Is uTorrent safe?

μTorrent is the official torrent client from the creators of the BitTorrent protocol. It is proprietary (not open-source) software maintained by a legal US company. Like BitTorrent, the software itself is legal, although it can be used for piracy. The official μTorrent is free of malware and can be used safely and privately in combination with a VPN. It does not, however, prevent users from downloading malicious files that can infect their device.