying.
- Not Open Source : Yes I prefer Open Source cause it's untouchable BUT I'm rating the quality of this software and its security.
- Still many kids who rate this software 1 with arguments that don't affect the Software. Pathetic ! (A software is bought so it becomes crap? Funny guys)

Note : For guys who have speeds down while browsing, just check the Automatic upload in the µTorrent Settings.
 
Daddy_Spank Jul 12, 2007 1.7 Build 3295 RC6
5 out of 5
I love this little client. 250KB and so many features and minimal system resources... I wish every program was like this!!
 
omega5475 Jul 11, 2007 1.7 Build 3295 RC6
4 out of 5
To me, the huge improvement in RSS parsing is best thing that could happen BUT huge memory leak is another major problem. 500MB in just an hour is scary. It's not DHT that's causing this but probably incompatibility with some other softwares like firewall, antivirus etc which the developers fail to detect.

http://forum.utorrent.co....php?pid=261083#p261083

I'm not sure if µTorrent is now bundled with malware but the link above is kinda suspicious. Without any prove and confirmation from my firewall logs, i wouldn't worry too much about it though.
 
ModderXManiac Jul 11, 2007 1.7 Build 3295 RC6
5 out of 5
I told you so, I said they could remove at least 20k of junk code, and they did 31k!

The new coders are doing a great job under the supervision of Ludvig, and the supposed "backdoors" is just for DHT, get a hint people!
 
HelgeFossmo Jul 10, 2007 1.7 Build 3265 RC5
3 out of 5
veeoh: yes the program is free. but why not bash on it?

utorrent 1.6 is really good, i agree. but the 1.7 beta series has been a catastrope and still is. suddenly the program started leaking tons of RAM (run it for a few days and it has consumed 2GB of ram).

Do you know why?

Because uTorrent was sold to bittorrent.com people and the orginal developer Ludvig is no longer working on it. Instead they have other programmers and they are seriously damaging what was once a very very good program. I dont think they do it on purpose. I think they do it because they are s***ty programmers.

But that is the current situation and it's the truth. I am happy for Ludvig cos he probably made some good money out of it, but dont expect uTorrent to continue to be such a good program as it used to be, because the skill obviously left the house.
 
zafarwaheed Jul 10, 2007 1.7 Build 3265 RC5
3 out of 5
That is my point too that a person using it since years should have felt the speed difference.

The software rocks among other worst software but as comapred to the previous stable build it sucks. No major configuration nothing special but was working perfect. And now ....

Providing it free doesn't chopped your right to comment on the errors. And off-course by these comments the author may improve his software, if he really wants.

By the way, for basic configuration / tutorial for most of the new users, please find a nice article following the link below:

http://www.afterdawn.com...hive/utorrent_guide.cfm
 
tsimpoukis Jul 10, 2007 1.7 Build 3265 RC5
1 out of 5
I don't believe that a 2 years utorrent user cannot see the difference of the speed.

For me, I don't care if the code is open or closed. No1 issue is speed and utorrent 1.7xxxxxx
version builds speed-suck.
 
bigmama Jul 10, 2007 1.7 Build 3265 RC5
1 out of 5
Yes another version...
 
veeoh Jul 10, 2007 1.7 Build 3265 RC5
5 out of 5
Again, excellent kit. Well done author. For all you others... the program is FREE - don't knock FREE software. Have you given any money towards it? I bet not.
 
photonboy Jul 8, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
5 out of 5
I've been using uTorrent for 2 years and it's been rock solid for at least a year with many hundreds of Gigabytes.

I can't find any issues with this new version over the last 48 hours with multiple downloads and multiple programs and games. I even tried rebooting, Standby and Hibernation to try to generate an error. The error might not exist in uTorrent but I can't speak for anyone but myself.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but I can download and upload with a 425kB/s (my max bandwidth) with 8 different files downloading and only use 1-4% of my CPU and do this for months straight.

I've used every version in the last year and never had a single problem. I have made several Settings changes. I use Demonoid.com, Isohunt.com and TorrentHarvester to find files. I have my Torrent open in STOPPED mode, I have my downloads go to my non-Windows drive (avoid Windows and gaming slow-downs). I also recommend having a separate directory in the same partition to move your completed files to (easier to keep track).

Note: if you have a LOT of download/upload activity you can still experience reduced activity even if your CPU usage is negligible and you use a non-Windows drive. Why? You are still using the System bus. If you are curious, try running a Futuremark benchmark while downloading to see how many files you can download before the impact on your gaming experience is noticeable. (This is common to all Torrent programs, not just uTorrent)

uTorrent works great for me and there's nothing I would change. I mean that. Nothing.
 
maria_madonna Jul 8, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
1 out of 5
plz make this application better.

Open the code plz................

------------------
Lets see now:

Original Bittorrent program by Bram Cohen

http://bittorrent.cvs.so...t/bittorrent/BitTorrent/ Bittorrent CVS page (sourceforge)

The is the old code (3 years since the last update)

Where is the new code?????

-------------------------

Nothing to do with utorrent but sth strange happened with BitTorrent Team.
Do they want to hide sth?

-------------------------

Yes Haalite rocks. Small app, good job.

-------------------------

p.s. I would like to know what they have done so far in one changelog since the buyout

Also i would like to see the code
 
zafarwaheed Jul 7, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
2 out of 5
Referring to the post of ITMaster, I also agree that they are cheating to some how. As I have noticed that if the system left idle, the download speed changed to fractions and the upload starts in full speed. I was thinking that it is normal but as you have mentioned it seems an intention. This simply means that I cannot now trust on the software like previous.

The only good thing left in this software is that you can select easily what you want to download from a list of sub-torrents enclosed in the main torrent.
 
JohnyBoy Jul 7, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
3 out of 5
I applause on the post of ITMaster. I was intending to add my comments earlier but I think there is not much to add as I have seen almost all my points have been added by ITMaster. I agree to all his suggestions.

I am sure that after sometime some other user will comment you don't know how to configure it etc.

Dude, it is not NASA program. Just a simple progie we were using since years without much configuration and it worked.

I suggest the developer should use Ares, Bearshare etc. for some time just to see how enriched they are and then try to add such features in his program. It will not be leeching it will be learning which requires an open mind.
 
ITMaster Jul 7, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
2 out of 5
Thanks God ... I have some users thinking the same way I do. Yes, uTorrent was the best client some time earlier. Till the last stable release 1.6 it works fine. But later almost all releases have created some problems. Speed mostly.

In some earlier posts, it was observed that whenever some such problems have been posted by any user some junky users have criticised them and commented that they don't know how to configure. These users are most probably the agents from the developer justifying and hiding the facts.

This is a most stupid excuse as a developer should develop a program for an average user in mind and not for a master as standard. The program should have tested the environment and auto-adjust the settings after the user's consent or at least have suggested the findings with an easy solution. By the way the same problems never came across in earlier releases.

The developer has started the project unnecessarily huge. Forget Multi-Platforming concentrate on the daily issues reported by the users at a single platform.

Also, I have noticed that they are cheating with you. As when you set the system the Download speed is more and upload is less which is intended. Just leave the system working and go for a coffee break. When you come back the download speeds is much lesser than the upload as the upload is in full swing. Just shake the mouse and the download again boost-up. Man, I cannot shake the mouse all night. That's was the policy of the BT earlier and was not the policy of the original uTorrent.

May I suggest some key features though new to the Torrents, the developer should focus:
1. Built-in Search Capabilities like in Ares etc.
2. Auto-configuration of the software.
3. Making the project Open Source for clearing out the doubts.
4. Forget about Light Weight and Memory Hog type issues and make the program feature rich to be an all-in-one solution. I believe everybody nowadays have better computers, memory and connection.
5. Try to solve the Speed Issues which is a global demand to focus.

Well, I sincerely wish that we could see uTorrent in the same old pace someday. Meanwhile you may give a try to HALITE also light weight.
 
JennEmile Jul 7, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
5 out of 5
µTorrent 1.7 Build 3170 RC4 is causing my XP to freeze when resuming from a screensaver. Otherwise this is a wonderful, easy to use program.
 
Akeru Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
3 out of 5
I would have once given µTorrent a 5, but after the BitTorrent buyout, I no longer trust the application. It is very sad to say, because µTorrent was once the ultimate client.

I recommend using Azureus 2.5, as 3/Vuze is nothing but an Azureus skin that adds significant bloat to the application. Azureus is Open Source, so you can be sure that Big Brother isn't spying on you. While many of you may still trust this client, I think it is time to say goodbye to the old king and move on.

Taken from the sticky FAQ on the µTorrent forums, this is why I will no longer use the client:

Q: What are the terms of the acquisition?

A: We are not disclosing details of the transaction.

Q: How will uTorrent’s technology be integrated with the current BitTorrent client?

A: Although uTorrent is lightweight, it is missing the patented innovations BitTorrent has made at the protocol level. It is also lacking an implementation for Mac and Linux. We will improve uTorrent in these arenas.

Q: What will happen to uTorrent’s employees? Will Ludwig Strigeus become a part of the BitTorrent team?

A: Ludvig Strigeus will serve as a technical consultant.

Q: Will the uTorrent code base be released into the open source?

A: The uTorrent code base will remain closed source.
 
tsimpoukis Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
1 out of 5
I don't know if azureus is the best program. Maybe it is. Or maybe not. Whatever...

What i see now, is that more and more features of azureus (dht, autospeed etc.) appear to utorrent.

We loved utorrent for its simplicity. Sth that is missing now.

Also i agree with a previous user. Version cycling is stupid. 2 releases every day :-p

OK, publish an alpha release, 2 or 3 betas and 1 or 2 release canditates. We have a release for every build >:-(
 
animaleecher Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
1 out of 5
utorrent autospeed feature is silly. If you want autospeed switch 2 azureus. Also manual speed adjusting doesn't give the same up/down speed we had with the 1.6 version.

Speed sucks because program sucks. Thats why!
You don't need to be an expert to understand it.
Nor to configure this stupid program.

Many here stuck to this program... OK all of us loved this program for years. But we are very DISAPPOINTED now.

Nothing else... After BitComet another bt client is getting worse and worse.

This program has nothing to do with the old amd good utorrent. Switch 2 azureus. OpenSource, safe and the best speeds. thnx
 
ModderXManiac Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
4 out of 5
The speed sucks because you don't know how to configure it.

Halite and Artic Torrent are my clients of recommendation.
 
bigmama Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
1 out of 5
Speed Sucks
 
mickrussom Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3170 RC4
3 out of 5
This company was bought by BitTorrent, the creator, Bram, is betraying the BT community by striking deals with evil organizations. Anyways, micro-torrent was bought by them. Just use Azureus - its insane not to. Using BT and u-torrent most likely leads to transfer data being sent to RIAA/MPAA/USGOV
 
molumen Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
5 out of 5
RC3 is not available anymore, there is RC4 (same link, but there is a 4 instead of 3)
 
ITMaster Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
4 out of 5
I too agree with zafarwaheed that we should follow the ethics and should not discuss and degrade the reviews of others. If the problem is not faced by us then it does not mean that it does not exist. Be open mind and respect others reviews.

If you have some other views then post it individually.

Regarding the prog, I am using it since the beginning and consider it to be the best among what is available. It doesn't mean that the program is flawless and needs no improvement. There are lots of suggestions posted by several users in past. Some of them, if I remember I have seen posted by zafarwaheed sometime earlier.

If the author seriously concerntrate on them, no doubt it will be the BEST program in the genre.

Currently, I am using Halite in parallel to uTorrent which is a light weight program like uTorrent and working also nice.
 
zafarwaheed Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
3 out of 5
Thanks JohnyBoy for supporting my views. I mean it's nothing personal to fight-on. I regret to find always that whenever someone try to post his review or experience with a one, two or three marking, some one jumps in the picture and start criticising him like he is an idiot and they are the masters.

Folks, don't be harsh. If you are a guru and not facing any problem, it is good. But this gives you no authority to dis-respect others review though he might be an idiot.

You expose your experience and let him post his. We are just 20 to 30 guys posting our reviews and off-course cannot reflect the reviews of 3 miilion or more users.
 
JohnyBoy Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
3 out of 5
And now my review for the software and suggestions as well. The software is very good much better than many others out there but not 100% perfect.

Memory hog, light weight and least resource hungry ... these are all non-sense issues. If you are working on a 386 or 486 machine, it seems OK. Nowadays I believe everyone is having a Pentium at least (if not then it is not the fault of the rest of the world). Software developers should develop for advancements not for the left-behinds.

I have seen earlier a post of zafarwaheed and I agree to him 100%. Summarizing, if this software is not of size 240K and of the size 10 times more i.e. 2.4MB what does it make the difference. When you are downloading a Movie of 1 GB so you could download a program of 2.4 or even 4 MB, which should be more attractive, more feature rich.

Similarly, these sort of programs are not intended to work with in your office. I set it to start downloading, before going to bed and when I wake up all downloads are finished by that time. So if it uses my 1% RAM or 50% RAM it does not make any difference to me.

Well, I am sure as soon as I post my open review some Jerk jumps in with his 5 points giving a big lecture on technology taking the side of the author (most probably the author with a different login name).
 
darkripper Jul 6, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
1 out of 5
BigMama said: Yessssssssss. 3 releases in 2 days. 999999 releases the last month.

@bigmama
2 days passed without a release but yes, they are well. utorrent team is still there and rocks. 3 releases yesterday (RC2,RC3,RC4). What a version cycling :-P

My review now: speed average is awful
 
Z3r0- Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
5 out of 5
http://download.utorrent....7/utorrent-1.7-rc4.exe
1.7 rc4
 
ModderXManiac Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
4 out of 5
NaytmaN, you're an idiot, those were false positives that appear for any app that requires registry access or has to unpack itself.

Also, the peerguardian stuff is junk, any client that reveals your ip adress is a potential security risk, but µTorrent has no true backdoors, trojans, or DRM of any kind.

Also, Azureus fanboys, you'll be forced to use the new Vuze version because 2.5 is no longer developed and will grow even more troublesome as new JavaVMs are released.

Now that they've fixed the memory leaks, it's about time they clean the code up, I can see them reducing the clients size by 20k easily. In a few years, this will be as big as any other client, so in the meantime I use Halite.
 
The MAZZTer Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
5 out of 5
NaytmaN: The results of the virus scan are because the EXE was packed... some virus scanners automatically flag packed executables as suspicious because it is easier for them to hold viruses which a virus scanner cannot find. It does NOT automatically mean they contain viruses. For a full virus report you would have to find the tool used to pack the EXE (in this case it's not UPX, dunno what was used) and unpack it and scan it again.

I bet if you take a random EXE... explorer.exe for example... and scan it, and then pack it with UPX or something and scan it again, you'll get more warnings.

Also I would be interested to read this post you mention, but I can't seem to find it.

[Edit: If you do mean the check for updates, I did find an interview with the former dev where he describes that the only information sent is a random number which can't be used to do any more than figure out how many people use µTorrent... IE statistics.]

I suppose I should put a real review in here somewhere: µTorrent is an excellent client. It supports multiple torrents, has a plethora of options, supports assigning priorities to torrents or individual files (although I wish you had more than three levels to work with, a numerical ranking system would be nice, then I just number the files in the order I'd want them to download in and go to bed). It is portable (make an empty "settings.dat" and place it in the same folder as µTorrent) and very small, making it a good client to carry on my thumb drive. The only thing that annoys me is that if you have multiple torrents with multiple files each (enough to make a scrollbar in the "Files" tab listview) then when you switch torrents the files listview always shows the top files... it would be nice if it remembered where in the listview I was looking at files last. Still, that's nitpicking. 5/5
 
rcadams Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
5 out of 5
NaytmaN, when you accually know what your talking about maybe then review. This so called "CALL HOME" is easily disabled if you tell the program not to check for updates. And as far as virus, it's well know about false-positives.

So please do more research before you review on a product that you know nothing about.

And linkdup that url you pasted is OLD. 2006/03/07. Really some people should have there review abilites removed.
 
linkdup Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
5 out of 5
Sorry for the old link. I didn't check the date.

I've used this client as my main torrent app for a long time and it's perfect. Powerfull enough and lite enough. If only they would finish the OSX build.

If this link IS true then F everything I just said.

old post
http://phoenixlabs.org/2...he-%c2%b5torrent-fiasco/
 
NaytmaN Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 3148 RC3
1 out of 5
http://forums.phoenixlab...g/forumdisplay.php?f=53
 
NaytmaN Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
1 out of 5
Don't use it! Calling "home"...Check the peerguardian forum.
 
jorgosch Jul 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
5 out of 5
I've tried all the torrent clients out there, and while sometimes there is not much difference in speed between them, µTorrent combines the best of all of them. One has to commend the author that he didn't use one of the widely available graphic programming language which end up making the program bloated, but to combine speed, feature richness and leanness into an agreable package.
 
bsr500 Jul 2, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
5 out of 5
I don't know what is up with the bad reviews.. But this is the best Torrent client I have used (and I have used a lot). The program it self is VERY light weight in size and uses very little ram in comparison to other programs.

Azureus is a great client and everything but it runs on Java so it uses far more CPU and ram. Utorrent is one of the fastest loading, least resource using client I have ever used. As far as download speed, there is no real way of benchmarking torrent speeds, most of the people who see a speed difference are having issues with Firewall settings or it is just coincidence.
 
some guy Jul 1, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
5 out of 5
the best out their
 
siryak Jul 1, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
2 out of 5
This program just doesn't deliver the speed and options of Azureus. Yes Azureus is a memory hog, but I would rather it download faster and hog a little more memory than vise versa.
 
pdh Jul 1, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
2 out of 5
I cant wait until they build a version that doesn't crash my PC within the hour.
 
Gilic Jun 30, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
4 out of 5
"Yessssssssss. 3 releases in 2 days. 999999 releases the last month."

Seems you don't understand how beta testing works. When bugs have been fixed, there's a new release and for µtorrent being a small and not too complex program (ala photoshop or similar apps) it is easier to have more releases.

"Panathinaikos best team in Europe. Best fans everywhere.."

...and this is exactly related how to µtorrent? Seriously somewhere there's a discussion board for your chit-chat, but not here.

On to µtorrent, I like the low memory usage, atm having 38 torrents in queue it's around 70 MB and yes I've 2 gig ram, but even these fill up quite fast when I'm running some games togehter with boinc, winamp, ts², etc.
 
bigmama Jun 30, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
1 out of 5
Yessssssssss. 3 releases in 2 days. 999999 releases the last month.

Panathinaikos best team in Europe. Best fans everywhere...
 
anomoly Jun 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
5 out of 5
Great, now all I need is dsl and ubuntu!
 
Prospero424 Jun 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
5 out of 5
Nice, now it works properly with Wine under Linux as well as on Vista, two things that can't be said for the pre-1.7 versions.

I wonder if that'll finally satisfy the knee-jerk naysayers (I'm not criticizing those experiencing legitimate problems). Probably not.

Still the leanest, meanest client out there when resource usage is a concern. It's as fast as ever for me, and I haven't had a single problem with the new versions on the four machines I regularly run it on.
 
arbitrarynick Jun 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
5 out of 5
It's not that no one understands your stance. It's that almost no one else is experiencing what you are experiencing, myself included. The other updates weren't just fancy features, and you need to realize that people were having actual problems _using_ the application, not just having simple speed problems. What good is speed if the thing crashes or doesn't work for some users? Many memory leaks have been plugged, stability has been improved. Almost everything has been given spit-shine ten times over, and it works near perfectly on Vista now (something you can't say about versions 1.6.1 and below).

You're right, dedication isn't about ignoring facts. The BitTorrent team did not ignore the users who were reporting problems with old versions, and long-time bugs were corrected by their hands. They did not ignore Vista users. Speed: yes, it _is_ one of the most important metrics in determining what client is good, and I can't ignore the fact that the speed is as awesome now as it always has been; I still see µTorrent reaching my connection's maximum download rates regularly.

Like I said earlier, testing is not as simple as measuring the speed of a torrent in one version, stopping it, and starting it in another version. BitTorrent isn't a protocol that is static enough for such a simple "test" to be valid.

RC2: great as usual.
 
zafarwaheed Jun 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2999 RC2
3 out of 5
I agree partly with the review of darkripper. I understand that from the 1.6 stable version till the beta versions of this software there is a major increase in size which means they have updated alot of features in the coming releases. But what features?

I consider speed as the first and primary feature rather than some other fancy updates. I do not understand why many fellows do not understand our stand. If you are so practical then test a torrent on both new and old versions and you will get answer yourself.

We all are dedicated users and spending time to share our opinions and experiences, but dedication doesn't mean ignoring facts.

I will keep trying the betas but till now the old stable version is the best, I found.
 
ModderXManiac Jun 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2991 RC
4 out of 5
darkripper, I laugh at your inability to leave a good review.

Everyone knows that speed varies pending on # of peers and their bandwidth, and the fact that Azureus has a proprietary DHT protocol makes that an unfair comparison. Not only that, the client has sold out to movie studios and now has a crappy interface, you'd soon be forced to upgrade from 2.5 as more bugs are squashed and 3.x will be the only one developed to work with new JAVA api's. And last but not least, for all we know, the lousy speed figures you are getting could be the result of you not knowing how to configure anything for your life. New revisions probably have rewritten network code, take that in mind.

I feel that µTorrent is getting bloated in memory usage and needs considerably more work before an official release, so RC is an acceptable stage for it since it has enough major features to change from 1.6 to 1.7, now for them to squash bugs.

I am still a dedicated user, and the fact that Ludvig is head of the development team, watching over it all, I trust that he will maintain µTorrent's good name.
 
darkripper Jun 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2991 RC
1 out of 5
I dunno, but from my experience with utorrent. all beta versions had the same problem.

Speed sucks! I used to download at least 4x times faster with the latest stable version. That's why 1.

All this big changelog means that the program has been changed a lot. Better or Worse? We will find it in the next episode of the series :-p . For now i use 1.6.1 for quick and everyday use. Opera builtin client for small torrents and Azureus for very big torrents due to better speeds.

I will continue to use beta versions to see the progress, but for now all beta versions have worse speed than the last stable. thnx
 
arbitrarynick Jun 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2951 Beta
5 out of 5
2951 is back to its usual stable self, so it's back to 5/5.

zafarwaheed, I'd agree with you, if only those FUD-packers had actually written their own experiences. Opinions on the software? That should fall under experiences. Opinions without experience should _not_ be considered as part of a valid review. It _really is_ that simple.

The full beta changelog contains a large amount of remarkable changes, but I guess the word "remarkable" itself is purely subjective. As for the speed difference, making comparisons just based on stopping one version, starting another, and checking the speeds is not a proper way to measure the speeds. There are too many factors to consider when you want to compare speeds, and the only way to even come close to making a valid comparison would be to test over _many_ torrents.

Anyhow, I respect your opinion, at least you've tried.
 
zafarwaheed Jun 27, 2007 1.7 Build 2951 Beta
3 out of 5
Guys,

Most of us start pointing each other by direct naming like its a personal tussle instead of writing our experiences or opinions about the software. This develops an unhealthy criticism.

Moreover, everyone who start using this progy for a couple of months thinks himself to be authority on this software without actually comparing it with competitor softwares or even with its old releases.

It is not necessary that what your opinion is, should be the opinion of others. They have a right to comment freely too.

By the way, I love this software, very nice and light-weight but still I must say that since the time it is sold out, no remarkable feature has been added in that. Rather, I would prefer to load the old stable version as I have noticed that the same torrent in both the versions shows remarkable download speed difference.
 
stisev Jun 27, 2007 1.7 Build 2951 Beta
5 out of 5
HANDS DOWN the best BitTorrent client ever coded.

Follow the "Make uTorrent Portable" guide here:
http://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-portable/

and you've pretty much got the best torrent program ever.
 
anomoly Jun 27, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
Pretty funny to say that going from 170kb to 240kb (1.7beta build 2951)that the exe is too big. Guy sounds like a 10yr old. Who cares who sold what to who as long as it's free and secure. If I had made this I would have sold it too. Besides don't complain about utorrent, complain about windows and the fact it only works in windows. If only all software was as efficient and as well maintained as this one.
 
arbitrarynick Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
3 out of 5
3 because this build (2922) has a bunch of crashes. Seems to have been fixed in 2936 though. And tsimpoukis, go bark somewhere else. If you're not using the software, then stop posting your stupid complaints when it's not affecting you.

