DAEMON Tools Lite DAEMON Tools Lite 10.11 for Windows

by Disc Soft Ltd.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (772 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 476,251
Publisher Disc Soft Ltd.
Homepage DAEMON Tools
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Publisher's Description

DAEMON Tools converts your computer CD/DVD discs into "virtual discs" or so called "disc image" files, which run directly on your hard drive. This protects original CD/DVD discs from loss, theft, and damage, plus a virtual disc has much better access rates than a physical CD/DVD disc in a physical CD/DVD ROM drive because the reading speed of a virtual CD/DVD-ROM is dozen times faster compared to normal CD/DVD drive.

Smart, free and popular product which is ideal for mounting CD/DVD/HDD drives and making common disc images.

Latest Reviews

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v10.4.0 on Jun 5, 2016

Junkware....

psycros

psycros reviewed v4.48.1 on Nov 2, 2013

Still probably the best tool of its kind. Unfortunately it contains non-optional spyware which some A/Vs identify as containing a trojan (it installs secondary backdoor programs). Sadly, the authors of Daemon Tools have become increasingly shady over the past couple years. Considering there are now viable free alternatives I'm forced to suggest staying away from Daemon Tools.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v4.45.3 on Feb 15, 2012

Great tool !

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.45.2 on Jan 20, 2012

What's new:

SPTD 1.80 (support of Windows 8);
Redesigned installation wizard;
Catalan language added to the list of supported languages.

Bugs fixed:

Sidebar Gadget automount issue;
Minor bugs.

noobtard

noobtard reviewed v4.45.2 on Jan 20, 2012

This once was king. But the king has fallen.

Author needs to get a clue.

Virtual clone drive is free and has no bullsh1t malware included.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.40.2.0131 on Jan 21, 2011

-Too much junk included, even if its optional, its still junk.
-Not portable.

UltraIso does that job and much more.

2 Star because it works and its free.

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v4.40.2.0131 on Jan 21, 2011

One of the best program for mounting images. Its always worked well for me when mounting movie images. I did have a mystery phantom drive appearing that couldn't be un-installed until I restarted my computer. The program hasn't happened again, but it could be a problem with the virtual driver. Anyway Thanks.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.40.1.0127 on Jan 8, 2011

-2 for all the bundled junk software.

+1 for making SPTD rootkit optional.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v4.40.1.0127 on Jan 5, 2011

Years ago I used to use this software. But PowerISO is smaller, installs more reliably, and is better in just about every way except eye candy.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.40.0311 on Nov 13, 2010

-1 for constantly phoning home.
-1 for rootkit like SPTD drivers.

Otherwise a solid piece of software.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (772 votes)
Your Rating
nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v10.4.0 on Jun 5, 2016

Junkware....

psycros

psycros reviewed v4.48.1 on Nov 2, 2013

Still probably the best tool of its kind. Unfortunately it contains non-optional spyware which some A/Vs identify as containing a trojan (it installs secondary backdoor programs). Sadly, the authors of Daemon Tools have become increasingly shady over the past couple years. Considering there are now viable free alternatives I'm forced to suggest staying away from Daemon Tools.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v4.45.3 on Feb 15, 2012

Great tool !

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.45.2 on Jan 20, 2012

What's new:

SPTD 1.80 (support of Windows 8);
Redesigned installation wizard;
Catalan language added to the list of supported languages.

Bugs fixed:

Sidebar Gadget automount issue;
Minor bugs.

noobtard

noobtard reviewed v4.45.2 on Jan 20, 2012

This once was king. But the king has fallen.

Author needs to get a clue.

Virtual clone drive is free and has no bullsh1t malware included.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.40.2.0131 on Jan 21, 2011

-Too much junk included, even if its optional, its still junk.
-Not portable.

UltraIso does that job and much more.

2 Star because it works and its free.

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v4.40.2.0131 on Jan 21, 2011

One of the best program for mounting images. Its always worked well for me when mounting movie images. I did have a mystery phantom drive appearing that couldn't be un-installed until I restarted my computer. The program hasn't happened again, but it could be a problem with the virtual driver. Anyway Thanks.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.40.1.0127 on Jan 8, 2011

-2 for all the bundled junk software.

+1 for making SPTD rootkit optional.

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v4.40.1.0127 on Jan 5, 2011

Years ago I used to use this software. But PowerISO is smaller, installs more reliably, and is better in just about every way except eye candy.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v4.40.0311 on Nov 13, 2010

-1 for constantly phoning home.
-1 for rootkit like SPTD drivers.

Otherwise a solid piece of software.

hoogladoogla

hoogladoogla reviewed v4.35.6 on Oct 25, 2010

What a crap. I got the infamous "Internal setup error . error code : 14". This error is known since 2007 and these dumb guys are unable to fix it during the last 3 years. All they mumble is to uninstall your security software, hack your registry and do some other voodoo. GO TO HELL you stupid incompetent idiots! Now I am very satisfied with UltraISO and VirtualCloneDrive.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v4.35.6 on Apr 1, 2010

Latest changes:

- Har, Har, April 1st!

beelzebub360

beelzebub360 reviewed v4.35.6 on Apr 1, 2010

best image loader on the market. Just be careful when installing it

Sergiosim

Sergiosim reviewed v4.30.4 on Aug 24, 2009

The class program.

