Eebster Posted March 18, 2016 Report Share Posted March 18, 2016 I have the free version of utorrent 3.4.5 installed (build 41865) and have recently been bombarded by ads that are more often than not difficult or impossible to pause or mute without opening the browser. The ads play even while utorrent is minimized to the system tray, so naturally I have tried to disable them. I set the values of all ad-related preferences to false, and the ads immediately disappeared (contrary to instructions online that claim I need to restart utorrent for changes to take effect). However, within an hour the ads were back. When I opened the advanced preferences again, I found offers.left_rail_offer_enabled and offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled had been reset to true (the other values I changed remained false). I've tried resetting them several times, restarting, etc., and even reinstalling utorrent without success. Is it intended that it is now impossible to permanently disable ads? If not, does anybody know what is going wrong? Is there a registry key that I need to change? EDIT: I noticed some values containing the keyword "offer" were not default. In particular, offers.featured_content_rss_update_interval was set to 3600 rather than default 0. Does that mean that every hour it was updating the ad feed and that was resetting other values? Or is that just a red herring? A few other options were changed too, but I can't remember which exactly. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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