Make uTorrent Automatically Stop Seeding When Complete

utorrentuTorrent is undoubtedly the most popular client. The micro torrent client is lightweight and can be installed very easily. It has a variety of features including smart episode downoading which is useful if you want to grab new TV episodes as they air. If you only use public trackers and have a crappy upload then you may be interested in having utorrent automatically stop seeding when complete. If you are on private trackers do not use this technique as it will count as a hit n run and you will probably get in trouble. Time to make your seeding stop when your uTorrent download completes.

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The spirit of torrenting is sharing, so you should share content you feel is valuable, if nobody seeded, torrents would be useless.

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Make uTorrent Automatically Stop Seeding When Complete

Open up uTorrent.

Click Options, then Preferences or just press Ctrl+P

utorrent options preferences

Now click Queueing and change all 3 Seeding Goal values to 0.

Check Limit the upload rate and set it to 0 which will change the state from seeding to finished when uTorrent has downloaded the release

Click Apply and OK

utorrent queueing all 0

That was it. Now uTorrent will automatically stop seeding when it completes a download.

You can also force the upload to be as low as possible so you will be just a leecher (this is frowned upon).

Go back into Preferences and click Bandwidth. Set your Maximum upload to 1 if you don’t want to share at all or a number of your choice if you are feeling generous and can spare the bandwidth.

Click Apply and OK

utorrent force low upload

Now you’re a complete leecher on torrents and you can configure uTorrent to grab shows using the smart episode filter or SickRage and longer videos automatically with CouchPotato. You can also remove uTorrent ads.

Please be safe and protect yourself with a VPN and read Usenet vs Torrents


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