DataBitz

DataBitz reviewed v4.30.4 on Apr 26, 2009

Excellent, finally support for Windows 7

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v4.30.3 on Jan 24, 2009

Great Software. I use its virtual drive feature all the time.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v4.30.3 on Dec 31, 2008

best software in its category
no problems

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.30.3 on Dec 29, 2008

As usual: best image loader on the market. Just be careful when installing it: uncheck all the adware/spyware it offers to install by default.

mach83

mach83 reviewed v4.30.2 on Dec 11, 2008

Poor rating for this .2 version!! I've found a nasty bug!! Program start but I can't interact with it as no menu are showing when I right click the taskbar icon! Maybe it's a problem with Vista64bit!! Anyway good program

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.30.2 on Dec 11, 2008

Good, but don't forget to uncheck all the adware during installation.

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v4.30.2 on Dec 10, 2008

Thats right! You can easily deselect the adware component of Daemon-tools, they're not trying to hide anything! The adware helps pay for the development and upkeep of the free version. Freeware is good in practice, but its very annoying when the main developer decides not to spend any more time on it and it ends up not being updated anymore. This has happened to so many programmes its not funny, at least if there is some income involved for the developer they will be willing to keep updating it!

I find daemon-tools to be the best of the lot, its just so easy to use and you don't even realise it is running. When rating programmes I wish people would:
- Not rate something without testing it
- Read things carefully when installing and setting up (important for daemon-tools for example)
- Not rate something and comment on it poorly simply because you are against it (such as Nvidia fanboi's always dissing ATI, as the Nvidia driver never has ever BSOD'd has it?)
- Be realistic, fair, and reasonable
- Just because you use another programme and have done so for a long time, doesn't automatically make it better.

Most people do the right thing, but some just stand out as plain stupid!

dhry

dhry reviewed v4.30.2 on Dec 10, 2008

Yep, always a game of leapfrog, with Alcohol 120% consistently leading the pack. 3 stars.

poundsmack

poundsmack reviewed v4.30.2 on Dec 10, 2008

you do realize that in the installation options you can disable all the adware so it doesnt even install it right? or do you people just hit next so fast you don't bother to look. as of this release DAEMON tools like trumps virtual clone drive. but then again, its always a game of leapfrog.

Bart Welson

Bart Welson reviewed v4.30.2 on Dec 10, 2008

MALWARE. (period)

thudson57

thudson57 reviewed v4.30.1 on Oct 20, 2008

I used version 3.x for a while and decided to go to the new 4.x. I when ahead and purchased it then found out that it does an over the internet activation. I didn't activate but requested a refund. Never did hear from them. I when ahead and installed it and it requires a checkup on the activation. It tries going out over the internet and it came up and said that if it doesn't get out soon, the program will stop working. What a waste of money. I don't mind paying for good programs but in a case like this. It is time for a change.

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed v4.30.1 on Jul 28, 2008

Still the best FREE drive emulation software I've used. Haven't ran into a single issue, nor anything that this will not mount. Runs smooth, clean (when you actually read what you're installing) and with a small digital footprint. I'd recommend to all.

amritl

amritl reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 22, 2008

by adware free i mean you no longer get asked about installing the ad sponsor when you install daemon tools

anonymous_user

anonymous_user reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

I hardly think having an opt-out option is justification for adware. Just IMO.

dssdbs

dssdbs reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

AGAIN!

All you idiots who only post links and crap about other software ARE NOT WRITING REVIEWS!

Either write a review about this particular software, or don't post anything AT ALL!

Daemon-Tools is still great, you've always been able to opt out of the adware in the free version, just have to read while you are installing it, not just click next, next, finish, like most people do.

thartist

thartist reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

better this way.

I found MagicDisc some weeks ago. Freeware and minimal, it even supports some more formats including UIF (universal image file). I liked it much more, Haven't looked back since then. VERY MUCH RECOMMENDED!

us3r

us3r reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

It still installs spyware search engine, the so called 'Daemon Tools panel', but now you can disable it so that Daemon Tools act like the good old version. Also, I would block Daemon Tools on firewall and HIPS if I were you. Sadly this program doesn't really have any competition, counting free versions only. The Virtual Clone Drive recommended by so many people is so inconvenient and supports few images formats that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Stick to version 4.10 of Daemon Tools or give this one a shot. It's definitely better than 4.12.x.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

Did everyone miss that it is ADWARE FREE now? 5/5

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

It was simply great before, it's good now.

And for everyone crying about spyware/adware - it has NO adware threat if you do a CUSTOM install, not a default one.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v4.30.0 on Jul 18, 2008

Bah, adware crap.

Much better an 100% free.
http://www.elby.ch/fun/software/index.html

war593122

war593122 reviewed v4.12.4 on Jul 10, 2008

Lite version is nice!!

- File Associations for supported images;
- ISO Maker ("grabber") plugin added in installer
(ISO Maker plugin can be used from DT Panel, for more info see previous post:
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/f13/...eased-21359/);

- DAEMON Tools Browser Toolbar for IE and FireFox (http://www.daemon-toolbar.com)
- Languages updates.

Bugs fixed:
- Setup fixes;
- Some minor GUI bugs;

seier

seier reviewed v4.12.4 on Jul 7, 2008

I wouldn't bother with this since they added the adware. Have a look at this excellent free CD/DVD emulation tool from microsoft.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916902

Don't forget to eject before mounting a new image.

anonymous_user

anonymous_user reviewed v4.12.4 on Jul 7, 2008

Good program plagued by adware :(

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.12.4 on Jul 7, 2008

Great tool, but shame it's getting bloated and ad ware-fille by the version...

