I'm so glad that I made the change from Bitcomet to uTorrent some time ago because uTorrent is by far the most efficient bittorrent client that I got my fingers on and I have tried many different clients in the past .It offers great speeds, is low on the resource-side of things and comes as a tiny client of just 173 Kilobytes.
A new uTorrent version was released two days ago which fixes a remote exploit which was discovered earlier on. Hackers could exploit the vulnerability by manipulating torrent files that, when loaded in uTorrent, would cause a buffer overflow of the computer so that they could run code on it to take over the machine.
To update, replace the new file with the old uTorrent file and everything should work as usual afterwards. The list of changes for uTorrent 1.6.1
Update: The client has seen lots of progress in the past years. You can download the latest version of the Bittorrent client from the official website. It is still offered as a free program, but also as uTorrent Plus, a commercial version that introduces additional features including antivirus, a media player and converter.
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