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DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target


DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target is a software program developed by Disc Soft Ltd. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 dttarget.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 13.57 MB (14,233,422 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 52% of users of DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.disc-soft.com/sendmsg
Help link: iscsi-target.daemon-help.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daemon tools iscsi target
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target

Program executable:dttarget.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools iscsi target\dttarget.exe
Additional files:
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target (DAEMON Tools Common resources)
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target Helper application
  • DTTargetService.exe - DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target Service
  • DTTargetSrv.exe
  • Engine.dll - Helper library
  • imgengine.dll - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • uninst.exe - DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target Setup
  • Uninstall.exe
  • dtusb.sys - DAEMON Tools (DAEMON Tools Virtual USB Driver)
  • dtusbmon.sys - DAEMON Tools USB Monitor Driver
  • dtinst.exe
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • DTTargetService.exe runs as a service named 'DT Target Service' (DTTargetService) "DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target Service".
  • DTTargetSrv.exe runs as a service named 'DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target Service' (DTTargetService) "DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target Service".

How do I remove DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target?

You can uninstall DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target 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 iSCSI Target, 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 iSCSI Target.

Win 10 70%
Win 7 (SP1) 30%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.00%
Windows 7 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 35.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 10 Home 15.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Starter 5.00%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.61%
  Italy 9.68%
  United Kingdom 9.68%
  Brazil 6.45%
  Hong Kong 3.23%
  Chile 3.23%
  Switzerland 3.23%
  Mexico 3.23%
  Austria 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.23%
  Germany 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Sony 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.11%
Sony VPCF24C5E 5.56%
HP Compaq 6830s 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1414 5.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
Dell Vostro 3550 5.56%


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