Since version 3.2, uTorrent displays ADs in the form of a "Featured Torrent" banner and a small square advertising in the sidebar. Is there a way to disable those?

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Set the following settings to false in the advanced settings of uTorrent. Some variable names differ depending on your uTorrent version:

  • bt.enable_pulse
  • gui.show_notorrents_node
  • gui.show_plus_upsell
  • offers.content_offer_autoexec
  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled / left_rail_offer
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled / sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled

Preferences Dialog

Source : Lifehacker - How to Disable Ads in uTorrent

To disable the sidebar AD:

  • Click on "Options" -> Show information about Plus

To disable the "featured" banner:

  • Click on the "Preferences" icon (upper right)
  • Clik on the "advanced" tab
  • Change the value of sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled to false.
  • Restart uTorrent.

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