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UTorrent Not Responding – How to Fix It

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Utorrent not working

Whenever it comes to downloading movies the first and most reliable software considered by users is uTorrent.   UTorrent is having more than 150 million monthly users. It is the Globe’s most used freeware. Furthermore downloading file or movies from this software is very easy. Furthermore, the best part about this software is that it does not slow down the system speed while the downloading process is going on. From last many years this software is working and giving its best.  But sometimes user faces errors like “uTorrent not responding“. 

Utorrent not working

If you are also facing the same error then there is no need to worry out now. Here we are providing some of the best solutions that you can try for getting rid of this problem. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started. For other issues to fix, you can check here.

Methods to fix “uTorrent not responding” error

There may be several causes due to which the uTorrent software falls in responding. But still, every problem has a solution.  And here we are giving all the best solutions for uTorrent not responding. Checkout:

Delete the downloaded file

The first and foremost you need to follow is to delete the file are the folder where it is located. After deleting the downloaded file it is also important to empty the recycle bin. Through this, you can get rid of the problem.

Scan your system with system Defender

First of all, you need to launch the windows defender security application in your device. To launch the app you need to click on the windows key + I and then choose the update and security option. Thereafter you will see the option as Windows security, click on the option and then choose open windows defender security center.

Sometimes it happens that the security software is already run behind, so at that time all you need to do is to right click on the icon given in the Taskbar and then choose view security dashboard. Once the software is launched you need to hit on the virus and threat protection option and then choose run a new advanced scan option. Once the scanning process is completed, turn off your computer and switch it on after 10 minutes.

Allow uTorrent through windows defender firewall

Hit on the Crotona button, go to the search box and then types firewall.  If there is no Crotona button then you may go to the start button and then type the same in the search box.

In the control panel section, you will see an option as “allow an app through Windows firewall”.  Hit on the option and then you will see a new window having the list of applications that you can allow or disallow. Search for the uTorrent app and then set it to public or private according to your social network.

Uninstall and reinstall the uTorrent

The next step you can consider is to uninstall the uTorrent from your computer.  After uninstalling it you need to restart your computer and then re-install the latest version of the software. Sometimes following this process helps a lot in getting rid of the problem. Before uninstalling the application if you want to store the data then you can copy it from C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent and save it to any other location.  After re-installing the software you can easily restore the data also.

Change the incoming port

Go to the torrent’s setting and then hit on the Parallel Lines given on the left-hand side. Select and hit on the incoming port option and then change the port number.  While changing the port number must remember that you need to change it with one with incrementing and incrementing. Sometimes by changing the incoming port number, the problem gets resolved.

Switch to the uTorrent alternative

After using all the above methods if still, the problem persists then the last option you can opt is switching to an uTorrent alternative. There are several uTorrent alternatives available like qBitorrent.  It is also a great application that you can download but it does not have such fancy features like the uTorrent application have.

Hence these are some of the methods you can try to get rid and fix uTorrent not responding problem. After applying these solutions you may definitely get the solution to your problem. If it still the problem persists then you are suggested to switch your application to some other alternative.

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