A simple piece of software that makes downloading files fast

BitTorrent

BitTorrent

  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    BitTorrent Classic 7.11.0 Build 47117 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Rainberry Inc. / External Link

BitTorrent is a popular peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing protocol and software application that allows users to download and share large files efficiently over the internet. Developed by Rainberry Inc., it has become synonymous with torrenting, a method of distributing data across a vast network of users rather than relying on a single central server.

BitTorrent Classic offers a decentralized approach to file sharing, making it a preferred choice for distributing large files like movies, software, and more.

Main Features

Efficient File Distribution: It uses a distributed network of users to share files, which ensures faster downloads and reduced strain on individual servers.

Selective File Download: Users can choose which files within a torrent they want to download, providing greater flexibility.

Bandwidth Management: It allows users to limit their upload and download speeds, ensuring a fair distribution of resources.

Cross-Platform Compatibility: It's available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more, ensuring accessibility across various devices.

Integrated Search: It offers an integrated search function, making it easy to find and download torrents within the application.

Remote Access: Users can manage their downloads remotely through web-based interfaces.

Encryption: It provides encryption options for added security and privacy.

Media Playback: It includes a media player for previewing downloaded files.

User Interface

It offers a user-friendly and intuitive interface. It features a dashboard where users can monitor the status of their downloads and uploads. The search function is prominently displayed, making it easy for users to find content. Overall, the interface is clean, well-organized, and suitable for both beginners and experienced users.

Installation and Setup

Installing the program is a straightforward process. Users can download the installer from the official website, and installation typically takes just a few minutes. During installation, users can choose their preferred settings, including where downloaded files are stored and whether to start BitTorrent on system startup.

How to Use

Search for Torrents: Use the integrated search function to find torrents you want to download.

Download a Torrent: Click on a torrent to start the download process. You can select specific files within the torrent if needed.

Monitor Progress: The dashboard displays download and uploads progress, along with various statistics.

Playback and Management: Once a download is complete, you can use the built-in media player to view or listen to the downloaded content. You can also manage your downloads and uploads from the interface.

FAQ

Is BitTorrent legal?
BitTorrent itself is a legal protocol used for various legitimate purposes. However, the legality of downloading or sharing specific content depends on copyright laws in your country.

How can I increase the download speed in BitTorrent?
You can improve download speed by ensuring that your network connection is stable, choosing torrents with more seeders, and adjusting your upload and download settings.

Is BitTorrent safe to use?
The app is generally safe to use, but it's essential to download torrents from trusted sources to avoid malware or illegal content.

Can I use BitTorrent on a mobile device?
Yes, the program is available as a mobile app for Android devices, allowing you to download and share files on your smartphone or tablet.

Are there any privacy concerns with BitTorrent?
While the app offers encryption options, your IP address is visible to other users in the network. To enhance privacy, consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Alternatives

uTorrent: A lightweight and popular BitTorrent client known for its speed and efficiency.

qBittorrent: An open-source alternative to BitTorrent with a clean and ad-free interface.

Transmission: A minimalistic BitTorrent client available for macOS and Linux users.

Vuze: A feature-rich torrent client with built-in media playback and content discovery.

Pricing

The app is available in two versions: a FREE, ad-supported version and a paid version called BitTorrent Pro. The Pro version offers additional features such as virus and malware protection, file conversion, and an HD media player. Pricing for BitTorrent Pro varies based on subscription duration.

PRO Plan - $19.95 per year
  • Block malware
  • No ads, no clutter
  • Built-in file conversion
  • Media player
  • Premium support
System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster.
  • RAM: 512 MB or more.
  • Storage: 50 MB of free disk space.
PROS
  • Efficient and fast file sharing.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Cross-platform compatibility.
  • Selective file downloads.
  • Integrated search feature.
  • Decentralized and resilient.
CONS
  • Limited support for private trackers.
  • Free version contains ads.
Conclusion

It remains a powerhouse in the world of peer-to-peer file sharing. Its efficiency, user-friendly interface, and cross-platform compatibility make it a top choice for users looking to download and share large files. While it offers many advantages, users should exercise caution and adhere to copyright laws to ensure they use BitTorrent legally and responsibly.

With its robust feature set and wide availability, BitTorrent continues to be a go-to option for those seeking efficient and decentralized file sharing.

Also Available: Download BitTorrent for Mac

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- Point Remote “Learn More” link to better URL
- Disable localhost/search lookup when making searches. Do not rely on the localhost port-10k discoverability
- Use a CRNG as a WebUI token source
- Require device/service pairing or standard webui authentication for the /proxy endpoint
- Sanity check Host header on HTTP requests
- Remove automatic discoverability feature over port 10000. The setting net.discoverable no longer exists.
- WebUI action getsettings is only allowed for fully authenticated user (not guest)
- Fix crash when sending malformed requests to /fileserve
- Fix forced re-install mode when same version is already installed
- Set uninstaller prompt dialog title
- Remove Nexway cart URLs
- License key information is no longer exposed via WebUI


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- Fixed crash in Advanced settings (sometimes triggered when saving)
- Fixed crash in the Devices page (sometimes triggered when adding a conversion device)
- Fixed crash in the Devices page (sometimes triggered when setting up devices page but no conversion devices are configured
- Fixed client hang (when BitTorrent was left open for 2-3 hours, sometimes Internet Explorer would trigger a client hang)


BitTorrent 7.9.5 Build 41629
- Moved code to standard containers to add stability, enable faster development, further reduce footprint
- Cleaned up code across all parts of codebase to improve stability
- Support for new ad-free premium product
- Fixed recognition of files that use HEVC codecs
- Added local memory usage test mode as part of effort to reduce footprint
- Fixed a bug that occasionally misplaced a link in the toolbar
- Fixed bug where selecting a torrent would sometimes not activate the toolbar


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- Better use of system resources, improvements to stability
- Improved handling of paid codecs and Antivirus activation for Pro users
- Fixed malformed response in a jsonp API
- Fixed incorrect accounting of wasted bytes when talking to peers
- Fixed memory leaks in clients
- Users were reporting a UI hang for RSS feeds (right-clicking on item)- fixed this
- Fixed Pro status page rendering
- Fixed a bug that prevented resizing of the left rail


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