What is daemon.exe? Is daemon.exe spyware or a virus?

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3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware


Daemon.exe is alternatively called the Virtual CD Emulator, Virtual DVD Emulator and ISO Emulator is used to bypass copy protected CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays. This process is part of the Daemon Tools Lite and Daemon Tools Pro suites in addition to being part of the ISO Maker plugin. The application helps create an ISO that indirectly creates a backup virtual drive which works like a normal physical drive.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/daemon.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of daemon.exe: based on 46 votes. Read also the 30 reviews.

726 users ask for this file. 37 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about daemon.exe:
Virtual CD emulation control utility  See also: Link   Andre
it's safe  
Virtual DAEMON Manager  See also: Link   Kasper
Small Cd emulation tool.. very safe   QWP
About one of the most handy Virtual CD emulation tools out there.   Kip
Virtuelle CD Emulation Software   valu
Virtual CD emulation. Best ISO emulator.   Ben!
Virtual Device pour .ISO or similar   Pascal
Very good program   KILLA B
Love this program. NOT dangerous.  
Let's you mount CD images, so windows thinks they exist as physical drives.   FlameBoy
Very good and small CD emulator   Raven
Emulates CD Immages... Free and comes with now adware or spyware  See also: Link   Steven Moseng
CD Drive Emulator to mount Images and ISOs   Anthony
Not dangerous at all, used to control virtual drives (cd's)   rosana
As others as said, can mount CD images, mostly used with CD "Backups" if you know what I mean   Tir-el
The business if you want 1-1 (perfect) back-up copies of your CD's   Neal
this is by far the best disc copying program yet.   dvdshrink 3.1 rocks also
Daemon tools, despite the name is not dangerous on the surface. There is debate over the fact that it uses RootKit like kernel hooks and a hidden registry key to perform its duties. Daemon tools is used to bypass CD copy protection for the purpose of creating backup disks and other "uses". I use happliy.  See also: Link   benszoko
Device for mounting CD images on virtual drives. A very usefull program  
emulador de unidad virtual de DVD  See also: Link   Otto
It now comes with adware and spyware. After intalling it on my notebook using Window Vista, Window Defender warned some misbehaved process, hidden registry key, spyware and adware. I try to delete the process but it seems to still run as background process. The hard drive works all the time.   peter
I concurr with benszoko   ike
Has A virus attached make sure virus protection is on when installing and just delete the virus   JSmokkie
Virtual CD emulation.  See also: Link   kak
It broke my files and pictures and my computer literally blew up. I will sue this it hurt my daughter   Jerry
for me this file seemed to be a part or linked to and updater pretending to be an Updater for NDVIDIA. others pages were accessible when I searched informations about the files saying it was not dangerous and to keep it until I keep away the updater programme. Could this indesirable file linked to anormal pages while searching on google.   touvabien
when im installing the game that id buy, it request for the daemon.exe to be installed, and request for restart on my computer. After that, my computer cannot boot again. Even though in formatting it, the formatting canceled when its almost finished.   dens
many antiviruses report as win32: malware gen   thehacker
It broke my GFs computer and can't be uninstalled.  

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