Who else has noticed that anyone who's rated the application lower than 3 hasn't written even *close* to a valid review? Anyone who says Azureus is better is just a troll, and there's no denying it. Azureus "sold out" to the movie studios just as much as Ludvig "sold out" to BitTorrent "sold out" to the movie studios. Yep.

r-eyes: The µTorrent people have *always* said that file size was never a focus for the application. You're grasping at straws with your review. Especially with that whole "innovation" thing; uTorrent has never been about innovation. It's always been about efficiency.
 
r-eyes Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
3 out of 5
i think after utorrent was sell, the program was increase the data amount and no many features are aplied to justify this.
The spirit off creator was lost.
We can say is a good program with 250KB, but when we look back, this is almost double from beginning and we don't see so many innovation as in the past.
 
enrom Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
Hello Ludvig. You are the monster of torrents. Ciao.
 
ModderXManiac Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
Ludvig is head of the new dev team and is over watching every bit of development, and for the time being, there is no known DRM to this client, so I will continue to mark it as the best client that it is.

You can't say Azureus is better since they've sold out to some rediculous Vuze thing.
 
darkripper Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
1 out of 5
I agree. New team destroyed one of the best clients out there. I hope Ludvig Strigeus make a new app....
 
rburly Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
Still the best BT client, bar none. Looking forward to the stable version of 1.7. Keep up the great work.
 
christ999 Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
1 out of 5
Hello, I'm Jesus Christ Superstar.
I hate this program. This is devil's client...

Maybe we should remove spam, and ban some members :-P
 
LyyNx Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
good god.. everything seems to be going ok.
less people using it - less attention, the better for us real users..

get cancer
 
animaleecher Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
1 out of 5
Don't be so strict. OK we all know that this app is not the best now. We all also know that azureus is the best by far.
 
fadedangel Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
The best bittorrent client ever gets better, shame the beta testers commenting here haven't got a clue what they're talking about.

Anyone who rates this as 1 or 2, go cut your own throat, your useless and knowone loves you :)
 
tsimpoukis Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
1 out of 5
Latest Changes:
Fix: crash bug with allow_same_ip

-----------------

OK... release a beta version for every fix.
9999999 releases the last 3 months.
 
maria_madonna Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
1 out of 5
Maybe we should wait for a stable release. For now i don't like these beta versions. Some silly features and the main problem: Speed SUCKS! Why??? Ask Bram Cohen and his team.
 
bigmama Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
1 out of 5
This program was in top-5 of torrent clients and now is in the bottom list. Pitty...
 
veeoh Jun 26, 2007 1.7 Build 2922 Beta
5 out of 5
"bigmamma" & "darkripper" wtf are you on you lamers?
 
singwolf Jun 24, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
5 out of 5
This is the easiest, most stable and efficient torrent program ever. Nothing beats it. The only program that comes close is a Java app - what more can I say. Awesome!
 
darkripper Jun 24, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
1 out of 5
sucks
 
Gilic Jun 20, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
5 out of 5
I am using the 1.7 betas without any problems. Had only one crash with one of the builds.
Never had any speed problems since I tweaked the max half-open connections and max connections in the options.
 
Prospero424 Jun 20, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
5 out of 5
Upload throttling works fine, here, and transfers are as quick as they've ever been.

Still by far the best BitTorrent client out there if resource usage is a major concern. Nothing else is so lean while still integrating almost all of the advanced features common to modern clients.

It's the Opera of BitTorrent ;)
 
bigmama Jun 20, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
1 out of 5
Great. Keep up the bad job...
 
-Wanted- Jun 20, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
5 out of 5
The best P2P programs keeps getting better.
 
Lands Jun 20, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
4 out of 5
I have to rate it 4 stars because limiting the upload doesn't work in the latest beta.

Other than that still the best bt client around.
 
tsimpoukis Jun 20, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
1 out of 5
slut-orrent! speed sucks! client sucks! why? we all know why...
 
kronix2 Jun 19, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
5 out of 5
For those complaining about stability, the uTorrent betas has never crashed on my machines, after months of constant use.
 
Buggle Jun 19, 2007 1.7 Build 2740 Beta
5 out of 5
@arbitrarynick; finally someone who says the words that have been lying on my tongue for so long. I no longer look at the reviews on FileForum, because too many of them contain no usable information whatsoever. Most are just screaming things without any arguments to back it up.

Then about the program; in BitTorrent, features are more important than speed. Why? Because you need to keep up a high up/down ratio, that's what bt is all about. Up is almost always just a fraction of down, so if you complain about speeds that probably means you are not sharing in the way bt is meant. That's just sad.

uTorrent is by far the best program I have used; small, efficient, fast and stable. That goes for 1.7 as well. I've been using 1.7 version for weeks non stop, and the only reason for my bt client not responding (I have a separate PC for that) was Peerguardian blocking my VNC...
 
zafarwaheed Jun 16, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
2 out of 5
It was my favourite client till not sold out the current developers (rather purchasers).

I too agree with other dudes that the software is getting worst in speeds as compared to the original 1.6 version.

Adding features should not be the prime consideration. To maintain the previous features should also be done. Not to be negative it sucks.

The download speed for several software is worst. The same software is running OK on BitCommet and also on old stable release.

I don't understand on what ground people they are giving it a 5 now. SPEEEEEEED should be the main concern I believe.
 
arbitrarynick Jun 15, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
3 out of 5
@DudeBoyz: You amuse me. Sounds to me like you're just another a fudpacking tard who's lying about having problems, and haven't even bothered using the latest versions. Do tell, for someone who has bugs and doesn't bother to report them to devs that are actively listening to feedback, should anyone *really* take your "review" seriously? Don't want to help fix any supposed bugs? Then don't b**** about them here; TBH, you come off looking pretty stupid instead. If you haven't used a software, DON'T write a review about it. Simple. FileForum isn't your personal soapbox for venting your paranoia.
 
DudeBoyz Jun 14, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
1 out of 5
Not as stable or reliable as the last actual version coded by the original author - 1.6 Build 474.

They should have required after the buyout that the original author be the one still coding the app. Whomever has taken over the coding seems to be doing a terrible job by comparison.
 
Yogurth Jun 13, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
5 out of 5
I'm happy to report that all memory leaks have been plugged and 1.7 is no worse than 1.61 in that respect. Lots of new features with 100% stability in this build deserves 5 from me.
 
tsimpoukis Jun 13, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
1 out of 5
great for the trash bin i think
 
bigmama Jun 12, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
1 out of 5
great for your usb flash disc
 
kise Jun 12, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
5 out of 5
w00t! and finally a BetaNews Pick!
 
enrom Jun 12, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
5 out of 5
El mejor lejos. Los demás son complicados de manejar y configurar. La única contra de los BitTorrents (no del uTorrent) es el trámite de tener que ir a otras páginas para descargar generalmente los odiosos: APE-CUE y FLAC-CUE.
 
Adrian79 Jun 12, 2007 1.7 Build 2585 Beta
4 out of 5
didnt u guys leave utorrent because it got bought out buy RIAA? :-)
 
SwistaQ Jun 9, 2007 1.7 Build 2539 Beta
5 out of 5
Very good BitTorrent client :)
 
PetePat Jun 9, 2007 1.7 Build 2539 Beta
5 out of 5
best
 
kise Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2539 Beta
5 out of 5
My No. 1 choise today. No install (needed), small, fast, c++ .. yes. portable.
 
Lands Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2539 Beta
5 out of 5
@bjoer751
Great post I totally agree.

I love the new "the bt.graceful_shutdown" option.
 
rcadams Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2517 Beta
5 out of 5
I couldn't agree with bjoer751 anymore.
Except I can't stand java. Port Azureus over to a different language, and I would switch in a min.

Otherwise Utorrent remains the best functional client.
 
bjoer751 Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
@animalleecher
Well, how about this...
They closed the forum because the involved have already explained over and over again what the buy was all about - and how this will affect µTorrent.
But, there are still people who try to make a point that the buy will make µTorrent include DRM (which whould be done exactly how???), or worse - µTorrent would start sending data about what you download to MPAA...

Come on, be serious.
This has been, is, and will continue to be a great torrent client. If you're afraid of something that might happen (even though, only God knows why anyone would do what you and others are suggesting is happening with the source-code to µTorrent) - stop using µTorrent. And, STOP spreading false information, to which you have absolutely no foundation.

If you have ANY real documents or information which can substantiate your claims - please give the rest of us the possibility to read this.
If you don't have any real facts och documents - but rather just a feeling that this is no good... Well, state that's the case - instead of trying to tell the rest of the world that they are wrong.

If you don't like that people want to make money from their work - kudos Ludde - well, you'd better try to find some other planet to live on.

And STOP rating the application based on you opinion of the company behind it!
The ratings are for the APPLICATION!

Myself - I prefer Azureus to µTorrent, but that's because I like the modularity. µTorrent is a great application, which uses few resources and has all the features a standard user needs. That's it, and that's that.
 
berserkchaos Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
The best bittorrent client!!
 
animaleecher Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
1 out of 5
Strange things happen...

Now the forum about the buyout is now closed (all topics in this category)

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewforum.php?id=23

Hmmmmm, they don't like feedback.

Lets see their next step.

BRAM COHEN DESTROY YOUR bitorrent PROGRAM NOT utorrent.

I hope Ludvig Strigeus will create a new project based on the old good utorrent.
 
maria_madonna Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
1 out of 5
Great program if you like tetris game!!!
It's so exciting!!!
Hint:
Pressing the letter "t" on the keyboard when viewing the About subsection of Help will start a game of Tetris, called µTris. In addition, pressing the letter "p" will pause µTris with a filled game of colorful patterns.

Besides Tetris utorrent is going from bad to worse :-(
 
h377r1d3r Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
@bigmama: you urge ppl not to make a discussion forum; yet you f****ng discuss all along, shut up or don't tell off other ppl

uTorrent 1.6 - buffer overflow http://secunia.com/advisories/24130/ PPL WHO SUGEST USING 1.6 DO SOME F***ING RESEARCH BEFORE POSTING;

@ AZUREUS FANS: THIS IS NOT THE TOPIC TO DISCUSS YOUR SEXUAL FASCINATION WITH AZUREUS;
 
Cure110 Jun 8, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
I think people should be more paranoid. It's entertaining, dammit!

Great app with a new small team of fast and effective devs.
 
elopez17 Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
1 out of 5
How strange you post that page anomoly

Did you notice that the safe uTorrent 1.6 Build 474 is not for download ??????????.

And you believe this is a safe program LoL
 
anomoly Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
archived
http://www.filehippo.com...torrent/changelog/?1258
 
DudeBoyz Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
1 out of 5
Agreed. 1.6 version 474 was the last version coded by the original author. Thankfully, that version can still be downloaded from FILE HIPPO. The link is on the right side of this page:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/

Direct Link (it should point right to it, I hope):

http://www.filehippo.com/download_utorrent/?1258

Versions done after 474 are coded by the original bit-torrent guys, the ones that are working with the MPAA, etc.

Besides, this version is buggy as heck. The original programmer was much more efficient and capble, it would seem.

As this thing develops - in the wrong direction - we who have used and rated it over time should be allowed to criticize the newer versions, which are far inferior to the original.

You say people should not complain without the facts - but why not say that people should not trust this new programming team until they come out and explain exactly what they are doing and why the program is so much less stable than before? Why don't they come out and assure people that these changes won't violate privacy rights?

If Utorrent went Open Source, perhaps that would allow all of these issues to be resolved?
 
rcadams Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
People need to stop rating a package 1 just because who is not developmenting it. Because it might have spyware, etc.

Unless you have real proof, keep that trap shut!

BTW, Glad to see development hasn't stopped, and it continues to be one of the best torrent clients available.
 
LyyNx Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
people need to be less paranoid..
 
Diam0nd Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
5 out of 5
Less people using this? GREAT!
 
tsimpoukis Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
1 out of 5
No thnx. plz betanews update a little bit this page.

this project is not utorrent.
It's called slut-orrent.

Publisher: Ludvig Strigeus

Strigeus sold this project
Money :-(

New team of developers sucks.

How this great project become the worst?

I hope mainline (bittorrent) developers are not going to change original bittorrent protocol for a new one (and we all know how it will be)
 
bigmama Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2481 Beta
1 out of 5
I agree utorrent 1.6 was the best and is one of the best. Was simple and fast.

These 1.7 betas are just crap nothing else.

This project sooner or later will die.

If you want features and safety use azureus or utorrent version 1.6.
 
DudeBoyz Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2465 Beta
1 out of 5
Actually, I think Release 1.6 Build 474 was the last true copy of Utorrent before it was bought out.

I have read that the original creator of the program is no longer the one actually developing and programming the product.

Given who bought the software and what they stand for and how they work so closely with the entertainment industry, I think I would stick with 1.6 Build 474 and not go any higher.

Especially if the original programmer is in fact NOT the one doing the coding.

Utorrent 1.6 Build 474 still works very well and should do the trick very nicely. No need to take the chance that the code may be compromised.
 
elopez17 Jun 7, 2007 1.7 Build 2465 Beta
1 out of 5
uTorrent 1.6 ** DRM-Free **

Hollywood bought up the official BitTorrent client and destroyed it.

Later, BitTorrent bought up uTorrent.

They're planning to implement DRM and all sorts of crap in all of the major torrent clients, including uTorrent and Azureus...

The last good (and safe) client to use is uTorrent 1600 (1.600) which was released before they sold out to hollywood and BitTorrent... but it's getting harder and harder to find it, so here's the file containing the 1600 setup.
 
Diam0nd Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2448 Beta
5 out of 5
Good client. Torrents must die.
 
ModderXManiac Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2448 Beta
5 out of 5
Changes:
- Change: Move UPnP logging to "error" and "verbose", depending
- Fix: DHT bootstrapping in many cases
- Fix: UPnP mapping when local IP changes
- Fix: spurious settings file integrity failure messages

shroom, i'm trying to understand your point...here's my translation. Azureus is a retarded student at a very prosperous school, and µTorrent is the popular kid who will be successful who also picks on the 'tard, and you're being the counselor demanding that you respect the retarded and inferior Azureus...Correct?

It's not gonna happen :D

Since they have such a large dev team now I wish they'd start developing on .MAC and Linux api's, then azureus wouldn't have any advantages AT ALL. I also think that they could trim down the memory usage, I've seen the last beta sucking about 36 megs; however this is a beta and I'm sure it's on their agenda.
 
shroom Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
1 out of 5
I use µtorrent but I rate 1 'cause of that : "Azereus fanboy should rate 5 for uTorrent cause uTorrent is a 5 star application no mather what."

µtorrent fanboy doesn't deserve much more than azureus fanboy.

Next time try a constructive review.
 
some guy Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
small footprint does what it says clean to.
 
Namero Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
4 out of 5
works great but didnt have features that others has
 
PetePat Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
even if i thought utorrent deserves 3 or 4, which i dont, i would give it 5 just because of bigtrol's lame rating.
 
kise Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
Bigmoma, You seems lost, please go to the Azereus forum thread and vote.

This is the uTorrent thread for people who wants to talk about uTorrent (and not your azereus crap).

Azereus fanboy should rate 5 for uTorrent cause uTorrent is a 5 star application no mather what.
 
bigmama Jun 6, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
1 out of 5
IMHO azureus is better (better speed, more features, safety, stability)

I agree that the latest stable version of utorrent was better. I think in these beta versions speed sucks a little bit. I hope new devs make this program better, otherwise will have the same luck of bitcomet :-(

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WRITE YOUR REVIEW WITHOUT CRITICISING OTHER COMMENTS PLZ... IT'S NOT A CHAT HERE...

everyone can do the same stupid thing with the same stupid questions. for example:

@infectiphibian:
why exactly you gave 5 stars? why don't you tell us 3 biggest advantages that uTorrent has and other clients don't.

----------------------------------------

I hate these wars like Opera vs Firefox, ATi vs nVidia, Windows vs Linux and now Azureus vs utorrent etc.

maybe betanews admins should delete spam, and chat messages...
________________________________________
 
peterj1978 Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
Best there is, only getting better.
 
ZenoLabs Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
Still the best. No doubt.
 
infectiphibian Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
@ tsimpoukis:
why exactly is it crap? why don't you tell us 3 biggest drawbacks that uTorrent has and other clients don't.
 
tsimpoukis Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
1 out of 5
i don't like it.

this app started well and now is just crap.

utorrent died in v1.6.1

R.I.P.

plz ignore some comments -maybe utorrent developers are posting here too :-p
 
ModderXManiac Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
Quit half-assing Betanews

--- 2007-06-05: Version 1.7 (build 2407)
- Fix: update local peer limiting when settings change
- Fix: settings.dat could erroneously to be found corrupted when switching from 1.7 to 1.6.1 and back
- Fix: restore missing upload rate for local peers
- Fix: Make crash dialog and dumping work again in Windows 95 varieties

Beats Azureus in every way, can't wait for them to port it to OSX
- Fix: Reset completed on date if new files are unskipped and completed
 
siryak Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
If you are looking for a good torrent client with light resources then utorrent is definitely the way to go. I still think Azureus is better, but some people are bothered by the large amount of memory usage. So basically if you want a torrent client with all the bells and whistles go with Azureus. If you want a lightweight client that is a no frills torrent program go with utorrent.
 
Diam0nd Jun 5, 2007 1.7 Build 2407 Beta
5 out of 5
Even tho all torrent sites must die a horrible death its still the best client outta there.
 
h377r1d3r Jun 4, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
5 out of 5
Z Best :) Light,fast,dht support,protocol encyptio support,trafic shapeing,everything you would want :)
 
RushB Jun 3, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
5 out of 5
Definitely the best bit torrent client out there. Runs great on Vista. Hopefully more people will start running uTorrent instead of the rest of the crap that's out there. I'm thankful I can still use my computer, unlike other programs where I would have to leave my computer alone while it was downloading because it was sooooo slow! uTorrent won't eat up your CPU, so you don't mind leaving the latest Linux distro or whatever seeding for others.
 
kise Jun 3, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
5 out of 5
I realy don't understand people giving this app (1) and referring to that azerous torrent client.

By the way, uTorrent (even the beta versions) works with my different enviorments, virtual, sandboxed, normal, tweaked registry , and I'm a developer, so that is a HUGE plus!
 
magusg Jun 3, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
5 out of 5
This program just gets better and better... Blaxima, if your friend got a letter from their ISP, it was for the content they were downloading, not the method or client they were using. That letter had nothing to do with utorrent and everything to do with your friend likely downloading content that they didn't have the right to.
 
Marth Jun 2, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
5 out of 5
tsim:

"Latest stable version 1.6.1 was the best.
Now it's a piece of crap. Switch to azureus, abc or another open source client."

Lol...Azureus is a bloated piece of s***e that isn't worth the crappy java it's written in.
 
tsimpoukis Jun 2, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
1 out of 5
Maybe new developers should rename this software from utorrent to (slut)orrent.

Don't bother.

Latest stable version 1.6.1 was the best.
Now it's a piece of crap. Switch to azureus, abc or another open source client.
 
Diam0nd Jun 1, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
5 out of 5
Blaxima
I hope all people using torrent will get the same s***. And eventually die too.
 
Blaxima Jun 1, 2007 1.7 Build 2248 Beta
2 out of 5
My friend just received an email from his internet provider after updating to this build. Needless to say they where informed of activity they found to be "unbecoming of a valued customer".

The program itself works great just as it always has but maybe the "fud" myself and others were saying is a little more than just a coincedense
 
razorhasyou Jun 1, 2007 1.7 Build 2228 Beta
5 out of 5
I have also been using nod32 as long as I've been using uTorrent. It works great... No problems ever. Try reinstalling your windows if you have problems.
 
shrink57 May 31, 2007 1.7 Build 2228 Beta
5 out of 5
I have been using all the latest uTorrent betas with NOD32 and have no conflict. Both are running side by side without a hitch. As for uTorrent, still my favorite of all the torrent programs.
 
horsecharles May 30, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
asaenz:

blame NOD instead!!! It's been registering too many false-positives lately-- many reported for a long, long time. I don't recommend NOD to anyone.

That's one big reason why i don't pay for security apps-- don't you think it's eqregious to pay & get that kind of service / performance?
 
asaenz May 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
4 out of 5
I'm not sure why but be aware that this program does not seem to run well with NOD32 AV. Might cause a reboot/reset of your computer without warning. Has happened to me on numerous occasions. When I disable NOD32, seems to work fine. Just a warning.
 
Dystopia. May 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
Small, fast, low memory usage : the opposite of Azureus !
Use ipfilter.dat too !
 
omV0 May 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
My favorite torrent program for windows... However I use Linux and I would LOVE to be able to use this natively.
 
lenon.c May 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
Azureus.......... why should i have to install a large staff before using it....
 
PetePat May 29, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
The best. Azureus? That's a laugh. I'd rather pick small, light on resources "amateur" client, than "professional" bloatware.
 
Metshrine May 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
bigmama, there is no such thing as a professional torrent client since there are no professional torrenters. No one makes a living making torrent files.
 
Gerhard May 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
Slick, fast, light on resources, customizable!
It just does the job!

bye bye bitcomet ;-)
 
siryak May 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
Great program. Probably the best since Bitcomet has went downhill. The only thing I can find to pick on this program is there still is no ipblocker. So if any devs are reading this we want an ipblocker!!!
 
spamspanker123 May 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
Bigmama has written 5 reviews of uTorrent, so it's pretty obvious it's the developer of that other "professional" client.

Most of his posts are just copies of his previous posts, with the addition of more rambling.

Azureus is a 10mb download, and even bigger after the install. Plus, you would have to have a 25+mb Java platform installed, which is 45mb once installed.

I am a huge fan of any software that is tiny, simple, and gets the job done. The latest version of uTorrent will always be on my flash drive, and Azureus will always be a piece of crap.
 
Diam0nd May 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
5 out of 5
Great client. Even tho I wish all torrents/torrenters die a horrible death.

Somebody PLEASE invent a LEGAL use for torrents.
 
bigmama May 28, 2007 1.7 Build 2151 Beta
1 out of 5
i say it again and again and again
utorrent is not bad
it does the job very well
it's small and portable
but has less features than azureus has
and using both clients i think azureus speed average is better

--------------------------------

THIS IS MY OPINION

WRITE YOUR COMMENT WITHOUT CRITICISING OTHER COMMENTS PLZ...

---------------------------------

p.s. i think that some comments are from new utorrent developers. maybe betanews admins should delete comments answering to other guys. this is only to give a review and your opinion. not a chat forum :-p
__________________________________
 
bugmenot May 27, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1952
5 out of 5
bigmama, nothing you say can be taken seriously since you insult all users here by referring to "Azureus being for professionals and utorrent for noobs". I am sorry, I didnt realize there were "professional" torrent downloaders. Is this some new profession I missed? Azureus has a lot of extra features that over half of the torrent population will never use and its ram usage, and yes it has its own memory leaks as verified by several third parties on their forums, isnt justifiable. I have 2GB of ram, but just because I have 2GB of ram doesnt mean I want an application, a torrent client none-the-less, using it all.

utorrent allows me to download torrents, plain and simple. It has all of the options most users will ever need and it works. Its small, efficient and fast.
 
WillaimButlerYeats May 24, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1952
4 out of 5
I have used Azureus for a few years now and I continued to use it gritting my teeth over its ram usage and ui responsiveness while keeping my eye out for something a bit lighter. I tried uTorrent in its early days, but it just wasn't up to snuff.

Recently though uTorrent has become the frog stomper; it doesn't hog system resources while sitting in the background doing its job, starts quickly, and doesn't require that I install Java. Not that a Java installation is a show-stopper, but if I can do a job quicker with less, there is my tool.

Its ui is fine; not as skinnable as Azureus, but I don't spend much time in any torrent client interface for glitz to matter.

Note that the 4 I gave the the app isn't that I believe uTorrent has serious shortcomings, only that I'd like to reserve 5 for something new and amazing and ground-breaking.
 
Lands May 24, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1952
5 out of 5
Stable, lots of improvements, excellent support in forums. The best!

5 stars from me.
 
bigmama May 24, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1952
2 out of 5
not bad for its size (small and portable). take it with your flash memory stick everywhere.

but azureus is better (more tools, more diagrams, better speed, plugins, safety, torrent publishing and much much more i cannot remember now)

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p.s. it's a blank ipfilter.dat su***rs

and i didn't say that utorrent hasn't ipfilter.

supports ip filtering but with an empty ip list it cannot block them. you must find a valid ipfilter.dat (like the one ed2k network clients use, in a valid format -for example peerguardian format, install it yourself, update it yourself)

I said that azureus includes an ipfilter with the MEANING of an ipfilter that is updated automatically, informs you about banned clients, clients have been filtered out etc...

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stop spreading FUD
memory leaks is not the same with memory usage

utorrent has many memory leaks because it's a beta version. you can report errors, developers will fix bugs and when a stable version comes out will be ready for everyday usage. these versions are for betatesting.

offcourse azureus has bigger memory usage but as another guy said, i don't care if µTorrent uses 12mb and azureus 40mb. if you have 1 gb ram and more thats not a problem. otherwise it's not azureus problem, but your computer sucks.

the same amount of memory is using firefox with a couple of extensions. why you don't complain about firefox?

well stop spreading FUD. you can play games, edit images and processing videos while azureus is running.

azureus is just an application. it's not a "memory-eater" like pc games or photoshop for example....

