Agreed. I recently switched to Tixati and it seems a lot better than utorrent, which I used to use.
utorrent allegedly removed the bitcoin mining portion from utorrent in 2015, but it has definitely returned.
It was on my laptop and managed to hi-jack one of the processes in my operating system that uses the svchost.exe file in the system32 folder. It would execute on system start-up (regardless of whether I had opened utorrent or not) and immediately hi-jack the same, particular process, dump necessary data into the memory, and begin running through the calculations required to generate bitcoin.
Uninstalling utorrent did not remove the miner. It also stopped my anti-virus software from working, but made it appear as if it was still fully functional.
Eventually, I was able to use a software called rkill to terminate the mining process, and then I was able to locate the edits it had made in the registry keys and edit certain values to their correct settings. Without the registry keys being set to the right values, upon restarting my laptop, the bitcoin miner attempted to execute but crashed upon doing so. Without being able to update for over a week, I was finally able to remove the miner with a new definitions update from malwarebytes.
Pretty annoying stuff though. I very nearly ended up factory resetting my laptop. I've got back-ups of most of my data so that wouldn't have been too much of an issue, but some of my data wasn't backed up (mainly recently taken photos) so it would've been a shame to lose those.
>MORAL OF THE STORY: Always look for an alternative option if your first option involves a compromise you don't like.