Category: µTorrent

Announcing Altruistic Mode


We’re in the process of rolling out a new feature of for our BitTorrent and uTorrent clients: Altruistic Mode. This is a feature for users who want to make sure that they upload more than they download and are okay with the tradeoff that their download might never complete. Because this feature has some subtle…

Recently, Florian Adamsky presented a paper at a USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies. The paper reported on a study his team conducted on the possibility of exploiting BitTorrent protocols for Distributed Reflective Denial of Service Attacks (DRDoS). The risk being that an attacker could exploit a user unknowingly and have them direct traffic to a…

This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. When you want entertainment on-the-go, where do you look? Probably that highly sophisticated computer in your pocket — that also happens to make phone calls. As smartphones continue to become bigger, faster, and easier to own,…

This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. If you visit the Connection Preferences in μTorrent, you’ll see a couple of checkboxes for UPnP and NAT-PMP that are checked by default. These settings are key to make sure that μTorrent doesn’t get tripped up…

This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. Torrents aren’t just for computers. Gaming and mobile consoles can actually run torrent media files, provided that they are converted to the proper video codec supported by the device. µtorrent Pro, available now for Windows, converts…

This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. Ready for some uTorrent optimization mythbusting? There are many tutorials online about how to speed up your downloads, but a lot of these recommendations are made by people who don’t fully understand the BitTorrent protocol, and…

This ongoing series will help you get the most out of μTorrent, from the basics to tips and tricks. μTorrent is known for being a light, simple and super fast – but what happens when the client takes a little bit to get going? While there are more than two million pieces of content available…