Introduction: Rid Those Utorrent Ads!

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Ads are becoming more of a socially accepted part of our daily lives. No matter where you go or what you're doing, advertisements are becoming more noticeable and prominent. From Bill-boards to mobile cellular-devices the marketing technique has quickly infiltrated the very seams of our everyday existence.

Whilst some may find these adverts acceptable or have just learnt to accept them, there are those of us that find them intrusive and even irritating to the eye, so much so that we'd go as far as to dig deep, myself one of them.

So today here I am with my first instructable on how to rid those damn ads, or at least get rid of them on a well known and trusted torrent software; μTorrent.

For this to work you must first have;

  • The upto-date μTorrent software that applies to your system
  • Ability to read a step-by-step guide

Ability rating;

  • 1/10 - This is a very simple project/modification to perform and requires no special tools or skills.

Step 1: Opening and Navigating to the Advanced Options

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So let's begin! To start simply open μTorrent and navigate to the "options" button found near the top left of the window, from here you will presented with a drop down list.

In that drop down, navigate to the "preferences" button and click, you will now be presented with another window. Here you can see all the built in settings/features that you can adjust and modify, we're wanting the "Advanced" settings.


  • Start μTorrent
  • Navigate to - Options
  • Navigate to - Preferences
  • Navigate to - Advanced

Step 2: Filtering the Options

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Once you've reached the advanced settings of μTorrent you'll need to use the filter-box, here you'll search for the add-ons that we're wanting to disable (set to *FALSE).

Simply search each add-on below individually and ensure they're set to false.

  • bt.enable_pulse
  • distributed_share.enable
  • gui.show_notorrents_node
  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled
  • gui.show_plus_upsell
  • offers.content_offer_autoexec
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
  • offers.featured_content.badge.enabled
  • offers.featured_content_notifications_enabled
  • offers.featured_content_rss_enabled


  • Search add-on via the filter-box
  • Set to *False
  • Rinse & Repeat

Step 3: Ads No More! (Hopefully)

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Finally if you've followed the steps accurately you should no longer see advertisements on UTorrent.

Thank you and happy torrenting.


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-04-09

Welcome to Instructables. Thanks for sharing with the community.

Thank you for the greeting! Plenty more to share.

thehoz (author)2016-04-12

Thank you.

hemipatu (author)thehoz2016-04-21

You're very welcome and thank you.

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