Torrent is a small file (around few kilobytes) with the suffix .torrent, which contains all the information needed to download a file the torrent was made for. That means it contains file names, their sizes, where to download from and so on. You can get torrents for almost anything on lots of web sites and torrent search engines.
Downloading with a torrent is advantageous especially when downloading files, which are momentarily very popular and whitch lots of people are downloading. Because the more people download the file, the higher speed for everyone.
There are different categories of torrents available on the net like dvd torrents, game torrents, iso torrents, movie torrents, software torrents, etc.
So far, uTorrent 1.8 is the best torrent version ever. It's light and fast and there have been great improvements as far as features (such as the icon and user interface) and performance are concerned.
Even so, I know many users still wanted their u Torrent enhanced further that's why I'm posting this step-by-step procedure which I'm sure will be of help to you:
1. Open µTorrent 1.8.1 (if you don't have it yet, get it from utorrent com).
2. Go to Options/Preferences or click the Preferences icon.
3. In the General settings:
*Under Windows Integration:
Check "Check association on startup".
Uncheck to disable "Start µTorrent on system startup". This will improve your system startup speed.
Check both "Check updates automatically" and "Send anonymous information when checking for updates".
Uncheck "Update to beta versions". I'm sure only a few wanted to be beta testers.
Under When Downloading:
Uncheck "Append .!ut to incomplete files".
Check both "Prevent standby if there are active torrents" and "Pre-allocate all files".
4. In Connection settings (this has greatly improved):
Check "Enable UPnP port mapping", "Enable NAT-PMP port mapping" and "Add Windows Firewall exception".
If you like extra security, check "Randomize port each start"; otherwise, uncheck.
5. In Bittorent settings:
* Under "Basic BitTorent Features:
Check all except "Limit local peer bandwidth".
Under Protocol Encryption:
In the "Outgoing" dropdown box, select "Enabled".
Check "Allow incoming legacy connections.
6. In the Advanced settings:
Find the "net.max_halfopen" entry and then click it.
In the "Value" box, replace the default value with 100, click "Set".
Click "Apply" and then OK to exit.
7. Now, in the lower part of the µTorrent window, find the box where the tick is located. A tick is the small icon which shows a green circle if your connection is good, yellow triangle if it's firewalled, and a red circle when your connection is blocked.
Click the tick and a new window will open.
In the "Connection Type" dropdown box, select your desired speed.
For Smartbro, PLDT MyDSL, Bayantel and Globe Broadband, recommendation is "xx-2Mbit".
Click "Use Selected Settings" and you're done.8. Exit uTorrent 1.8 and then re-open to use.