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Versions

VersionDistribution
4.35.6.0091 19.61%
4.35.5.0068 5.88%
4.30.4 35.29%
4.30.3 15.69%
4.30.2 15.69%
4.30.1 7.84%

DAEMON Tools Lite

What is DAEMON Tools Lite?

DAEMON Tools (short for Disk And Execution MONitor tools) is a virtual drive and optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows.

Note, the free version of the program bundles a number of additional potentially unwanted products during installation under the notation of a 'Special Offer'. Although this is an optiona install, it is checked by default and can be easily overlooked. As of now, it currently bundles various Conduit toolbar products. The 'Value Apps' as defined below are the programs Price Gong and CouponBuddy, both ad-supported programs.

"As part of the installation, you can get the Somoto Toolbar including Value Apps for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome and Conduit Search Protect." With pre-checked options to "Install the toolbar with Value Apps and receive notifications (recommended); Set my default search and homepage to the toolbar's customized web search page. Install and enable Search Protect to notify me of changes."

About  (from DT Soft Ltd)

Most popular product that offers easy tools for making simple disc image files and emulating virtual CD/DVD drives. Create up to 4 virtual devices (DT and SCSI in all) to mount several images simultaneously. Get quick access to all functionalities via program icon in the System Tray. Perform basic actions via handy DAE...  Read more
Overview
  • Starts automatically
DAEMON Tools Lite has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.daemon-tools.cc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daemon tools lite
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection dtools.inf,Uninstall
Estimated size: 7.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Lite

Program executable:daemon.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools Lite
Signed by:DAEMON Tools Code Signing Services
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools lite\daemon.exe
MD5:435f79d364b796a4ea0b5caf24ca78bd
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Daemon Tools Lite v4.48.1.0347
  • imgengine.dll - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools Lite (DAEMON Tools Common resources)
  • DTGadget32.dll - DT Gadget library
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Helper application
  • DTLite.exe
  • DTLite4355-0068.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Setup
  • DTLiteHlp.exe
  • DTLiteShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Pro Shell Extensions Helper
  • DTLiteUI.dll
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • uninst.exe
  • daemon.dll - DAEMON Tools (DAEMON Tools Lite control library)
  • YASU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DTLite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2A26544-86CB-44C7-8DF8-064DC5F2C66C}' (runs on registration).
  • daemon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56BF1E45-390F-4198-973E-2A55FAB9D006}' (runs on registration).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28748793-5B22-446A-8184-04DC3B1BCFE5}'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DTLite.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DAEMON Tools Lite.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • DTLite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Lite' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun.
  • daemon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Lite' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DTLite.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DAEMON Tools Lite' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DTLite.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe'.

How do I remove DAEMON Tools Lite?

Quickly and completely remove DAEMON Tools Lite from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DAEMON Tools Lite from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DAEMON Tools Lite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DAEMON Tools Lite.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 48%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 48.00%
Windows 7 44.00%
Windows 8 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 48.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Windows 8 Pro 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.00%
Windows 7 Professional 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.40% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 43.40%
  UA 26.42%
  United States 9.43%
  Republic Of Moldova 5.66%
  BY 3.77%
  Kazakstan 1.89%
  GE 1.89%
  Ireland 1.89%
  KG 1.89%
  Poland 1.89%
  AZ 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Sahara 18.42%
Acer 18.42%
GIGABYTE 15.79%
Toshiba 7.89%
Samsung 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Alienware 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Intel 2.63%
Common models
SAMSUNG CORONA 10.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.41%
CLEVO CO. M740TU(N)/... 5.41%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE R830 2.70%
Acer Aspire 1640 2.70%
Acer Extensa 5220 2.70%

About DT Soft Ltd

Disc Soft Ltd produces DAEMON Tools (Disk And Execution MONitor tools) which is a virtual drive and optical disc authoring program for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.daemon-tools.cc

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