December 09, 2012

uTorrent 3.2.3

I just tried installing the latest uTorrent, version 3.2.3. It didn't do any uploading; it couldn't establish any connections. So I had to retreat again to version 3.2.0.

They sure lard up the installer with cruft. No, I don't want your browser tool bar, nor do I want RealPlayer anywhere near my computer. I understand why they do this; it's a source of revenue, and since I'm using the free version, I can't really complain.

Well, yeah I can. But I shouldn't. And at least I'll give them credit: when I say I don't want it, they don't install it. There was one package I got a while back where I told it "no" and it went ahead and installed things anyway. Took me a couple of hours to find and remove all the trash.

I've been noticing that nearly every day about my dinner time, BakaBT's performance goes to hell for a couple of hours. Most of my torrents announce "unable to access the tracker" and I can't load the BakaBT web page. I mailed one of the mods to ask if they were considering a server upgrade, and he told me that was when they did backups, most days. So I guess that makes sense, but usually backups don't bring a system to its knees that way.

UPDATE: 1915 PST and it's wedged.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 06:50 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 They're having serious issues with their tracker at the moment.  It's actually been down most of the day so far.  But, such is the wonders of your tracker going on the fritz.  (Probably a hardware issue)

Posted by: sqa at December 10, 2012 01:54 AM (iCuS2)

2 Unfortunately, 3.2.2 and 3.2.3 have included ads in the application.

Posted by: muon at December 11, 2012 03:54 AM (jFJid)

3 I didn't notice that. I guess I didn't let it run long enough, or maybe my ad blocker stopped them.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 11, 2012 07:25 AM (+rSRq)

4 When the installation of 3.2.3 is completed, the torrent window now has a preferred torrent at the top and an advertisement in the lower bottom left corner. If there are blank spaces there, it could be your adblocker.

Posted by: muon at December 12, 2012 06:11 AM (jFJid)

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