The reputation of torrent trackers is no doubt controversial. The technology was designed for the fast downloading of a large number of files, and we ended up sharing pirate copies of movies and software with it. But we’re not here for judging. Moreover, we believe even if you download movies using uTorrent you do that for a quick overview before buying a motion picture you love.
- How to Block Ads in uTorrent Using AdLock
- How to Disable uTorrent Ads using Advanced Settings
- Remove uTorrent Ads by Upgrading to uTorrent PRO
- Secure Your Downloads with VPN
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Ads in uTorrent can be quite annoying as they are so obvious they can be set as a standard of advertising in the Bureau of Weights and Measurements. A good thing about those ads is they don’t redirect you to malicious or unwanted web resources, and the bad thing is there is no way you can skip or hide them. So if you want to enjoy using uTorrent, get rid of ads in uTorrent. Read on to find out how.
How to Block Ads in uTorrent using AdLock
The first and the easiest way to remove ads from uTorrent is to install AdLock. You don’t need to do anything else then, you just open an ad blocker, and it starts doing its job. AdLock is set up by default to stop any kind of adware and block third-party tracking though if you want you can adjust its settings to meet your needs. For example, you like a certain website which is sponsored by advertisers, and you don’t want to deprive it of such an opportunity you can add it to the list of exceptions. Open an “AdLocker” tab in the app, click on “Add domain name” and type a URL in this format: www.example.com. Since then AdLock will disable ads on all websites except that one.
You can set up a whitelist of applications, too. Go to “AdLocker” tab, choose “Applications exclusions” and click “Add the application”. A pop-up window with your folders will show up. Choose an application you want to whitelist.
Nailed it? Enjoy using uTorrent without ads!
How to Disable uTorrent Ads using Advanced settings
If ads bother you only in uTorrent you can get rid of them using Advanced settings. To hide uTorrent ads, open Options => Preferences => Advanced. You’ll find there a list of flags and a filter box.
Search for and mark as false the following flags:
You can search for these flags by pasting them into the filter field or typing the keywords. For instance, type “spon” referring to the third flag from our list (offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/=>
Make sure you haven’t disabled the wrong flag as it might affect the application performing. The names of flags may slightly differ, so if you’re not sure what to disable, better stick to an ad blocker for uTorrent instead of breaking an application. If you do everything right, you will disable ads in uTorrent.
Remove uTorrent Ads by Upgrading to uTorrent PRO
The last method to turn off advertising is to simply buy a PRO version of torrent-client for $19,95/annually. Earlier, uTorrent developers offered an ad-free version for $4,95/year, but this offer didn’t last long. Now the only available adless version of uTorrent is its PRO.
What does it give to you? You’ll get uTorrent with no ads and also a few interesting perks. Pro perks include torrent streaming, file conversion, and automatic protection against malware. If that’s what you were looking for, go ahead. If you search for more privacy and security, we insist on using AdLock. Not only you’ll block uTorrent ads using it you’ll also protect your files and your device from phishing websites, online malware, and spyware. Also, AdLock will remove ads on other popular PC applications known for displaying ads i. e. KMP, Skype, BitTorrent, etc.
Secure Your Downloads with VPN
There’s yet another suggestion we’ve got for you. If you are our regular reader, then you already know that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are quite enterprising fellas. They collect our personal data including browsing activity, search history, etc. to sell it to third-party companies including advertisers. You should keep your data safe and secure especially if you download and share torrents. The easiest way to secure your personal data and prevent malware attacks is to use a VPN. VPN changes your real IP address and encrypts your internet connection so any data becomes unreadable for third-party companies. In addition to security, VPN also makes it possible to visit prohibited/restricted websites without being unveiled. We won’t suggest any particular VPNs because it’s a matter of preference. It’s up to you.