uTorrent is one of the most popular torrent clients, used by the lion’s share of users to download and share torrent files.
The uTorrent program has many pluses: it is convenient, easy to use, takes up little space, etc. But as it turns out, there are some disadvantages too. This is the presence of intrusive advertising blocks on top and in the sidebar. Below you can look at an example of such advertising. This article will show how to get rid of this minus of the program and remove and disable all ads in uTorrent and even the reminder of the pro-version.
Removing Ads From uTorrent Manually
To disable ads in uTorrent, open the Settings menu and click on Settings, or press Ctrl+P on your keyboard, or click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the program.
To remove ads from uTorrent, let’s change some settings.
In the Settings window, find the Advanced item, and in the Filter search field, enter offers.
Now you need to change the value of the following variables:
Change the values to false. To do this, click on the desired parameter once. It will be highlighted in blue, and just below, you will see the Value, where you can easily put a dot next to false. A double click on the desired parameter will automatically change the value to yes or no.
offers.left_rail_enabled parameter is responsible for the advertising block in the sidebar.
offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled parameter is responsible for the advertisement block on top.
To disable the offer to download the pro version of uTorrent, enter the
gui value in the Filter field.
gui.show_plus_upsell to false in the same way. The
gui.show_plus_upsell parameter is responsible for reminding you about the Pro version.
Don’t forget to click on Ok after you have done all the steps.
In order for the changes to take effect, you must exit uTorrent (just clicking on the cross is not enough). To do this, click on File in the upper left corner of the program window, then Exit. You will no longer see ads the next time you start the program. Some versions, like uTorrent 3.4.5, do not need to quit.
That’s all. You will get uTorrent without ads. Now the main window only shows our downloads and nothing else.
You need a third-party program – AdGuard blocker to remove ads the second way. Besides the standard adblocking function in browsers, AdGuard can also cut ad banners and links from the program interface. And it does it automatically, unnoticeable to the user and without affecting performance.
Install AdGuard on your computer without changing its default settings. uTorrent is already added to the list of filtered applications, so you do not need to do anything else. You won’t even have to restart your torrent client. The blocking will start right away.
Video Guide: How to Disable / Remove Ads uTorrent
If you have read this article to the end, you can now remove ads in uTorrent without any problems.
If you still have questions, I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments.