Remove uTorrent Ads 3.4.2 and 3.x

utorrentThe popular microtorrent client uTorrent has grown so popular that the developers decided to monetize it with some ads. I mostly use the WebUI remotely so the ads don’t affect me but removing ads seems to be quite popular so here is a guide to do it that should increase performance on older systems and decrease the risk of seizure from these flashy ads. Removing the uTorrent 3.x ads from the interface will take about 2 minutes.

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Remove uTorrent Ads

uTorrent ads are flashy and ugly, unpleasing to the eye and often include sexual content.

utorrent showing ads

Click Ctrl+P to open up preferences and click Advanced. We need to change three values.

Enter offer in the Filter box and change the offers.left_rail_offer_enabled and offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled.

configure utorrent preferences advanced filter offer

Select offers.left_rail_offer_enabled and change to False

configure utorrent preferences advanced filter offer change 2

Then select offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled and change to False

configure utorrent preferences advanced filter offer change

Now change the Filter to search for plus, select gui.show_plus_upsell and change it to False

Click OK.

configure utorrent preferences advanced filter plus

Now uTorrent is all clean, you may need to exit and reload for the upper toolbar to disappear but it will be clean when you reload.

utorrent remove ads all clean

Enjoy your ad free torrent experience :).

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