Registered

Registered reviewed v4.12.4 on Jul 7, 2008

excellent program, and the work and effort that has gone into this program over the years is astounding,

and to still give away there lite version for free alowing even the very latest copy protections to be beat/bypassed is beyond belief, i can not imagine the work and massive research the team has to do to keep track of new protection system constantly being updated and developed is a undertaken beyond words,

this program is the best, and i can understand why a pro version is now being pushed, after the work they have put into this product, it would only be fair for them to get something back, people's lives are changing all the time, and cost of living is something we all have to face with at some point, and as much as many would like to develop something for nothing, this does not eliminate the costs in life, i hope they can make enough so they can continue there great work on a great product, nothing worse when you here someone is leaving the development team because they have to find work to live,

time for my one and only gripe,

Vide for windows x64 pro STILL not supported and yet Windows Vista x64 edition has been supported for a while now, i feel that in itself is not fair, but that is the only gripe i have, the second gripe would of been adware, however this can be turned of when installing so this is not a problem.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v4.12.4 on Jul 7, 2008

Virtual Clonedrive, free and much better.

http://www.elby.ch/fun/software/index.html

Landsnes

Landsnes reviewed v4.12.3 on Jun 15, 2008

Does the job!

I've used this program for a long time. The installer has become bloated with excessive crap, but you can avoid all of it by making sure nothing is ticked off during installation. The program itself still works great!

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.12.3 on Apr 3, 2008

Totally agree with dpcdpc11

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.12.3 on Apr 2, 2008

Getting crappier with every version.

dpcdpc11

dpcdpc11 reviewed v4.12.3 on Apr 2, 2008

i remain faithful to the 4.10 version... from this one up DT became what every good software became after a while... a big brown paper bag fill with useless crap! sorry DT.. RIP!!! i'll give it a 3 for the old time's sake!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v4.12.1 on Feb 21, 2008

has become bloatware. Sometimes, I just want to mount and image file. Now I use Elaborate Bytes' Virtual Clone drive which plain and simply puts a virtual drive in the system and gives me explorer functionality to mount or unmount images, right click and mount options, and even double click to auto mount the image. And did I mention it's totally free, no ads, no time outs etc.?

tatool

tatool reviewed v4.12 on Feb 2, 2008

there is a possibility to disable all annoying stuff (links, custom start page and other sh*t) during setup, so it's kind of "lite" inside ;)

war593122

war593122 reviewed v4.12 on Jan 20, 2008

Lite only please

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v4.12 on Jan 18, 2008

getting awfully bloaty for a simple virtual drive app.

I quit updating this app at 4.10, as it stopped remembering the last image I opened, and more added functions I never use.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.12 on Jan 18, 2008

can they make the Automount work!
every time my computer crashes DAEMON Tools
forgets all of my Automounted drives.
Alcohol 120% never had this problem!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.12 on Jan 17, 2008

Best image manager around. Just DONT install any toolbars it offers > crap.

davidtb

davidtb reviewed v4.11.2 on Jan 2, 2008

It's the only Virtual(s) I use. I've tried others, and ones bundled to programs, and this works for me.
Yes, you have to avoid "SponsorWare" but you know who's paying for it, and the install can be a little tricky with the reboot and the SCSI install, but Dude, they make it in X64.
It's well thought out, well laid out, works flawlessly with Yasu, and as others have said, it's updated regularly.
I'll take my chances with the plague.

stisev

stisev reviewed v4.11.1 on Dec 30, 2007

## AVOID THE LATEST VERSION LIKE THE PLAGUE ##

Like most of the people here, I'm a daemon tools fan, but it just seems that it's getting buggier and buggier.

Whenever I try to go from 1 drive > no drives, daemon tools just freezes @ "please wait" dialogue.

0 stars for this release

aszure

aszure reviewed v4.11.1 on Dec 20, 2007

I have used this for awhile, and works just fine, no problems. To the moron who said this is f**ware...wtf is f**ware? Does its continual use suddenly give you the urge for c0ck? Idiot.

aking80

aking80 reviewed v4.11.1 on Dec 19, 2007

I really don't see what the problem is. Yes they bundled all that crap, but it IS optional. It didn't change my homepage, nor did it add any stupid toolbars either. I'm sorry it doesn't work for you guys, but hey it works for me and that's all that matters lol :P

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.11.1 on Dec 19, 2007

I used VCD & it seemed lame & outdated as well it hasn't been updated in ages.
This works & is updated regularly.
I have installed this on 2 different occasions and on both I said no to the ads and both times it changed IE's homepage.
Glad it works well for everybody else but for me it changed my homepage for no good reason at all.
And yes it pisses me off and yes I'm entitled to whatever opinion I have so gfy aszure.
I think I'll just try winmount instead.

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v4.11 on Dec 18, 2007

DAEMON tools used to be the best, but competition quickly caught up and overtook it. I don't need all the extra stuff that DAEMON Tools packs. I'm currently using VirtualCloneDrive, also free, and that only does what I need: add a virtual drive to my list of drives, with mount/unmount items in the contextual menu, and that's it.

Buggle

Buggle reviewed v4.11 on Dec 17, 2007

Daemon tools is of course the number one choice. However, if the program asks me to install the/a toolbar and I disable it, I do not want it to show up after installation! This is not a future, it is a bug! I don't want that stupid bar on my screen every time I start my computer up or click on daemon tools. There also is NO way of disabling that horrible thing. Man, how the mighty king can fall... This is unacceptable.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v4.11 on Dec 16, 2007

I've been using TD for as long I can remember, THANKS for the new enhanched tool/interface

I love it, keep up the good work.

