uTorrent has been one of the most popular BitTorrent clients around for a long time. It’s simple, lightweight, and easy to use. However, it’s also had its share of problems. Over the years, uTorrent has been accused of being a resource hog, of being ad-ridden, and of being full of security holes.
Now, the uTorrent team is trying to address some of those issues with a new update. The latest version, uTorrent 3.4.5, includes a number of changes designed to make the client more efficient and more secure.
One of the biggest changes is a new setting that allows uTorrent to automatically limit its bandwidth usage when your computer is running low on resources. This should help to address the issue of uTorrent being a resource hog.
Another change is the addition of a built-in ad blocker. This will block ads that are served by uTorrent itself, as well as ads that are served by third-party trackers that are embedded in torrents. This should help to make uTorrent a more pleasant experience for users.
Finally, uTorrent 3.4.5 includes a number of security fixes. These include fixes for a number of potential vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution vulnerability.
The uTorrent team is also working on a number of other changes that will be rolled out in future updates. These include a new user interface, support for the new WebRTC standard, and more.
Overall, the latest uTorrent update looks like a step in the right direction. It’s nice to see the team addressing some of the longstanding issues with the client. Here’s hoping that the trend continues in future updates.