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25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #331
United States Rank #1,106
Reach 1.8272%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.28 days
509.73 days >
Average installed length: 267.82 days


VersionDistribution 0.11% 0.02% 0.03% 14.94% 18.77% 0.13% 8.36% 0.01% 15.95% 0.10% 5.25% 5.50% 0.03% 2.51% 8.89% 0.16% 8.34% 9.52% 1.36%

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 and trial versiosn of the program bundles a number of additional adware-type products during installation under the notation of a 'Special Offer'. Although this is an optional 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. Some versions also use the Somoto download and installer manager that bundles a variety of offers such as: music and games addon, search engines, price compression and many others.

"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 Disc 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
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
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
Help link: www.daemonpro-help.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daemon tools lite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 25.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Lite

Program executable:dtlite.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools Lite
Signed by:DT Soft Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools lite\dtlite.exe
(From the publisher) “Easy and powerful toolbar that installs directly onto your Web browser and allows you to: Use DAEMON Tools Lite features directly from your browser. Get quick access to Astroburn Lite possibilities to burn your files and...”
Additional files:
  • imgengine.dll - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • DAEMON Tools Smart Installer.exe (by DT Soft Ltd) - DAEMON Tools Toolbar (DAEMON Tools Toolbar Setup)
  • DAEMON Tools Toolbar.exe (by DT Soft Ltd)
  • daemon.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite
  • DaemonPlugin.dll
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools Common resources
  • DTGadget32.dll - DT Gadget library
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Helper application
  • DTLite4454-0315.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Setup
  • dtlitedll.dll
  • DTLitee.exe
  • DTLiteHlp.exe
  • DTLiteShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Pro Shell Extensions Helper
  • DTLiteUI.dll
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • dtsoftbus01.sys - DAEMON Tools Virtual Bus Driver
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • InstallGadget.exe - DTGadget installer
  • uninst.exe
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe (by Duplex Secure) - SCSI Pass Through Direct (SCSI Pass Through Direct setup)
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe (by Duplex Secure)
  • daemon.dll (by DT Soft) - DAEMON Tools (DAEMON Tools Lite control library)
  • dtsoftbusinst64.exe
  • YASU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • DTLite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1D2A79D0-FF21-4EE0-8079-452172407A48}' (runs on registration).
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E716CB56-9BFC-4085-879E-5E89AC4B5DEE}' (runs on registration).
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF30F575-C9DE-40D1-AA42-FF06A356350E}' (runs on registration).
  • YASU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6DCE2266-15A1-4273-B569-C2C2ECF13186}' (runs on registration).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF309BAD-0C7F-43B2-B8AA-0C0189D4C74D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DTLite.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DAEMON Tools Lite (2).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 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\daemon.exe" -autorun.
  • 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.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DTLite.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe'.
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\SPTDinst-x86.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013564134%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038212%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00097429%
0.015104% average
Memory:4.53 MB
Total CPU:0.0002419713%
Kernel CPU:0.00004842%
User CPU:0.00019356%
Memory:4.62 MB
Total CPU:0.0002271684%
Kernel CPU:0.00001458%
User CPU:0.00021259%

How do I remove DAEMON Tools Lite?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Lite.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.94%
Windows 10 9.41%
Windows XP 5.67%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.20%
Windows 7 Professional 13.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.65%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.87%
  France 7.19%
  Germany 6.96%
  Brazil 4.71%
  Italy 3.93%
  United Kingdom 2.80%
  Poland 2.76%
  Hungary 2.63%
  Spain 2.38%
  Canada 2.26%
  Romania 2.12%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Russia 1.99%
  Taiwan 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.03%
Acer 18.98%
Dell 17.03%
ASUS 15.83%
Samsung 5.44%
Toshiba 4.26%
Lenovo 4.18%
Intel 1.24%
American Megatrends 0.99%
MSI 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.61%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.34%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.32%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.22%


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