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µTorrent Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to µTorrent for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to µTorrent and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to µTorrent are Transmission, Tixati, Free Download Manager and WebTorrent.

µTorrent alternatives are mainly Torrent Clients but may also be Download Managers or Torrent Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of µTorrent.
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  1. The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

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    InsaneFromEarth

    Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner.

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    D33pSh33p

    qBittorrent is really good. Just a solid program. I tried a bunch a few years ago. There might've come new and better alternatives since then - but either way, qBittorrent is good and will serve you well.

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    It is a free and open source torrent client that has a built in search engine. unlike utorrent it has no ads and no spyware.

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    mece

    Almost every aspect is better than uTorrent. Exception: no tag drag&drop :(

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    Azazel

    better for large amounts of torrents: can use both tags and categories, also filter by the search field; open source; allows to rename any file or folder on any level; custom color themes

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    It is lighter but with the same features minus the ads.

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    free, open source, fast, private with NO malware or spyware.

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    Transmission

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Cloudron
    • Xfce

    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

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    thallisphp

    Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager

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    JohnFastman

    Transmission is an easy-to-use, open source torrent client. It's an excellent alternative to uTorrent because it is open source, which means you can have higher confidence in it not violating your privacy, e.g. through reporting what you're downloading. Transmission is as good an alternative as qBittorrent, but has a simpler interface.

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    no native windows client.

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    Fast, light and no ads. Why would u use something else? Works perfectly

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    best all-around for multiple os

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    minerpro3

    All Windows clients are awful, but this is well-ported from *nix.

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    Buster_Blue

    It's FOSS, which means that you can be more confident that it isn't tracking you. It's also easy to use, with a simple UI.

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  3. Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency.

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    Almost everyone thinks Tixati is a great alternative to µTorrent.

    Its good but I prefer Qbittorrent !!

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    headphoneamp

    It has a lot of features, very high and accurate control of bandwidth and it doesn't have a single ad.

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    fbioassis

    It is simple to use, has a clean GUI and is open source

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    It is the best torrent client it has many features included and it is awesome!

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    Simple and slight - best torrent client currently

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    Best torrent client available, no crapware, no fuss. Full of features and nice on system resources.

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  4. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

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    Danilo_Venom

    FDM has a BitTorrent plugin that allows you to download torrents

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    WebTorrent

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    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • FLATHUB

    WebTorrent Desktop is able to instantly stream and play right away video and audio. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading.

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    altersoft

    its just torrent streamer, not file downloader.

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    Torrent streamer. Not a downloader.

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    PicoTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.

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    Kapp96

    Unlike uTorrent, PicoTorrent is a true lightweight torrent client with no ads or bloat.

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    headphoneamp

    Very nice, simple and effective. Great for not demanding user and for backup torrent client solution

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    disfated

    Tiny, super fast, low memory, no ads, no bloat, no crap, actively developed.

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    Lacks the ability to actually create torrents, making it more of a downloader than a full-fledged client.

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  7. aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility.

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    lightweight, full featured

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  8. BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .

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    Laggy, bad programming using operating system windows to search metadata for magnets, will kill your system when pasting too many magnets.

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    Wladrote

    Coz it's totally FOSS and there's a good Android vers. of it.

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    BiglyBT is a fork of Vuze with the same rich feature set, plugin support (i.e. webtorrent, decentralized chat, and even TOR), and no ad/malware. Being Java based makes it compatible with most platforms, but resource usage is still light, especially with tweaking.

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    BitTorrent

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    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.

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    Most users think BitTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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    Vuze

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Google Chrome

    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content.

    Discontinued

    Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.https://fossbytes.com/best-torrent-client-windows-free-torrent-downloaders/

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    Most users think Vuze is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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