How to Disable Ads in uTorrent

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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:

Search for and mark as false the following flags:

  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled/left_rail_offer
  • gui.show_plus_upsell
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/=>sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
  • bt.enable_pulse
  • gui.show_notorrents_node
  • offers.content_offer_autoexec

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/=>sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled):

Make sure you haven’t disabled the wrong flag as i

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.

Pop-up blocker for Opera is really doing a great job when it comes to blocking ads and malware. Though you can play with Opera setting to see if standard options are as neat as AdLock.

Which uTorrent Version to Choose?

First, you need to know that not every uTorrent version comes with ads. Many of you will be surprised to know that there are three versions of this application – although only one is free of charge.

Even though we will teach you how to disable ads in uTorrent, not all promotional content will disappear. Therefore, upgrading to one of the paid versions is the only way to completely eliminate ads. Here’s what you need to know about different uTorrent versions:

  • Basic Version is the one you’re probably using right now. It comes with pretty much everything you need to create, download, and upload torrents. However, it contains ads as well;
  • Ad-Free Version, as its name implies, simply eliminates the ads. It is priced at $4.95 per year;
  • Pro Version is the top-tier uTorrent version, priced at $19.95 per year. It comes without ads, but also brings a few interesting perks. These include torrent streaming, file conversion, and automatic protection against malware.

In case you’re happy with the current version of uTorrent, keep on reading. We will show you how to dig into the application’s settings and make some useful tweaks.

Conclusion

Though the adverts aren’t much of a nuisance, they may be irritating at times. And by removing them you get a cleaner interface. Besides, it keeps you safe from accidentally clicking on an ad and making unwanted installs or downloads.

Are you aware of any other tricks that can get you more productive with uTorrent. If yes, let us know. We would be glad to learn. If no, tell us what you are looking for. We shall try to come up with answers.

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