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DAEMON Tools Pro


DAEMON Tools Pro is a program developed by l-rePack. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 DTPro.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 34.79 MB (36,474,785 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 37% of users of DAEMON Tools Pro come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.
DAEMON Tools Pro 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 Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 34.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Pro

Program executable:DTPro.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTPro.exe
Additional files:
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe (by Duplex Secure) - SCSI Pass Through Direct (SCSI Pass Through Direct setup)
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe (by Duplex Secure)
  • DTGadget32.dll (by DT Soft Ltd) - DAEMON Tools Pro (DT Gadget library)
  • MSIMG32.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • advanced.exe
  • Converter.dll (by DT Soft) - DAEMON Tools Pro Image Converter
  • DTAgent.exe (by DT Soft Ltd) - DAEMON Tools Pro Agent
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools Common resources
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Pro Helper application
  • DTImgEditor.exe
  • DTPro.exe
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • DTShl32.dll
  • DTShl64.dll
  • dtsoftbusinst64.exe
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • Extractor.exe
  • imgengine.dll (by DT Soft) - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • InstallGadget.exe
  • ISTask.dll (by Genry) - ISTask (ISTask for Inno Setup)
  • mfc100u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • uninst.exe - DAEMON Tools Pro Setup
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • DTShl64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DaemonShellExtImage' with a class of {40966797-8FFE-46C8-9EF8-7003F33CCF0F}.
  • DTShl32.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).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DTAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Pro Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTAgent.exe" -autorun.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DTPro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTPro.exe'.
  • DTShellHlp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTShellHlp.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:5.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007832240%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038939%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00039383%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:125
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:823 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0010281909%
Kernel CPU:0.00022703%
User CPU:0.00080116%
CPU cycles/sec:43
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove DAEMON Tools Pro?

You can uninstall DAEMON Tools Pro 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 Pro, 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 Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 10 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.49%
Windows XP 10.81%
Windows 10 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 52.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%
Windows 7 RTM Black Edtio... 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.59% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 36.59%
  United States 21.95%
  UA 19.51%
  Germany 7.32%
  Sweden 4.88%
  Kazakstan 2.44%
  BO 2.44%
  Republic Of Moldova 2.44%
  Lithuania 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.13%
Hewlett-Packard 28.13%
American Megatrends 12.50%
Dell 6.25%
Toshiba 3.13%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Compaq 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875-C3... 4.17%
Sony VPCEH32FX 4.17%
Samsung R425D/R525D 4.17%
MSI MS-7592 4.17%


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