How to Disable Ads in uTorrent: A Quick Tweak

December 24, 2015
How to Disable Ads in uTorrent

Whenever we talk of downloading huge sized files from the Internet, we talk about torrent.

It has now become so famous that big pirate sites are having their own businesses in this field just by setting up their own servers and making huge money out of it.

Well, the thing that made this torrent technology possible is uTorrent, a nifty small tool (software) that is itself of a few MB’s but which helps to download GB’s and GB’s of data. This software comes from BitTorrent, the first company to start torrent’s peer-to-peer protocol technology with it’s software BitTorrent.

Both the softwares (uTorrent and BitTorrent) have their own pricing plans out of which, there’s a free plan as well. uTorrent is more popular due to it’s light-weight memory consumption and core.

The free version of uTorrent is supported by Ads and sponsored download, which is one of their main revenue stream for free version of the software.

Well, that can be annoying, right?

Those flash ads continuously take bytes from your Internet and also it appears way annoying and irritating.

So, let’s move on the to the quick fix and easily disable ads in uTorrent.

How to Disable Ads in uTorrent: The Quick Fix

Watch the below video in action to see how to disable ads in uTorrent. You can also copy and paste the options to be disabled from the steps below:

Steps to Disable Ads in uTorrent:

  1. Open uTorrent Application, on the Menu Bar, click on Options -> Preferences -> Advanced.
  2. In the filter bar to the top right, enter the following option entries and turn their value to False (disable them):
    • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled/left_rail_offer
    • gui.show_plus_upsell
    • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
    • bt.enable_pulse
    • gui.show_notorrents_node

That’s it, on turning the above options to false, you’ll see that the ad disappears.

Your Take

It’s quite easy to remove ads in uTorrent, but, as they’ve worked too hard to develop such good technology to provide you files for free, you shall respect the developers. Anyways, the choice is yours.

What’s your take on removing ads from uTorrent? Know of any other method?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Will January 1, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Very simple and easy to follow steps. Usually I get do download at 1.5 MB/s constant which is more than enough for me but from time to time perhaps like every 15 seconds interval I get a drop to about 1 MB/s and slowly build up back to 1.5 MB/s. Since I followed these steps my speeds became constant!

    Personally I’m okay about the ads showing up but it causes disturbances to my download speed

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