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and stop criticize my opinion. if you like it, write a comment why, give 5 stars and thats it.

µTorrent is good but not the best client out there. in my opinion azureus is the best._
 
xrayspex May 23, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1952
5 out of 5
The best
 
hhravn May 23, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1952
5 out of 5
_Den_ er lækker
 
GanetMarV May 21, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1875
5 out of 5
>A hint: ipfilter.dat

I didn't know it exists but it's not really user friendly to use it, I had to look at the FAQ, anyway here is the explanations:
http://www.utorrent.com/...What_is_ipfilter.dat.3F
 
razorhasyou May 19, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1875
5 out of 5
>azureus autospeed plugin is what i like,ipblocker also good.

uTorrent also has an ip-blocker.. Guess you're too n00b to find out how to use it.

A hint: ipfilter.dat

Also azureus has big memory-leaks. Try running the program for a month straight and you'll see.
 
Dreimanis May 19, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1875
5 out of 5
lol, dude tells us about how he's using a professional tool(azureus) and yet doesn't know simplest p2p principles. lol again.

mind to remind you that "professional tool" in the hands of a n00b is a ticking time bomb.

and yes, i was reffering to you.
 
alcaholjunkie May 18, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1875
5 out of 5
bigmama:
Are you refering to Azureus when you say "no memory leaks"? if so then... LMFAO!! ^_^

Also, all file sharing applications show your IP...

And finally, utorrent has had ipblocking capabilities for a long time now, and latest betas have auto speed setting thingiemajig..

Well now to my own comment on utorrent. It has always worked fine for me, and even better with the 1.7 betas. ^_^
 
rip_pit May 18, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1825
5 out of 5
latest beta 1.7 b1875:
http://download.utorrent...rrent-1.7-beta-1875.exe

Best compact and ultra nice client. My prefered.
 
bigmama May 18, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1825
3 out of 5
i don't like utorrent

azureus is better

more features, better speed, no memory leaks(beta utorrent versions)

azureus is a professional tool, utorrent is just for n00bies.

i like utorrent 1.6. now devs merged with mainline client. safety?????????????
how safe is a program which shows your ip???

azureus autospeed plugin is what i like,ipblocker also good. there are a lot of tools & plugins that make azureus the best BT client.

utorrent is good to do your work, but not the best client. however is small and portable.
 
daver18qc May 17, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1825
5 out of 5
-"I think uTorrent rocks. Only thing I find annoying is it saved all your .torrent files under application date/utorrent and it doesn't remove them after you removed the torrent from the program. you have to go into the directory and remove them yourself."

No, there is a setting for that, and my Application Data\uTorrent folder is mostly empty except for some .dat files
 
lumaan May 17, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1825
4 out of 5
Only reason I use Azureus over uTorrent is that Azureus seeds based on how many seed/peer there is and my rotations on downloaded/uploaded.. But if your just one of the ones that download but not uploads same amount again then yes, uTorrent ftw..

And somehow I dont care if I use 2Mb or 40Mb ram to run the program when I have 2Gb. And nomather what I do while having Azureus running I cant feel it on the programs/games I use/play, and most of my games is online ones...
 
doctorsmith May 17, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1825
5 out of 5
beats the others hands down.

"azureus is a professional tool, utorrent is just for n00bies."
the type of thing an idiot says when he's trying to show he's not an idiot. azureus is a professional tool, funny stuff, good sense of humour bigmama ...... I hope.
 
xyzcb1 May 15, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
4 out of 5
I think uTorrent rocks. Only thing I find annoying is it saved all your .torrent files under application date/utorrent and it doesn't remove them after you removed the torrent from the program. you have to go into the directory and remove them yourself.

Is it a problem? For most of us, no, but for some of us who d/l TV episodes, it cause a problem that cannot save the torrent.
 
asaenz May 14, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
3 out of 5
Liked the program a lot but when I use it, sometimes my computer reboots unexpectedly, like pressing a reset button -- not good for my open files. I've tried different versions with similar results.
 
kashin May 9, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
5 out of 5
"azureus is a professional tool, utorrent is just for n00bies."

Is that supposed to be some kind of joke? Because it's not funny. You can't even compare uTorrent to Azureus, it's just not fair. uTorrent is in a whole other class. Azureus a professional tool? Quite the opposite. It's a bloated piece of sh*t with lots of useless eye candy that gets old real fast. Last time I tried Azureus, it was using ~40MB of RAM just sitting idle, without any torrents loaded. Java sucks, get over it. Any program that relies on Java is crap. I don't need a bunch of pretty graphs and fancy user interface. I need something that works, and works well. That's why I use uTorrent over all other torrent clients. Like I said, nothing even comes close.
 
photonboy May 8, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
5 out of 5
uTorrent rocks.
I've EXTENSIVELY compared uTorrent to Azureus over a period of 2 years. I have several times used the SAME downloads and monitored the results in Azureus, then REASSIGNED the SAME torrents to uTorrent etc. I monitored:
1) CPU usage
2) Memory
3) Download Speeds

I also compared usability.
uTorrent has been beating Azureus solidly for a year. Even at 350kB/s upload and 70kB/s download with a total of 10 files uTorrent only averaged 1-2% and sometimes it registered 0% as it must have been less than 0.5%.

It does NOT have a memory leak. It uses some RAM to optimize read/writes to the hard drive. If you are low on RAM you can make some changes.

**I haven't had a single issue in a year with over 500GB of transfers.

Settings. (I'd copy these if I were you):
1) Start in "stopped mode"
2) Make a directory called "Torrent Downloads" or similar, then make subfolders like "Downloading" and "Completed", then make your links in Preferences so your completed files move to your Completed folder. Much easier to keep track of.
3) **Use a second hard drive for your downloads. The hard drive usage will severely impact your PC experience. An absolute MUST.
4) 5 downloads is sometimes optimal. It varies slightly so experiment but my experience is that 6 or more will actually become slower. (May depend on Modem etc.)
5) Not a SETTING, but many ROUTER's will limit your download speed if you have multiple downloads. One download might be fine but four might drop your speed in half. Solution is to buy a FASTER router, use a SWITCH instead (slightly less secure but what I use now) or hook straight to the modem (no one else hooked to the system can use it.)
7) "Pre-allocate all files"
8) DO NOT check "use *.ut!" extension. You can often preview samples enough to see quality once they reach 60% and you should have your files set to MOVE to the "Completed" folder so there's no confusion. (Not a big deal if you do select this)

Windows stuff:
1) make sure to use "Cool 'n Quiet" (AMD) or Intel equivalent. Double-check using appropriate tool to see the CPU freq and power drop when not needed. (need drivers from site, set power to "Minimal power Management, may need AMD dual-core optimizer and a monitoring tool)
2) Turn the hard drives OFF after 30 minutes or so (if 2 drives then non-uTorrent drive will shut off when not needed.)
3) Play around with on-board fan control settings through BIOS and settings. It makes a HUGE difference. *Note: AMD "screwed-up?" and released many new Fan/Heatsink combos with dual-core CPU's that have a fan with its own speed control. This conflicts with on-board controls. You can turn OFF your onboard controls but the minimum FAN is set way too high. The only solution is to switch fans with a compatible earlier model that doesn't have speed control built in or buy a solution like the "Sonic Tower" instead.
4) Always double-check to ensure you have the latest drivers. Especially check the Motherboard manufacturer to see if your System drivers are up to date. If you know your manufacturer (like nVidia) you are sometimes better to go to the nVidia site instead. Many people have degraded performance by simply installing Windows which may or may not install the optimal drivers. Motherboard CD's are frequently out of date by the time you open the box so I always go to the website and download them. (be VERY careful to ensure you don't try to install the wrong drivers)

And "Bigmama", I'm sorry to be blunt but you are just wrong. uTorrent should run very well even on low-end systems.
 
kise May 8, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
5 out of 5
bigmama is azureus developer.
 
bigmama May 8, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
1 out of 5
i don't like utorrent

azureus is better

more features, better speed, no memory leaks(beta utorrent versions)

azureus is a professional tool, utorrent is just for n00bies.

i like utorrent 1.6. now devs merged with mainline client. safety?????????????
how safe is a program which shows your ip???

azureus autospeed plugin is what i like,ipblocker also good. there are a lot of tools & plugins that make azureus the best BT client.

utorrent is good to do your work, but not the best client. however is small and portable.
 
Daddy_Spank May 8, 2007 1.7.0 Beta Build 1703
5 out of 5
what a great piece of software... super leightweight, almost no RAM usage, fast, lots of features... I wish all programs were like this :) Keep up the good work!!
 
rcadams May 6, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1625
5 out of 5
Simply the best BT client available.
Best UI, Fastest, Easier to use.
Never had stability issues with µTorrent!!!
 
cricri_pingouin May 3, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1625
5 out of 5
Small, doesn't need installing/is portable, works perfectly. That's the kind of software which is straightforward to rate.
 
hymn May 3, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1625
5 out of 5
I havnt had a single crash with this latests betas, and i'm using it 24/7 with lots of seeds from different trackers at the same time, great!
 
DonGato May 3, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1625
3 out of 5
Too many crashes with these last versions. Had to revert to an older beta version. Hope they fix them soon. Never had stability issues with µTorrent before. :(
 
Letterman May 3, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1625
5 out of 5
Thanks for the update. This is still the best client. And works fine right from my USB drive.
 
photonboy May 2, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1552
5 out of 5
The best!

Low CPU usage (typically 1-4% only). My Athlon 64 X2 4800+ CPU is currently downloading 10 files at a bandwidth of 420kB/s and registers ONLY 1%. Wow! I've downloaded far too much stuff with no problems. I replaced Azureus and will never look back. uTorrent used to have some issues but I've been using it constantly for over 18 months with no issues.

Memory leak?
I don't think so. The program typically uses up to 50MB of RAM to optimize your experience. You can change some settings to reduce RAM if absolutely necessary. For example, RAM is used to reduce hard drive tasks.

This program is pretty close to perfect.

**I recommend people use their 2nd hard drive as the download location otherwise many tasks will be slowed due to hard drive access. Since there is very little CPU usage you can have high download speeds with basically NO impact on your gaming or other tasks.
 
kise May 2, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1552
5 out of 5
Personal choise no. 1 today. Small, low memory usage, C++, sexy..

Bitcomet lost the bittorrent client league since bug version 0.7x.

Btw. Works greate with Nod32.
 
Diam0nd May 2, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1552
5 out of 5
Works fine for me, as usual. Even tho I dont use torrents. lol
 
godzila May 2, 2007 1.7 Beta Build 1552
5 out of 5
 
omega5475 May 1, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
2 out of 5
This build will occasionally crash if you have NOD32 installed. Had some "memory could not be read" errors which the developers failed to identify. Then there is the memory leak issue. Leave it running for just few hours and it will use up to ~50MB physical memory and even more virtual memory.

Despite all that, i'm still pleased that BitTorrent developers are doing their best in getting things right. Hopefully the next build will be better.
 
Fr@nKy Apr 25, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
4 out of 5
I'd rate 5 for 1.6.x bur 1.7 BETAS still have a few glitches (they are usable, and I'm using it right now, but there's still room for improving)!!

And stop the FUD about BitTorrent Inc. they are not the bad guys!! They are just making an effort to not be sued because of their creation (The BitTorrent protocol) ;)

There's no prove of spying at all!! And yeah the development scheme has changed a bit since Ludde left the building, but the guys at BitTorrent Inc. have been trying really har to please us. They are porbably still reading and understanding all the 50.000 to 60.000 lines that compose uTorrent code base left by Ludde (and remember they built the official client in python not in C++) so give them some time!!
 
Crypton Apr 22, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
5 out of 5
@bigmama - uTorrent does not contain Spyware and SafePeer is only a false security blanket, you can get caught doing "illegal" downloading just as easy using it or not. It is just a matter of what your getting and whos tagging people. Besides, if you are that worried, you can always use Protowall/PeerGuardian, afterall SafePeer just uses the same database anyhow.

uTorrent can work just as well speed wise, but you need to know how to setup the connection according to your up/down speed. (no "autospeed like AZ). I get great speeds on uTorrent, actually, since I tweaked my up limit a bit after testing my line a few times, I have been getting better speeds on uTorrent that I had on AZ even with or without the autospeed plug.

uTorrent also uses significantly less resources and so you will have better results if running other programs while uTorrent is running. In most cases Azureus is ideal for an extra PC in which you don't plan on using much while downloading.
 
Marth Apr 19, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
5 out of 5
To those saying mem usage is higher - remember, most beta versions include debugging code so when bugs happen and the program crashes, it generates better output for debugging the issue.

Just a bit of forewarning.

Azureus sucks...it's mem consumption is asinine.
 
ModderXManiac Apr 19, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
4 out of 5
BTW. Azureus fans; any program that displays your IP address to random people on a vast network isn't safe, so saying that Azureus is safer is assanine, every BT client is "unsafe" in that manner.

I am getting skeptical of this program like most others are, but what's even worse is that Azureus is practically going commercial with the Vuze project.

On top of that, Bitcomet is adware, and the official BT client sucks...and there goes all the good clients, unless Bitlord and Bittornado start moving faster in development..

Until there's proof of DRM/malware/privacy/etc, I still give this at least 4.

P.S. OSX doesn't have much in the way of API's to develop an app like this, Windows and Linux are much more mature in this respect, so I wouldn't expect the OSX release for QUIIIITE awhile, and it won't have nearly as many features as this.
 
linkdup Apr 19, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
5 out of 5
When will we get an OSX version? Please port!

Best torrent app for PC bar none.
 
gene_laz Apr 19, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
4 out of 5
Memory usage also high here (67 actual, 74 VM) and no change to my settings from v. 1.6, so I guess this build is less efficient somehow.
 
Diam0nd Apr 19, 2007 1.7 Build 1355 Beta
5 out of 5
Decent and flexible client. Some say its spyware now. Maybe. Any chance yall can proove it? Im not for spy ish, but theres been no proof except for rumors.
 
Yogurth Apr 17, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
4 out of 5
Significantly higher memory usage in uTorrent 1.7 betas compared to 1.6 branch. Memory will go up to 70 megs RAM with Virtual memory over 300 megs, which is much much worse than previous versions which held at 10/10 for me. I hope this is beta bug, but for now I'm back to 1.6.1.
 
stisev Apr 12, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
Hands down the best. If this program ever goes south, I'll just use the older version.

I'm too used to uTorrent. It's beautifully perfect!
 
bubbs Apr 11, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
4 out of 5
FUD = Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt

http://en.wikipedia.org/...,_uncertainty_and_doubt
 
the artist Apr 11, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
Nice comparison. I guess it's good, there's no competition for now.

btw, what dows FUD stand for? english ain't my first language.
 
horsecharles Apr 11, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
Here's a review & comparison that says it all: http://www.techtree.com/...ts/551-74105-609-9.html
 
dwby Apr 11, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
uTorrent is still going strong. Dudeboyz, tsk tsk tsk. First of all, who cares if it isn't owned or developed by the original author anymore? Google Earth isn't and you seem to LOVE that program. It isn't even open source! What if they send out the places you visit and stuff you look at without you knowing?

All of this is FUD and you know it. Just try and prove it. No one has come up with a shred of evidence uTorrent is doing anything wrong. Put your mind to something more creative instead of creating conspiracy stories.
 
Mystiqq Apr 11, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
Umm, best evah.
 
DudeBoyz Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
1 out of 5
It was one of the best, but it's not any more.

Bit Spirit is a great alternative, and Azureus, being Open Source, is as well.

There is no reason to stick with a client that is no longer owned or developed by the originator of the program. It is not as fast or efficient as it used to be and since it is not open source, you just can't be sure of how secure it is.

UPnP problems abound in this release, and Auto Uplink Throttling? Ain't a good thing.

Not worth taking a chance on. There are plenty of other worthwhile options out there.
 
PhrostByte Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
Simply the best client. Message to nay-sayers: Stop spreading FUD. :)
 
ModderXManiac Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
4 out of 5
BTW. Azureus fans; any program that displays your IP address to random people on a vast network isn't safe, so saying that Azureus is safer is assanine, every BT client is "unsafe" in that manner.

I am getting skeptical of this program like most others are, but what's even worse is that Azureus is practically going commercial with the Vuze project.

On top of that, Bitcomet is adware, and the official BT client sucks.

There goes all the good clients, unless Bitlord and Bittornado start moving faster in development..

Until there's proof of DRM/malware/privacy/etc, I still give this at least 4.
 
adamlau Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
4 out of 5
Clean, lightweight, simple. Yet FlashGet (1.82.1002) consistently completes more torrents at a faster rate without a port forward. Four out of five for that reason.
 
madcats Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
I finally tried the newest 1.7beta. I cant explain why, but speeds are faster than the old 1.6 version. So I agree with "ZenoLabs", just because there is lots of spyware out there doesn't make every program spyware. Especially when uTorrent is "hands-down" the best torrent client and updates usually improve software.
 
ZenoLabs Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
Spyware? Can you prove what you say, bigmama? Or are ya just a paranoic? The FACTS at the moment are this is simply the best torrent client on the road.
 
philosopher_dog Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
It's been totally rock solid. But I'd wait for the new version to come out of beta. I can't really see what's to improve. I might just stay put with the current nonbeta release, at least until the dust settles. Love it!
 
obscur156 Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
1 out of 5
lollllll
almost an update a day for the last week.
This is a real joke.
 
dzjepp Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
4 out of 5
Well it's nice to see this client updated once again for sure.
 
peterj1978 Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
@photonboy: I can only say that i agree with you, after a few years of using torrent clients i have to say that you point out the differences here, ok there may be more differences but these are the highlights atleast if you compare the clients perfomancewise.

I personally favour µTorrent since it's lower demands on my system which isn't the most powerful out there i can say but Azuerus runs nicely on it too but i guess it's just a preference issue.

Both clients are great use which one you like.
 
photonboy Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
I've done extensive comparisons between uTorrent and Azureus.
uTorrent used to have issues and so did Azureus though both work fairly well now.

However, for my test I collected 25 different torrents from a variety of sites (Demonoid, Piratebay and 4 more) and started to download.

Long story short is uTorrent came out on top by a narrow margin and I could see no advantage to Azureus except for the version which uses the program Zudeo if you like that sort of thing.

I'm baffled with negative comments regarding uTorrent. I've downloaded over 100GB with Azureus and probably at least 50GB now with uTorrent. I've used both on and off over two years.

Example comparison of data collected over several days by periodic STOPPING and SWAPPING of torrents from Azureus to uTorrent and vice versa:

Azureus:
145MB RAM
6% CPU
200kB/s average download

uTorrent
42MB RAM
1% CPU
200kB/s average download

*Your experience may differ due to your computer hardware or Torrent site so try both and try to find your own method of comparing. My specs are:
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
2GB RAM
 
Comit Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
4 out of 5
Actually in any fair benchmark taken between the two, uTorrent always comes out ahead. Just google it - Azureus vs uTorrent.
Still, I'll be switching to Azureus when it improves some more; skeptical about the new owners here.
 
EMkaEL Apr 10, 2007 1.7 Build 1170 Beta
5 out of 5
the best just gets better!
unless of course you are one of those paranoid freaks. then of course you need to use azureus.. the big fat system hog!
 
MMPD Apr 9, 2007 1.7 Build 1137 Beta
4 out of 5
I have to agree with ModderXManiac for the most part, the program seems to be exactly doing what it is supposed to.

I have used utorrent for a year now, and this beta seems to be just as good as any previous beta.

The only thing worth noting is, there is phone home on startup.... but utorrent has always done that, even on the previous good builds. To verify this if you like, install Peer Guardian, and relaunch the program and you will see a blocked address pop up each time even if check for updates is disabled.

Reality is it aint a big deal if your actually legitament in the first place. Secondarily, there is no proof that I have seen as yet to conclude that they are spying, so therefore I remain with a rating of 4.
 
ModderXManiac Apr 9, 2007 1.7 Build 1137 Beta
4 out of 5
I am getting skeptical of this program like most others are, but what's even worse is that Azureus is practically going commercial with the Vuze project.

On top of that, Bitcomet is adware, and the official BT client sucks.

There goes all the good clients, unless Bitlord and Bittornado start moving faster in development..

Until there's proof of DRM/malware/privacy/etc, I still give this at least 4.
 
obscur156 Apr 9, 2007 1.7 Build 1137 Beta
1 out of 5
I agree with DudeBoyz.
Just stay away from it,go for open source programs.
Open source programs are your best option for security.Humans are like sheeps,if alot of people are using or doing it,for them it means that it is good and they will do the same.
Its like believing that if millions and millions of people are eating McDonalds means that it is good food,nooo its still junk food.

Dont be followers,think for your self and innovate.
Best regards,have a nice day. :-)
 
elopez17 Apr 9, 2007 1.7 Build 1137 Beta
3 out of 5
I see some problems with Nvidia firewall

Any of you have the same issue, any ideas
 
JEdwardP Apr 9, 2007 1.7 Build 1137 Beta
4 out of 5
The paranoid among us should consider that:

1) This beta is only 27k larger than was version 1.6, which is not enough of a size increase to suggest the addition of any malware.

2) Even though it's closed-source, it's going to be watched under a microscope from now on. The first time Cohen & Company sneak anything into it, we'll all hear about it within a couple days.

3) If the above came to pass, the client would likely be banned from most major torrent sites.
 
DudeBoyz Apr 9, 2007 1.7 Build 1137 Beta
1 out of 5
The fact that the code has been compromised aside, 1.6 build 474 is still the most stable release of the product. None of these new releases are as well coded and bug-free as the previous final release.

That alone should be reason to avoid using them.

This project really needs to go Open Source if it is to have any use. Without the original creator doing exclusive coding like back in the day, it's just not going to be the same app. Not as fast or efficient.
 
Diam0nd Apr 7, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
It's a great client. I mean, I'm a bit of worried about the whole buy-out thing, but I mean cmon SHOW ME/US some proof, then I'll switch.
 
ModderXManiac Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
All the claims below are false, there is no new programmer, Ludvig Strigeus is still developing µTorrent, he is NOT on payroll from the RIAA, merely made a millionaire by the Bittorent company buying his project.

µTorrent is safe as always and is DRM free, no worries. It's been awhile since the last release and the number of changes definitely makes the wait worth it.
 
BruddaMan Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
3 out of 5
If utorrent were open source, at least people could check the code for themselves. But it is closed source and now in the hands of a group that lots of people have suspicions about.

At least Azureus is open source. It may not be as fast or efficient, but it is a known quantity.

I think I will err on the side of caution and stop using any utorrent after 474 build of 1.6.
 
bugmenot Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
Lets see, 1.6 worked fine before it was purchased, this works fine after it was purchased, no unnecessary connections being made, no monitoring type activity. Sounds to me like some pirates who are afraid they might get caught. Utorrent continues to be the best, and most lightweight client available. It works well, has all the features I need without the bloat of either java or some huge unneeded codebase.

Try it and ignore the FUD.
 
Mystiqq Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
How about we stick with reviewing the actual program for now. No need to spread bulls*** around about what you think you know...

Anyone here actually see anything wrong with this program? Neither do i.
 
PhrostByte Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
I guess there aren't rules against spreading FUD huh?
 
obscur156 Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
1 out of 5
I agree with dudeboyz.
Stay away from Utorrent,Lude has fallen to the dark side long time ago.Lude is sleeping with the enemy.By the way,if you are using utorrent,in my book you are helping the SUE'EM ALL campaign from the big mafia's AA'SS.For those who are saying that it is so small and not heating up all your ressources,well buy a new PC if your not 13 years old.Their is a lot of other verygood program that you can use like HALITE for exemple.For security purpose i sugest you to go for open sources programs.If you are a linux user like me, their is enough open source programs that will suits your needs.I have seen people using utorrent with WINE on linux distro,i think they dont get it.I am a very happy UBUNTU user for 3 months and i love it.
Bye bye windows.
Best regards,have a nice day. :-)
 
rseiler Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
4 out of 5
DudeBoyz, of course you have absolutely no evidence that anything of the kind is in these newer builds. It sounds like a slam dunk to you. Me, I wait for proof, which would take about 5 seconds to be splashed across news sites like Betanews should it ever come to pass. And that would be the end of UTorrent. Somehow I doubt the developers are stupid. In the meantime, it's still as good as it ever was, accounting for beta bugs.
 
DudeBoyz Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
1 out of 5
The original programmer isn't even developing it any more. It's all dictated by Bit Torrent and their RIAA/MPAA buddies.

