uTorrent is an ingenious piece of torrent software application. It is favored by many on account of its small size, robust and error-free performance, and lightweight operation – which is why we love it. But one thing that’s bothered us ever since the upgrade from version 2.x.x to 3.x.x is the addition of advertisements. It seems the later the version, the more the ads. But unlike many other applications, you can actually remove those ads at will (again, we love uTorrent!). In this post, I’ll show you how to remove the featured ads from your uTorrent installation.
Removing Ads from uTorrent
OK, so now that you’ve decided that the ads have got to go, here’s what you do to get rid of them. It’s a very simple process, surprisingly simple. It’s almost as if uTorrent gives you a flick switch to turn ads on or off! Just follow steps below to turn off the ads.
Step 1: Open up Preferences from the Options menu in the uTorrent navigation bar.
Step 2: From the Preferences window, click on Advanced from the available options on the left. You should now see a list of advanced options. Ignore the ‘Do not modify’ warning, and find “gui.show_plus_upsell” from the list. If you can’t locate it, you can always search for it in the filter bar.
Step 3. You can see that the value for this option is set to True. Simply set it to False! This will disable the square box ad in the bottom-left corner of your uTorrent window.
Now, we need to remove the other ad(s). To do that, you’ll have to change a bunch of settings, instead of just one like before.
Step 4: Locate the following entries in the list, and repeat Step 3 for each one of them, i.e. set their values to False if they’re True.
Note that depending upon your uTorrent version, you may see slightly different entries in the list. But they’ll be very similar – you’ll be able to spot them. This tutorial is based on the stable 3.3.2 version, and should also apply on any previous versions.
Step 5: Exit uTorrent and start it up again. You’ll now see that it is clean as a whistle!
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Disclaimer: We do not, in any way, endorse piracy of any kind that may be taking place via this torrent application. BitTorrent is an award-winning peer-to-peer file transfer protocol, and is massively used around the world for file sharing, whether legally or illegally.