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Yes, I have this very same super annoying "We respect your privacy!" screen too.

What on earth is going on? I have even tried rolling back and just can't get rid of it.

This will stop me using uTorrnet altogether unless it can be fixed.

Are many other users seeing this too?




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I think I have solved the problem of the "We respect your privacy!" screen appearing every time I start utorrent.

This so far has worked for me, but I cannot take any responsibility if it does not work for you.

Click "Help" and then select "Update Privacy Consent" from the drop down menu.

Select "Disagree" for all categories and then click "Save".

Close and restart uTorrent for the changes to take effect.


Also if you want to remove sponsored Ads from uTorrent.

Again, I cannot take any responsibility if this does not work for you.

Click "Options" and then select "Preferences" from the drop down menu.

Select "Advanced” from the list on the left side of the Preferences window.

Change the "Value" of the following entries from "True" to "False":-


Click "OK" to save your changes.

Return to the Advanced Options screen and type "offer" into the "Filter" box.

Now, change all of those currently set to "True" to "False"

Entries I found that were set to "True" were:-


Click "OK" to save your changes.

Click "File" and then "Exit" to close uTorrent.

Restart uTorrent to make sure the changes have taken effect.


Best of luck


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Hi Pingu, glad you got it working but tried your description and still the same Privacy popup for me.

I have had to roll back to a much older version to stop it happening. Hopefully they will fix this in an update.

Is any body else experiencing this?


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Every single time I turn on uTorrent, the dreadful pop up appears! Seems like uTorrent can't remember our preferences (some sort of clear all data at exit-thingy like an Incognito mode, must be because we've deactivated all the ad/offers in Advanced Preferences and this is uTorrent's way of getting back to us?)

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hi Pingu, yes, I am wondering if it is just a case of changing a setting in a file like settings.dat to keep the change you made sticky for me.

Hopefully someone who knows will help out, until then I'm back on version .45449 . All the best :)



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Sorry for bad experience.

By the law we should show that message.

If user accepts or declines the message, we do not show it any more.

If user just clicks on {x} button we have to show it on every restart until clear answer is given. Again that is by the the law and we have no control over it.

But if you do declined or accepted the message and it appears again - that is a bug.

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Hello Sergey,

thanks for your response. I do not know why but I just upgraded to v again and this time the message is gone 

I still have no idea why it happened but am happy that it has somehow fixed itself. 

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Hi rafi, thanks, will look into it. I agree it does seem like an issue with something like settings.dat

I have been losing all my settings at times.

Where is the history of downloaded torrents stored? If I can replace that I can do a clean install to try to fix the issue.



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What do you mean "history? And why do you need the torrents' *history*?  They used to keep it in settings.dat, and the current state in resume.dat,  not sure it is still in setting.dat. Anyway, just backup all the *.dat files near settings.dat.

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 Hi, any more news on this?  is this a common issue? rolling back all the way to v has fixed it for me

All versions I have tried after that have this bug.

Im on windows 10 May 2020 (v,2004) feature update in case that is somehow relevant

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Hi rafi , I did try your settings file, it still happens. Shadey has the same problem  it seems. It even happens on a clean install so it seems like a bug of some kind. It may be okay for a while but then on a reboot the Privacy screen reappears when uTorrent is started.

^ Is it stable or still buggy?As regards the May Feature update for Win10, this is surprisingly good  for me.

I have a lot of software installed and many drivers etc and unlike some of the previous updates it seems very stable.I would say it is worth a try , just take an image of the OS before you install it so you can roll back if you have problems.

I have been running it for nearly a month now and it seems fine and with me having so much software my pc is a pretty tough test.


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