Go back to Azureus, even if it is bloated junk, or stick with the last true Utorrent build.

Anything after that has customer tracking all over it.
 
peterj1978 Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
As good as torrent software gets.

@bigmama
Will rate it 5 which is what it deserves and it will counter your spam.
 
Japaner Apr 6, 2007 1.7 Build 1092 Beta
5 out of 5
404 - Not Found!!!
Build 1065 is obsolete, here is the link to build 1092 beta: http://download.utorrent...rrent-1.7-beta-1092.exe
 
aking80 Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
4 out of 5
Yes, there are people from BT helping with uTorrent. Go to their forums and see... or ask them and they will admit it.

It's still a great client. It's small and it continues to get better. Is it safe? Maybe, maybe not. Stop pirating if you are too scared :P
 
doctorsmith Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
the only BitTorrent client to use.

Version 1.7 (build 1085) is available from web site
http://download.utorrent...rrent-1.7-beta-1085.exe

thanks ModderXManiac for pointing out some of the misconceptions people hear have over uTorrent, although I'm afraid it's the case of _ don't let the facts get in the way of a good story _ with some people around here.
 
ModderXManiac Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
All the claims below are false, there is no new programmer, Ludvig Strigeus is still developing µTorrent, he is NOT on payroll from the RIAA, merely made a millionaire by the Bittorent company buying his project.

µTorrent is safe as always and is DRM free, no worries. It's been awhile since the last release and the number of changes definitely makes the wait worth it.
 
maxstep Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
impressively stupid people lurk in the depths of fileforum....
 
Gobix Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
Stupid guys.
 
Blaxima Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
1 out of 5
DO NOT TRUST THIS SOFTWARE ANYMORE

grab an older version from here

http://www.oldapps.com/d...ld_version_utorrent.php

I'm still using 1.6 build 474 and it works perfectly

EDIT in light of the "smart guys" above

http://www.zeropaid.com/...ought+by+BitTorrent+Inc.

Bittorrent cuts a deal with the studios + buys a competitor called utorrent = utorrent has a deal with the studios

2+2=4.......see how that works

but rather than take stupid or smart guys words for it google it yourself and see
 
DudeBoyz Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
1 out of 5
Anything after Version 1.6 Build 474 is programmed by the new guy that bought the program. The one who cuts deals with the RIAA/MPAA/etc.

Anything after that simply can't be trusted.

I give version 1.6 build 474 a score of FIVE out of FIVE though.
 
dead_thinker Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
I love it, very simple and powerfull.
5/5 ^^
 
Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
i wasn't aware of the sell out and that's almost always bad news but UT is as solid as ever for now!

great stuff! it's amazing to me that some of the other dinosaur torrent clients are still around, like azureus for example... utorrent is infinitely superior in every respect!
 
Dreimanis Apr 5, 2007 1.7 Build 1065 Beta
5 out of 5
an awesome build.
 
AlphaBetaGamma Mar 4, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
Works fine, as before. I don't know what all the fuss is about.
 
RaGhul Feb 25, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
4 out of 5
This latest build has been EXTREMELY painful for me. Download speed is just fine, but for some reason, the interface drags and sticks. Even after reverting to 1.6, it still sticks. I may have to clean up the Registry to get it working properly again.

I've read on some forums that since their buy-out, they may include DRM and low-level spyware in upcoming versions. This could explain the "draginess".

For now, what's your best bet? Stick with v1.6

[UPDATE]
Hmm... this was a little experiment in PC repair for me. I usually find ALL KINDS of garbage on friends' computers. But myself, I am almost always 'clean as a whistle'.

Tried the antispyware. Spybot didn't get it all. (Believe it or not), Spyware Doctor saved my hide. (Check out my review.)

Anyways, looks like the ol' U-T is still rockin'. Still, I'll be eyeing alternatives... just in case.
 
bournex Feb 23, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
TechNoWeb and the MPAA suck... lol
 
TechNoWeb Feb 20, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
any software that is controled by the MPAA or RIAA
and any one that deals with them get a BIG BIG thumbs down from me
 
Wintings Feb 18, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
3 out of 5
I'm running Vista and since installing this latest build (490) my utorrent client has been incredibly slow in responding when I want to switch views (via the tabs or the menu bar).It still downloads and uploads fine, though. However, I am reverting to the previous build until thye fix whatever's wrong.
 
JEdwardP Feb 17, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
4 out of 5
No, it doesn't make one go "HMM". It makes one go "Duh!" For the record, the size of this stand-alone build is still only 173k. The larger size download, as has already been stated here, is the INSTALLER BUILD.

Look folks, I don't like or trust the buy-out either, which is why I no longer rate the program a 5, but, as I have NO evidence of any under-the-hood trickery, I still must rate it highly, and resist a free-fall into paranoia and general illogic.
 
hn333 Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
3 out of 5
OH MY GOD 574KB !!!!! CALL THE PRESS !!!!

THE REASON WHY IT'S 574KB IS BECAUSE IT COMES WITH AN INSTALLER. THATS WHY ITS BIGGER.

CHECK IT OUT. YOU CAN PICK FROM THE STANDALONE OR THE ONE WITH THE INSTALLER.

http://utorrent.com/download.php

AND KNOWNING IS HALF THE BATTLE........

BTW UPnP doesn't work with the new Utorrent. I had to go back to the old version build 474
 
Prospero424 Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
(bangs head on desk repeatedly)

I really don't understand how so much misinformation could have spread so fast and so widely about this.

Seriously: 574KB? Where could that number have even come from? This build and the last couple I've seen have all been about 173KB; no more.

So the creator of the Bittorrent protocol bought uTorrent, and he does some contract work for some movie studios who happen to be members of the Motion Picture Association of America involving the distribution of some of their movies using Bittorrent. To jump, from this information ALONE, to the conclusion that uTorrent is now spyware is nothing short of ludicrous.

If you have any, ANY actual evidence that uTorrent is behaving suspiciously (that hasn't already been thoroughly debunked here), please bring it forward. But the truth is that this software and its activity has been under a high-powered microscope since it changed hands, and nobody has been able to find a SHRED of evidence that it's performing in any way other than advertised.

This build fixes some crashing and language problems some people were having. It works as well as ever for me.
 
Bobbitchin Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
3 out of 5
The new version seem to work the same as 1.5. But reading the comments here and following the link to the uT forum I can see there is something to be worried about.

uTorrent 1.6 (574 KB)
uTorrent 1.5 (154 KB)

Yes it is still small, but five time larger and no new fetures?

I'll give it a 3 just to be nice but I am rolling back to 1.5.
Kind of makes you go HMMMM...
 
christoofar Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
Gosh has anyone actually *used* the new version of this program to review, or is this just a soapbox?
Would like to hear about some actual user feedback.
 
yizuman Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
Won't touch it since the author sold out to Bram Cohen, creator of Bloated BitTorrent and partner of MPAA as maybe as well with RIAA.

No he did not buy the rights to the code, he BOUGHT the whole damn thing, name and all. He OWNS uTorrent. Read the facts first before assuming anything...

Here's the facts...

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=17278

Get rid of any newer versions and stick with 1.5 and below...

You can find the older versions here...

http://www.oldapps.com/d...ld_version_utorrent.php

Have a nice day!
 
Mystenes Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
as for me the best torrent client out there
 
Mystiqq Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
Since how did all these "security" issues just popup right after Bittorrent inc. "bought" utorrent? Any closed source p2p program has the potential for the same issues that MIGHT exist and you cant be sure any of it unless you actually see the source code and understand it.

Im not exactly sure what kind of "security" p2p people really expect to have in the first place. Security against what? Any closed source program has the potential to be infested with something "bad" but as far as utorrent goes, ive not seen a single reason why anyone would switch to another closed source program.

At least utorrent is not being banned from every tracker every two months. Unlike "Azureus" or Bitcomet etc.
 
inventao Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
Only 173 Kb for the best bittorrent client.
 
jk- Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
2 out of 5
It's rather lame to have a drawn out argument with each reply re-rating the program. For dwby and others: look at a peer list for any torrent on your favorite tracker site.. you'll see "Azureus 2.5.0.4", "BitComet 0.0.8.0", "BitTorrent/4.1.2" and then you look at the users with utorrent: "Agent: uTorrent/1610 ID: -UT1610-4DPU", "Agent: uTorrent/1610 ID: -UT1610-0gM|\", "Agent: uTorrent/1600 ID: -UT1600-R^K".

See the encoded data at the end of each string? WHAT IS IT? WHY IS IT THERE?

I would be rating this a 1 if it didn't have such a small footprint and fast gui. But the security questions are just too great to justify the use of the program.
 
dwby Feb 16, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
DudeBoyz - "The backlash against Utorrent is not FUD."

It is when you all keep going on about it without giving proof. Show us all proof. We're still waiting...

EDIT:
jk-, I still do not see any strings. Care to give a screenshot?

yizuman, the facts are exactly what that post says. Bram has aquired utorrent. That is all. Again, anyone show us proof utorrent is doing anything wrong. We are ALL waiting!
 
aking80 Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
4 out of 5
Question quoted from uTorrent Forums:

"Hi!
Can somebody please explain (without FUD smile and "bold claims" and with some evidence) who exactly is doing these updates now; who is doing µTorrent builds?
Thanks in advance!"

Answer quoted from uTorrent Forums (from the admin)

"The developers at BitTorrent are doing it now."

I personally don't care about these releases, I'm perfectly fine with using 1.6. I give this a 4/5 for the program itself, not this (or any future) updates.

Good day~
 
Chazwazza Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
Anyone who ranks this down because of the takeover is an idiot. Bittorrent only bought the right to use the uTorrent codebase in their own products, they're not about to implement anti-piracy stuff.
 
BklynKid Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
You people are making a big deal over nothing.
 
EMkaEL Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
still no reason not to use it. but wait.. there is something, its called paranoia!
good ting im not affected..!

µTorrent - Better than ever!
 
reets Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
Now that I have heard the news and read on the uTorrent forums. Kinda sucks that I have to switch torrent clients now, I really loved this one. Don't want to be using a client that is essentially owned by a movie studio.
 
PhrostByte Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
5 out of 5
Still nothing wrong with it.
 
allthebestnamesgone Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
3 out of 5
I used to use this until all the paranoia started. It worked great, was small and light, never any NAT problems unlike some others. Since all the fuss started I thought i'd try out some others just in case and stumbled upon BITSPIRIT. I have to say that i'm getting much faster download speeds with bitspirit anyway and i like the way it uses more of my RAM instead of constantly reading and writing from the hard-drive.
 
crowbar82 Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
R.I.P µTorrent!
 
mjm01010101 Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
2 out of 5
Tend to agree. There's no reasonable reason to trust this product ever again.

No big deal, the Open source world will fill in the gaps.
 
dreadlox Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
Stay away from any uTorrent version over 1.6! ...and no, the executable does NOT have to "grow unexpectedly" when hooks are implemented to report who's downloading what! If uTorrent could do all it's wonders in just 170kb, the new versions can easily contain lots of sneaky stuff in just a few extra kb... Stick with 1.6!
 
BogdanSHA Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
3 out of 5
I'm thinking that we will know when it will go wrong: when the executable size will grow unexpected without any obvious reason.
 
elopez17 Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
Amen! DudeBoyz

Great words, all true you must add that for now on we have to be careful with program. They can build something inside this program that will help them to track people.
Call me paranoid but I rather be careful than sorry
 
DudeBoyz Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 490
1 out of 5
Utorrent 1.6 Standard, the last final build, was done before the company was purchased and the new code written. That version should be safe I believe and is still an excellent client.

The fact that Utorrent is now owned and being updated by people that have signed agreements with the RIAA and MPAA and NOT the original programmer, should give anybody pause.

If you wish to use Utorrent, I'd simply say stay with the 1.6 Standard final version and do not use anything after that release.

I for one do not wish to support ANY effort by someone so chummy with the RIAA and MPAA, period. I don't see why anybody would want to, especially with the original author no longer coding the program. He cashed out and he's done. Whatever happens from this point forward is no longer something he's involved in, I believe.

If the RIAA and MPAA can't kill 'em, they buy 'em and reprogram them. Bearshare, Utorrent, what's next? They are letting their money do the fighting for them and have ruined what was a fantastic product. Too bad it wasn't made Open Source so someone could continue on the work in the right way.

The backlash against Utorrent is not FUD. Simply looking at who bought the program and who is now updating the code should be enough to convince anybody that the Utorrent we knew is gone. 1.6 Standard is the last REAL version of Utorrent. Anything after that is suspect.
 
OAKsider Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
Don't be scared, uTorrent is still the best torrent client out there. Download away, the day of mass switching to alt-apps has not come yet.
 
tp Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
i really like utorrent but have to admit, the buy out caused me to just try azureus for the first time... I like utorrent better, but I am going to try to adjust to azureus because of the expectation of what utorrent may become...
 
GCoder Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
3 out of 5
I agree with the previous comments that this is an ok program.

However the streamlined version of Azureus is much better. Unless you have a total second rate computer, it manages resources just fine. I get much better DL rates with Azureus.
 
phiber0ptik Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
uTorrent is the best bittorrent-client out there no question about that. And to that guy jk- who rated it 2 out of 5, talking about the possibility for a backdoor to be in uTorrent... That's just bulls*** if you haven't seen it yourself. Do some reverse engineering on utorrent.exe and let me know if you find something suspicious, I didn't.
 
BklynKid Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
Fast and compact, yet fully functional. What more could you want?
 
chowmein Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
The string of 1-star reviews that come in a 3-4 review chunk all seem to be written by the same person, you can see this by the writing style and the similar words used in each review.

I've downloaded the latest build. All seems as normal. My "illegal" torrents still download and upload just fine. Oh noes!

If utorrent turns out to become the devil, okay, I will accept it when I see some evidence, until then, please do not spread misinformation or lies. [this goes to the string of 1 star reviews claiming that this program is immediately broken upon download and is buggy as hell, simply ludicrous. You can't even tell the difference between this and the last build [and thats a GOOD thing]

I really pity people who spread FUD and lies without any *actual* proof!
 
Diam0nd Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
Nobody said uTorrent would die. But since it was bought by those very companies who are against p2p and file sharing, how do we know what has been built-into uT now?
 
ModderXManiac Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
4 out of 5
I was under the impression that the author went AWOL on the whole project considering he's a millionaire now; probably went out and partied for awhile then realized "Hey! Now I remember where I got all this money, the bittorent community! I left them behind! " *puts gun to temperal lobe on head, pulls trigger*

Good to see he's still trying to finalize the WebUI, however this still doesn't perform as well as hacked copies of Azureus, and resources is no issue on my machine.

Xplay gives µTorrent 4 millionaire coders out of 5.
 
Mystenes Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
Super-Extra-Mega-Ultra-Bittorrent client.
I can't live without it ;-0
 
MickyFoley Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
SO, where are now this people, that said, that µTorrent is dead? hmmmm?
µTorrent isthe one and only! Azureus --> Damn heavy & overloaded | BitComet --> s*** auto Downloadmanager after installing it, mostly blocked by AL trackers.
So what?! It can be only one, an that is µTorrent! See it, feel it ... and then: UNDERSTAND IT!
 
dwby Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
jk- I am sitting here looking at the client list. I do not see any hash list? Nothing. You're spreading fud. How about you prove to me utorrent is doing something evil? Are they spying on us? Hmmmm, I'll let you answer that one. But I guess you will only make up more fud with no evidence to back it up.

Here is a nice picture for you: http://img70.imageshack..../2171/tinfoilhatvg4.jpg
 
mrbag Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
no thankyou,i'll stick with the version i have
 
anomoly Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
The very reason that large corporations are interested AND using it daily is because it, by default, is a secure and efficient way to move data. To hell with the mpaa riaa paranoia bs. You can't take blood from a stone.
 
djmilz Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
SAXO SAXO!!

It's fukkin unbelievable, at how much data one can download using such a tiny application, which doesn't even weigh more than any text file. LOL :-D

Hat's off to the developer.

Cheers all!
 
Dreimanis Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
my favourite
 
mikefromuk Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
Agree with JK, Brad Cohen did indeed do a deal with Anti P2P companies, warner bros, sony to name but 2.

Once this program was quality, small footprint and fast now its sodermised
Avoid at all costs
 
jk- Feb 15, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
2 out of 5
utorrent users check your client-id while using utorrent. See that unique hash added to the end of each peer? utorrent is the only client to ever do this, perhaps people should ask why?

As it stands, the former developer did contract with an anti-p2p corporation. The contract was never made public and so we don't know what the deal was. BitTorrent Inc. , commonly recognized as industry-controlled, is unlikely to make the code of utorrent open-source so we will never know what kinds of backdoors are contained in the program.

Even if you use utorrent, there would be no reason to upgrade to a newer version that, presumably, has a massive DRM implementation.
 
Prospero424 Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
Yes, Bram Cohen made a deal with some companies who are members of the MPAA; allowing them to use his Bittorrent technology to legally distribute content. They did not "buy" Bram Cohen and they did not buy his company.

Yes, Bram Cohen bought the uTorrent code from Ludvig Strigeus and co. and now seems to have control over it, but utorrent (as evidenced by today's release) is still being actively developed.

Yes, a couple of people were saying that Strigeus had licensed his code to a company that does p2p monitoring. This was a mistake - it's not true. And even it it were, it would mean absolutely nothing since p2p monitors don't need the code for utorrent to monitor activity, just like they don't need the OPEN SOURCE CODE for apps like Azureus to monitor activity from them.

And yes, every major bittorrent client gives itself a unique hash called a peer_id. uTorrent uses the Azureus-style convention. Don't believe me? Check out the bittorrent protocol specifications: http://wiki.theory.org/B...cker_Request_Parameters

If a DRM subsystem had been added, I suspect we'd see a significant increase in file size. It's 172KB.

There's no "report your activity back to the the MPAA" function in uTorrent. You know how I know that even though it's not open source? Because we have these tools called DNS, traceroute, and packet sniffers, and not one person has witnessed any reporting activity.

This is paranoid FUD. It is based upon ignorance and fear. Do not listen to it. Believe me, I'm no uTorrent "fanboy"; I've always preferred Azureus. But I hate to see good software sullied for the wrong reasons. You have a problem with the way the new build performs? By all means, let the rest of us know, but please be specific about the problems you're having. You want to spread conspiracy theories based upon not one SHRED of fact? Not kosher.

I'm having none of the problems reported below with this build, and it seems to perform as well as ever, but I would still like to have the source code available and I wish Strigeus would have been kept on to manage the direction this particular application goes in from here on out. If there was a 4.5, I would give it that.
 
BruddaMan Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
Utorrent was bought by the bit torrent creator that cut deals with the mpaa and riaa. He owns the product and is altering it to work within guidelines agreed upon with the mpaa and riaa. If you use these new versions, you will be tracked, downloads will be limited and information will be cataloged. If you download songs, the riaa will have data to sue you with. If you download movies, the mpaa will have data to sue you with.

Read about the deal made with the mpaa and riaa and you'll understand what is happening.

Utorrent as we knew is dead.

Don't think so? Read this:

http://www.zeropaid.com/...ought+by+BitTorrent+Inc.
 
crowbar82 Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
rapu

And thats why you give it 5?

Theres something going on with the new build... its sooooooo bad. Going back to build 484.
 
rapu Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
theres a new author.
 
BlackAle Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
The best BT client, it's funny reading the 'reviews' of overly paranoid people.

Kind of ridiculous to suggest the author 'sold out' considering it's freeware and works as good as it ever did. I have no problem with the author profiting from his work.
 
DudeBoyz Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
2 out of 5
This is not good. 1.6 standard does not have nearly these types of issues. I just downloaded and tried it and it's not acting right at all.

I've tried some of the same torrents I downloaded with 1.6 standard using the same torrent files that were leftover from the download, but for some reason they are not functioning properly. Even over the air TV episodes from ABC, CBS, etc. are not functioning right.

I'm getting very concerned that they have indeed started to cripple this app with tracking and purposeful errors.

If I ghost image back to the 1.6 standard, things work fine again.

WTH are they doing? This is what we were all worried about when the author sold out. I can hardly believe it's really happening. Man, what a disappointing development. One of my favorite apps has been ruined. :(
 
Julie444 Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
R.I.P uTorrent as someone said. They have started to implement restrictions and tracking devices under-the-hood DO NOT UPGRADE I ADVISE YOU as many have already reported when downloading illegal files utorrent will crash and close up, sometimes completly freezing your entire system.
 
taliah84 Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
hving the same problems as other people are having................ my firewall blocks out ip addresses when downloadin torrents from mininova.org and then crashes utorrent but as someone else said when u download atorrent from bittorrent.com it works fine.......... weird:S
 
superman2k6 Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
Having problems opening torrents with this new version never had any problems with the previous version i had, not sure which one it was.

My firewall also went crazy when i tried to download torrents but then crashed out before i was able to even reach 2% complete download.

This problem doesn't happen when i download torrents from BitTorrent.com - only files that may be illegal
 
David_2005 Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
1 out of 5
This version crashed my system when i went to download torrents, also my firewall reported blocking several IPs when downloading torrents. Im not sure what has been put into the program now what BitTorrent/MPAA own uTorrent, but i recommend you stick to the version 1.6 Bulld 474 or below
 
philosopher_dog Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
5 out of 5
The very best. Runs quietly in the background with minimal resource use. Has a workable interface, with a nice little search window that connects you to some of the leading torrent sites. Couldn't live without it.
 
InSuboRdiNaTioN Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 489
2 out of 5
Either buggy, or crippled.
 
JEdwardP Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 488
3 out of 5
Due to the sell-out, I can't trust it enough to give it the 5-star rating it once deserved, but as I don't yet KNOW exactly what sort of under-the-hood changes have been forced into it, I won't give it the 1-star rating that it may soon deserve.
 
cubanresourceful Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 488
5 out of 5
I don care if they joined BitComment or whatever. As long as it stays how it is, it makes me happy. All you other losers who say "blah blah blah this" are retarded and should leave NOW.
 
DudeBoyz Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 488
3 out of 5
This is a problem. I think 1.6 Stable will be the last release without hooks in it from the Bit Torrent / MPAA / RIAA alliance.

I'm concerned about these additions and changes.
 
QQ Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 488
5 out of 5
So now we rate programs according to what they might become? Sorry, but that's utterly dumb.
 
yagood Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 488
3 out of 5
@yizuman: I doubt it - why would they pay probably rather high price for uTorrent to make it bloated now when its primary strength is that it's very small and that's how they captured very large user base? It just doesn't make sense.

Anyway, this new version crashed already several times on my system, previous version worked just fine for months...
 
yizuman Feb 14, 2007 1.6.1 Build 488
1 out of 5
µTorrent sold out to BitTorrent, maker of a severely bloated torrent program.

I will no longer support µTorrent as it will eventually become bloated like BitTorrent already is.
 
zafarwaheed Jan 6, 2007 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
It is the Best Torrent Client I have used. I choose it finally after testing several other clients.

But honestly speaking, to be a light weight client (less than 200 MB in filesize) or engaging less RAM while operating are not very plus points as most of the users nowadays are sufficient in resources at least much more than what is saved here. I mean if the filesize would be 3MB instead of 170KB or the RAM utilized would be 40 MB instead of 4 MB, what would be the benefit as we mostly set for downloading while we go to sleep and not in an interactive mode.

Instead if the author should concentrate to make it feature rich and as easy and auto-configurable as possible. I hate the manual Port Configurations and setting uploads limits manually. By now it should be automatic.

To help the author simply post your required features available in other Clients (for example) as a request to him and let him consider them at his convenience.

I really wish a torrent client could be as easier and simple as other P2P filesharing programs are like iMesh, Bearshare etc.
 
Fr@nKy Jan 2, 2007 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Great Program! Combining it's functionality, size and resource usage I can say it's the best WINDOWS BitTorrent around. Unfortunately once a new version 1.7?? 2.0?? gets released under BitTorrent Inc. command it will most likely be full of crap and it will be worthless and will be time to get back to good (sometimes not that good) Azureus :P

BTW GUYS!! For someone not using WebUI should I use 1.6 FINAL (build 174) or 1.6.1 BETA (build 483)??
 
Nikkie Jan 1, 2007 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
I wished they wouldve made this open source..so i guess this will be a dead program to me soon..
 
JEdwardP Dec 16, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Yes, it's been bought by Cohen & Company. Yes, future versions will probably be completely worthless. That's no reason to rate THIS version lowly. Get this version while you still can; KEEP IT; use it.

A final five stars for a once-great program.
 
