If you are somewhat interested in the entertainment or the software domains, you must have heard or used his incredibly lightweight tool called uTorrent, available for both PC and smartphone. It has wide popularity around the world for its efficiency, utility, and awesome user interface. This software is used by millions around the world and the constant changes that have been brought in by the developers have gradually made it a nearly bug-free application.
However, nothing is perfect and you might have experienced a bug that shows uTorrent not responding. The good thing is that it is not a major problem and can be fixed quite easily in a small time.
Here are the fixes that we will try out in this article.
- Restart via Task Manager
- Run as admin
- Allow uTorrent through the firewall
- Disable proxies
- Deleting app data
- Delete downloading files
- Reinstall the application
Let us now go through the fixes in detail.
Restart via Task Manager
After the error is displayed, the first thing is to close all uTorrent processes. To end uTorrent and its related services in Task Manager, follow these steps.
- First of all, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time to open Task Manager and select uTorrent.
- Now, select End Task, click File, and go to Run New Task.
- In the window, click Browse… and navigate to the following path:
It will launch uTorrent and should mostly remove the error.
Run as admin
Whenever you are indulged in massive data transfers, you might make your account suspicious. If the issue is caused due to massive downloads, you can run uTorrent as admin permanently that will remove the glitch:
- All you need to do is right-click uTorrent, select Properties and check the box next to Run this program as an administrator.
- Click Apply and then OK.
- After that, restart your computer then run uTorrent again to see if the issue has been fixed or not.
Allow uTorrent through the Firewall
Softwares such as the Windows Firewall or other antivirus may cause the problem. In that case, you have to add uTorrent as an exception manually in the antivirus software that you have installed on your computer and are currently using.
We all know that proxy servers enable people to browse privately by hiding your IP Address from the internet population. As most of us are regularly using proxy addresses, proxy servers can sometimes clash with some network-based apps such as uTorrent. To fix this problem, you need to disable proxy servers using the following steps:
- First of all, press the Windows logo key and R simultaneously and enter inetcpl.cpl.
- Now, go to the Connection tab, select LAN settings and uncheck the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN.
- Restart uTorrent to test if the fix worked.
Deleting app data
Sometimes, because of the recent changes on your computer, it might happen that your local configuration files have been corrupted. This issue causes uTorrent to fail.
- To fix it, follow these easy steps:
- First of all, press the Windows logo key + R, and enter %AppData%\utorrent in the Run box.
- Now, delete all the contents of the folder present and restart your computer.
Now, launch uTorrent again to see if the issue has been fixed or not.
Delete downloading files
Many times, this issue occurs when downloading files that make uTorrent unresponsive, which looks like a crash. If the problem has been caused due to downloading files, you can go to the Download directory and delete all downloading files that will solve the problem.
Now, restart your uTorrent, to see if the fix worked or not.
Reinstall the application
It should be the last fix you are resorting to after unsuccessful attempts. If all of the above methods fail, go through a reinstallation using the following steps:
- First, press Windows + R, then enter appwiz.cpl in the Run box.
- Right-click uTorrent and select Uninstall to uninstall the software.