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How To Disable Ads On the uTorrent Client

uTorrent is arguably the most popular BitTorrent client out there. It’s fast, has a portable client you can run from a flash drive, and is easy to use. And while downloading your legal torrents, one of the biggest annoyances of using it though, is the amount of advertisements flashing on it. And from research I’ve done, several of the ads offer junkware that’s similar to, which we covered previously. So, without further ado, here’s how to remove them so you have a cleaner interface.

Here’s an example of an ad bar in the latest version of uTorrent:

uTorrent Ad

Remove Ads from uTorrent

Launch uTorrent and go to Options > Preferences.

uTorrent Preferences

Now in the Preferences screen, click Advanced in the left column. Then on the right side, type: offers in the Filter field.

Note: You’re warned not to modify any of these settings, and you shouldn’t unless you know what you’re doing. In this case, if you modify each entry as shown, you’ll have no problems.

Then on the right side, type: offers in the Filter field.


Now, highlight each of these entries one at a time and change the value to False by ticking it in the section below:

  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled


Now close out of uTorrent and restart it. That’s all there is to it! Now you can enjoy your uTorrent ad-free.

Despite what the RIAA, MPAA or other media conglomerates thinks, bittorrent protocol is not just used to pirate music. In fact it’s a good way to distribute podcasts, open source programs, and other digital content that is open-licensed (Creative Commons). Yes, legal torrents which are part of the public domain also exist.

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2 Responses to How To Disable Ads On the uTorrent Client

  1. Stefan August 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Wow. Can’t believe this old trick still works. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Shane August 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Sweet! Thanks

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