Logain Dec 15, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
4 out of 5
Excellent performance. Uses less than 3 MB of RAM at most usually. Very stable. Has most of the features of any other client within this footprint including some Easter Eggs(not bad ones, good ones like ability to use an ipfilter.dat file, eliminating need for products like Peer Guardian). Accurate stats reporting and good hash checks. Respects private flag. Most of all, it finally respects your hard disk using a good disk cache, unlike earlier versions. This makes the client go from near perfect with a fatal flaw to as close to perfection as any BT client has ever achieved.
 
hell0 Dec 11, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
1 out of 5
MPAA will soon have full control over utorrent. Illegal downloads will be reported MPAA and you will be thrown into jail. Only DRM allowed.
 
brusco Dec 11, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
1 out of 5
uTorrent R.I.P. :(
 
Jordanr05 Dec 10, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Heck of a piece of software. Extremely SMALL footprint with tons of customizable options. Once I opened a specific port for this program I had lighting fast downloads. I'm impressed.
 
BogdanSHA Dec 8, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
3 out of 5
BitTorrent has acquired µTorrent.
http://www.extremetech.c...2/0,1697,2070239,00.asp
 
Imperceptible Dec 8, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Hey that doesn't mean this version of uTorrent is bad. Grab it now while it's still clean, light-weight and works good.
 
comeoffit Dec 7, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
2 out of 5
Enjoy your forthcoming DRM'd BitTorrent client! HAHAHAHAHA!
 
photonboy Dec 3, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
4 out of 5
As much as I love this, it still won't download a lot of torrents. I don't know if they are "blacklisted" or what, but I tested with a range of 40 torrents and it only downloaded half of them.

Azureus downloaded every single one. uTorrent is pretty awesome though. It's stable, well-coded and simple to understand, but I only want one Torrent app or things get confusing. Damn!
 
jsherwood0 Nov 25, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Great Software
Small as h3ll
Really robust, never a problem yet

Overall, this is the most impressive torrent engine I've used.
 
dhry Nov 24, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Excellent app. Hopefully one day they'll make the systray icon change to a pause symbol when you pause all torrents. That's basically the only thing this baby is missing.
 
Haaglander Nov 23, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Great piece of software; very small memory usage.
 
bodean Oct 22, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Good support
Great set of features
Low memory use
Top notch!
 
Szekely Oct 16, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Easily the best bitrorrent client.
 
BklynKid Oct 6, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
When the last 5 people alone rate this 5/5, then that's saying something.

The best of the best!
 
SacrificeX Oct 6, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
The best bittorrent application.

Anybody know where we can view a changelog of these betas?
 
Diam0nd Oct 6, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Excellent. As usual.
 
cip2kro Oct 6, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Awesome. And they are releasing betas after a loooong period of standalone. And yea.. 170kb its not hard to update :)
 
YinCh Oct 5, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Mirrebex, it's just 176k !!!
 
Mirrebex Oct 5, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
it´s an excelent software.. don´t get me wrong, i just think they should wait a little more before releasing betas, every single day there´s a new version. I mean wait till there´s some new major feature man.... hard to keep up with this.
 
eviljolly Oct 5, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
@DudeBoyz
I think it's kind of nice to be able to administer utorrent from work. I can add a torrent file while I'm there and come home and it's already done.
 
DudeBoyz Oct 5, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
Outstanding client.

I don't quite get the purpose / benefit of the whole WebUI thing, but the fact that he can still add features like that and keep it so small and resource efficient is amazing.

Well done indeed.

Edit: Mirrebex - After they finalized v1.6, it was quite a bit before the new releases came out, but I do understand your point. I have had the same concerns about Azureus. While Utorrent isn't quite the "Nightly Build" thing that Azureus has been, it might not be a bad thing to hold back for more testing before releasing the next Utorrent beta. But I now understand, thanks in part to what eviljolly said as well as seeking info from others, that this feature has been long requested and is considered pretty darn important.

I simply had not considered the need to dial in from work to update my torrents at home.
 
Bagobie Oct 5, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
173KB, now that's impressive
 
Dreimanis Oct 5, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 483
5 out of 5
it's beta. you don't have to keep up with beta. just download every major version.
 
sadred Oct 2, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 482
5 out of 5
One of the few tools i can't say anything bad about. Everything is perfect with uTorrent.

It's very small, it's sleek, it works, and it's simply the best tool for .torrent files. Period.

Excellent work and keeps getting better every release.
 
flake Sep 25, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 481
5 out of 5
This is, quite simply and by far, the best BT client available. Highly recomended.
 
Dr!X Sep 22, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 481
5 out of 5
Quote : ravemanson
...and no upgrade instructions. Where the hell am i supposed to put the webui.zip? The readme says:

"* The WebUI.zip needs to placed in the same folder as the µTorrent settings files and DO NOT unzip it"

Readme file says: INSTALLATION
------------

* The WebUI.zip needs to placed in the same folder as the µTorrent settings files and DO NOT unzip it
* If you have not moved the settings files then they will be found at %AppData%\uTorrent

See that!! %AppData%\uTorrent [There be your setting folder!] in the readme file :o/
 
Kamael Sep 22, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 481
5 out of 5
@Ravemanson: Yes, there are setting files.

Check \Documents and Settings\YOURUSER\Application Data\uTorrent

--

Great app, BTW.
 
ravemanson Sep 22, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 481
4 out of 5
...and no upgrade instructions. Where the hell am i supposed to put the webui.zip? The readme says:

"* The WebUI.zip needs to placed in the same folder as the µTorrent settings files and DO NOT unzip it"

There ARE NO "uTorrent settings files", uTorrent is only ONE FILE.
 
^M^ Sep 21, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 481
5 out of 5
Stable, light, easy to use, does what it says.
 
freegoo Sep 19, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 478
5 out of 5
I suspect witchery or some kind of magic. It just seems impossible to get all uTorrents features into 170 kb. And it's a Bit Torrent client!!! They are supposed to be 40+ megs big, written in java AND require .net all the while eating up 10-20% cpu cycles. Oh and it's free too. Simply amazing.

Download this now. It doesn't spam your startup items, takes up miniscule hard drive space, and is just the best at what it does. Even if you don't use torrents now, download it anyway. Why risk needing to get a torrent client later and getting stuck with one of those "other" bit clients.
 
berserkchaos Sep 18, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 475
5 out of 5
THIS IS THE BT CLIENT!!!
 
zecompadre Sep 18, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 475
5 out of 5
the best torrent downloader !

finaly the WebUI !

no just need a plugin interface !
 
Gongrc Sep 18, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 475
5 out of 5
Awesome! i like uTorrent's new webui!
 
Sep 18, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 475
5 out of 5
IMKey said it all and there's no point trying to add anything to his review.
--
*great program*
===============
the speed guide thing is SWEET for tweaking the utorrent to the specs of your connection.

the interface is extremely clean and fast.
very nice size < 200kb

imo, this is THE torrent program right now.
and for good reasons that the educated would know.
 
Dreimanis Sep 18, 2006 1.6.1 Beta Build 475
5 out of 5
the new web ui is excellent
 
husky87 Sep 8, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
@comeoffit

do as your name suggests. utorrent and azureus do not magically download at higher/lower speeds.

i use azuerus on my linux box and utorrent on my windows box. both work great, i prefer utorrent simply because it uses less resouces leaving more free for my gaming needs. :)
 
emrldjetta Sep 7, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
Now my standard after trying quite a few BT clients. Not to heavy on resources, plenty fast, and easy to understand. Thanks to the author for the nice app.
 
hari_the_barbarian Aug 30, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
simply the best !!
 
IMKey Aug 28, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
*great program*
===============
the speed guide thing is SWEET for tweaking the utorrent to the specs of your connection.

the interface is extremely clean and fast.
very nice size < 200kb

imo, this is THE torrent program right now.
and for good reasons that the educated would know.
 
HurricaneGame Aug 23, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
The best bittorrent app.
 
comeoffit Aug 11, 2006 1.6 Build 474
2 out of 5
Has no weaknesses, zridling? How about it STILL doesn't support my popular Netgear router's UPnP feature (although Azureus does, and even GetRight's crappy little BitTorrent implementation does!).

How about it's closed source. Does it matter? Well, I requested a feature for Azureus not too long ago, and someone coded it and added it to the CVS ... Don't even bother doing the same for uTorrent, as the author is very set in his ways.

How about no plugin support... Please grab a tissue while you throw a fit at this comment, but plugins are nice to have. The original author never thinks of, and implements, every nice-to-have feature.

And finally, Azureus is simply faster than uTorrent, especially once you configure it ideally. (Note: If you have a connection that is below 3 mbps or so, you may not notice the same difference I do. Don't any dial-up users tell me that "uTorrent is just as fast!")

But whoa, Azureus does use lots of memory. I guess it's more important to whine about Azureus' RAM usage than uTorrent's slower download speeds. Go figure, huh?
 
BitTorrentFreak Jul 3, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
i must say i was very dubious about making the switch from BitTorrent 4.20.0 to uTorrent 1.5(then on to 1.6),but i must say it was a wise choice.it has every feature i could possibly want! my two favourites are the checkbox list,where you can choose which pieces to download(and not to download)in the torrent;and the download bar,which can be placed anywhere on your screen,allowing you to keep an eye on your download while uTorrent is minimised.i also like the new progress bar in the interface,though that has the added option of being able to be enabled ar disabled. fast,clean,effective,low cpu usage,nice interface,plenty of features. no doubt the best BitTorrent client for windows!
 
DudeBoyz Jul 3, 2006 1.6 Build 474
4 out of 5
Maybe they should have put out another Release Candidate (RC 2) before the 1.6 final, just to catch the few remaining bugs.

Still, this is perhaps the single best torrent app on the PC to date. It may not be as feature laden as Azureus, but it is LEAN, CLEAN and pretty darn efficient and has almost all the capabilities the average torrent user could need, it seems.

This particular build is running just fine on my two XP systems (I no longer use Windows 98 SE as a test bed) and seems to download as fast and trouble free as ever.

Looks like they tweaked the interface code so dialogs no longer open up partially off-screen. That is a small but very nice adjustment.

I'm also glad they put a check-box option in the preferences dialog so you can choose whether or not you want to have the graphical progress bar display or instead use the simple numbered percentage text that we are used to. It's this attention to detail and willingness to address the "LITTLE THINGS" that users bring up that help sets this program apart from others, in my opinion. That kind of response to the community is an example others should follow.

Well done team Utorrent!

I'd give this build a 4.5 if that option was available, by the way. :)
 
Diam0nd Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
Can it can any better? G.0.D.
 
bbplayer Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
Great program - 5/5

To the guy below me giving this a 3 because it can be used illegally...

A BMW can break the speed limit.. does that mean you downgrade its rating because its too good?

Seriously, dont review anything anymore.
 
citrus Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 474
5 out of 5
themanhimself wrote: "Excellent if used legally.. otherwise a lamers tool for illegal activity"

first of all change your tampon

second you are rating the program on how the program works.. there is no point of giving the program a 3 just cuz you don't like illegal downloading
 
themanhimself Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 474
3 out of 5
Excellent if used legally.. otherwise a lamers tool for illegal activity
 
christoofar Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
hands down the best torrent client & it just keeps getting better. Kudos to the developers of this fine tool!
 
eviljolly Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
Actually build 474 is already out. 473 only lasted like a day.

--- 2006-07-02: Version 1.6 (build 474)
- Fix: Autoload would not copy the torrent under some circumstances
- Fix: No mark was shown in the Label selection menu for the selected label
- Change: Always merge trackers if loading a torrent in silent mode
 
matt2971 Jul 2, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
Easily the best BT client IMO. Maximum effectiveness with minimum bloat.
 
HelgeFossmo Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
DudeBoyz: yes it is
 
DudeBoyz Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
4 out of 5
Is this the same as the 1.6 FINAL that is on their web page?
 
HurricaneGame Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
Very good client.
 
puremhz Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
Absolutely the best BT client available. Say what you will about other clients, but you can't beat a single 170KB executable that does it all.
 
blackspawn Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
This is simply the best torrent client there is. One exe that does it all! Fast, simple and small. If only there were more apps that followed uTorrent philosophy we would all be better off :-)

If you need to download torrent files do yoursekf a favor and try this client! you'll never want anything else.

Don't forget to crank up that upload ;-)
 
ZenoLabs Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
5 out of 5
Still nothing better for .torrent \o_
 
photonboy Jul 1, 2006 1.6 Build 473
4 out of 5
Here's a test:
- install uTorrent and Azureus' latest Beta
- get 10 torrents and start downloading (keep normal extensions) in uTorrent. Pay careful attention to download speeds after things have settled out.
- Stop downloading in uTorrent and immediately switch to Azureus
-Repeat twice more

To install Azureus:
-download JAVA if not installed
-download Azureus and install
-download latest Azureus BETA, rename by deleting all after the "2" and copy to the Azureus folder to replace the file there

Windows Vista users:
-Java apps can cause the "glass" theme to default to a basic non-glass theme unless you use the correct version of Java. I think the latest JAVA might work. If not, google "vista aero glass java" or something until you find the right version of JAVA to use.
 
BitTorrentFreak Jun 29, 2006 1.6 Beta Build 467 RC1
5 out of 5
i have been using BitTorrent 4.20.0 until today,when i switched to uTorrent. BitTorrent is a very nifty program,with a few of the features that uTorrent has. but uTorrent has the features displayed in a more useful way,as well as additional features. its also very fast. nice user interface,nice low cpu usage. and it has a Torrent Force Start that works instantaneously!!!!
 
berserkchaos Jun 27, 2006 1.6 Beta Build 467 RC1
5 out of 5
this IS the client.
 
tantawi Jun 27, 2006 1.6 Beta Build 467 RC1
5 out of 5
Best BT client ever made, very clever UI design.
 
benZin Jun 27, 2006 1.6 Beta Build 467 RC1
5 out of 5
Yeah baby, that's the stuff ! Very easy to use.
 
Diam0nd Jun 27, 2006 1.6 Beta Build 467 RC1
5 out of 5
Masterpiece.
 
HurricaneGame Jun 26, 2006 1.6 Beta Build 467 RC1
5 out of 5
Small, fast & easy.. what more could you possibly want?!
 
benZin Jun 26, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 466
5 out of 5
it works ;)
681kBit/s easily
 
DudeBoyz Jun 25, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 466
4 out of 5
Good version, this build. :)

To get it to STOP being a hog, as with any such program, you just limit its upload to 80% capacity.

Utorrent has their SPEED GUIDE / NETWORK WIZARD built right in. Just go to the OPTIONS menu and select SPEED GUIDE and follow the wizard.

I have 384k upload capacity and set it to 30kB/s and it works like a charm.

I also make sure I have the proper port forwarded (the one in the Utorrent program matches the one in my router) and I'm good to go.

Just a little bit of research can make all the difference. Kudos to Utorrent for including the Network Wizard.
 
HurricaneGame Jun 25, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 466
5 out of 5
Best torrent program ever.
 
photonboy Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
3 out of 5
I gave this a 5, but then I carefully compared it to Azureus and noticed that many of my torrents were slower and some wouldn't even download at all. There was NOTHING that Azureus wouldn't do that uTorent would yet up to 60% of the files (I used 25 to be sure) were significantly faster.

I don't know why.

The con is that Azureus can be a CPU hog if more than two files are downloaded simultaneously. One workaround is to open the Task Manager and change the process priority to below normal. File download speed will decrease in a game if you have high CPU usage but the game will be more responsive.

If you have a duo-core CPU much of the CPU usage is almost a non-issue. (memory usage is another story). I'll keep comparing uTorrent because I like it but until I can just set up a list of Torrents to download and leave it for days or a week without needing to intervene I'll stick with Azureus and my TaskManger priority solution.
 
vixen69 Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
Probably the best torrent client there is! Hope I don't sound arrogant when I say I've tried ALLmost all of them ..If there's any better, they're cleverly hidden .. ;)
 
Xsoldier2000 Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
Great Great Program!

Just keeps upping the ante for torrent clients.

BTW, clicking on the thumbnail gets you a screenshot of 1.3??? Beta News, please update...LMAO
 
chemluna Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
3 out of 5
uTorrent is a great idea, very very low in resources, etc. but I find Azureus to be faster. I don't know why. Probably uTorrent is banned in some trackers or something, I really don't know.
 
Secret Agent Man Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
This is an excellent program for the use of .torrent files. It's small (under 200 kB; great for dial-up users) and requires no installation. In addition, it contains as many (if not more) features that BitTorrent has. BitTorrent was registering as a virus in AVG, so I had to switch. This is now my .torrent program of choice.
 
benZin Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
Always on top !

--- 2006-06-20: Version 1.5.1 (build 465)
- Change: Don't use router.bittorrent.com
- Change: Added option not to connect to port 25 or 110
 
SG1969 Jun 21, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
Excellent torrent client, i hvae been using it without any problems, and for what i do, it is perfect just the way it is. The web interface they're working on should be interesting though.

Secret Agent Man: maybe be it's your AV program you should change then, not the bittorrent program? However, utorrent is a good choice over the regular bittorrent client :)
 
zridling Jun 20, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
All around excellence defines uTorrent: it has no weaknesses.
 
Tene Jun 20, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
The best BitTorrent client around (that I know of).

It got 4KiB smaller this build :)

One thing I would like though is a build which leaves out the integrated 9x/ME unicode layer, the hidden tetris game, the tab icons and the eater egg sound for clicking on the logo ... That would surely get the size down considerably. I would also like it to be Free Software.

But, that aside, excellent client.
 
toymachine Jun 20, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 465
5 out of 5
Gets even better with every beta.
 
Secret Agent Man Jun 19, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
BitTorrent was being marked (and subsequently deleted) as a virus by AVG, so I needed another program to use. uTorrent came through in a big way. The file runs without installation flawlessly, and has the capabilities of BitTorrent.
 
Crypton Jun 18, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
There is not alot I could say to describe how I feel about µTorrent, but seeing the performance I am able to retain on my system while running it along with other programs such as Photoshop, Games, ect.. I am very very impressed. I tested it on my main PC, but currently run it on my other system due to dual booting between XP, Vista and Linux on this one.

My high memory usuage so far as of now for 3 days straight running with various large files qued and downloading is around 14k, but has been running around 13,212k 99% of the time so far (give or take 200k of course) CPU usage has not jumped above 03, and around 90% of the time it shows 00, but jumps momentarily to 01 or 02.

I highly recommend this program for anyone having higth CPU/Mem usage with other clients, or on a single PC setup where they want to run other applications/games at the same time. I run it on a seperate machine, but even so, I am hosting TeamSpeak as well as some Apache and am not getting any noticable performance loss.

Keep up the great work!

For the poster right below me, amen, time to fire up Oblivion.. :D
 
munga42 Jun 18, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
"Sorry for the late beta.. been busy playing Oblivion"

5 Stars for his addiction
 
kerson Jun 18, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
Changelog: http://download.utorrent....5.1-beta-build-464.txt
 
Kylde Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
4 out of 5
as sweet as ever, minus 1 star for lack of changelog
 
c4p0ne Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
dhry took the words right out or my cerebral-cortex before they were delivered to my mouth. F* private trackers anyway, the only reason they push this "anti-leeching" crap is because it eats into the huge and sometimes MASSIVE profits they make off of facilitating the trasfer(s) of copyrighted materials. So they're almost as bad as the movie/music industry.

Sheeiit I definately ain't down with that. As for the rating of uTorrent, if the scale went up to 10 i'd give it a solid 9, but for now a 5 will do. It's small, fast, solid, and a pleasure to use generally. I LOVE not having to deal with the likes of crap like Java and .NET based applications. Clean smooth compiled EXE built in C/ASM. Bang. Thats the sh*t.

Plus, NO installation crap! thats great.
 
Dreimanis Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
i actually started using torrents, thanks to utorrent.
 
dhry Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
Interesting to see just how far off the mark some recent comments are here. First up, let's talk about uTorrent. Nice, small, efficient. Depending on how many connections you have it and what your cache settings are it can either grind the hard drive every so often and/or spike your CPU usage for several seconds. But it loads quicker than Azureus and takes up less system resources - I simply hope that the author doesn't continue bloating it with crap like RSS etc but takes time out once in a while to actually DROP the resource usage and maybe even the filesize.

Next, we can chat about compressing executables with PEcompact, ASpack or whatever. Big deal. Takes up less space on your HD, takes a split second longer to 'kick in' after you've loaded it. Again, pointless to discuss.

And my final point regarding DHT - it doesn't "hurt everyone". Really what it does is facilitate a greater amount of sharing of a torrent because people outside of the private community the torrent originated from get a chance to share it and contribute their bandwidth, too. BT's philosophy is utilizing as many individuals' systems as possible to get the file out as quick as possible. The other thing it allows is for you to bypass the big brother crap that so many private trackers subscribe to now - forcing you to seed to a particular ratio or for a particular amount of time. Whether I leech until I become a seed and then drop straight off, or whether I seed for months at a time, I'd like it to be MY choice, ratio free, not the mandate of a tracker's admin. I'd prefer not to be penalised or warned because I had to reboot my machine two hours after I became a seed and spent 20 mins fiddling around before I restarted my torrent. If anything, I'd like to be able to disable the private flag, download as fast as possible until I get the file(s) and become a seed, then switch private back on so I can contribute as a seeder exclusively to the private community again. There's always a flipside to every argument, but honestly, who the hell cares about trivial issues like that? Most of us don't have the time to sit there with a gavel and powdered wig and make judgements on stuff that doesn't matter in the final analysis. Give me the technology and give ME the right to make decisions on how to use it. Seacrest out.
 
QQ Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
4 out of 5
Ok, i wouldnt have posted, but i've read something that made my day.

This post by Mumoto is most crap i've ever seen in one single place:

"Utorrent is reasonable, but it's size is just silly In my eyes.

For people that want to know why it is so small:
It is packed with PECompact (look it up) it compresses it making sizes like this possible, I haven't tried yet but the actual sourcecode might be around 5-10MB, it unpacks in memory.

PECompact is a utility of the genre known as "executable packers" or "executable compressors". Executable packers compress executable modules so that their physical size is considerably smaller. At runtime, compressed modules (executables) are rapidly decompressed and reconstructed in memory.

Bittornado is uncompressed, they rely on Python libraries which are NOT installed WITH Windows, the libraries Utorrent uses are. It is the libraries that make Bittornado big, the program itself is 90KB."

Of all the things that are wrong with this comment, lets just take a look at few:

1. If you manage to compress even 5mb exe (5mb of useful code, not bitmap resources) to 150kb, then congrats, you can become millionaire right now.

2. uTorrent uncompressed is around 250kb. try it yourself.

3. what has got size of source code to do with anything? it doesnt matter a tiny bit.

4. and comparison with BitTornado.. thats the best part. if anything, this is where uTorrent shines! BitTornado is written in python.. python (afaik, correct me if i'm wrong) is not compiled - is interpreted. which means it's source code is compiled each and every time you run it, which makes it slow. and thats why you need loads and loads of libraries which contain the python language interpreter. uTorrent on the other hand is already compiled and optimised, that's why the low memory and cpu usage.

5. as for using windows built in libs - that's the whole point! that's exactly what you do to make app small! that's why APIs exist in the first place - to USE them!

sheesh.

p.s. 4 points for bad support and forum/site.
 
benZin Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
Amazing, very good stuff ! No need install, yum yum :D
 
rcutnik Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
A few months ago I learned about the bittorrent technology... and I also learned that uTorrent is the least intrusive program for it!
Excelent work! Very stable and user friendly.
 
Klusternisse Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
very nice version :)
 
jcollake Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
@betanews: Can you please remove the link below to the DHT cracked copy of uTorrent?

@Users:
DO NOT use a DHT cracked version. What this does is causes trackers to ban *ALL* uTorrent clients from their networks, hurting everyone.

A DHT cracked version is for cases where the private flag is set on a torrent. For such torrents, you should be required to login to the tracker, or otherwise authenticate. DHT is normally disabled for private torrents, but with a cracked version it is enabled, there-by bypassing the tracker and the 'private' flag.

DO NOT USE A DHT CRACKED COPY. It hurts everyone and is not useful most of the time anyway. It makes me sick to be see people hurting the entire community with their greed.

What if nobody can use uTorrent anymore because it is banned from most trackers due to these cracks? What then?

Damn leaches with no cares for anyone but themselves. If everyone was like that, there would be no torrents to begin with. They probably not only are useless leeches in the p2p community, but in the world as a whole.

But, hey, I guess that's the American way to be out for yourself and care nothing about anyone else.

But.. this argument won't change your mind. What will? How about you will get your IP address range BANNED from trackers if caught using a DHT cracked copy. How about that?
 
DudeBoyz Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
4 out of 5
Good stuff

What is a DHT Cracked Version, BTW?
 
BogdanSHA Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
@Rooter - go to your Bitcomet NOW & never come back!!! you leecher!
 
rolfy Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
uPnP works on my Linksys WRT54GS router now, that's great news! It never worked before with Utorrent, but it always worked with Azureus. Utorrent is WAY better, for all obvious reasons I guess ;-)
 
shantanu Jun 17, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
Wonder why the rating for this app is not 5/5. Truly amazing.