TheDevilHimself

TheDevilHimself reviewed v4.11 on Dec 16, 2007

I've been using Daemon Tools nearly since the first version, In the meantime I've also tried a hell lot of other similar progs, and one thing I've found out, is that none of them even came close to Daemon Tools. So therefore a big big hail to Daemon Tools for years of good work and I hope it keep continue for years and years to come. North, South, East and West Daemon Tools will always be the best.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.11 on Dec 16, 2007

This release sucks, I agree with the last 2 posts, use 4.10 and wait till they release some descent version, even daemount is not working properly with this one

pihug12

pihug12 reviewed v4.11 on Dec 16, 2007

The version 4.10 was fantastic !

"Included DT Panel with Internet search box", this is very useless. And the bar loads ifself on the logon of Windows.

"DT tray behaviour changed to DT Pro style", I find the style useless too. I prefer the old one.

And don't forget to uncheck spywares on the installation.

One tip : stay with Daemon Tools 4.10 (SPTD v1.50) and update SPTD to 1.53 : http://www.duplexsecure.com/downloads

Dreimanis

Dreimanis reviewed v4.11 on Dec 15, 2007

ruined with version .11

use version .10.1

yountmj

yountmj reviewed v4.11 on Dec 14, 2007

This is indeed a fantastic program. Adware aside (which is easily optioned out of), it has never let me down.

However, it is a little misleading showing a screen shot of DAEMON Tools Pro when the download link and description is for the Lite version.

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v4.11 on Dec 14, 2007

Great programme, although I should point out there's two versions, a 32 bit version as linked here, and a 64 bit version.

Ever since this programme started to have adware in it, its been completely optional to install. They do not hide the fact, so I'm surprised people are complaining about it. If you don't want it don't select to install the search bar!

dpst

dpst reviewed v4.10 on Nov 29, 2007

@debonair - Daemon Tools Lite include WhenU Save adware crap, but it's shown pretty obvious at the first install screen, that you can install it without it. That's the "Daemon Tools Search Bar" thing, that is completely useless. If you don't let the installer install this crap, the program is perfect and adware free.

debonair

debonair reviewed v4.10 on Sep 4, 2007

The program itself is easy to use for mounting iso images. I wish it was possible to do it in a more persistant manner, because it's quite slow to access, then reaccess a little bit later.

However, the major drag is the adware which really causes trouble. In fact, I've tried spyware removers aplenty, and nothing can remove, and only windows defender seems to detect. sucks

peterj1978

peterj1978 reviewed v4.10 on Aug 20, 2007

Please notice that from now on all non-DT Pro versions are renamed
to DAEMON Tools Lite

Critical Mass

Critical Mass reviewed v4.09.1 on Aug 7, 2007

I love the program in general, but Avast is popping an Adware alert just before the download completes, so I can't download this version. This is the same for the ones on their site, and other places i've looked. Is it Avast being stupid and throwing up a false alert as "piracy prevention"? or what?

If you've got a serious answer, email me at [email protected]

Landsnes

Landsnes reviewed v4.09.1 on Jul 9, 2007

Very good! This is the best CD/DVD image mounter I've used! It's freeware and is easy to configure using the tray-icon. Some have reported malware infection after installation. I've scanned the download with NOD32 and found nothing. After installation I've scanned with Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware and found nothing.

tinkerdill

tinkerdill reviewed v4.09.1 on Jun 30, 2007

don't use. contains spyware. even i uninstalled it, it just won't go away. spybot removes it but always comes back. f daemontools.

gene_laz

gene_laz reviewed v4.09.1 on May 30, 2007

Below issue was fixed on May 5th. Still a 5 from me!

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed v4.09.1 on Apr 25, 2007

WARNING:

Version 4.09 and higher have a new version of SPTD, which breaks Nero and Exact Audio Copy (and possibly others).
Do not update past 4.08 until there is a fix.

To uninstall the new SPTD version (which Daemon Tools doesn't uninstall) you must download the setup file from http://www.duplexsecure.com/en/downloads and the select uninstall.

stisev

stisev reviewed v4.09.1 on Apr 18, 2007

The best.

The people who claim it has spyware are complete noobs

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v4.09.1 on Apr 18, 2007

Quote: tinkerdill "contains whenusave spyware"

- tinkerdill, technically, it can't be called as Spyware. According to the definition, spyware is something that gets installed WITHOUT your concent, in the background, automatically.

Daemon Tools gives you a proper screen with simple, non-confusing text, saying that you don't have to install it. When its asking you for permission, how can you call it spyware?

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v4.09.1 on Apr 18, 2007

The adware pays for the programmers to actually programme the programme...! lol, and also pays for hosting the site etc. As it gives you the option like many have said, to not install the adware component then the simple answer is, if you don't want it don't click it!

There are plenty of programmes that you pay for that have one form or another of adware in them. Nero has the ask toolbar for example, which isn't adware per se, but in effect it is because if you use it, the results that come back from it have ads on the page!

This is a top programme and all those who complain about the programmers trying to cover the cost of keeping it fresh, up to date, have full support and pay for the hosting, maybe they'll much prefer paying $40 or so on buying it instead, or they can pay much more for the alternatives.

joeshmoe7

joeshmoe7 reviewed v4.09.1 on Apr 18, 2007

Install with care, if you just go clicking next on everything real fast, you'll get the adware. But the program in itself, is the best!

