uTorrent is an efficient BitTorrent client for Desktop PC from the originator of the BitTorrent protocol. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in uTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading, and Mainline DHT. Additionally, uTorrent supports the protocol encryption joint specification and peer exchange. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources–typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren’t there at all.
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. With BitTorrent, you can download files faster and contribute by sharing files and bandwidth.
Multiple simultaneous downloads
Configurable bandwidth scheduler
Global and per-torrent speed limiting
Quick-resumes interrupted transfers
Trackerless support (Mainline DHT)
uTP is an alternative communication method for BitTorrent traffic that allows the client to automatically regulate its bandwidth usage to avoid adversely impacting your internet connection. This will allow you or other users on the network to download their torrents but still allow others on the network to function with little difference. This does not require any additional setup.
In addition, uTP in this version has added its own form of STUN, a method of getting incoming connections without direct connectivity to the Internet. This allows µTorrent to punch holes through routers and firewalls to increase connectivity and improve speeds. It is even possible to connect two firewalled peers through uTP’s NAT traversal feature.
UDP trackers are a different protocol for tracker communication that uses significantly less processing power on the tracker end. It’s important for us to support this because trackers have limited resources, so this should allow them to support many more users with their current hardware and not crash under the load.
The transfer cap settings were added in response to various users who have ISP-mandated caps on how much data they can download/upload in a month. Now you can track your usage in MB (with a handy graph to visualize it) and even configure µTorrent to stop torrenting once the limits are exceeded. Currently, you can configure the time interval, the data cap and whether it should stop based on only download, upload, or both combined.
Why is my download speed slow?
Please note that torrent speeds depend on many factors including: Your ISP’s ability to connect to the torrent swarms, torrent’s Seeds/Peers, connection load, Torrent size and setting up the correct download/upload speeds. I would recommend checking out our Connection guide, located here: http://help.utorrent.com/customer/portal/articles/1753715 This guide can resolve basic connectivity issues and get you up and running with the best settings for torrents in general.
Antivirus detecting torrent install as malware
Antivirus companies are going beyond detecting viruses and malware and into categories of “potentially unwanted programs” they feel you may not want even though they aren’t dangerous. Note that it is not our clients themselves that are flagged under either category, but occasionally our partner install offers that are flagged in this “potentially unwanted program” category.
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
Author: BitTorrent Inc
Latest Version: uTorrent 3.5.5 Build 44994 (32-bit / 64-bit)
TrustRank: We give this software a Trust rating of 10 / 10
File Size: (2.8 MB) Safe & Secure