Does everything that I need. I have used Azureus, but have switched to this one for the obvious reasons; RAM and adequate functionality requirements. :)
 
rip_pit Jun 16, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
Please, try to post release notes.
Here are the latests changes:
--- 2006-06-16: Version 1.5.1 (build 464)
Change: Redesigned settings dialog (I still need icons for the categories)
- Change: Better uPnP support with certain routers
- Change: Auto Shutdown Windows available from a menu

--- 2006-06-09: Version 1.5.1 (build 463)
- Change: peer.lazy_bitfield enabled by default.
- Feature: Added option to allow multiple connections from same IP.
- Feature: Added option to bypass the Nanotorrent search redirect.
- Fix: Shift+Click now works properly in scheduler.

Always my prefered bt client. Azu was the first I used and during a while. But i have replaced it with utorrent. coz of it's low ram consuming and the settings available are enough for a moderate user like me. great piece of app !
 
LyyNx Jun 16, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
the option to turn off graphical progress bar was there for some time now. not just in 464.

great app btw
 
dyoung_nz Jun 16, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 464
5 out of 5
for dudeboyz there is now a option in v.464 to turn off the graphical progress bar
 
alcaholjunkie Jun 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
DudeBoyz: You can turn off the graphical progress bar. (preferences > advanced > gui.graphic_progress to false)
 
DudeBoyz Jun 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
4 out of 5
Only thing I don't like on this build so far is that Progress Bar in place for the DONE field. Visually distratcting. Wish there was a way to turn it off.
 
THE_BAT May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
I love this client, it's the best.
 
slimy May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
A must-have! Beats azureus, bitcomet and everything else!
 
IgnacioJN May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
The best BitTorrent client.
 
xrayspex May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
It gets better and better..and damn sexy.
 
RBL.134 May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
I've tried almost all of the Bittorrent Clients for windows this is by far my favorite.
 
BogdanSHA May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
@smler: http://www.slyck.com/for...81c2b38f3d18daaced7bf7f
This should come with Vista preinstalled :D
 
smler May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
1 out of 5
read self http://www.slyck.com/for...pic.php?p=269904#269904
 
Klusternisse May 31, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 462
5 out of 5
great
 
Nikkie May 30, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 460
5 out of 5
This works great for me and it is fast .It is small and to the point. I always use it .
 
photonboy May 27, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 460
4 out of 5
Not as good as I thought...

I thought this was great, now I have changed my review. Many of my downloads quit or slowed to a crawl while inexplicably some worked.

However, I installed the latest Azureus Beta and these files started downloading again.

I loved uTorrent for its low CPU usage and it seemed to work perfect for a while. I've looked through all the settings and nothing that I can change will fix this. (I'm sure others know why this happens)

I'm currently back to using Azureus and I'll monitor CPU usage. If it stays low I'll mainly use Azureus.
 
some guy May 9, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 460
5 out of 5
little yellow diffrent
 
eviljolly May 9, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 460
5 out of 5
Linux, Azureus...
Windows, Utorrent...

That's all I have to say about it. This is the best Win32 Torrent client available.
 
Matb_TePe3a May 9, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 460
5 out of 5
Yeah, this app is far better than Azureus
 
squirrel83 May 8, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 460
5 out of 5
Great Torrent program, easy to congig and uses very little resources!
 
christoofar May 8, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 459
5 out of 5
In my limited experience using both utorrent & Azureus, I find that this app works best for me. Easy to config/use, and uses less system resources.Simple & solid!
 
ModderXManiac May 8, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 459
5 out of 5
The speed definitely increased with 153, and now that I have this working better than Azureus, I only see the java client for use on other platforms. The proxy peer support is great, now I can use it across systems on my network(and my school). With this release I declare this has more major features than Azureus(even with Azureus' 2 year head start on µTorrent), I've seen more and more seeds/peers using this, and the DHT networking is growing, but I feel the network could be much bigger, so I will recommend this to all.

Before you whine about the speed, learn how to configure it, I did and was quite satisfied of the performance over the other torrent apps, even lovely Azureus by a fair margin.
 
goldenscreen May 5, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 458
5 out of 5
Small, fast, efficient, free, no need to install....other torrent clients does not even come close. Simple interface unlike Azureus but still contains many advance options.
 
eviljolly May 3, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 458
5 out of 5
Best torrent client out there.
 
wyzxwyzx May 3, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 458
5 out of 5
http://utorrent.com/down....5.1-beta-build-458.exe
 
cory1492 May 2, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 458
5 out of 5
Wohoo! Another beta version in 2 days without a download!

"download link not found for http:xxxxx"
 
horsecharles May 2, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 458
5 out of 5
For sure no one can complain about breadth & promptness of updates.
 
ModderXManiac May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 456
5 out of 5
Tons of changes with 153, no surprise since they had no new beta's and whatnot for over a month, and now another; 156.

But the speed definitely increased with 153, and now that I have this working better than Azureus, I only see the java client for use on other platforms. The proxy peer support is great, now I can use it across systems on my network(and my school). With this release I declare this has more major features than Azureus(even with Azureus' 2 year head start on µTorrent), I've seen more and more seeds/peers using this, and the DHT networking is growing, but I feel the network could be much bigger, so I will recommend this to all.

Before you whine about the speed, learn how to configure it, I did and was quite satisfied of the performance over
 
rip_pit May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
4 out of 5
if you want the latest beta available go there and suscribre to this thread:
http://forum.utorrent.co...ic.php?id=7199&p=14
 
granders May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
server is not down, but heavily used right now. I managed to dl the .456-version just a few secs ago - works like a charm. try again och go to a torrent-site and dl from there.
 
TCP May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
Server is down
 
1uk3 May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
...and now build 456

There are some nice new features. Best torrent client IMHO. µTorrent rocks! :D
 
ThumperZ1 May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
4 out of 5
Version 1.5.1.453 has already been replaced by version 1.5.1.454. That's why it's no longer there.
 
debugged May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
Yes, it's a great client.
The problem is with Betanews... the download is missing!
 
MsDude May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
The best torrent client Out there!!!!
Very good on resources. Has the same functionality as mainstream torrent clients like bit comet.

A definite must havE!!!!
 
Xilon May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
How can you make the argument that because the filesize has over-doubled the client is now bloated? That is totally un-called for. When uTorrent was 90kb it barely had any features, it now supports multi-trackers, RSS, proxies, search, and much much more. I wouldn't really consider these features bloat as I use pretty much all of them. The search feature may not be used that often by me but the rest is.
 
xprizex May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
Great little client I use it for smaller files under 50mb.
But for larger files Azureus is way faster.
As for bloat, it used to be less than 90k.
So I guess one could make an argument that this huge 167k client is now bloated.
 
guti May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
Used to use uTorrent, but now that Opera 9, suports .torrent files, I will stick to Opera.
 
Dreimanis May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
great stuff!
 
PhrostByte May 1, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
Bloat? The whole package is one 150kb EXE file... you must be crazy.
 
Skizelli Apr 30, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
@dhry: Bloat? That was a joke, right?
 
Nostia Apr 30, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
New Version (µTorrent v1.5.1 Beta Build 456):

http://utorrent.com/down....5.1-beta-build-456.exe

Changelog:

--- 2006-04-30: Version 1.5.1 (build 456)
- Feature: Added button to reset disk stats
- Change: Change so it always shows 3 digits in sizes.
- Change: Enlarged dl bar a little
- Feature: add proxy authorization for http proxys
- Change: Show decimal in download bar
- Feature: Added option to open download bar when doubleclicking a torrent
 
dhry Apr 30, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
4 out of 5
Let the bloating recommence!
 
The MAZZTer Apr 30, 2006 1.5.1 Beta Build 453
5 out of 5
Ah, download links below work fine.

Notes:
- Proxy settings will be reset in this new version, you will have to set them again. If you use a SOCKS proxy you can also route peer connectison over it.
- Right click a download, Advanced, Show Download Bar. Neat!

---

Anyone who has been hearing rumors about µTorrent being bundled with anti-P2Pware should read the clarifying statement on their webpage.

http://utorrent.com/
 
ballyhairs Apr 15, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
WOW!!!
Its so cool, what else would people ask more!
 
Yogurth Apr 11, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Please faja check Your outdated info on this before starting posting obsolete links to false news. Thank You.

On bright side uTorrent is the best and most efficient torrent client ever to walk the Windows platform.

It probably has bugs for some ppl here that reported it, but I would suggest that info on those bugs end up in uTorrent forums. Developer is really fast at implementing new features and fixing bugs if he knows the problem ^^
 
faja Apr 10, 2006 1.5 Build 437
1 out of 5
Sorry, but these guys apparently signed some agreement and send information on what you're downloading to some warez thing. Wouldn't be surprised if you get some email from your ISP. Useless :)

http://www.boycott-riaa.com/article/11969
http://www.slyck.com/for...81532fe857d417f3ab7a6d0

Think what you wan't but I'm not using this pile of crap we once called a good program.
 
brickjohnstone Apr 3, 2006 1.5 Build 437
3 out of 5
I have been using this program now for a few months and it has been knocking out my internet connection at least twice a day. Like the program but not when that keeps happening.3 days ago started using Azureus and I have had no problems with this program at all. I would like to continue to use Utorrent but can't when I know that Azureus just works better for me. Just don't like the fact that Azureus seems to use up allot more memory than utorrent. Hopefully they make Utorrent work for me.
 
kmrdeva Mar 25, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Moved from Bitcomet to this. Never looked back.. :)
 
pdh Mar 24, 2006 1.5 Build 437
1 out of 5
Used 3 times got 3 BSOD, 2 of which reset my PC. Could be good but as it stands its faulty.
 
Deedstyger Mar 23, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
- needs some small functional improvements to gui where bitcomet still beats it.
+ except that above seems like the best for my 2 days approach. damn those all ram eaters.
 
JSchwage Mar 21, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Best BitTorrent client period. I can't believe how many features are crammed into one executable and only uses about 5 MB of RAM.
 
Ampbeta Mar 16, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
best client now but they need to make the upnp thing compatible with windows 2000 and they need to fix the firewall is broken bug cause i know mine isnt so if someone could inform the utorrent developers about this it would be great
 
photonboy Mar 15, 2006 1.5 Build 437
4 out of 5
I prefer Bitcomet.
 
sphinxer Mar 14, 2006 1.5 Build 437
3 out of 5
utorrent is very light and a good piece of software.

But for some reason I ALWAYS get faster speed using bitcomet.
Sometimes up to 100% faster speed.

I still check utorrent every new release, but still bitcomet is may favorite bt client.
 
BogdanSHA Mar 14, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
@vixen69 - someone's port matches e-mail port (no worry)
@Blaxima - wait a few seconds until all cache is empty
 
Blaxima Mar 13, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
FINALLY
I am now getting the speeds with this release that I could never get b4 in my testing. Don't know why that is but I'm just glad that I am because I can now say so long to that resource hog Azereus!
One problem I have however is that when I close utorrent it actually isn't really closed even though it appears to be(and no I dont have close to system tray option checked). When I go into task manager it is still running!
 
Zerbe Mar 13, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Best BT client out there. Keep up the good work and grats on the new gig. People will always be paranoid about something regardless of the truth.
 
vixen69 Mar 10, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
great prog! small, fast and functional. But what does this mean? Zone alarm says...

utorrent 1.4.2-beta-build -431.exe is trying to transmit e-mail mesages.

Identification: Unknown
Application: utorrent 1.4.2-beta-build -431.exe
Destination IP: 194.44.136.61:SMTP
 
Black-Wolf Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
heh, it's growing by 1KB incremently and slowly.

The smallest it had was 139KB for this release
utorrent-1.4.1-beta-build-421.exe

Now it's 155KB...

So, do we care this much of bloat (16KB) ? :)
 
dhry Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
4 out of 5
New features include: Better icons! Awesome animated graphical plasma background for the About screen! This is turning into bloatware. Still a good BT client but the author is putting more and more USELESS features into it. If we cared about transparent icons or other fluff we'd use Azureus. Lock this program in and stop changing it for the worse, Mr Author, or it would be more appropriate to call it "macroTorrent" instead. Boy, the same thing happened to WinAMP..
 
xrayspex Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
The best torrent app out there. Smooth as silk and does everything i want out of a torrent app with no large footprint or memory use :)
 
matt2971 Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
My BT client of choice.
 
wognum Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
gnarly
 
waysie Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Small, Light, Free.
 
cip2kro Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
lol. opens source. be serious. it's his tiny and great app. We don't wanna steal source and every so called "hacker" make his own version like with BitComet. I just love it in this way. Developer is making a great program by himself. He doesn't need help! Go learn some programming instead of stealing other programs source and then brag at ur mates how great u are.
 
anomoly Mar 9, 2006 1.5 Build 437
3 out of 5
An OS does not need a network to be fully functioning whatsoever. Networking is ALL uTorrent does. No comparison. Paranoia has nothing to do with anything. Freedom of Speech however is another matter. owned. Could care less if open closed whatever.
 
Skizelli Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
This app has come a long way in a short amount of time. Amazing for its size. The new icons make it look much cleaner. I've gone from Azureus to BitComet to now this. No regrets.

I also have to laugh at the person who commented on opening the source. You're using an OS from a company that refuses to open their source, yet you're paranoid over a tiny app like this?
 
chowmein Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Excellent App. The new standard for torrent clients. Elegant, efficient, low profile, easy to use, compatible. Supports encryption. Need I say more?

pdh - the client is not faulty. your computer is. I suggest you look to any anti-virus software as the potential culprit. As it stands, your BSOD's are the fault on your end, not Utorrent - which is known for remarkable stability.
 
Ultima Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
@asmithz: Already mentioned. Workaround available, but ludde would prefer a formal solution.
http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=7220
 
asmithz Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
1 out of 5
This version just freezes 10 sec after opening it :(
 
dkratter Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Those of us not prone to silly and misguided paranoia have no concerns about claims of spyware in µTorrent. If you are unable to read what the truth is (available from multiple sources on the web), and instead want to believe fiction over fact, then use another BitTorrent client. For the more intelligent of you, µTorrent is excellent and deserves the highest rating.
 
cdngamber Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Never been thought a program to be worthy of a written comment - things have changed.
Great tool, low overhead, intuitive resulting in being 100% effective and effecient!
 
11001001 Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
I don't see why everyone gets so bent out of shape because there are so many releases. I think it's a good thing. The program doesn't stagnate. I welcome the message box that pops up occasionally reminding me that a new build is available.

Oh, and if you're REALLY concerned about spyware and such, let me remind you that shoehorning a program like this into a few hundred kilobytes or so is a miracle in and of itself; adding spyware would cause massive amounts of bloat.
 
zaga Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
1 out of 5
Open the source code and everybody will trust utorrent, remove utorrent.com from blocklists and will stop banning utorrent-clients.
Keeping the source code closed AND going into the bed with Anti-p2p-Morons, will people lead to the conclusion, that their is maybe spyware in the client.
Open the source code, if have you nothing to hide.
 
FlipmodeBG Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
I think every beta is good enough to be released as final version ;)
 
elementus Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
I'm a huge fan of this torrent program. Nothing I can find wrong with it. But I had to post a review for the previous comment. Why are there so man builds? Because they're beta. You say he has to test more? That's what he's doing by releasing betas.
 
DudeBoyz Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
3 out of 5
Too many builds too fast. Guy needs to chill and test things more before releasing it, I think.

Good to see that clarification on their web site about the new gig though. :)
 
BuckNaked Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Simply outstanding, unless you're wearing your tinfoil hat, because then it suddenly stops working and everything goes black. Very strange.
 
SamppaX Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
Currently The Best Torrent program...
 
womfalcs7 Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 437
5 out of 5
I LOVE IT! No need for installation, just execute it and go. It's also speedy for me...with the ease of setting one's preferance, one can maximize their speed without a sweat.

It's fast, reliable, small, no-installation needed, useful, and easy.
 
Dricon Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Best version yet for sure.
Keep it up ludde. :)

Read here as well this program contains NO contain any spyware what so ever. I wonder how the heck these things got around?

http://utorrent.com/#notice
 
kazoom Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
This version is the best yet! Fast, small, does everything i want it to. THE BEST!
 
dwby Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Don't listen to those guys reaching for their tin foil hats. They don't even know the full story. http://forum.utorrent.co....php?pid=162182#p162182 God I hate paranoid people. (obscur156 seems to be the one with the facts MOST wrong)

Once again, this is another great release. It is one of the few programs out there actually worth buying (if it was shareware). I am going to donate!

And to all you paranoid people get the facts right before you reach for your tin foil hats! Yes, I know. That might mean actually using your brain! :O
 
obscur156 Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
1 out of 5
O MY GOD
Is that the new build that is filed with snoopware or spyware and for tracking the users every moves.
Well lets get back to AZ or something else.
I will never use it again.
With no evil alliance i would give a 5 .
but working for anti p2p cops i will give a big ZERO. Sorry LUDDE but make your money...
BYE BYE
i am editing since i found that:
New stas collector in that build and the worst, its checked by the default settins ...
its just getting worst,thanks to TV_SLUT from slyck forum cause since i dont download and use it anymore, i did not know about it.
:-(
 
Ulmo Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Buy glasses, or change resolution.
 
McAleck Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Hear, hear!
 
-stef- Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Awesome program.
Work like a charm.
No problem on XP home and Pro.

To Darkpepe
The problem is not your HR screen but your low resolution brain :)
 
darkpepe Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
1 out of 5
On my high resolution monitor everything is so tiny I can't see anything.
 
englishmen Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Wow that has to be the biggest changelog i have ever seen, great stuff.
 
Lands Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Great release! Lots of features... The best torrent client around.
 
SG1969 Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
great client, use it all the time.
 
BogdanSHA Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Never had bandwith problemss (only when my settings were wrong).
This version (1,5) is full of features.
I use peerguardian & feel good.
Can't get any better!
 
shockme17 Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
is anyone's 1.4 updating? i keep telling it to update, and it says that i have the latest version
 
anomoly Mar 8, 2006 1.5 Build 436
1 out of 5
next. notice his only defense is that he isn't rich yet. so what. retspan owns you
 
bepatriotic Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
I am getting used to with it ...
 
Yogurth Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
@Metashrine...is it that hard to use built in limiter?

I have 512/128 connection and 450 Global max number of connection + 100 connections per torrent...I never, never have any saturation problems with upload capped to 6-8, and download capped to 40. This leaves me with enogh bandwidth to surf comfortably. Not to mention that impact on system simply does not exist unlike majority of other clients.

As for Rating any program, You must have some sort of pointer.. for instance If I think that UTorrent(or BitCommet or Azureus...take Your pick) is currently best .torrents client out there it will automatically deserve rating of 5, and have that as a reference(starting) point for rating all other clients.

This doesnt mean that uTorrent is perfect app, but it is the best client there is on Windows, and as such deserves 5 stars from me :)
 
alcaholjunkie Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
µtorrent always worked well for me. ^_^

Metshrine: µtorrent has a built in limiter (external limiters would mess µtorrent up), which is needed since any program which takes up full upload bandwidth would most likely choke the connection even if it's only using only few connections. you should limit to 80% of upload capacity (200KiB/s for 2MB upload bandwidth) and it should work fine. (unless µtorrent has a problem with the hardware, software or drivers that are installed on that box) ^_^
 
Metshrine Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
2 out of 5
OMG! A NEW EASTER EGG! I MUST UPGRADE TO 1.5!

END SARCASM

On that note, my previous review holds true for this version as well. BUT PLEASE, DO NOT GET ME WRONG. I like utorrent, it is a great client, but I cant rate it higher than 2 because this bug makes me really really dislike it.

Task: Download 2 torrent files with utorrent

Condition: Given a box with ONLY utorrent, explorer and other critical windows services running
Utorrent set to allow a MAX of 50 global connections, and 2 torrents downloading.
A FIOS connection with 15MB/s Down and 2MB/s Up.

Standard: Download two torrent files with minimal utilization of network bandwidth and resources

Result: Utorrent sucks the connection dry. Even at a GLOBAL MAX of 50 connections for the entire program, webpage loading is slowed to a crawl. Thats right, I have a maximum of 50 connections allowed through utorrent for ANY number of torrents. This is unacceptable. I post this on the forums, only for them to suggest using a program which limits an applications bandwidth. I am sorry, this is also unacceptable. Why should I have to pay for another program because one is poorly coded for network utilization? People whine at me about QoS, guess what, QoS has nothing to do with this. Utorrent is not fighting for any bandwidth on this box with the exception of loading fileforum.com and various subpages within, so QoS doesnt even come into play. This, in the army, is what should be classified as "Monkey Level 1" but the utorrent makes it far more difficult than it should be. The authors and forum goers on utorrent.com seem quicker to flame you rather than suck it up and admit there is a problem with their beloved program (E.G. firefox anyone?). I am sorry, but this program has taken a turn for the worst. This bug did not occur in 1.2 and prior, only with v1.3 on, so dont tell me something has changed on my system either, because that crow wont caw.

2/5 because it does download torrents

Now bring on the flaming comments because I know many of you can't wait to flame someone for bad mouthing or posting a negative review of your beloved software.

TO THE USER ABOVE

@Metashrine...is it that hard to use built in limiter?

I have 512/128 connection and 450 Global max number of connection + 100 connections per torrent...I never, never have any saturation problems with upload capped to 6-8, and download capped to 40. This leaves me with enogh bandwidth to surf comfortably. Not to mention that impact on system simply does not exist unlike majority of other clients.


YES, If you read my entire review, and past reviews, you would see that I have used every possible option in utorrent. It is not my system, as it happens on VARIOUS systems that I have, to include systems at other peoples houses.

Also, According to you, even if a program has a flaw, just because it is the "best" it deserves a 5? I find this logic flawed as it wont tell the user "Hey, this person gave it a 4, perhaps there is something wrong and perhaps I should check it out". I know that when I look at reviews, I immediately jump to negative reviews to see what negative comments people have about it and how many exist.
 
zaga Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
1 out of 5
Works with Anti-p2p RetSpan. I discovered just now, that utorrent.com is allready in the blocklists.
If the developers open the source code. Everything will be fine. Till then utorrent is dead.
 
the_lord_almighty Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
The developer shares the same first name as Beethoven, who was a great composer but was virtually deaf. Therefore it is reasonable to conclude that the developer is deaf, and therefore, probably evil.

In other words, everybody stop being so uptight. You want to find a weakness in one of the best free programs known to man, but you're not listening to the man himself. You're listening to the media and the media wh***s.

Great software.
 
ccc1005 Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
3 out of 5
Too bad he had to make a deal with the devil...
 
nicobarengo Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Simply the Best!!! Great Work!
 
PetePat Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
1.5, great.

And there is update to the story on Slyck.
Quote:
Please note there is a correction to this article. It was originally reported that PeerFactor is a subsidiary of RetSpan. The two companies parted ways six months ago.
PeerFactor deny ever being involved in anti-P2P operations, despite the reports to the contrary.
“We do not distribute any fake file over P2P, but only useful content,” Frenchman Richard Rodrigues, head of PeerFactor told Slyck. “We have never distributed fakes file (unreadable) because no user would […] want to distribute
[them]."
 
Black-Wolf Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
you don't have to bother to download this if you have comments regarding what he is doing.

this is not what he deserved for putting out a good job, and not to mention that it's free.

some people just can't stop complaining!
 
DudeBoyz Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
3 out of 5
I'd like to see a release WITHOUT the compression so we can see how big it is and also if the compression causes any problems in memory with some systems.

Also, it is certainly plausible to think that his work for that new anti-piracy firm may well impact Utorrent, since his contract is for peer related work, no?

That aside, too many nightly builds, too many nagging tweaky bugs (why waste time on EASTER EGGS instead of fixing issues?). What's with putting FIXES from previous builds into the current change log by the way?

What is the deal with adding code to track the number of Utorrent users? I'd rather they don't track much of anything instead of logging who is using Utorrent.

Lastly, we are allowed to complain. It's how we get some of that info out there. Dude hears the good and the bad. That's the way it goes.
 
FlAshdobe Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
Superb!!!
 
xrayspex Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
NICE!
 
anna21 Mar 7, 2006 1.5 Build 436
5 out of 5
WOW, the stable version 1.5
 
JigPu Mar 7, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
5 out of 5
...What exactly does Ludvig's contract have ANYTHING to do with uTorrent? He signed up to develop an application for them. Perhaps he'll make some 3vi1 piece of anti-piracy/anti-P2P software (even if he claims otherwise), but PeerFactor has NO influence over uTorrent and its code.

"According to a statement by PeerFactor, the lead developer of µTorrent, Ludvig Strigeus, has agreed to help develop “new content distribution applications on the Web”."

