Sick Of uTorrent's Crap? Try These Other Torrent Clients

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.

Your Torrent Client Might Be Mining Bitcoin Without Telling You

When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as “light, limitless” and “elegant, efficient”. That’s ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge.

Google Chrome Is Blocking uTorrent Client Downloads Citing A 'Malicious' Software Issue

It might be worth holding off on updating your version of light-as-air torrent client uTorrent this week, given that Google’s Chrome browser has been instructed to block .exe downloads from uTorrent’s website following a malware warning.

uTorrent: Download Files Directly To Your Android Phone

Can’t wait to download something? Don’t want to wait until you’re on your home computer? From the people who created the BitTorrent protocol more than a decade ago comes an app that lets you torrent on your Android phone.

uTorrent Quietly Announces Ad-Support And Gets Ready To Make A Bunch Of Cash

Torrenting, despite its many legitimate uses, has always had its reputation plagued by the rampant piracy it allows. Get ready for that all to get drudged up again because uTorrent, a very popular client, just announced it’s getting ad-support.

Is uTorrent Coming To Android?

There are plenty of things iOS can do that Android can’t — Siri and Facetime, for example. However, Andorid may soon be getting its own exclusive feature: P2P file sharing courtesy of uTorrent, the most-used torrent client in the Western world.

uTorrent Lets You Drag-And-Drop Videos To Mobiles And Consoles

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.

Aussie Film The Tunnel Getting Official Launch Through BitTorrent

The guys behind Aussie horror film have always planned on seeding their film to the world using torrent software, but they’ve just received a huge boost, with BitTorrent themselves committing to include the film’s torrent with every download of BitTorrent or Utorrent.

Microsoft Happy To Let Torrent Apps On The Zune Marketplace

Apple has a history of being a bit random on some of their app approvals over the years, but they’ve been fairly consistent banning one category – apps that let you control bittorrent. Fortunately for torrenters, Microsoft has no such qualms, with several torrent controlling apps on the Zune Marketplace already.

How To Seed Moved Or Renamed Files In BitTorrent

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.