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.09 on Apr 16, 2007

Works great as always. Supported by adware, but you can easily uncheck it during install. Also, that screenshot above is for some pro version. Don't expect to see it. AFAIK there is no gui for this version.

tinkerdill

tinkerdill reviewed v4.09 on Apr 16, 2007

contains whenusave spyware

aszure

aszure reviewed v4.09 on Apr 15, 2007

Just like the others mentioned, watch the adware. However, I do appreciate the fact that the adware is visible during install, and clearly have the option of disabling it.

Very nice program. Not much, if anything, you could criticize about the program.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v4.09 on Apr 15, 2007

the best
but mind the adware

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v4.09 on Apr 14, 2007

Best tool of its kind!

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v4.08 on Nov 20, 2006

Great program. But that is not the real screenshot, that was a 'production' screenshot of the pro version from 1.5 years ago. The pro version is supposedly still being developed, but it's anyones guess when it will come out. It's been a long time.

benZin

benZin reviewed v4.08 on Nov 20, 2006

A masterpiece.
Just uncheck the adware while installing.

Earwicker

Earwicker reviewed v4.08 on Nov 20, 2006

Magic stuff. Mounts NRGs too! Most impressive.

oopl

oopl reviewed v4.06 on Sep 29, 2006

You can & should uncheck When-U during installation. Great app.

DragonStar

DragonStar reviewed v4.06 on Sep 26, 2006

when-u is a nasty piece of spyware. I have used this program for years, and, until now, have always had respect for it. When-U can bugger up the system really good. ToolBarCop shows a new toolbar that tries to install when-u when you open a browser. Delete the daemon-tools-when-u-installer folder and then remove the toolbar entry.

rip_pit

rip_pit reviewed v4.06 on Sep 26, 2006

The best i ever tried even on sp2 windows.
Ultra light and freeware ... Just uncheck the adware during install if you don't want it.

Go to the daemon download section website to find alternative download link.

lrbarbosa

lrbarbosa reviewed v4.06 on Sep 26, 2006

I never had a problem with Daemon, using it since the dawn of the software ;)

The screenshot above is from Slysoft's CloneCD, not from Daemon Tools. Editors of BetaNews/FileForum please take note of that and correct the mistake.

Sorry about my bad english, it is still under construction :)

BadIronTree

BadIronTree reviewed v4.06 on Sep 26, 2006

simple the best

DONT FORGET to untic the option that say toolbar or something!

adware is option to install it

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v4.03 on Mar 7, 2006

I must say that I used to love daemon tools, it was the best virutal cd emulator. But with the new version upgrade, I have switched indefinately to Alcohol 120%. The new version is bloated and buggy, and upon installing it on an system running xp pro with sp2 installed - it causes major problems. Daemeon messed up my computer severely causing horrible hardware/driver conflicts, which could only be resolved with a clean format and re-install of xp. It's sad because daemeon used to be really good and lightweight, and now it's just bloated and the new version is notorious for messing up computers (check out their forum to see the gravity of the issue).

debugged

debugged reviewed v4.03 on Feb 13, 2006

hey take a look at this interesting story about rootkits over at the following web address
http://www.cdr-zone.com/...ls_install_rootkit.html

interesting ;-)

sg17681

sg17681 reviewed v4.03 on Jan 5, 2006

> I don't see any adware.

> How do I get the above screen?

Hi Arieligena,

just install and start SlySoft's CloneCD ... ;-)

Arieligena

Arieligena reviewed v4.03 on Jan 4, 2006

I don't see any adware.

How do I get the above screen?

esh3

esh3 reviewed v4.03 on Jan 4, 2006

Is anybody else experiencing high CPU usage with this version?

CyberHawk

CyberHawk reviewed v4.03 on Jan 3, 2006

I had serious problems installing the first release of V4, but 4.03 installed without any problems. Well done to the developers in resolving a lot of peoples issues. Superb product.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.03 on Jan 3, 2006

DAEMON Tools kicks butt. The authors are allowed to make a little scratch for their efforts. The key thing is that the adware is OPTIONAL is there is full diclosure that it's there. They didn't make the mistake like the autoGK folks when they snuck it into the install in a pretty covert way (it's gone now, btw).

eld0

eld0 reviewed v4.03 on Jan 3, 2006

sucksd andj dangerous hey whitezero f** why dont u install the adware then huh wtf

benZin

benZin reviewed v4.03 on Jan 3, 2006

hahah he is right :)

WhiteZero

WhiteZero reviewed v4.03 on Jan 3, 2006

Your all idiots for giving this program low scores just for the OPTIONAL Adware. You think these guys code this stuff just to have their wallets drained by leachers that dont donate or anything for using this? The devs deserve something for putting the time into Daemon Tools. Peroid.

Who cares if a few idiots don't see the huge checkbox that asks if you want to install the Adware.

EDIT: eld0, because it's optional, nub. And only 12 year olds call people f** over the internet. ;)

englishmen

englishmen reviewed v4.03 on Jan 3, 2006

I use to love this program but adding adware is unacceptable weather it be a optional install or not.

