How to Install and Configure uTorrent

Ok now that you know how to protect your internet activities with Peer Guardian, lets proceed in teaching you what you need to use to download tv shows, music and possibly movies from the internet. If you want to do it and do it fast you will want to know all about torrents and the best program to use is µTorrent.

Utorrent is the worlds most popular bittorrent client. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification.

For more information on what a torrent is, and how it all works check out The Lowdown on BitTorrent or this Wiki page.
But to sum it up real fast, think of the file you want to download. Usually you would use something like LimeWire or BearShare or something, do a search, and download from a single individual that was sharing it on their computer. With Torrents, you download a piece of the file you want from many sources that are sharing it across the internet. This way you get it super fast. You are not limited to a single persons computer speed they are sharing from.

Ok lets move on and set this program up!

Download the program here

Once downloaded simple double click the executable to start the install process.

You may have to tell your computer to Run this program.

Click “Next” to proceed.

Click “Next” after reading this.

Read and Agree to the License Agreement to continue.

Click “Next” to install utorrent to the default location.

Leave these standard defaults checked and click “Next”.

OK pay attention here. This is how a lot of toolbars sneak in on computers.
UNCHECK this 3 items about installing the ASK toolbar and click “Install” to continue.
It will install very fast as it is a small lightweight program.

After it installs you will be presented with this screen.
Click on “Run speed test” to determine your connection type.

This was my connection speed.

So I chose the 2Mbit connection speed.

Now lets test the Port that it random generated and see if its open.
NOTE: if its not open you may have to open or forward a port on your router.
This website will help you with step by step guides for your specific router.

Looks like my port is ok and I am good to go!

Additional Settings

This is the web interface. Set this up if you plan to use your iphone or remote computer to initiate downloads while you are away.
Set a username and password that you will remember. Also you can set a port to whatever you wish or leave it at the default of 8080.
Using this, you may want to set up an account with so that you can easily reach your computer instead of having to remember your ip address.

Set your queuing to match the picture above. This will allow you to SEED (share back with others) your torrents, but not for too long to where it draws attention.

Finally lets set Encryption to enabled. This will prevent your ISP from noticing what you are downloading.
The network packets will be encrypted and they will not see that you are downloading the movie Avatar for example.

For more information on utorrent, please visit

Some good sites to get tv shows would be:

A good site for anything would be:

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