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DAEMON Tools Lite


DAEMON Tools Lite is a software program developed by DAEMON Tools. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 41.94 MB (43,973,235 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 63% of users of DAEMON Tools Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in India and New Zealand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.daemon-tools.cc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 41.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Lite

  • DTCommonRes.dll (by DT Soft Ltd) - DAEMON Tools Lite (DAEMON Tools Common resources)
  • DTGadget32.dll (by DT Soft Ltd) - DT Gadget library
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Helper application
  • DTLite.exe
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • InstallGadget.exe - DTGadget installer
  • uninst.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DTLite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC69E61D-8A80-4B62-A4EC-DFAF145529AC}' (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).
Startup File (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\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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008470508%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021703%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00063002%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:676,960
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:957 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0004739233%
Kernel CPU:0.00020094%
User CPU:0.00027299%

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) 50%
Win 10 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  India 12.50%
  New Zealand 12.50%
  Spain 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 25.00%
eMachines eME644G 25.00%
Advent DT2410 25.00%


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