Also who the hell except people who don't know any better is going to install the adware?

bleh427

bleh427 reviewed v4.00 on Dec 11, 2005

Haha... now contains ads.. *uninstalls*

bugmenot

bugmenot reviewed v4.00 on Nov 24, 2005

DAEMON Tools i no longer use this Virtual drive, i moved over to the free Virtual CloneDrive 5.1.1.1 from slysoft.com this does the same job i had no prb with myst under VCD that i had with DT.

and with DT beining in work over year i not intent to allow ad-ware on my system even if you can disable it at install this reminds me of the exeem fars.
ill wait for the pro version

war593122

war593122 reviewed v4.00 on Nov 16, 2005

God I hate ad ware. But thankfully you can use without install so still give it a five.

However, I would perfer it was made more obvious. Like in msgplus type thing.

Don Juan

Don Juan reviewed v4.00 on Nov 16, 2005

To get rid of that "Product not installed" message box, delete the old install directory. For some reason running the uninstaller doesn't delete any of the program files or remove their startup entries. Once you've deleted those files then you can clean the registry and it will remove the startup entry which is no longer valid. Also, you may need to remove the old drive from the device manager before it lets you delete the files.

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

My computer is a 800 MHz AMD Athlon (yes, I'll upgrade soon) and I noticed a huge performance improvement. Only reason this app won't get a five point rating from me is that I'm getting this annoying "Product not installed!" messagebox every time I start Windows even though I uninstalled DAEMON Tools 3.42, ran a registry sweep, and removed the old virtual device via Windows Disk Management.

Don Juan: Thank you, I'll try it as soon as possible. Just hope DAEMON Tools 4.00 has a better uninstaller :)

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

Guys, the EXTRA features that where planned are in the pro version I believe. The pro was also released at the same time for paying customers. It has the updaed UI. I won't for certain comment on any of the new features that where promised, but there's a good chance they made it into the pro version. And the pro is free of the adware of course.

QQ

QQ reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

Pretty poor release. Almost no new features, but bundles adware and needs a reboot. *shrug*

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

Since you can choose to install the adware or not, I don't mind.
Works as well as the last version and has some better capabilities and options.

wingo

wingo reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

what is important to say is that ADWARE is otional, either you choose to have it or not.

it will not be installed if you uncheck it.

if ppl had donated enough this drastic solution wouldn't have come by anyways.

but i guess pirates never pay. :/

DIRKES

DIRKES reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

Generally a good tool.

To sum it here:
- NO IDE-Jammer atm - we are working on it! No ETA for it - it's done when it's done!
- ADWARE INCLUDED - you can, however, UNCHECK that ADWARE at installation!
Now you are free from the ADWARE!

B3AN

B3AN reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

A bit of a let down, no big feature changes. Still a awesome application though.

The Ad-ware is OPTIONAL meaning you don't have to install it the ad-ware.

Klusternisse

Klusternisse reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

messes up your system and contains spyware

DON'T INSTALL

use d-tools 3.47 instead.

BobTheVeg

BobTheVeg reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

Latest Changes:
Now Contains Ads

;-(

iamtux

iamtux reviewed v4.00 on Nov 15, 2005

Grow up stisev. You can choose to NOT install the adware. I love D-Tools, its a great tool. However, I was slightly uncomfortable with the implementation of adware, but for a tool as well put together as this, I might consider letting it install the toolbar. If you don't like that idea, then shut up and stick with the previous release. Isn't having it free with adware better than releasing a shareware version that times out in 15 days? You know the answer to that question. Great program!

Someone reviewed v3.47 on Jul 30, 2005

One of the best utilities, you just need it to play games. It's light on resource, and it works well.

lilmegz

lilmegz reviewed v3.47 on Jun 9, 2005

IF You have ever recieved this error message at boot-up of your PC, then its got your computer hosed (but theres a way to boot from ur normal drives tho): "Primary IDE Slave/Master - ATAPI Incompatable"

No Solution to fix even after uninstall is available :(

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v3.47 on May 3, 2005

a life saver for games .. i had this for a long time and its something i always install when building a new pc or upgrading to a new windows version etc..

bmh67wa

bmh67wa reviewed v3.47 on Sep 15, 2004

I had Daemon Tools 3.46 and it caused my Windows to crash and lose access to it's CD ROM drives when I tried to uninstall it to install the newer version as was advised by the forum on the Daemon Tools homepage. I reinstalled 3.46 and installed 3.47, hopefully to overwrite the prior version, and it left a phantom drive from the prior version that showed up in Explorer but would crash Windows when clicked. I have been unsuccessful in uninstalling the program so I would advise you to create a restore point BEFORE installing if you later want to remove it for some reason. The program does work as advertised though and I like it a lot. It appears I'm destined to using 3.46 since I got it to work again and still can't figure out how to get rid of it to install 3.47. I've tried all of the tricks they show on their website and what I could find from doing a Google search but to no avail. I also know of several other people with the same problem. Just be prepared for a lifelong commitment with this program and your PC once it's installed!

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v3.47 on Aug 31, 2004

Does what it says on the tin, and for free. Perfect!

styckx

styckx reviewed v3.47 on Aug 30, 2004

What more can you say, this is as near perfect as a application can get. Been using it for years.. God bless the developers

felix

felix reviewed v3.47 on Aug 30, 2004

Works perfect, small download. And it's freeware! What more could you ask for?

Bludd

Bludd reviewed v3.46 on Mar 24, 2004

Still awesome. The fastest virtual drive out there.

