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Should I remove DAEMON Tools USB?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
31% remove it69% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 62.96% 37.04%


What is DAEMON Tools USB?

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About  (from Disc Soft Ltd)

DAEMON Tools product for sharing USB devices. Access remote USB devices that are physically located elsewhere for free during 20 days. Get remote access to USB equipment (flash drive, speakers, webcam, printer etc.). Work with remote USB equipment just as if it was physically plugged to computer.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named dtusb.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 15.6 MB (16,358,157 bytes).
DAEMON Tools USB 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/products/dtusb
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daemon tools usb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools USB\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 15.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools USB

Program executable:dtusb.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools usb\dtusb.exe
Additional files:
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools USB (DAEMON Tools USB Helper application)
  • DTUSBSrv.exe - DAEMON Tools USB Service
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • uninst.exe (by DT Soft Ltd) - DAEMON Tools USB Setup
  • dtinst.exe
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DTUSBSrv.exe runs as a service named 'DAEMON Tools USB Service' (DTUSBService) "DAEMON Tools USB Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DTUSB.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Daemon Tools USB' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools USB\DTUSB.exe".

How do I remove DAEMON Tools USB?

You can uninstall DAEMON Tools USB 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 USB, 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 USB.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 31%
Keep it 69%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.48%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows XP 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.62%
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro 3.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.39%
  France 12.12%
  Canada 9.09%
  Austria 6.06%
  Germany 6.06%
  BO 3.03%
  South Africa 3.03%
  Switzerland 3.03%
  IQ 3.03%
  Indonesia 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Iran 3.03%
  Croatia 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Dell 17.39%
Intel 13.04%
Toshiba 13.04%
Acer 13.04%
Sony 4.35%
NEC 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 5.00%
Sony VPCEH1L0E 5.00%
MSI MS-7756 5.00%
MEDION E6220 5.00%


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