Bittorrent Client qBittorrent v4.5.0 released

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 28, 2022
Updated • Nov 30, 2022
Fixed spelling of SMTP.
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A new major version of the BitTorrent client qBittorrent has been released. The new release, qBittorrent v4.5.0, comes with a huge number of improvements and fixes.

Windows users need to be aware that qBittorrent v4.5.0 is offered as a 64-bit version only; this should not affect most users, but is still noteworthy.  Another note: Windows may display the dreaded "Windows protected your PC" message during installation. The Microsoft Defender SmartScreen feature displays the prompt when it does not recognize an app, for instance, when it is new. The meta virus scanning service VirusTotal returned a single hit, which appears to be a false positive.

Existing users may notice the new icon and color theme right away when they start the application on their devices. The interface is a bit more colorful than before, but the general layout of the interface has not been touched in the update.

The left side displays torrent and tracker listings, the right side the torrent files and information about trackers, included files and folders, sources, and more.

Users who have a lot of torrents in qBittorrent may notice improvements during startup; this should be quicker now according to the release notes.

The new version of qBittorent includes other important changes. Here is a list of the important ones. You may check the full release notes on the official website for a full rundown on the features and changes.

  • Option to resize columns automatically added. Columns infohash and download path added.
  • Setting to add the maximum number of active checking torrents added.
  • Filename filter and blacklist added.
  • Custom SMTP ports are now supported.
  • Operating system cache settings split into disk IO read and write modes.
  • New option to run an external program whenever a torrent is added. You find this under Options > Downloads > Run external program > Run on torrent added. This complements "run on torrent finished".
  •  New option to set torrent stop conditions. Default is none, but it may be set to metadata received or files checked. Also found under Options > Downloads.
  • Moving status filter added.
  • Port forwarding option for embedded tracker added.

The release includes a good number of bug fixes and changes to the web interface.

Closing Words

QBittorrent 4.5 is a major release that includes important changes. Especially the startup improvements, but also the new capabilities, such as the new info columns or the torrent stop conditions need to be mentioned in this regard.

Now You: which torrent program or service do you use, and why?

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  1. Taomyn said on September 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

    And for those looking for a decent alternative that’s free and free from ads plus other crap (though I would recommend donating), then try qBittorrent:

  2. zondron said on September 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Why not use the portable version of uTorrent?

    Just downlad the .exe from official website into a folder, create a text file in the same folder, rename the .txt file to settings.dat and start uTorrent. You can move the folder anywhere.

    1. Coyote said on September 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      ^Exactly…. in fact I would recommend avoiding all versions over 2.0, the torrent portion of the program hardly changed, it’s all the ads, ratings, and possible tracking features that require all the additional installs.

      And this is why I never updated in a nutshell;

      More Ads (hit decline offer)
      Even more ads (hit decline)”

      Nope. I donated $25 several years ago to the utorrent crew.. possibly a decade… so I refuse to accept their reasoning for selling out so much.

      1. zondonr said on September 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm

        You can turn off the ads.

  3. Paul said on September 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    qBittorrent FTW!

  4. anon said on September 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Qbittorrent your way out of this piece of crap.

  5. Dukislav said on September 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    +1 for Qbittorrent

  6. Blue.bsod said on September 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I’m a long long time user of Bitcomet now and forever. Never any ads, no offers, nothing to decline, no sell out… little used due to the complex nature they still scare people away with, but their new install is a simple one click solution that discovers all settings on its own except firewalls.

    They follow a simple idea…’share’… if you share you can possibly go faster than those who don’t share. You can even see connections* connected to you and of them who is sharing and who isn’t… then you can boot them / ban them or ignore them selectively ‘mwahahaha…’. We can set how much we share, with who, and how fast we share.

    *in my personal experience over 95% of Azures and uTorrent users do not share, I boot them.

    So those who believe Bitcomet is hard to understand, they haven’t been that since version 1.09a (current public release 1.35). Also Bitcomet installs a Firefox add-on to capture media from the temp directory. You can easily unload it using Firefox’s Add-on Options page.

    Bottomline, Bitcomet is faster and easier to install/use. Signing up as a registered user will allow you to join the ranks as a sharing user. The more you share, the faster you can possibly go.

  7. suc said on July 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    utorrent installs itself in appdata folder so it can inject malware without the UAC consent. Don’t use utorrent because it’s unsafe!

  8. uTP said on December 8, 2015 at 10:47 am

    The best last version of utorrent is 2.2.1 build 25534

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