DarkSaga

DarkSaga reviewed v3.44 on Feb 19, 2004

Better than Alchool: uses less RAM and is free!

raindrop

raindrop reviewed v3.44 on Jan 4, 2004

Skip this version of Daemon tools (v3.44), if you have Roxio Easy CD Creator, it will conflict with the scsi device both programs use, just wait for the next release, otherwise its a great program.

grokit

grokit reviewed v3.44 on Jan 3, 2004

The picture is from CloneCD, true. But as Daemon Tools is merely a driver, there is not much to see in an options window. The CloneCD picture shows very nicely what this great CDROM emulator is capable to do. DAEMON Tools is one of the software I would miss most. It is stable an WORKS! Thanks a lot to the developers!

Noldster

Noldster reviewed v3.44 on Jan 3, 2004

In my opinion, still the greatest program for mounting images. A++, 5 Star, 10/10, 2 thumbs up, etc.

mmebane

mmebane reviewed v3.44 on Jan 2, 2004

The best continues to get better. :D I use Alcohol 120% - for copying. D-Tools for virtual drive all the way, baby!

tim3

tim3 reviewed v3.44 on Jan 2, 2004

Works well, and its FREE!!!

DarthVeda

DarthVeda reviewed v3.44 on Jan 2, 2004

This is the best emulator program.
Nero Image files are supported by default. that was one of the improvements in 3.41 i think.

arman68

arman68 reviewed v3.44 on Jan 2, 2004

Great program. It's a pity that the Nero image format is not included by default, and requires Nero Image Drive to be installed. Shame on Ahead for forcing people to install Image Drive.

FDisk80

FDisk80 reviewed v3.44 on Jan 2, 2004

The picture is from CloneCD :| LOL

Garp

Garp reviewed v3.44 on Jan 1, 2004

This is the way programming should be. Small footprint, does everything intended as advertised in the simplest of fashions, and able to be used by just about anyone with a minimum of headache. The big corporate companies could learn a lot from the programmers. No doubt about it. Five stars.

Chrisi1972

Chrisi1972 reviewed v3.44 on Jan 1, 2004

Free, fast and simple to use: 5

galex

galex reviewed v3.43 on Dec 23, 2003

Small, Smart, BEST!!!

DaRkKaRmA

DaRkKaRmA reviewed v3.43 on Dec 23, 2003

Best CD image-to-drive mapper around, have been using it for more then a year now. Keep up the great work! Definetely a 5 for this one :o)

xippon

xippon reviewed v3.41 on Oct 4, 2003

Easy, fast and very good program for CD emulation.

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v3.41 on Oct 3, 2003

Yes, I want ratet 5 points,too :-))

Bachalor

Bachalor reviewed v3.41 on Oct 3, 2003

Hi Programmers from DAEMON Tools! . Thanks for this suupperr tool and that we can use it as freeware. Your program has already fairly often helped me. A lot of thanks. I love you and your work.

jshadow

jshadow reviewed v3.41 on Oct 3, 2003

I tried several other cdrom emulators...Daemons the best of the best. And look at the size of this program!!! EXCELLENT!

styckx

styckx reviewed v3.41 on Oct 3, 2003

Simply the best

Error404

Error404 reviewed v3.33 on Sep 7, 2003

Just one of them pieces of software you can't live without :)

iNaX

iNaX reviewed v3.33 on May 19, 2003

Their new website is www.daemon-tools.cc

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v3.33 on May 19, 2003

their website seems to be down... has been for some time.. but at least betanews comes to the rescue eh?.. This program kicks ass.. had some probs with the prev version for some unknown reasons but it seesmt to have resolved itself now..

Alex T.

Alex T. reviewed v3.32 on Mar 22, 2003

Awesome prgram as always! Anyone for a changelog?

blabla

blabla reviewed v3.32 on Mar 22, 2003

this is a great program, much better then A120%

trapanator

trapanator reviewed v3.32 on Mar 22, 2003

Excellent program.

vis666

vis666 reviewed v3.32 on Mar 22, 2003

i don't think anybody needs any convincing here ;) 5/5

TobWen

TobWen reviewed v3.32 on Mar 22, 2003

OOps - okay, it shows the possiblities of CloneCD.

Can anybody please remove my posts :-) ?

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v3.32 on Mar 22, 2003

its ultimate.. it just is.. ultimate..

eviljolly

eviljolly reviewed v3.29 on Jan 3, 2003

It kicks ass, that's all I can say....

ShellShock

ShellShock reviewed v3.29 on Jan 2, 2003

Version 3.29 is working great for me... don't know of any discs that use RMPS protection yet, but glad to have d-tools be able to emulate it anyways.

sangxue

sangxue reviewed v3.26 on Dec 15, 2002

buggy. it keeps getting worse. fresh install xp with sp1, install daemon tools after a couple of reboots, there are scsi errors, dtools won't start. event log shows bad data structures, system killing the scsi driver. Then boom, reboot, bluescreen, reboot, bluescreen over and over again. Can't uninstall in safe mode. do a system restore, system runs fine again. install with care

Dapple

Dapple reviewed v3.26 on Nov 21, 2002

Simply the Best ,No other virtual CD prog has the power this does. And it's FREE

Noldster

Noldster reviewed v3.26 on Nov 21, 2002

DAEMON Tools' in the HOUSE! Simply brilliant, great, fantastic, you name it! (if u name something good ;-))

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v3.23 on Oct 20, 2002

Thanks for this great FREEWARE.
I am a pupil and your program has help me for
install my "Brockhaus Lexicon", that was copy-protected
with CD-COPS.

