Acquisitions don’t seem to find “happy” endings these days, like a possible sale of Linksys where Cisco picked up in  2003 (looks like Belkin is the new "owner" now). On a smaller scale where BitTorrent bought uTorrent and a recent update included some rather obtrusive advertisements or featured items.

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So here’s how to turn them off:

Go to "Options > Preferences > Advanced"

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Do a quick filter and turn all these settings to false:

  • offers.left_rail_offer_enabled/left_rail_offer
  • offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
  • offers.content_offer_autoexec
  • bt.enable_pulse
  • gui.show_notorrents_node
  • gui.show_plus_upsell
There, back to normal.
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