"By developing the PeerFactor software, which uses the BitTorrent protocol, Strigeus will be entitled to a share of any advertising revenue generated by the final product."

"This is not of concern to Strigeus, who told Slyck News, “This doesn't affect µTorrent, it's just a side project. If people like to be paranoid, I won't stop them.”"

http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=1117

Mumoto -- Yeah, he's using PECompact to shrink the .exe, but when uncompressed its still only a few hundred K (200 I believe), not a few MB. Its not as tiny as BitTornado, but the extra features packed into the few extra KB are well worth it IMHO. To each his own :)

*EDIT: Dang. Why in the world can't I write something with no rating?
 
PetePat Mar 7, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
5 out of 5
He signed a contract with Peerfactory, omg. I don't care if he is doin' time in prison for murder while writing this software, its still the best client.
 
stopbuggingme Mar 7, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
3 out of 5
Ludvig Strigeus (the developer) signed an "evaluation" contract at Peerfactory.
Peerfactory is member of the anti-piracy-group RetSpan. The code of µTorrent is closed source....
now make your decision....

The client itself is working perfect, but since i want to know what the program i am using is doing, i give it a 3.
(5 for the technologie + 1 for the anti-piracy-deal) / 2 = 3
 
nerrad Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
5 out of 5
Give me a break! The same people who once praised this fine BT client, now want to slander it because of a deal that will in no way affect µTorrent. Go take a Prozac.
µTorrent is the best client there is, period. It has always performed flawlessly and doesn't eat all your memory like several I could mention. It's very small in size, even uncompressed. 99% of all executables out there are compressed...so what? A great application! I would give it a "10" if it was available in the dropdown.
 
Mumoto Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
3 out of 5
Utorrent is reasonable, but it's size is just silly In my eyes.

For people that want to know why it is so small:
It is packed with PECompact (look it up) it compresses it making sizes like this possible, I haven't tried yet but the actual sourcecode might be around 5-10MB, it unpacks in memory.

PECompact is a utility of the genre known as "executable packers" or "executable compressors". Executable packers compress executable modules so that their physical size is considerably smaller. At runtime, compressed modules (executables) are rapidly decompressed and reconstructed in memory.

Bittornado is uncompressed, they rely on Python libraries which are NOT installed WITH Windows, the libraries Utorrent uses are. It is the libraries that make Bittornado big, the program itself is 90KB.
 
anomoly Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
5 out of 5
It is said you should keep your friends close & your enemies closer. When this client was intro'd, I remember it wanted to send anonymous usage stats back to the web. As long as you do not allow auto update, dht, & peer exchange, you "should" be ok (??). I sure hope I am right
 
DudeBoyz Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
3 out of 5
Two builds in one day? Lame.

The concern we have is that since this guy has joined that company, that he will implement "Snoopware" into the product to prevent unauthorized downloads and some such junk. Dude could have take a job with another firm, but chose that one.

Double Lame.
 
zaga Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
1 out of 5
Unless the source code kept close, i will not use it anymore. Azureus is open source.
If developers want any suspicion be cleared, they have to open the source code. Period.
 
Theoldwino Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
1 out of 5
RETSPAN, nuf said.
 
lokanetra Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
5 out of 5
Seems a few people have paranoia using uTorrent. Here are some suggestions:
Have your doctor help you with anxiety/paranoia; there's medications out there to help you, and discontinue using uTorrent.

This is great for torrents since it's small and very functional. As previously mentioned, if you believe there's some sort of problem with uTorrent than switch back to Azeurus or whatever you were using before.

uTorrent is small, functional, constantly updated to fix bugs and add features. I'm happy with it as are many other users. Instead of spewing paranoia, it might be a better option to rate the program on it's benefits and advantages.
 
UTAKER Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
1 out of 5
not trustworthy anymore
i agree with obscur156 and DudeBoyz and a few others on their poitn well made
 
rcadams Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 434 Beta
5 out of 5
You've just gotta admit it, no matter what the program is the best. I can see your point of you being scared if your doing something wrong with utorrent, but thats your choice. He's made a perfecly good program which he's PECompact compress the app, not because he wants it smaller but the real reason of someone uncompiling it and stealing his work. Enough said. Lets remember to review the software and not our own bones!
 
lookwhatifound Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
5 out of 5
obscur156, that was a really funny post u put out here.

anyway, most internet users use torrent files these days and this certainly is one of the easier ones to use with very little resourse usage.
 
obscur156 Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
1 out of 5
Be very carefull with this app.
The coder have sign a 6 month contract with ANTI P2P COPS,WATCHDOG or GOONIES(retspan).I will not use it anymore even if it is a good app.
Can you imagine that he his working with the ENEMY.Well lets wait and see if a lot of people get in that TRAP...
BIG BROTHER is always watching you.
run forest run.
 
DudeBoyz Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
4 out of 5
That RETSPAN thing is very troubling. I may just stop using new builds and stick with an older build, like 380 or 406. Hard to know when he might start putting in tracking / snoopware stuff. :(

That aside, build 433 seems more stable than 432 even, so it looks like things are starting to come around again. :)
 
kazoom Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
5 out of 5
Each build gets better and better for me. I have not experienced any problems that some post here.
 
xrayspex Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
5 out of 5
Perfect. Runs smooth as silk here
 
wognum Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
5 out of 5
perfect
 
darkpepe Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
1 out of 5
Closed source, and worst: Programmer is cooperating with Peerfactor (French Anti-Piracy-Group RetSpan)
 
da3x Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
5 out of 5
It's very easy to limit µTorrents bandwidth utilization in the preferences. ADSL allways needs a bit upstream left to send ACK packages during download. Simply limit your upstream a bit and you'll experience perfection!
 
Metshrine Mar 6, 2006 1.4.2 Build 433 Beta
2 out of 5
Task: Download 2 torrent files with utorrent

Condition: Given a box with ONLY utorrent, explorer and other critical windows services running
Utorrent set to allow a MAX of 50 global connections, and 2 torrents downloading.
A FIOS connection with 15MB/s Down and 2MB/s Up.

Standard: Download two torrent files with minimal utilization of network bandwidth and resources

Result: Utorrent sucks the connection dry. Even at a GLOBAL MAX of 50 connections for the entire program, webpage loading is slowed to a crawl. Thats right, I have a maximum of 50 connections allowed through utorrent for ANY number of torrents. This is unacceptable. I post this on the forums, only for them to suggest using a program which limits an applications bandwidth. I am sorry, this is also unacceptable. Why should I have to pay for another program because one is poorly coded for network utilization? People whine at me about QoS, guess what, QoS has nothing to do with this. Utorrent is not fighting for any bandwidth on this box with the exception of loading fileforum.com and various subpages within, so QoS doesnt even come into play. This, in the army, is what should be classified as "Monkey Level 1" but the utorrent makes it far more difficult than it should be. The authors and forum goers on utorrent.com seem quicker to flame you rather than suck it up and admit there is a problem with their beloved program (E.G. firefox anyone?). I am sorry, but this program has taken a turn for the worst. This bug did not occur in 1.2 and prior, only with v1.3 on, so dont tell me something has changed on my system either, because that crow wont caw.

2/5 because it does download torrents

Now bring on the flaming comments because I know many of you can't wait to flame someone for bad mouthing or posting a negative review of your beloved software.

da3x wrote: It's very easy to limit µTorrents bandwidth utilization in the preferences. ADSL allways needs a bit upstream left to send ACK packages during download. Simply limit your upstream a bit and you'll experience perfection!

Did you not read my post? This is NOT ADSL, This is not about letting ACK packets through, which again shouldnt be a problem since utorrent is only set to a 6kb/s upload, and 50 max connections. This is a Fiber to the curb solution that is being drained due to utorrent poor handling of network resources.
 
yougetnada Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
Awesome client. Silly lil easter egg.
 
unistyle Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
i love how people complain about the updates. like they have no self control over choosing to update or not. if you don't want to update more than once a week or month, then don't.. it really is as easy as that. but the best part.. is that it literally takes less than 30 seconds to fully download/install/integrate utorrent (and that's including the 5 second download wait).. meaning that you people who complain about the updates are complaining about something that you could do 3 or 4 times over in the amount of time it took you to write up a complaint in the first place.

if you don't like utorrent, or prefer another client to it, more power to you and all that. but to complain about something so simple my grandma could do it in her sleep.. its pathetic.
 
The MAZZTer Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
cyberia: A *Torrent user can use any port they want with their client. Likely a user you connected to was using a email port in order to get past ISP restrictions, and your security app can't really tell the difference. Just set it to ignore uTorrent and you'll be fine.
 
Tene Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
cyberia, the reason you're getting that message is that a user is using port 21 for Torrents.

Beautiful client in all respects, though I usually use Shareaza for being "all-in-one".
 
cyberia Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
3 out of 5
Been using it, and I like it, but why was it "trying to transmit e-mail messages" (according to my security appz) to
218.44.31.245, registered to Plala Networks Inc., Japan??
 
BogdanSHA Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
Adrian79, I bet that you didn't tried any of the latest versions below. But then, how can u rate it?
 
Adrian79 Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
3 out of 5
i didnt find this better than bitcomet...did i miss something?
 
adamdawg Mar 3, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
The BEST torrent client hands down. Been using it since it came out and I love it. I'll never switch again.
 
theheff Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
sn0wflake, it's in BETA. That's the entire point of software development. If you're going to complain about it, just use the final versions.
 
anomoly Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
Both this & az have similar capabilities which is nice considering the # of az users. This 'fanboy' simply prefers a simpler setup & much simpler usability. 153kb exe with no installation necessary. Az could well have a better method of torrenting. I just don't like the way it acts when it starts or the way it feels in general. It's like letting a beast out of the box. It's ip blocking capabilities are nothing short of rediculous as it only allows you to add one at a time. Utorrent is just plain simple & allows me a choice of either protowall or safepeer, both of which beat hands down (imho) the plugin that az uses. Less is more for me.
 
SlugO83 Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
Let me get this straight. You're giving uTorrent lower scores than it deserves just because you think it's updated too often? Then use the official version! It's still an excellent program.

Ever tried running Azureus and a heavy game on your computer? It's not pretty atleast after a while. This is the best choice especially when you don't want to dedicate your computer just for downloading torrents.
 
Blaxima Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
3 out of 5
I so want this to be my torrent client with its next nothing amount of memory it uses to its great simple and informative interface but it just can't get close to the speeds i get with Azurues.
I've tried to download the same file using one and then the other and utorrent cant even come close to the speed. Now I know some fanboy will come on and say to configure it one way or another but the fair comparison of the 2 is by default and thats why I'll stick with Azureus for a little longer.
 
sn0wflake Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
3 out of 5
Stop releasing every fricking day. Do us all a favor and do a weekly or monthly release instead.
 
Mumoto Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
3 out of 5
Instead of just releasing by 10 "versions" they have to release with everything they change, it's kind of annoying lol

They could've just released 410 then 420 then 430 so forth, that will contain alot more changes, I guess they just want to please people as fast as they can, but in some way it can be annoying and seems a bit unneeded, it's not like anybody can't wait a week or so for fixes.
 
theone320 Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
5 out of 5
@sn0wflake
Those are Betas you dont have to download every version. If you dont like them just get the final versions.

Oh yeah and this programm is really good!
Its so small that anybody can just check it out.
 
steevio Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
4 out of 5
Yet another beta! Dude, you guys just don't stop!

Works great, but I just don't see any speed differences from Bitcomet on my side!
 
DudeBoyz Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 432
2 out of 5
Why bother with "easter eggs" and crap like that instead of actually focusing on fixes?
 
Tosher Mar 2, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
5 out of 5
I was running version 1.4 when this morning all trackers were lost and would not be refound. So I thought, let's give the beta a go, and they're all up and running again. I love utorrent with all it's info and options and it looks good too (Except the icon... the old one was nicer). DOes it go with indexing progs now? Or could it ever? I guess i'll just try...
 
sn0wflake Mar 1, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
4 out of 5
The best Bittorent program but the number of builds are getting annoying.
 
kazoom Mar 1, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
5 out of 5
This build is working great.
 
anna21 Mar 1, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
5 out of 5
this version is much more stable and the downloads faster.
let's hope the next build will become even more better not worse.
 
DudeBoyz Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
3 out of 5
A flood of recent releases, but this version seems to be more stable than 427, thankfully.

Testing still shows odd interaction with the IDE channels but enabling 32 bit in the BIOS instead of just in the OS software itself seems to have helped noticeably.

I do wish the new icons had an option for TEXT as well as GRAPHIC, but that is a minor quibble.

Progress is appreciated, but I still do wish it was as fast and efficient as build 380.

UPDATE: It seems that showstopper bug in 412-427 regarding IDE error messages when ripping CD Audio while downloading torrents has been corrected in this 431 build. I'll do further testing, but so far, so good on all 3 machines.
 
MHJ Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
5 out of 5
definatly an app i would pay for, and not little.
absolutly perfect programming, some features still missing tho, but hey it's free, so it's excused
 
jcollake Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
5 out of 5
My Pretty. Nice new icons.
 
Pembo Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 431
5 out of 5
An awesome torrent client.
Been through a shed-load of torrent clients & stopped with BitSpirit for ages until I found this little stormer. Small, fast & does exactly what it says on the tin with no unnecessary whistles ‘n’ bells to hog heaps of resources.
An update is probably already posted as I type this, as they seem to release one every 27 femto-seconds. :-)
Good work!
 
The MAZZTer Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 430
5 out of 5
Heh, this build has a new icon.
 
Trgiaol Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 430
5 out of 5
Made even better. I wish uTorrent could have my children
 
alexsch8 Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 430
5 out of 5
Changed from BitTorrent and this is sooo much better. The interface is informative, the program is small and it gives a lot more control over what is going on. And you can't beat the price.
 
husky87 Feb 28, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 429
5 out of 5
7kb larger then the last beta release!?!?!? the developers really need to get there act together :P

LoL sarcasim! highly recomended!
 
itrigalo Feb 27, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 429
5 out of 5
Just Perfect! how more can u improve it? it's always seems to be the absolute top product, but then u improve it a bit more...
unbelievable!!!
Love u all...
 
Pyrrhon Feb 27, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 429
5 out of 5
Always improving to the best!
 
anomoly Feb 24, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
5 out of 5
AWESOME. finally the max up & down (you may personally set) corresponds with the actual data. PERFECTION. azureus cannot even begin to compare itself. Thank you so much
 
sn0wflake Feb 24, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
5 out of 5
Jubii.
 
theheff Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
5 out of 5
Programming perfection.
Also, it's not 1.43 MB (like the description says); it's 142 kb
 
spanner3003 Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
5 out of 5
--- 2006-02-21: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 428)
- Change: Smarter block hashing, tries to avoid re-reading from the file if possible.
- Change: Tracker connections obey max_halfopen/max_connections
- Change: Switching folder in the Add window tries to detect if you point at an already downloaded folder.
- Feature: Added log-to-file option in logger.
- Change: Added support for " in XML parser
 
rburly Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
4 out of 5
For the past few betas, I've had uTorrent lock up, become "unconnectable", and noticed that my fan is running much faster than before. I used to barely notice my computer running at night.

This is still the best client I've found, hopefully this version fixes the above issues. I like most of the changes that have been made, I just hope it doesn't become "just an Azureus clone". KISS (Keep it simple stupid)!
 
asmithz Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
5 out of 5
Well up till now I was getting fed up with µTorrent but looking on there forum I found out my router has a problem with p2p in general. Upgraded to a firmware that fixes the issue, and now everything is running smooth. I'm very happy with it now, still the best BT client.
 
Perth, Australia Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
3 out of 5
i was an avid fan of ut however i was having daily crashes with their beta version and have gone to bitcomet v0.62 which gave me a stable system and FASTER speeds
 
DudeBoyz Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
1 out of 5
It has been identified as a likely Utorrent problem, as the issue does NOT occur on Utorrent build 380 but does on 412 and 427. They will hopefully work to correct it. It could be something in the code related to the cache in the program. Even if it is not active, it may be initializing / checking the IDE hardware and the issue may be in there.

In addition, the hashing problems still exist in 428, and it was admitted on the forums that anything downloaded with 426, which introduced the problem, should be re-checked for integrity.

I assure you, I have been doing everything suggested, and I do normally maintain my system quite well, especially during testing. 3 unique systems all showing the issue, all working just fine if I step back to 380.

I may try 406 just to see if the problem existed there as well, but I prefer 380 because that was before they changed the method of checking for connections (round robbin vs 50/50 method).

If you wish to try to reproduce the problem, download torrents with 412 and try ripping a series of audio CD's using Audio Grabber 1.83 at the same time. That is how I'm able to reproduce it.

So you know, it is happening on two VIA based motherboard system and one INTEL based motherboard system, so it is probably not 4-in-1 driver related. It could be BIOS settings, perhaps. I'm looking into all of that stuff as well. SMART system, if SATA vs IDE interface settings might do it, turning 32 bit on and off in the BIOS (instead of just in Windows), etc.

Bottom line, 428 seems no more stable than 426 or 427 or 412 for that matter. It's like the programmer is stuck in a fog and is creating more problems than he fixes with each set of releases. Very uncool.
 
The MAZZTer Feb 23, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 428
5 out of 5
DudeBoyz uTorrent wouldn't interact with the HD on any level that could cause hard disk errors. I seriously suggest you three do a scandisk or otherwise pry a little deeper into the matter. If that comes up with nothing THEN you can confidently report a problem.

I have had no such problems with 427. <3 uTorrent.
 
pvolk Feb 22, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
4 out of 5
I got some random crashes with this beta too. ITs a nice program and it is getting more usefull as features are added. But the hash checking is terrible. It took about 15 minutes to check a 5 gb file. I dont know if this is typical but it doesnt seem like it should be this slow. BitComet which i used to use, hash checked much faster... i dono it should get better with releases...i hope.
 
JEdwardP Feb 21, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
5 out of 5
I disliked the category panel added to this beta as well, but it only took me about 30 seconds to see that there IS a way to turn it off, which I've done.

I have no other complaints or problems with this beta.
 
DudeBoyz Feb 21, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
1 out of 5
UPDATE - new bug found

I found some oddities in torrents being downloaded with 427. I did a search on the forums and found this thread:

http://forum.utorrent.co...ic.php?pid=56651#p56651

Someone posted the issue, another confirmed it, and it seems to affect me too. But instead of trying to accept that it might in fact be a problem with Utorrent, the administrator tries to shift the blame to the user system, which is a very common occurrence:

427 is fine.
CRC errors are Windows errors, not µTorrent errors. Or to be more specific, it's your HDD/IDE controller saying it couldn't read some sectors on the disk. Not a good sign.


It seems pretty obvious that something data related is happening with at least some of us, and it seems to be a problem with 4xx versions of Utorrent, since earlier versions seem to work fine for most of us. Why people just can't suck it up and say "Wow, it may be a Utorrent problem - we'll look into it" instead of getting all defensive is beyond me.

The CD Extraction issue below may be related, as it may also be an IDE related goof in the code somehow.

Both the CD audio rip bug and the non-deletion / non-relocation of torrents bug are still present in this release.

Plus, they are not helpful on the forum support boards. They spend time trying to blame user mistakes instead of trying to actually look into and fixing the bugs.

This thing is getting way, way off track. What good are all the fancy new features and what not if the core program doesn't work properly because of new bugs introduced while developing those features and because they keep ignoring bugs already in the channel?

Priorities seem totally messed up.

Current build is just not up to snuff. Program itself is still very useful (1.3 version works quite well, in fact) but lately, they are just goofin' the 1.4.x code up like crazy.

I've communicated the issues to the Utorrent folks, so I am trying to do my part. I just wish they would do theirs...
 
version Feb 20, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
5 out of 5
dhry your an idiot.
 
anomoly Feb 20, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
5 out of 5
Is there ever such a thing as final in a software's life? Definitely not when it comes to an internet based application. I could only wish for a fiber optic connection.
 
snoods Feb 20, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
5 out of 5
I just press F7 to turn off the category list, or go to view and untick category list, why can't you do that?

I actually find that addition very useful. Fabulous work Utorrent.
 
dhry Feb 20, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
4 out of 5
OMG. The new interface is starting to suck.. now you're forced to see the categories (all, downloading, completed etc) on the left and there's NO WAY TO TURN THIS OFF! This program has reached the top of the rollercoaster and is starting the long downward swing into crapness - I'm going back to an older version starting today.
 
skynetman Feb 20, 2006 1.4.2 Beta Build 427
5 out of 5
Rock solid. This one can be the 1.5 final.
It's all working as it should.
 
version Feb 20, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
Great program. Used all other BitTorrent programs and nothing comes close to what this can provide. Low Ram, Pc usage with fast downloads = :)
 
Ampbeta Feb 18, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
3 out of 5
ok last time i made a request for osmething in this program ti happened now i will make another one thats important for this program to stay alive, one, this program leaks so much bandwith its not even funny so you guys need to work on that drastically, two fix your bugs before adding features, bugs come first guys, so until these issues are worked out, i'll stay with lovely bitcomet, hope to see the improvements guys
 
bartus455 Feb 16, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
it's best bittorrent client...

it's
without adware
very LITE
very rapid
 
dhry Feb 16, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
4 out of 5
I'm going to have to agree with what people are saying about the author(s) being far too intent on adding new features and turning this into bloatware (a la WinAMP) rather than fixing bugs. Some are there forever - reported multiple times but still ignored. Like the fact that it STILL does not delete the torrent when you rightclick and say "delete torrent and data". Time and time again people say that this deletes it from some mystery directory but that's not the point. If I save a torrent to C:\torrents, load it into uTorrent, let it run to completion and then rightclick on it and say "delete torrent and data" I want the damn torrent to get deleted from C:\torrents as well as the data getting deleted. And yet the request has been out there for months to fix this. The author truly needs to focus on what's important - and RSS TORRENT FEEDS AREN'T. I recommend people quit using the new betas and stick to older builds, the program is new but it already appears to have passed it's prime.
 
DudeBoyz Feb 15, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
1 out of 5
DHRY has a good point

I tried that "auto load" torrent feature that DHRY mentioned (I don't think I tried it before) and sure enough, the thing doesn't work properly. I'm going back to manually loading torrents so I don't have to put the torrents in a separate folder to auto-load. At least that way, it actually does MOVE the torrents when finished, and it will also delete the torrent along with the data file if you choose that function.

BTW, anybody notice that the tone on their forum board is rather rude and condescending? People point out issues they are having and the first thing the Utorrent guys say seems to be that it is user error and imply that users are somehow idiots - that it could not possibly be the application itself. Plus, they seem to be fond of deleting posts they don't like instead of trying to answer the questions or address the issues. I have not seen mine deleted yet, but others have - by the bucket load. :(

I used to be a huge Utorrent fanboy, but the problems with the newer builds, the focus on lame features instead of stabilizing the app / eliminating bugs, and now the behavior of the Utorrent folks, I'm becoming far less enthusiastic about the app. It's a bummer.

Anyways...

SHOW STOPPER BUG

Appears related to the built in caching thing they have added to the 4xx builds.

I starting running build 412 on my Win XP machine (was trying to track the odd behavior down so was using the earlier version) and if I have it running in the background and digitally extract audio from a music CD or audio book, I get a big old error saying write delay failed, data was lost and my hard drive letter for drive E: (the drive I'm extracting too) disappears until I reboot.

If I go back to build 380, there are no issues that I can find at all.

I consider this a very serious problem and hope they fix it. What a total bummer. :(
 
Lands Feb 14, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
Despite network saturation still the best client out there.
 
Adrian79 Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
1 out of 5
bitcomet way better
 
rseiler Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
4 out of 5
I really don't get the couple complaints about bandwidth utilization: it should be using exactly how much upload bandwidth you've configured it for. If it's not, and you've confirmed that it's being taken by uTorrent and not something else, go to the forum and report it.

On disk usage, make sure to configure both the write cache and the read cache (which is new since the last final release) with ample amounts of memory, if you have it to spare. It helps somewhat.
 
E.T. Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
I've been using it for awhile and never experienced network overflow or high consumption of any other resources. Even with 7-8 simultaneous downloads/uploads it doesn't noticeably slow down Internet connection as oppose to some other clients. Could it be firewall settings in previous reviewing person machine that causes problem? Or some incompatibility issue perhaps?
 
ModderXManiac Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
3 out of 5
"Now, time for another round of insults against me for bad mouthing everyone's beloved software. This software is quickly turning into the firefox of torrent clients since you cant post a negative review without getting flamed or insulted by people who assume they are experts on everything."

I'd have to agree with Metshrine, µTorrent is NOT perfect, neither Firefox. 90% of those fanboys are certainly NOT experts, but now to address my problem:

A flaw in the main networking code since v1.3 has since been constantly notorious for disconnecting my PPPOE based isp. They modified the main networking code for speed enhancements in this release, but has proved quite futile on my connection, while also proving inconsequential to other's upload limits, I/E Metshrine, who has a very good idea of what he's doing. But should we really have to deal with this when Azureus works perfectly right oughtta the box?