Many thanks !!!

zulugrid

zulugrid reviewed v3.23 on Oct 20, 2002

If you've never used this before, download it. Now. It's great.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v3.23 on Oct 19, 2002

Still the best program of its kind (only one that i know of). The best just got better :)

m0nde

m0nde reviewed v3.20 on Sep 28, 2002

This program is great and does everything it professes to do in a clean manner. I haven't bothered to burn ISOs and BIN/CUEs for some time now because this program lets me mount them as virtual CDs.

zfield

zfield reviewed v3.20 on Sep 25, 2002

This program rules... Does a great job!

Gelsmurf

Gelsmurf reviewed v3.17 on Aug 19, 2002

not bad.. :D

klumy

klumy reviewed v3.17 on Aug 16, 2002

absolutely outstanding program !!

djt2000

djt2000 reviewed v3.17 on Aug 16, 2002

Best CD-Emulation-Proggie ! And it's freeware !!!
Very good are also the Copy-Protection-Emulations !

bbhermit

bbhermit reviewed v3.17 on Aug 16, 2002

Very pretty interface. However, the configuration is non-functional, therefore no connection to any of the servers can be established. It does nothing!!! Oh! It also has no provision to end the program, so I had to use Ctrl+Alt+Del just to exit a useless program.

lazaron

lazaron reviewed v3.17 on Aug 16, 2002

The interface simply isn't good enough.

You have to have some sense of standards to get anywhere. For $5.00/hour I'll point out over 100 misdoings in the interface :-)

Balu53

Balu53 reviewed v3.17 on Aug 16, 2002

Only one Word
GREAT

MadEx2k2

MadEx2k2 reviewed v3.17 on Aug 15, 2002

I use this program often. It's the best thing out there, and has saved my neck a few times (well, saved CD-R's from bad burns I should say). Excellent program! If you don't know how o use this simple program, you really should cancel your AOL account and return your Dell for a refund.

slipkbomb

slipkbomb reviewed v3.16 on Jun 29, 2002

i dont know how to use this program...and evrybody here is goin knots..i want to go knots too...come tell me manuals or something..and f drive appears i dont know wat to do with it..please some help....i want to burn with it like some people say....and not use easycd creator...please i need Help

fupduk

fupduk reviewed v3.16 on Jun 29, 2002

This program delivers on its claims - first rate for use on ISO files. Good help from website and online manual.

Can strongly recommend this program.

Cormac

Cormac reviewed v3.16 on Jun 29, 2002

A great tool, no more, no less.

emtp563

emtp563 reviewed v3.16 on Jun 29, 2002

Awesome program. My job depends on the weather, it's nice to be able just to look at my desktop and see the weather forecast and not have to open an internet browser. Beta 4 features awesome new icons with Clear-Type text. This program works exactly as advertised.

phoenixx_

phoenixx_ reviewed v3.16 on Jun 29, 2002

I'm forced to give it a 3... even though it looks great on the screenshots and all. When I started the client all the "column-fonts" and the regular msg window fonts were like fontsize 100 and of the type "system" (ie blocky kind of fonts)
I guess that I have some fonts missing and that's why it's displayed like that. But still, I think that the client shouldn't be so dependant of fonts. Or at least they should have a "gui-customization" option, where you can change fonts etc..

oboogie

oboogie reviewed v3.11 on May 20, 2002

I've tried everything (VirtualCD, etc) for CD-ROM emulation on HD, and nothing can beat DAEMON-Tools. This is THE BEST TOOL for CD-ROM emulation (period)

DPK

DPK reviewed v3.10 on May 12, 2002

This program is great and I have loved it ever since a friend told me about it.

AndyTheDude

AndyTheDude reviewed v3.10 on May 12, 2002

I love this program.

aldo

aldo reviewed v3.10 on May 11, 2002

Superb DVD/CDROM emulator!! Works great with images of Playstation games to be used with PSX emulators like VGS, ePSXe and others. Very useful not only for games, also for videos and install programs from CDROM images. It's like to add 4 additional DVD drives to your computer. Everyone should install this one, and the best is that it's FREE!!!! Great work VeNoM386 & SwENSkE.

ditoa

ditoa reviewed v3.10 on May 11, 2002

excellent program! Works like a dream on Windows XP (home and pro) and Windows 2000 Pro :)

aarste

aarste reviewed v3.10 on May 11, 2002

An essential peice of software that deserves to be installed on every system! Its great for sharing cd images across a LAN and for using on a standalone computer! If this software didn't exist, I would have a pile of over 150 CDs in my room!

kmansuri

kmansuri reviewed v3.02 on Jan 31, 2002

A warez kiddie's dream come true!
An excellent piece of FREE software, keep 'em coming.

ricsal

ricsal reviewed v3.02 on Jan 31, 2002

it is realy good, at least de version that i have tried.
gona try this today :)

crowflyawa

crowflyawa reviewed v3.00 on Dec 19, 2001

This is the best program I've downloadeed this year!
Works flawlessly on XP, 2K and 98se for me. I would buy this one for sure if it weren't freeware! What more could you ask for!

This program has saved me countless cd's! All the software friends "share" wiht me for "trial purposes" come in in ISO format and I usually burn a cd of the software and try it out. But now I can jstu map a virtual CDROM drive to the ISO on my hard disk and run the program from there for trial and I dont' have to waste time or cd's burning software I'll never keep!

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