How to Uninstall BitTorrent

BitTorrent is a popular client for P2P (Peer-to-Peer) sharing of files and programs. To get the desired item, users have to open the corresponding 'torrent' file from a so-called torrent platform. While P2P has oftentimes been used for the illegal sharing of copyrighted materials such as movies, audio albums, or pirated software, the system itself, and BitTorrent for that matter, are perfectly legal. Still, there are numerous torrent clients available and users may have decided that they no longer require the services of BitTorrent specifically. To completely remove the program from your computer, follow the instructions below.

Mac users can begin the process of uninstalling BitTorrent by quitting the application if it is currently opened. Afterward, open your Applications folder, locate the BitTorrent file, and move it to the Trash. To make sure that all files associated with the application have been deleted, users will have to go to the hidden ~/Library/ and check several locations there themselves. Open Finder and press Shift+Command+G on your keyboard. This will open the 'Go to Folder' window. Type ~/Library/ and press Go. Once inside the Library folder, open the following destinations and delete any files related to BitTorrent:

~/Library/Application Support/BitTorrent Web

~/Library/Caches/com.bittorrent.BitTorrent

~/Library/Preferences/com.bitTorrent.btweb.plist

~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.bittorrent.plist

Do not forget to empty the Trash bin when you are done.

On Windows systems, users can use any of the normal methods for removing the BitTorrent application. One of the easiest is through Control Panel. Type control panel in the Search box on the taskbar and open the top result. Click on 'Uninstall a program' directly or go through 'Programs' followed by 'Programs and Features.' From the list of installed programs, locate BitTorrent, right-click it, and choose 'Uninstall.' Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstallation process has finished. Now, navigate to the Programs folder where BitTorrent was installed. Look for a folder labeled BitTorrent, right-click it, and select 'Delete.'