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DAEMON Tools Net

What is DAEMON Tools Net?

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About  (from Disc Soft Ltd)

Software for simple multimedia data server organization. Build centralized storage of CD, DVD, Blu-ray images and manage user access within home or business networks with DAEMON Tools Net. License Server handles license activation and validation so Data Servers and Clients are not required to have live Internet connect...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is dtnetmgr.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 41.79 MB (43,817,288 bytes). DTNetUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
DAEMON Tools Net 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 net
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Net\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 41.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Net

Program executable:dtnetmgr.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools Net
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools net\dtnetmgr.exe
Additional files:
  • DeployService.exe - DAEMON Tools Net (DAEMON Tools Net Service)
  • DTAgent.exe - DAEMON Tools Net Agent
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools Common resources
  • DTGadget32.dll - DT Gadget library
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Net Helper application
  • DTImgEditor.exe
  • DTNet.exe
  • DTNetSrv.exe
  • DTNetUpdate.exe - DAEMON Tools Net Setup
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • DTShl32.dll
  • DTShl64.dll
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • Extractor.exe
  • InstallGadget.exe - DTGadget installer
  • uninst.exe
  • imgengine.dll (by DT Soft) - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe (by Duplex Secure) - SCSI Pass Through Direct (SCSI Pass Through Direct setup)
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe (by Duplex Secure)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • DTShl32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DaemonShellExtImage' with a class of {40966797-8FFE-46C8-9EF8-7003F33CCF0F}.
  • DTShl64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DaemonShellExtImage' with a class of {40966797-8FFE-46C8-9EF8-7003F33CCF0F}.
Scheduled Task
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF30F575-C9DE-40D1-AA42-FF06A356350E}' (runs on registration).
  • DTNetSrv.exe runs as a service named 'DAEMON Tools Net Service' (DTNetService) "DAEMON Tools Net Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DTAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Net Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Net\DTAgent.exe" -autorun.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\SPTDinst-x86.exe'.
  • DTNetSrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Net\DTNetSrv.exe'.

How do I remove DAEMON Tools Net?

You can uninstall DAEMON Tools Net 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 Net, 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 Net.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win XP 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 10 31.25%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 8 Pro 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Slovenia 5.56%
  Brazil 5.56%
  France 5.56%
  Russia 5.56%
  Sweden 5.56%
  AL 5.56%
  Czech Republic 5.56%
  Turkey 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 16.67%
Lenovo 8.33%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 7.14%
Packard Bell EasyNote TM... 7.14%
MSI MS-7756 7.14%
LENOVO 1066AWU 7.14%
HP G62 Notebook PC 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 50... 7.14%


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