Update: Some builds were infected by malware. Version 2.92 is clean and removes the malware files.

uTorrent may be the most popular BitTorrent app for the Mac, but the open-source Transmission client has its fans among those who want to steer clear of all the adware. The app doesn’t bundle toolbars, pop-up ads or anything of that ilk.

Most had assumed that development ceased a couple of years ago, but Softpedia spotted a surprise release yesterday – the first in two years …

Prominent features of Transmission 2.90 include better renaming of torrents with a common prefix, support for PolarSSL, CyaSSL, and WolfSSL cryptographic backends, support for OpenSSL 0.9.7 or later, CMake support […]

The Mac build of Transmission received a lot of love for this major release, such as user interface improvements for Mac OS X 10.9 or later, support for trimming potential URIs from clipboard, and support for downloading from HTTP servers on El Capitan.

Support for Snow Leopard was, however, dropped. Transmission 2.90 is a free download.

BitTorrent launched its first peer-to-peer streaming iOS and tvOS app earlier this month.

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