uTorrent is a Bittorrent client. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

uTorrent Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download the latest version of uTorrent from the uTorrent website.

By default uTorrent installs to C:\Program Files\uTorrent so for the purposes of this HOWTO, we will use that directory.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon Pro GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation.

  • Executable: The path to your uTorrent.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe.
  • Working Directory: The directory containing your uTorrent.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files\uTorrent.
  • Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see uTorrent running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You can optionally run uTorrent as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can also change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to uTorrent or specify which CPU or core uTorrent will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).


Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as uTorrent doesn't respond to it.

Now click OK to finish setup and start uTorrent!