In a move that’s likely too little, too late, uTorrent has decided to stop bundling crapware with its (once) popular BitTorrent client. While it hasn’t come up with an alternative just yet, the developer plans to be more “open and transparent” as it considers its options.
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.