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.
Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 126.96.36.199 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.
"Installs Toolbars and other crap."
Reviewer: -Stuart Review Date: 2013-09-30
Average Rating (237 Votes )
Pros: Small, light, free.
Cons: Too many boxes to check, untrustworthy..
Other Thoughts: This used to be a great little Freeware program but now I wouldn't touch it if it was the last Torrent Client in existence !
First you need to check endless boxes to stop it installing a bunch of additional crap. Then you need to check the boxes twice telling it not to start with Windows and then again, telling it this time not to create a Start Menu entry.
Once installed you need to go into the settings and for a 3rd time tell it not to start with Windows. If you have any patience left at this point they are quickly worn down checking endless boxes as most default settings are a total mess.
Then you need to check the boxes to get all the additional bars and icons that are useless to hide. After setting your download speed you can finally use the damn thing.
The final straw was when I updated to the latest version and it installed a toolbar and hijacked my home page. Now I have already had a fight on their site where they claim its a optional toolbar, its optional when you first install Utorrent but during a update it auto installs. I am simply sick fed up with this little program trying to take over my PC and it pushed the boundaries to the limit on being legal. As far as I am concerned Utorrent is a malicious program and one to avoid....