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New uTorrent gets ads

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uTorrent, the most popular free torrent client, will now get ads as BitTorrent Inc. looks to pay its hefty bills. Until this week, users had the option to install a sponsored toolbar during the installation process, but now whether you install it or not you will be hit with ads in the form of "featured torrents." These featured torrents will range from software to music, games and movies. ...

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#1
...Annnnd a client dies.

The last version worth anything was 2.2.1, anyhow. C'est la vie.
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The last version worth anything was 1.6, anyhow.
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#4
2.2.1 was last good...
#5
I can handle ads for torrents on the side.....As long as it's spyware-free, I'll continue to use uTorrent. IF, by any chance, uTorrent starts bombarding me with targeted 3rd party ads unrelated to torrents, then I'll make the switch.
#6
The main problem, ivymike, is that folks have already reported DNS-changing malware hiding in these ads. No freakin' sale.

Recent versions of uTorrent have already gone down the Azureus/Vuze rabbit-hole of bloat; there's absolutely no reason to continue to use uTorrent's newest versions.

This kind of crap is exactly what everyone was afraid of, when BitTorrent bought uTorrent.
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