Tired of your bullshit, utorrent

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  1. GHANMI
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    GHANMI GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So, I'm being idiot enough to still use µtorrent, that stinking pile of crap. Back in 2012, it actually used to work, but with the recent updates, it kept getting increasingly shitty, until some point during this year, with the 3.xx versions.
    If it wasn't a torrent with thousands of seeders, I mean with things like 30~50 seeders, it would hang on the "Connecting to peers" status, for days. No server check will do anything to help it (and actually other torrents downloaded in the mean time, or using another shitty torrent client for that same torrent, it actually begins downloading).

    I begun suspecting it was on purpose...
    I mean there was that toolbar in the top taunting me and saying: "This is taking forever. Ensure faster download speeds with GenericShittyAdware" with a big "Install Now" button that's overlapping the actual interface.

    But now, the unthinkable happened.
    I got a notification as if I finished downloading some torrent file.. only with a name I don't know and a "Buy Now". I clicked on it (well, it's the wrong thing to do), as I was puzzled.

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    The fucking thing actually went full adware mode, after another automatic update (earlier this week the new update won't let me download anything! -I checked the configuration and the download tests).
    It won't even let me check the torrent list, even when I add new ones.
    I recall the earlier versions had a "shop" under the sidebar. From which you could open the shop or go back to the torrent list.
    Here? Nope. No such switch. No way to toggle off the piss-yellow bar.
    No way to close the shopping web page that opened suddenly.
    A second later, and it opens a few pop-ups in both web navigators!

    I uninstalled it at once.
    And I recommend you do all the same.
    µtorrent became an adware.

    Anyone knows of any better torrent clients?
     


  2. Necron

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    Well, if it was fine before, try getting those builds.
    I personally use Vuze (ex azureus) and no problems.
     
  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    You can literally turn all these ads off. All of them.

    Set the following to False in Advanced Settings:
    • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled
    • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
    • offers.content_offer_autoexec
    • gui.show_plus_upsell
    • gui.show_notorrents_node
    • bt.enable_pulse
    Then press F8 to hide Feature Content and you're done.
    I remember using Azureus. Then I found uTorrent and never turned back.
     
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  4. PityOnU

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    I use uTorrent all time with no problems.

    Out of the box it displays ads, but you can turn them all off using advanced options. They have to support themselves somehow, mate.
     
  5. loco365

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    I tried using BitTorrent way back when, and I got 3 BSOD in less than half an hour. I uninstalled it and installed uTorrent. Haven't turned back since.
     
  6. Kayot

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    I use uTorrent 3.0 Build 25460. I would be using Transmission, but the Windows version sucks.

    I stopped updating uTorrent when it went to Adware.
     
  7. TwilightWarrior

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    Chill, utorrent is life.
     
  8. GHANMI
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    Anyone knows of a good version pre-Adware?
     
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    I use a seedbox now so I don't need to bother with torrent clients :)
     
  10. Foxi4

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    uTorrent 3.0 is ad-free, but you'll be missing out on protocol updates. It's a gajizillion times easier to just disable the ads and enjoy an up-to-date uTorrent installation. You can make it as clean and neat as you want - my uTorrent has practically nothing enabled other than Devices, the torrents list and the bottom status tabs.
     
  11. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Are there somewhat safe/secure ways of using this program to download, uh, torrents?
     
  12. Foxi4

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    Technically the traffic can be encrypted, but nothing on the Internet is 100% safe or secure.
     
  13. the_randomizer

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    Fair enough, just thought I'd inquire about that :P
     
  14. ineverwipe

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    Hmm i use BitTorrent. Only had blue screen once and that was because of an iffy torrent that I should have never tried.

    Haven't had any other problems as long as I stick with reliable torrents (ones with tons of seeds and positive comments). But I am running great anti malware and av programs as well so that could be a factor
     
  15. Costello

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    Transmission Daemon is the baboozle
     
  16. Foxi4

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    I have the luxury of living in a country in which the authorities are technologically illiterate so I never had a problem with torrenting with absolutely no safety measures at all and frankly I don't know anyone who's ever ran into any issues, but the best bet for you guys is probably VPN. Then again, paying a subscription fee for being able to pirate is sort of counter-productive in my opinion, you might as well go legit and support content creators.
     
  17. jonthedit

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    Use uTorrent 2.2 (Stable)
     
  18. slingblade1170

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    utorrent is working well for me also, i get 3-4mpbs downloads.
     
  19. aireca

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    This proves that people complain because of ignorance, you can disable all adware on uTorrent, the advanced options are there for you to use. But Still i recommend maximum 3.3.1 because other superior versions are banned on some anime websites.
     
  20. DinohScene

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    Like Costy said, Transmission.
    Or use the original Bittorrent, it's pretty good.