Piling on, this doesn't reach speeds anywhere close to that of Azureus, under all possible network configurations I had done on previous versions. Speed and reliability is key factor in these programs, but this just isn't doing that for me.

I honestly think this is an excellent client, use it as so you desire, I'm sticking with Azureus.
(Lets not start an argument here, I voiced my humble and truthful opinion.)
 
Metshrine Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
3 out of 5
No disk cache == high hdd usage.

The high network upload utilization is still occuring. My download speeds are great, but with utorrent running on 2-3 torrents, and being configured to use 40% of my network resources, i am still unable to load webpages at a decent speed due to utorrent sucking my upload dry, despite its being configured not to (See past reviews). Other than that, it is a great client. Low memory usage, lightweight (on everything but network upload resources), and fast.

Now, time for another round of insults against me for bad mouthing everyone's beloved software. This software is quickly turning into the firefox of torrent clients since you cant post a negative review without getting flamed or insulted by people who assume they are experts on everything and that everyone else is just a unknowledgable newbie.

EDIT:

I've already reported numerous times to their forums, and I've been flamed off just like I get flamed here by users who assume they know everything about everything. I've had utorrent set to 40% utilization since the second 1.4.1 beta and it consistently sucks my connection dry.
 
BogdanSHA Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
I too had the network saturation "bug". But it was my poor settings (too high upload&too many connections). Also the hdd cache "bug", I find now, after a defrag, gone :) Also remember to set "allocate entire file" (or something). Great app (& poor english, I know :D)
 
FlAshdobe Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
I don't get wtf is high HDD usage is about :|

utorrent is the best BT cilent for me! no bugs in here!
 
bepatriotic Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
5 out of 5
Why can't I download utorrent from its homepage????? its homepage doesn't open....so i have to download it from other site after few days .....can anyone help me ???????????
 
endless17 Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
4 out of 5
if i remember correctly the program limits your download only if you set your upload speed below 6kb/second. for most connections that is a trivial amount, and if you're not willing to upload even that low a rate you should consider moving off torrents and to newsgroups or others. don't mess up the entire intent of BT.
 
vfxi Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 425
3 out of 5
While this is a nice application, the problem is that it limit's your download simply because you are not able to upload. I have other transfers going that cannot be broken or stopped simply cause i want to use a torrent client. Therefore I have limited upload bandwidth for uploading torrent files and I am capped on download simply because i cannot upload. I hope the developer changes this practice. Other than that, it's an awesome app.
 
DaveBG Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
4 out of 5
The problem with high HDD usage is still not fixed. At 16mBit+ connection it runs my HDD crazy!
 
Zygi Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
To Adrian79: This could be because Bitcomet by default makes extension of uncompleted file a .bc - thats not standard practise, and you can turn this off.
 
Adrian79 Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
3 out of 5
bitcomet still has no problems.. this one didnt dectect my previous torrent download that was partialy complete i re-downloaded torrent/task.. but still read as zero percent, i also made sure file association was utorrents..etc.

had to go back to bitcomet..cuz i didnt want ruin my ratio for that site i was on :-)
 
UTAKER Feb 13, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
4 out of 5
*problem*
although i posted v high ratings for this program before and still do, there is just one problem that i cant seem to figure out, that either i get no peers in torrents or very slow torrents or 1 or 2 out of 10 workiing if i am behind a NAT where i was working before, although bitcomet is the only torrent client that really works successfully there and no other works fine at all, tried many there. *v strange* so whats in bitomet that isnt in this, i have no idea but this is what is happening in a certain case only?
Otherwise, I use this program on all other connections and it rules. simply rules
 
eviljolly Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
Build 424 already out. 5 stars as usual though.
 
anomoly Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
Network saturation. hmm. would be nice to have a pc (& connection to go with it) dedicated to each & every task. Oh, back to the real world. Your 'network' is dependent on you. If there were any serious connection 'problems', it would have been addressed. All I see are weak complaints about why a few are not satisfied with speeds they are getting.
I installed Az yesterday 2-11 & after attempting to use it with safepeer, shut it down. When I tried to uninstall it, it refused. (safepeer is lame & so is az to make a long story short) And this is utorrent's stongest competition? Utorrent does not have one folks.
 
Trixt Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
4 out of 5
I absolutely love utorrent. But as one other reviewer pointed out, I do think the latest versions of utorrent are creating some network saturation. Azureus doesn't do this for me, bitcomet does though. utorrent didn't use to, but it seems worse now. I hope this is tweaked!
 
Yinchie Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
I've been running every single beta of µTorrent for a long time now and never encountered any problems.
In my oppinion, µTorrent is the best currently available Bittorrent client.

I'm running on a 2.6 Ghz P4 HT with 1.5 GB's of memory and have a 20MB/2MB Cable connection.

This client is:
"Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled"
"Resource-Friendly"
"Skinnable and Localized"
"Actively Developed and Improved"

Here is a screenshot of the speed I've gotten and I did not limit my upload speed.
http://img318.imageshack...18/9332/utorrent9zg.jpg

Before using this client, I have been using Azureus.
 
Metshrine Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
3 out of 5
So I am a bonehead reviewer for posting a negative experience with a program I am using? Wow, that is some of the most flawed logic behind a review that I've ever seen. Just because someone posts something negative about a product, doesnt mean they arent knowledgable.

I still experience connection saturation on a FIOS 15MB/S Dn/2MB/s Up connection with ONLY UTORRENT AND OPERA running on the box, no a/v, no firewall, no nothing. This is on a box that is in the DMZ zone of my firewall.

But I guess, since its small and low memory, that automatically means any review other than 5 means you dont know what you're talking about, according to the reviewers here. Sounds just like anyone that posts a negative about firefox.

EDIT:

By the way, Did I say I wasnt receiving good speeds? Did I say I was using azureus? NO, I use utorrent and I receive excellent speeds downloading. Its the upload handling of utorrent that is causing network saturation. With a bandwidth monitoring function in my firewall, I see utorrent using 80% of my upload when setup for only 30-40% utilization. So please, tell me its something Im doing again.
 
ballyhairs Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
3 out of 5
I wonder why all these nice reviews about Utorrent, I tried a few times, its lite, but if its on then the connection dies, I could hardly browse the internet when it was on, even when the download was 20 k/s which is nothing since I have cable, but with bitcomet I never had a problem, so why are you so madly in love with Utorrent??? does it download faster than other clients??? or you have old computers and you like the lite part only?
 
Perth, Australia Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
Small bug fix which means µTorrent 1.4.1-beta build 425 is out; http://www.utorrent.com/download.php

If moving from another torrent utility to µTorrent and you want to continue with partially completed downloads, this may be some help - Adrian79 :^)

http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=6104
 
dhry Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
Build 424 is out.
 
nant` Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
4 out of 5
Except for the forced setting of the upload rate in order to get decent download rate, uTorrent is indeed a fine piece of software. But due to what I just wrote, I am still using the not-crippled version, 1.3.3.
 
stisev Feb 12, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 422
5 out of 5
Every so often you get bonehead n00b reviewers like Metshrine & BoNELess (OMG HAXOR!!).

Don't listen to them.

uTorrent is the finest piece of coding I've ever seen.

The author deserves a legion of hookers for this program
 
BoNeLeSS Feb 11, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
3 out of 5
I really liked uTorrent but for some reason one day stopped to run on my system (no firewall issues). Maybe some mad optimization broke uTorrent for me.

Now I'm back to Azureus... Of course is not the lightweigth application it is, but at least works properly.
 
SDhellrazor Feb 10, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
5 out of 5
I find µTorrent tobe the best all around torrent client...
I've got multiple clients to try from on my system, as I'm sure most of you do too..

µTorrent allows me to adjust mu upload speed to what evr I need it to be.. from 1kbs to full speed of 30kbs.. I know I have a crappy upstream, but with utorrent I'm able to control my upstream to the K without any high over head on my computer.. I can have 10 torrents going at once, with very minimum cpu usage, and still be able to play games online without lag.. all ya gotta do is setup you up/down stream and walla..
 
Metshrine Feb 10, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
3 out of 5
It finally appears that zygi has admitted the network coding in utorrent is flawed an inefficient. The saturation bug continues. And please, read my reviews below as I will not restate what I have already stated in past reviews.
 
Zygi Feb 10, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
5 out of 5
Are people realy so dumb ??? ModderXManiac do you know Azureus is written in java and utorrent in c++. SO utorrent programmer can't join azureus project because he feels better in c++. I realy respect both programs, i use Azureus on linux under console as webui and utorrent on winxp. I find myself that after starting utorrent first time, i haven't launched Azureus on win for a long time. utorrent is small, fast and better for most people, if they don't need advanced features or eye-candy look.

PS. What piss me off in utorrent is weird upload ratio, you need to set 6KB/s to have unlimited download, still utorrent in fact uses a lot more, on my router its something about 11/12 KB/s :/
Sure overhead is quite big...
 
DudeBoyz Feb 10, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
3 out of 5
Still not as stable as previous builds. Very frustrating to see the program degrade like this during the development stage. Hope they get back on track.
 
Xilon Feb 10, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
5 out of 5
Azureus is the only client that support the Magnet links - they "invented" it (well, first to implement really). uTorrent may have this feature in the future, remember that it's still a very young client. Multiplatform portability is also being worked on, a MacOS version is in development. a Linux version will come after that!
Other Networking features will also be implement since they are major features - I'm not sure why RSS feeds have been implemented before this...

Either way utorrent has a huge future and it will in due time be the #1 BT client, and kicking Azureus's ass!

I don't see how Ludvig is a "fast programmer" and "not efficient". I have yet to code in C++ (I have coded in other languages) but it seems like pretty efficient code on my PC. And in terms of filesize the program is damn efficient... unlike Azureus :|
 
kpouer Feb 9, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
5 out of 5
ModderXManiac, what is an efficient programmer for you ?
µtorrent starts in half a second and downloads are quick, so what's the problem ?
I love java, Azureus is not a bad soft but I think that for a lot of peoples who don't care having node graphs and others things completely unuseful, µtorrent is better.
 
ModderXManiac Feb 9, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 421
2 out of 5
You fanboys to this app need to stop touting that it's the best client for the sake of it's size/feature combination, it's really NOT.

The size does not change the fact that this torrent app is crap. Azureus does, and forever will dominate this P.O.S. excuse for a bt client.

It would do Ludvig Strigeus, and the BT software industry a world of good if he just joined the Azureus development team. The code structure to µTorrent is downright embarrasing, and is quite justified by the fact that he develops this program in half-assed, fast-paced fashion. He is a fast programmer, but certainly not efficient.

Azureus has a future, this app is an empty promise.

*edit*
uhm, kpouer
There's far more to Azureus other than the grapical swarm that this app lacks. And note that these are MAJOR features.

Proxy networking capabilities, NAT traversal, magnet links, multiplatform support, faster on ALL connection types, seamless functionality on all system configurations(reliability is KEY here), more languages, multiplatforms, a vast array of plugins making it even better.
 
oomingmak Feb 9, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 420
5 out of 5
Love it. Other developers should follow this example.
 
iLLz Feb 9, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 420
5 out of 5
This Program is Excellent. This is the Best Bittorrent Client out there. A close second is BitSpirit, but their development is slower and that client uses much more resources. It's so much an issue for me since I have a high end system, however, I could see others shying away for that reason. All in all, if you use bittorent give to two aforementioned a try.

To those who claim about network saturation, bla bla bla. I bet your systems could use a lot of love. I bet if you spent an hour or two removing spyware and other useless stuff, updating everything from hardware firmwares, to device drivers, to all the other stuff that could take up ones life keeping up with (MINE) then your system would thank you for it. After all this, configuring your network and everthing else would also benefit. Maybe your network card, has new drivers, and some settings could be tweaked. Maybe one should update the firmware, clear the settings in their router to factory default and then re-setup the settings as this fixes alot.

And if one can seriously say all this and still have problems, then your lying. As a last fix, backup important stuff, then format and do a fresh install of windows then update EVERYTHING THAT CAN POSSIBLE BE UPDATED! That includes, FIRMWARE, DRIVERS, SOFTWARE, etc. I fix alot of computers and some people simple destroy their system and complain when stuff don't work right.

If you use a router, flash to latest firmware, reset factory defaults (clear nvram) and then resetup as i said before, this can fix alot of problems.

uTorrent is great! Keep up the EXCELLENT WORK.
 
Xilon Feb 8, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 420
5 out of 5
You know the dev team doesn't really care that much about the features. Sure, they want to have good features in the program but it's not their first priority.

I have no problems whatsoever with uTorrent nor have I ever had any. uTorrent has always been a quality client.

You can't blame uTorrent for the DHT network having a low amount of users - it's more likely to be Azureus's fault since they created their own DHT network and most people used Azureus those days, hence most people are on that network and not on the mainline network on which uTorrent and Bitcomet are the most popular clients. From what I've heard Azureus is switching or adding support for the mainline DHT network anyway so that "problem" will soon be solved.
 
Metshrine Feb 8, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 420
2 out of 5
Agreed, I might have to revert back to azureus since this program is the only torrent client that sucks my connection dry. Even at a 40% connection utilization setting and severly limiting the number of connections globally and per torrent. The quality of this once great client is finally starting to suffer as the authors rush to try and get every conceivable other feature into the program while failing to maintain what made this program great. Oh well, Guess all good things must come to an end.

EDIT:

Quote iLLz
"To those who claim about network saturation, bla bla bla. I bet your systems could use a lot of love. I bet if you spent an hour or two removing spyware and other useless stuff, updating everything from hardware firmwares, to device drivers, to all the other stuff that could take up ones life keeping up with (MINE) then your system would thank you for it. After all this, configuring your network and everthing else would also benefit. Maybe your network card, has new drivers, and some settings could be tweaked. Maybe one should update the firmware, clear the settings in their router to factory default and then re-setup the settings as this fixes alot."

Again, another user who assumes everyone that reviews here is a noob, and that he is the only one that knows about the "fixes" he posts. I have no spyware and havent had any for well over 3 years on any system I have (a home network of 14 systems), I have the latest drivers and firmware, and get updates from manufacturers as soon as a new one is released for a device I own. So please, dont treat me like a friggin noob. Its really annoying. Unless you know my specific background, or that of the users here, dont comment on it and assume everyone is stupid. The point of this is, utorrent IS the culprit for network saturation. I have noticed excessive packet collisions over my smoothwall box when this software is running, and I am not talking a small amount, I am talking almost 45% more at a peak (For me) running 4-5 torrents. I have even tried utorrent on a DMZ'd machine, no firewall restrictions or forwarding, and it still has the same issue. I have configured the client to use 40% of the network connection, and still no dice. I have tried the speed guide, but to no avail. So, please, Dont blame the users because a program does something that YOU dont want mentioned because it makes a program you like look bad and please dont insult users who have something bad to say about a program. I still love the program, its just that with this problem I cant rate it as high as I would like.
 
ModderXManiac Feb 8, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 420
2 out of 5
This used to work just fine with my isp, but ever since they rewrote the primary networking code on 1.3, it has been notorious for causing my isp to disconnect, and will not stop under and configuration.

Azureus sure as hell's never done that to me. It works on unix platforms, unlike this. It is reputable for excellency, speed, flexibility and most of all; reliability.

This has no proxy, NAT transversal, magnet link comparisons, and doesn't work on my mac.

Be happy I didn't give it a 1, some mercy it deserves, also the ratio deal is CRAP.
You guys should really stop bragging about this app because of its size. It wont be small for long, and it does NOT deliver the quality it once did.

I once begged people to switch over, in hopes that the DHT network would grow, but this network sucks.

Azureus has millions of users, this is just in the ten thousands. And in hope, INTELLIGENT pc users along with me will see to it that it remains that way, it will remain that way. Azureus can be trusted, this is an empty promise.
 
Zygi Feb 7, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
LOL Saturation bug, you're so dumb.... Learn about network and how they works, learn about Quality of Service and trafic control THEN you can whine.

ONE THING: Upload without download cap, should be 5KB/s like in Azureus, NOT 6 KB/s. People GET SOME STANDARDS !!!
 
donpacman Feb 7, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
Excellent work Ludvig Strigeus!
 
kazoom Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
Excellent torrent client.
No problems at all through any of the beta versions here.
stable and small :)
 
reets Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
Great program as a whole and a great beta release. Glad to see useful features added and haven't have one problem with it yet (never crashed).
 
Metshrine Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
3 out of 5
And to you UTAKER, a review is supposed to be of the release posted on the site, not the latest stable release, so if there is a bug, a lower rating is justified.

This release still has the saturation bug, AND BEFORE YOU JUMP ON ME, READ WHAT I SAID IN PAST REVIEWS as I dont feel like restating it

EDIT: Zygi proves my point. Users are quick to flame. He assumes he knows about me and my background in computers. Thanks for the intelligent reply :) appreciate it

Oh, and tell you what, I will come back and reply further to your "review" when you learn how to speak proper english. Your incorrect wording, "How they works", and lack of proper punctuation and spelling is sickening to me.
 
UTAKER Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
this seems to be the most rapidly developed software these days and yet, simply and non-bloatware
v small in file size
fast
free
excellent with all the features you would need
And those who ranked it low because it was unstable, betas are usually unstable as they are betas, thats what they are for to get the bugs out. For stable releases get its stable one instead from the authors website
(a bigger screenshot would have been nice here on betanews! lol)
 
Adrian79 Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
bitcomet or this prog?
 
DudeBoyz Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
3 out of 5
Agreed on the instability past build 406. Well stated.
 
urbanriot Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
2 out of 5
Why is it so many of the utorrent fanboys have nothing more intelligent to say than insults or the classic and ignorant "java is bloated".

Yes, uTorrent suffers from unexplained extreme natwork saturation for many users of high bandwidth connections. I can not explain it any further than the others who complain about it on the forums, but it definitely exists. It's impossible to download at 700kb/s with uTorrent and game, yet I can with the exact same settings and Azureus.
 
horsecharles Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 419
5 out of 5
Agreed, loka. The lamer should cut off his own rooster, as that tool is used to cause mayhem by others...and avoid liquor, gambling, medicine, cash.... Let's rate him a negative 5, no make that 4: one brownie point for the positive comment re small footprint.

Fantabulous app!!!!
 
lokanetra Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
5 out of 5
It's interesting how some people rate software at a 1 just because they dislike how some people use it.

The author of the program listens to the suggestions on his forum and there have been substantial changes packed into this incredibly small bittorrent application.

I don't think there's anything else out there that truly compares to this. Azureus is way bloated due to java, bitcomet would probably be second best.

MicroTorrent has pretty much everything you need and you can choose to install it or let it run as a single simple executable.

Great work!
 
madmike Feb 6, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
1 out of 5
In as much as the footprint is tiny and its a great program, it encourages the file swapping lamers of the world.

Gave it 3 stars for those who use it for legit purposes
 
anomoly Feb 5, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
5 out of 5
The 'check for update' function does nothing with v413 (418 anyone?)
 
SamppaX Feb 5, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
5 out of 5
I recommend utorrent.. superb! (I have tested all others clients and have to say that utorrent has best package...)

BTW for all those bitcomet "fans".
I used bitcomet for a long time, but now it really sucks and it is banned from various sites because it's leecher client. So i stick with utorrent for now... =)
 
Xilon Feb 5, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
5 out of 5
I use cFosSpeed in conjunction with uTorrent and I have no limits to the down/up speeds and have no problems with utorrent getting more bandwidth than it should on my 256/64 connection. I can browse the net as if uTorrent wasn't even running, maybe that's a good solution :)
 
eviljolly Feb 4, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
5 out of 5
Has come a long way since it's early days, but it's just getting better and better. Has all of the key features of any other client and more.
 
jcollake Feb 4, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
5 out of 5
I think that feedback like this is certainly useful to the developer, but there's no need to knock what you acknowledge to be a great torrent client by giving them anything less than a 5 rating. Its still excellent.
 
ballyhairs Feb 4, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
2 out of 5
Small on the pc...
BIG on connection.
Stick with Bitcomet.
 
DudeBoyz Feb 4, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
3 out of 5
To prevent it from saturating your bandwidth, limit UPLOAD to 80% or less of your capacity.

I have a 1.5m/384k ADSL setup and have it set to an upload limit of 30kB and that does the trick.

You could also use the built-in SPEED GUIDE function.

One great thing about Utorrent is that they have forums where you can report and discuss such issues. I've seen some of the posts result in noticeable changes to the program, including bug fixes. Hope that helps.

With the 418 build on my 9x and XP machines, the app is just not as stable and trouble free as it once was, that I can see within hours of testing each new build.

I also resent the ratio limit in the client (should be site based, I think) and the fact that they still have not gone back to the 50% connection scheme instead of the round robbin method (or vice-versa? - I'm getting confused). It doesn't seem to ramp up as fast since the change, and it does seem to bog down things more. If they won't switch back as the default, at least let us select which method we prefer in the setup, ok?

As for my rating, I'm concerned about the nightly build rate here, and the fact that more and more bugs are cropping up as they try to tweak/add new features. 1.4 is still not as stable as 1.3.x build 380, for instance, and I think they may be losing sight of what made Utorrent great in the first place. Lean, efficient and very, very stable. I truly hope they can get back to that philosophy.
 
Metshrine Feb 4, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
3 out of 5
Looks like I am not the only person experiencing bandwidth draining with minimal settings employed.

Utorrent is a great client, but as said below, it thrashes your disk due to lack of disk caching, and it sucks every bit of bandwidth leaving your connection saturated even when the speed wizard is used or settings are changed manually. Just wish I could give this program the 5 rating it should have, but I cant because of these reasons.

EDIT: DudeBoyz, I have done exactly what you said as many users have suggested in the past, IT DOESNT WORK. I still get a saturated pipe. I have limited it to 40% and still no go. My connection is still sucked dry and I have trouble loading webpages with utorrent running a single torrent. If you read my review, you will see that I even mentioned the speed guide prior to your posting.

EDIT 2: Jcollake, how can you give it a 5 when its not worthy of a 5 due to a bug or problem? A 5 would insenuate that it is perfect and has no flaws, which is obviously untrue.
 
foxtyke Feb 4, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 418
4 out of 5
I like uTorrent for its size, feature set and resourcefulness but, there is one fault I find highly annoying; the need to suck every drop of bandwidth even when settings are modified to try and fix that.
 
Zygi Feb 3, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 413
5 out of 5
Do you know that you can switch users without quiting all apps on your profile ??? I do this all the time when my sis want to goof around net ;) I like utorrent for small memory footprint i can do everything on my comp, even play games with utorrent running. I respect azureus as i use it on my linux server as a console, with webui support, its best combo and works flawless under linux, i think problems with azureus are from buggy windows java support...... But on my windows comp i haven't launched azureus from a long time, because of utorrent - that means something !!!

PS. I don't like utorrent new limit on upload to download, it should be like azureus 5KB/s upload to unlimited download. I share my link, so i have to cap upload at day to minimum, i can do that because i mainly use private trackers, where there are only seeders, not many leechers or no at all. I seed only things that have high demand, i don't like capping my download - this reminds me emule :-/
 
nefarious1 Feb 3, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 413
3 out of 5
@benjamin.r: Your definitions for "private bytes" and "virtual memory" are incorrect. Most egregiously, "virtual memory" does not refer to "space allocated on the hard drive". It has nothing to do with the hard drive.

µTorrent is a very good BitTorrent client--better than most. I still prefer Azureus over µTorrent, though, because of three things:

1. Only Azureus has UPnP support that actually works with my router. (Looking at the µTorrent forums, I see several people complaining about the same issue.)

2. I find some Azureus plugins helpful (particularly the Stuffer plugin). There are others, such as the web administration plugin. Decrying plugins (whether you are a user or a developer) is nonsense. Flatly refusing to even consider implementing plugins is even bigger nonsense.

3. Only Azureus has a built-in password-protection feature. (The author of µTorrent says, of password protection, "[T]his feature is not being considered. If you need to lock µTorrent, use the built-in computer locking feature for 2k/XP/2003." Lame answer, given that locking the entire workstation and an application are entirely different things. I know the latter is not secure in the real sense, but at least it allows someone else to use your system for awhile without you having to worry about them screwing with your client settings, or--ahem--seeing what you're downloading.)

P.S. I don't use--and don't like--Windows' "Fast User Switching" feature. Some software isn't compatible with it, and I don't want to run a separate profile just for my BitTorrent client.
 
Esstee Feb 3, 2006 1.4.1 Beta Build 413
5 out of 5
This is a great little program! I can't believe its as small as it is, requires no installed commitment and has so much to offer!

I am looking forward to a few security features though: SSL tracker and to