Around August, BitTorrent Inc. announced that they will be carrying ads in the popular uTorrent client to increase their revenue. They also promised including an ‘opt-out’ feature. However, the latest build of uTorrent 3.2.2 beta – build 28447 – includes an annoying ‘Featured Torrent’ bar, with no apparent opt-out mechanism.
A little bit of digging around the settings and I’ve figured out how to hide it. Here’s how. Click Options → Preferences. Then click on Advanced. Now scroll down a bit and look for the setting offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled and set it to False. BAM! I’ve also included a few screenshots to show you how to do this.