Using a VPN in conjunction with a good torrent client is the only way you can guarantee safety while torrenting. With that in mind, we’re looking at the best torrent and P2P clients that are safe to use with a VPN. The Best Torrent & P2P Clients: Quick Guide. About qBittorrent. The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, OS/2, Windows). The following is a general comparison of BitTorrent clients, which are computer programs designed for peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol. The BitTorrent protocol coordinates segmented file transfer among peers connected in a swarm.A BitTorrent client enables a user to exchange data as a peer in one or more swarms.
Public Key for PGP Signing
Starting from v3.3.4 all source tarballs and binaries are signed.
The key currently used is:
You can also download it from here
Previously the following key was used to sign the v3.3.4 source tarballs and v3.3.4 Windows installer only:
Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Current stable version: qBittorrent v188.8.131.52
Download link: 32-bit & 64-bit installers / PGP signature (FossHub)
Mirror link: 32-bit installer / PGP signature (SourceForge)
Mirror link: 64-bit installer / PGP signature (SourceForge)
High Sierra / Mojave / Catalina
Current stable version: qBittorrent v4.3.0
May work on older macOS versions. If not, recompile with older Qt version.
Download link: DMG / PGP signature (FossHub)
Mirror link: DMG / PGP signature (SourceForge)
Current version: qBittorrent v184.108.40.206
Download link: TAR.GZ / PGP signature (SourceForge)
Download link: TAR.XZ / PGP signature (SourceForge)
Compile instructions over here.
|libtorrent-rasterbar||1.2 branch latest release|
|Qt||Latest stable release|
|Boost||Latest stable release|
|OpenSSL||1.1 branch latest release|
|zlib||Latest stable release|
|Python (optional, runtime only)||Versions later than 3.3.0|
Other Binary Packages
Select operating system:
qBittorrent is now available in official Ubuntu repositories since v9.04 'Jaunty'.
More up-to-date packages are published on our stable and unstable PPAs.
The stable PPA supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (only the libtorrent-rasterbar package), 18.04 LTS, 18.10, 19.10 and 20.04 LTS.
The unstable PPA supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 19.04, 19.10 and 20.04 LTS.
To use these PPAs please use the following command and make sure your version is supported:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
# or qBittorrent Unstable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-unstable
Then install qBittorrent by doing this:
qBittorrent and libtorrent-rasterbar are now officially included in Debian. Packages are maintained by Cristian Greco. See this page for more information.
Mandriva Linux packages
Torrent Client Mac
qBittorrent is currently officially included in Mandriva Cooker. You can find more information here.
qBittorrent is currently packaged in the Mageia official repositories. It is packaged by Ahmad Samir. To install it, make sure the online repositories are configured correctly then install it either:
- As root from terminal: 'urpmi qbittorrent' OR
- Using rpmdrake (aka 'Install & remove software')
Gentoo ebuildsqBittorrent is officially available in portage. You can install it easily on your system using emerge command. These ebuilds are maintained by Mikle Kolyada. See this page for more information.
qBittorrent has been in the OpenSuse official repository since v11.3.
One-click install here.
qBittorrent is officially packaged on Fedora. RPM packages are maintained by Leigh Scott.
See this page for more information.
qBittorrent is available for Slackware through slackbuilds.org. The slackbuild script is maintained by David Woodfall. See this page for more information.
Eric Hameleers is also maintaining binary packages for slackware. Those are available there.
ArchLinux packagesqBittorrent is officially packaged on ArchLinux. To install, simply type the following commands: Package information here.
For development, you can get PKGBUILD from Arch User Repository (AUR) and build it yourself:
AUR (non-official) information here.
Alt Linux packagesqBittorrent is officially packaged on Alt Linux. These packages are maintained by Alexey Morsov. Packages are available here. To install, simply type the following commands:
AgiliaLinux packagesqBittorrent is officially packaged on AgiliaLinux. Packages are available here. To install, simply type the following command:
blackPanther OS packages
qBittorrent is officially shipped on blackPanther OS CD as the default Bittorrent client. RPM packages are available here.
These packages are maintained by Charles Barcza.
qBittorrent is officially packaged for FreeBSD.
More information about the port can he found here.
To install qBittorrent, you should issue the following commands:
pkg_add -r qbittorrent
qBittorrent is available in HaikuDepot.
Torrent Client For Linux Mint
You can download it from here.
Pardus packagesqBittorrent is officially available on Pardus via the contrib repository. These packages are maintained by H. İbrahim Güngör. Packages are available here.
To install, simply type the following command:
sudo pisi ar contrib http://packages.pardus.org.tr/contrib-2009/pisi-index.xml.bz2
#Enable the contrib repo if present but disabled:
sudo pisi er contrib
sudo pisi it qbittorrent
qBittorrent is available on eComStation (OS/2) via this download page.
This package is maintained by Silvan Scherrer.