uTorrent also written as μTorrent, without a doubt is the most popular torrent clients for downloading torrents mostly because it’s lightweight and offers additional features you won’t find in some other alternative torrent clients out there.
Since companies need revenue to sustain and grow their operations, Bittorrent Inc added ads in the software to generate revenues after acquiring uTorrent in 2006.
Luckily, Bittorrent Inc did give users an option to disable the ads in uTorrent but for only those who knew how to disable them.
In this hint, we are going to see how to remove ads from uTorrent without having to pay for the full version.
By the end of the tutorial, you will have an advertisements-free uTorrent, and that too for FREE.
You can watch the video below if you are more of a visual person or skip to follow the written steps.
Steps: How to Remove Ads From uTorrent
NOTE: Keep in mind that removing ads from uTorrent requires that you change some advance settings.
In any case, if there’s a setting you dont know how to access or dont understand, then leave it as it is. Else, you risk the chance of breaking μTorrent and may not be able to download anything.
Step 1: Launch μTorrent
Open uTorrent and at the top left corner of the screen, click the “options” button, move the cursor over “preferences” and click to open the settings area.
Step 2: Go to Advanced Options
After navigating to the preferences page, click on “Advanced” option, as seen in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Modify Advanced Option Values
Once you click on “Advanced”, we will now change the value of some of the entries.
At this point, you may have noticed the “Filter“ box in the top right corner of the advanced options screen. We will be using the filter bar to quickly find the strings that need to be changed to remove ads from uTorrent.
In the filter box, type or copy and paste the string below
Once the string is located, change its value from true to “false.” You can simply double click the string and the value should change to false and vise-versa or click the false value at the bottom of the window.
Step 4: Modify Remaining Strings
Now repeat step 4 3 for the rest of the strings below and set their value to false. (copy and paste to avoid typos)
offers.left_rail_offer_enabled offers.content_offer_autoexec gui.show_notorrents_node gui.show_plus_upsell offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
Step 5: Restart uTorrent
After modifying the values of the strings above to False, click “OK” to close and save your changes.
You may have to close and restart uTorrent to see the ad-free uTorrent you ever wanted.
This brings us to the end of how to remove ads from uTorrent.