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.
uTorrent has napalmed the last of its bridges, first by bundling adware with its installer and now, allegedly, a Bitcoin miner. If you’re ready to ditch uTorrent, there are plenty of alternatives available.
Newer versions of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent feature sponsored torrents and a small ad unit on the bottom of the left-hand sidebar. If you’d prefer a less cluttered interface, you can easily disable these ads via the Preferences menu.