The developers of the popular torrent client qBittorrent announced the release of the new version qBittorrent 4.2.5, which is a minor version which only solves some problems and was released just two days after version 4.2.4
For those who are unaware of this torrent client, you should know that is written using the Qt toolkit y developed as an open alternative to µTorrent, it is similar in terms of interface and functionality.
qBittorrent is a cross-platform P2P client, free and open source, is built on top of C ++ and python, this program is built by people around the world who help with its maintenance.
Among the features of qBittorrent stands out: the integrated search engine, the ability to subscribe to RSS, support for many BEP extensions, remote control via the web interface, sequential download mode in the specified order, advanced settings for torrents, peers and trackers, width scheduler IP band and filter, torrenting interface, UPnP and NAT-PMP support.
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Main changes of qBittorrent 4.2.5?
The new version fixes a bug that causes a crash when deleting torrents in the conditions of reaching the established limits.
It also resolved issues with incorrect resource type registration and the web client has extended the API associated with RSS and has added the ability to send user defined HTTP headers.
It also stands out that developers warn about the appearance in the Microsoft Store directory of the paid Windows application "qBittorrent", which has nothing to do with the main project.
This Windows application was uploaded by a stranger who did not receive permission to use the name and logo of qBittorrent, so no one can answer for the absence of malicious changes in it, and it is reported that this person prepared unofficial versions of payment of the free projects Password Safe, Audacity and SMplayer.
How to install qBittorrent?
In order to be able to those who are interested in being able to install this new version of qBittorrent, they will be able to do so by following the steps that we share below.
Debian / Ubuntu
For those who are users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint or any other distribution derived from these, we must do the following:
First we are going to open a terminal in the system (we can do it with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + T) and in it we are going to add the application repository to the system with the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
Then we continue to update our repositories and install the application:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qbittorrent
In the case of those who are Debian users or some derivative of it, we only have to update the application with:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install qbittorrent
In the case of those who are Fedora users or derived from them, the application packages are officially maintained in Fedora, so in order to install it, we just have to open the terminal and install with:
sudo dnf -y install qbittorrent
ArchLinux and derivatives
In the case of Arch and derived distributions, the official packages are within the official Arch repositories. To install the application we must only execute the following command:
sudo pacman -Sy qbittorrent
qBittorrent-nox includes a feature-rich web user interface that is almost identical to the qBittorrent graphical user interface. The web UI can be accessed through most web browsers (including Firefox, Chromium, IE7 / 8).
QBittorrent Remote Control
We can make use of the remote control of qBittorrent by accessing through the following address in your favorite browser in the address bar:
The credentials to be able to access by default are
It is strongly recommended that you change the username / password as soon as possible as it is a security risk to leave the default values.
Now you just have to use the application and enjoy it.