uTorrent displays sponsored advertisements in the free version of its torrent application. These ads help keep uTorrent free, but can bog down slower computers. While you may know that you can pay to upgrade uTorrent to an ad-free version, you may not realize that ads can easily be disabled in your preferences. Learn how to disable ads in uTorrent by adjusting some settings, as well as how to upgrade to the uTorrent Ad-Free.
Open the uTorrent application.
While the free version of uTorrent displays ads by default, you can disable these ads in the Preferences menu.
Click “Options” and then select “Preferences” from the menu bar.
Select “Advanced” from the list on the left side of the Preferences window. “Advanced” is at the bottom of the list.
Click to highlight gui.show_plus_upsell in the long list of Advanced Options.
You can find this option in one of two ways:
Type gui.show_plus_upsell into the Filter box and select it from the search results.
Scroll down the list until you find it. The list is in alphabetical order, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.
Select “False” beneath the Advanced Options box. When you clicked “gui.show_plus_upsell”, two radio buttons labeled with “True” and “False” appeared beneath the Advanced Options box. Clicking the button next to “False” will disable the ad at the bottom left corner of uTorrent.
Click to highlight offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled in the Advanced Options list, then click “False.”
Just like the previous option, scroll down until you find it or use the Filter box. Switching this option to false disables the banner ad at the top of the torrent list.
Set additional Advanced Options to “False.” Now you will need to locate and select all of the options listed below and set their values to “False.” Some may already be set to False, but check to be sure.
Click “OK” to save your changes.
Note that if you did not find one (or more) of the above options in Advanced Options, don’t panic—uTorrent sometimes changes the names of these options. Return to the Advanced Options screen and type “offer” into the “Filter” box. Now, change all of those currently set to “True” to “False”.
Click “File” and then “Exit” to close uTorrent. To make sure all of your changes take effect, restart uTorrent.
Open uTorrent and enjoy your ad-free experience.