µTorrent vs Vuze vs BitTorrent 7 vs BitComet? Which is the best and doesn’t come with any spyware or adware? As shown in the table below, the top 4 in term of market share comes with some form of spyware, usually in an optional toolbar.
BitSpirit is probably the only Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 torrent clients without any spyware, and it is free. My primary choice is BitTorrent 7, simply because it is created by the founder of torrent. I can’t say much about the downloading speed, I did not notice any significant speed improvement when I downloaded the OpenOffice 3.3 from Oracle via torrent.
Since these spyware and adware are optional, remember to select ‘custom’ installation when installing the software.
Spyware or Adware
|Adware: Optional |
|Adware: Optional Vuze |
toolbar powered by Bing
|BitTorrent 7||Free||Adware: Optionally|
installs Ask toolbar
|BitComet||Free||Ad-supported: Optionally |
sets your browser
|Transmission||Free||No adware, 100% clean||Mac|
|BitSpirit||Free||No adware, 100% clean||Win|
|BitTyrant||Free||No adware, 100% clean||Win|
|rTorrent||Free||No adware, 100% clean||Mac|
|MLDonkey||Free||No adware, 100% clean||Win|
Is BitTorrent Illegal?
BitTorrent is not 100% illegal, quite a number of big corporations uses torrent to distribute files. A good example is OpenOffice.org P2P downloads – http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/p2p/
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