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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,952
United States Rank #3,386
Reach 0.3376%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.76 days
435.39 days >
Average installed length: 228.76 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.20% 0.24% 0.03% 0.02% 0.18% 0.02% 0.27% 0.05% 0.71% 0.02% 0.96% 0.21% 1.37% 3.11% 6.63% 1.52% 2.98% 0.02% 4.06% 4.19% 12.07% 9.03% 6.99% 8.76% 9.42% 13.77% 4.88% 8.24%

DAEMON Tools Ultra

What is DAEMON Tools Ultra?

Some versions of DAEMON Tools Ultra 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. This includes a custom Somoto branded Disc Soft Ltd DAEMON Toolbar.

About  (from Disc Soft Ltd)

This user friendly product allows you to mount not only image files but also virtual hard discs, helps you to work with ODD and HDD due to new integrated iSCSI Initiator. However we thought not only about functionality, but about practical software design. For your convenience main tools are now collected in friendly w...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 primary executable is named dtlauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 68.71 MB (72,048,222 bytes).
DAEMON Tools Ultra 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/dtultra
Help link: ultra.daemon-help.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daemon tools ultra
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Ultra\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 68.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Ultra

Program executable:dtlauncher.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools Ultra
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools ultra\dtlauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • dtultrascsibus.sys - DAEMON Tools Ultra Virtual SCSI Bus (DAEMON Tools Ultra Virtual SCSI Bus Driver)
  • dtultrausbbus.sys - DAEMON Tools Ultra Virtual USB Bus (DAEMON Tools Ultra Virtual USB Bus Driver)
  • dtscsibus.sys - DAEMON Tools Virtual SCSI Bus (DAEMON Tools Virtual SCSI Bus Driver)
  • imgengine.dll - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • DiscSoft.NET.Common.dll - DiscSoft.NET.Common
  • DiscSoftBusService.exe - DAEMON Tools Ultra (Disc soft bus service)
  • DiscSoftBusServiceUltra.exe - Disc Soft Bus Service Ultra
  • DTAgent.exe - DAEMON Tools Ultra Agent
  • DTCommandLine.exe
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools Common resources
  • DTGadget32.dll - DT Gadget library
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Ultra Helper application
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • DTShl32.dll
  • DTShl64.dll
  • DTUltra.exe
  • DTUltraHelper.exe - DTUACHelper
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • Extractor.exe
  • InstallGadget.exe - DTGadget installer
  • uninst.exe - DAEMON Tools Ultra Setup
  • VDriveLib.dll - VDriveLib
  • Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe (by Duplex Secure) - SCSI Pass Through Direct (SCSI Pass Through Direct setup)
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe (by Duplex Secure)
  • sptdintf.dll (by Duplex Secure Ltd) - SPTD Interface Library
  • DotNetCommon.dll - DotNetCommon
  • dtinst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF30F575-C9DE-40D1-AA42-FF06A356350E}' (runs on registration).
  • DTLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBCF9214-A3BD-4C29-8D6A-369812461A6B}' (runs on registration).
  • DTUltra.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{203D5BB6-C028-4508-A420-14538B9A7B1A}' (runs on registration).
  • DTAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F8E70FF5-D391-4EF1-A220-56AE51F6C9B3}' (runs on registration).
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F04D633F-DF5A-4CE1-A81E-FF75DF3EA8C8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DTAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DAEMON Tools Ultra Agent_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3050761470-4192619610-693544-1001.
2 Services
  • DiscSoftBusServiceUltra.exe runs as a service named 'Disc Soft Ultra Bus Service' (Disc Soft Ultra Bus Service).
  • DiscSoftBusService.exe runs as a service named 'Disc Soft Bus Service' (Disc Soft Bus Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DTAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Ultra Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Ultra\DTAgent.exe" -autorun.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • DTUltra.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'DAEMON Tools Ultra' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Ultra\DTUltra.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DTAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DAEMON Tools Ultra Agent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Ultra\DTAgent.exe" -autorun.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DTAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Ultra\DTAgent.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:7.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010313196%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035038%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00068094%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:5.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0014087833%
Kernel CPU:0.00026101%
User CPU:0.00114777%

How do I remove DAEMON Tools Ultra?

You can uninstall DAEMON Tools Ultra 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 Ultra, 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 Ultra.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 10 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 51.23%
Windows 10 45.46%
Windows XP 2.00%
Windows Vista 1.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.94%
Windows 8.1 9.16%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Windows 10 Pro 7.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.33%
  Italy 5.70%
  France 4.26%
  United Kingdom 3.84%
  Brazil 2.76%
  Netherlands 2.74%
  Germany 2.70%
  Romania 2.68%
  Canada 2.67%
  Spain 2.27%
  Russia 2.22%
  Turkey 1.98%
  Sweden 1.92%
  Australia 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Acer 18.47%
ASUS 17.12%
Dell 13.25%
Lenovo 7.88%
Toshiba 6.82%
Samsung 4.22%
MSI 1.45%
Intel 0.96%
Alienware 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.47%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.27%


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