Recently, I upgraded to µTorrent 1.8.7 and found that it has annoying ad in the side bar which was not present in the earlier version. Can someone explain that how can I stop the ads?
Luckily, we can simply block the uTorrent ad servers at system-level, editing the hosts file. Using the free network analyzer Wireshark I easily discovered which servers uTorrent connects to, to fetch the ads.
To block those ads, first quit uTorrent. Then open the
/etc/hostsfile with your favorite text-editor (you’ll need root privileges) and append the following lines:
127.0.0.1 cdn.bitmedianetwork.com 127.0.0.1 static.ap.bittorrent.com
Next, trash the
~/Library/Caches/com.bittorrent.uTorrentfolder in order to get rid of any cached ads. Now restart uTorrent, et voila: the ads are gone!
The solution for the ad removal is to remove the new uTorrent and install the older version of the app. You can get it from the site below.