84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove µTorrent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18
United States Rank #44
Reach 16.5839%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.84 days
644.34 days >
Average installed length: 338.55 days


VersionDistribution 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.06% 0.01% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 0.01% 0.49% 0.01% 0.01% 0.84% 0.01% 0.00% 0.84% 0.02% 0.28% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.21% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.31% 0.00%
830 versions


What is µTorrent?

µTorrent is a is a free, ad-supported, lighter-weight BitTorrent client designed to consume less resources then the full BitTorrent version. Some uTorrent installs include potentially unwanted programs in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser.

About  (from BitTorrent)

µTorrent is designed to consume as few resources as possible to avoid impacting your computer use. BitTorrent's two main products today include the original BitTorrent software and the tiny-but-mighty µTorrent.

The client is a software application on your machine that manages downloads. It downloads files quickl...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 16% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named utorrent.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 946.39 KB (969,104 bytes).
µTorrent has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.utorrent.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\uTorrent
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 946.39 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by µTorrent

Program executable:utorrent.exe
Signed by:BitTorrent Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\utorrent\utorrent.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uTorrent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C47060E6-1F8C-4D1F-B180-E192E2BBF58B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • uTorrent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named uTorrent.
Startup File (User Run)
  • uTorrent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'uTorrent.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • uTorrent.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • uTorrent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'uTorrent' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • uTorrent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0104853264%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00445472%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00603061%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:67,492,582
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.15 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.02 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove µTorrent?

You can uninstall µTorrent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program µTorrent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove µTorrent.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.66%
Windows 10 42.95%
Windows XP 3.41%
Windows Vista 1.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.61%
Windows 8.1 9.59%
Windows 7 Professional 8.64%
Windows 10 Home 8.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.60%
  Italy 6.52%
  Brazil 4.61%
  United Kingdom 4.43%
  France 4.11%
  Canada 3.35%
  India 2.88%
  Spain 2.25%
  Australia 2.19%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Russia 1.94%
  Sweden 1.93%
  Germany 1.74%
  Romania 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.33%
Acer 18.18%
Dell 15.70%
ASUS 15.25%
Lenovo 7.03%
Toshiba 5.72%
Samsung 4.84%
Intel 1.15%
MSI 1.04%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.52%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.31%

About BitTorrent

BitTorrent is responsible for the continuing development of the peer-to-peer protocol, as well as the continuing development of µTorrent & BitTorrent Mainline, clients for that protocol.
Publisher URL: www.bittorrent.com

comments1 comment

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user comment
Just a software guyover a year ago
Watch out for the bundled adware. First the installer gives the user the option to download and install the Ask.com toolbar. This is done on the first run of the program and the user may explicitly opt out of this feature by deselecting it. Now, it has been seen including Conduit Engine which installed a toolbar, and made homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser.