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How to disable ads in uTorrent

You may have read about BitTorrent including ads in their popular torrent client recently. Not everyone were pleased with this decision. Fortunately disabling these ads is just a few mouse clicks away. And the best part is you don’t need any additional software to do this. That’s right , we can disable it from within the app.

Let me walk you through the steps to disable those ads in the UI:

First, open uTorrent (or BitTorrent) and Click on Options>Preferences

Now Click on Advanced in the left panel.

1. In the search bar found in the right panel of the advanced tab, start typing the following text to access the settings for it.

left_rail_offer

2. Then double click on the text in the right panel to change the value to false. You could also set the radio button to false and click OK.

Now repeat the above steps and change the value to false, for each of the settings below:

gui.show_plus_upsell

sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled

bt.enable_pulse

gui.show_notorrents_node

offers.content_offer_autoexec

Now close and re-open uTorrent. No more ads in the interface.

If this post helped you, drop a comment below.

Thanks to Torrentfreak and Utorrent forums

About the author: Ashwin is a Business Graduate, but loves writing about Computer Softwares and Android Apps. You can bet that he is testing something on his phone almost everyday.

30 comments… add one
  • sandroultimo November 18, 2012, 6:33 PM

    Thanks, began to break all … hello spam

  • Пламен November 18, 2012, 6:38 PM

    10x – nice, smooth and working

  • mizdoc November 18, 2012, 9:13 PM

    Wow. Worked like a charm. Now, if only we could get rid of the ads in our web browsers….if only….
    thanks for the tip; much appreciated.

    • Brandon Hawkin September 28, 2013, 4:00 AM

      If you have Google Chrome, Adblock and Adblock Plus work great. They remove YouTube ads as well

  • Ali Mirzaie December 1, 2012, 8:59 PM

    thank you very much

  • Kian January 4, 2013, 1:06 AM

    Perfect! Thank you so much 🙂

    Kian, from Iran

  • Duc Su January 22, 2013, 11:42 AM

    That is freaking awesome. Just updated to latest version and saw those ads.

  • Bills June 26, 2013, 3:01 PM

    Thanks mate.

  • noone July 5, 2013, 9:23 AM

    oh thank you thank you thank you! the ads in bottorrent were always – ALWAYS – these stupid, moronic ads for girls! Isn’t there anything to sell other than women with their breasts sticking out? What a progressed world we live in…

  • qwerty July 6, 2013, 5:01 PM

    thanks

  • Callum Oberholzer July 22, 2013, 7:36 PM

    shot!!:)

  • Bobby Bit Bang Boom August 10, 2013, 10:33 PM

    In BitTorrent 7.8.1, the advanced options are offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled and offers.left_rail_offer_enabled.
    Also, there is an Options menu tem “Show featured content” which should be unchecked.

  • Khanh September 12, 2013, 7:09 PM

    very nice! Thanks you very much.

  • muzorro January 30, 2014, 5:38 AM

    süper thank you

  • Pat February 27, 2014, 9:01 PM

    Nice!Works like a charm

  • Gina Nasworthy January 8, 2015, 10:00 AM

    Thank you so much! No more peep shows!

  • Arsany Osama January 22, 2015, 8:30 AM

    thanks!

  • George February 1, 2015, 11:24 PM

    Thank you!

  • Casinocasto February 3, 2015, 2:19 PM

    Nice! It actually works, thank you so much!

  • McRae February 7, 2015, 9:22 PM

    Yep. Works fine. Much appreciated!

  • João February 10, 2015, 4:23 AM

    Thanks a lot!!

  • Dr. Schultz February 14, 2015, 4:54 AM

    Nice

  • WhatsMyName March 28, 2015, 9:50 PM

    Worked perfect for the ad on the side. But the one on top still won’t go. I’m using uTorrent 3.4.2

  • Tony A April 3, 2015, 6:49 AM

    THANK YOU! …… Thank You

  • Chunmeista May 11, 2015, 4:57 PM

    Thank you! I was tired of that. Not something I’d want to explain to my parents or friends if they came over XD

  • nDave May 25, 2015, 7:00 PM

    OMG! It works! Thanks dude!

  • Victor Vazquez July 30, 2015, 4:36 PM

    Thanks

  • Azam Ali August 6, 2015, 6:59 AM

    Nice, Thanks

  • SteveZodiacxl9 August 20, 2015, 2:23 AM

    Confirmed, it works. Many thanks.

  • LordSendo October 9, 2015, 12:55 PM

    I was fine with the adds, giving some revenue to bit torrent but once they started audio adds… It was the last straw!

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