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Even if you’ve switched to another torrent client (or just an older version of uTorrent), now’s the time to make sure there are no hidden Bitcoin miners hogging your idle system resources. You’ll have to dive into your registry and file system, but a little effort is worth the peace of mind.
uTorrent, our favorite BitTorrent client for Windows, just updated with a few minor additions, including a $US25 premium client with built-in video encoding, virus scanning, and the ability to download torrents from anywhere.
Mac OS X: uTorrent has long been our favourite BitTorrent client on Windows, but its Mac version was severely lacking in features. Today, it’s finally out of beta, and much closer to feature parity with its Windows cousin, adding support for RSS feeds, scheduling and a new remote interface optimised for tablets.
The latest alpha version of uTorrent for Windows (sorry Mac users) has a great new feature: you can drag and drop media downloads onto your Android, iPhone, Xbox 360 or PS3. Currently it won’t convert the files to a playable format, but that’s expected alongside the upcoming premium release of uTorrent Pro.
BitTorrent etiquette dictates that once you’ve downloaded files, you also seed them to help others’ downloads go quickly. If you need to move or rename your download, everything’s thrown off. Lifehacker reader Jake Champion explains how to seed after moving or renaming files.