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Should I remove DAEMON Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,373
United States Rank #42,988
Reach 0.0063%


3.47.0 85.48%
3.44.0 3.23%
3.43.0 1.61%
3.41.0 6.45% 2.42% 0.81%



DAEMON Tools is a software program developed by DAEMON'S HOME. The most common release is 3.47.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 6 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 15% of users of DAEMON Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.daemon-tools.cc
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\drivers
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2DF9A978-DEA1-4433-805D-66790FC28C62}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools

  • pnpshark.sys - PnP BIOS Extension
  • st3bus28.sys (by Generic) - Plug and Play BIOS Extension
  • st3mp28.sys (by Generic) - SCSI miniport
  • st3shark.sys
  • st3wolf.sys
  • stwlfbus.sys

How do I remove DAEMON Tools?

You can uninstall DAEMON Tools 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DAEMON Tools, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.

Win XP 90%
Win 7 (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 97.58%
Windows 7 2.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 97.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.63%
Windows 7 Professional 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.27%
  Italy 9.16%
  France 6.11%
  Romania 5.34%
  Germany 4.58%
  Czech Republic 4.58%
  MA 3.82%
  Argentina 3.82%
  Hungary 3.82%
  Sweden 3.05%
  Spain 3.05%
  Lithuania 3.05%
  Hong Kong 2.29%
  TN 2.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 23.94%
Dell 16.90%
Intel 16.90%
Sahara 5.63%
ASUS 5.63%
Hewlett-Packard 5.63%
Acer 2.82%
Sony 1.41%
Compaq 1.41%
Lenovo 1.41%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 2.60%
Dell Latitude E5400 1.30%
Dell Inspiron 1501 1.30%
CdcPointSpa MS-6741 1.30%
BIOSTAR Group NF61S-M7 1.30%


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