DAEMON Tools Lite

DAEMON Tools Lite


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 181 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.49.1
File Size:
12.81MB
Date Added:
March 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
7,357,602
Downloads Last Week:
16,459
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

DAEMON Tools Lite is a slimmed down version of the more powerful Pro app, but it still gives you the ability to add up to four virtual drives to your machine. You can also create basic disk images and compress them to keep all the information you need accessible without taking up a ton of space on your hard drive.

Pros

Free option: If you want to use this program for commercial purposes or if you want guaranteed technical support, you'll have to purchase a license for $19.99. But if you only need it for personal use, you can use it without limits, although without support, for free.

Straightforward interface: There's nothing fancy about the interface of this app, but it makes all features clearly accessible. That means that even beginning users will get the hang of basic operations pretty quickly.

Customizable hot keys: To further streamline the user experience in this app, you can customize hot keys to carry out certain functions. These settings are accessible under the Preferences tab.

Cons

Ad bar: When you first open the app, the column on the right-hand side contains a message letting you know that if you don't opt out within three minutes, the app will automatically start accepting ads. Of course, it's nice that you can opt out. But if you don't notice the bar right away, you may find yourself suddenly bombarded with ads.

Bottom Line

With lots of features and a functional interface, DAEMON is a good choice for beginning users or those who don't need more than a few virtual drives.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 181 votes

    • 5 star: 63
    • 4 star: 44
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 53
  • Current Version:

    1.8

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 1 stars

    "No! Must agree to browser hijack to install."

    August 10, 2014   |   By ipfreely1892

    Version: DAEMON Tools Lite 4.49.1

    Pros

    No idea. Didn't get that far.

    Cons

    No idea. Didn't get that far.

    Summary

    Don't even think about using it. Who knows what nasties it's riddled with.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains HIDDEN MALWARE! Don't download!"

    April 10, 2014   |   By Swiftek

    Version: DAEMON Tools Lite 4.49.1

    Pros

    It would be a decent disk image tool, but having malware obviously ruins it.

    Cons

    Contains HIDDEN (that's the kicker) adware called "BITOOL" that is not described anywhere the typical user would ever see. The developers of Daemon Tools Lite first lied by claiming a false positive, but then finally admitted to intentionally putting it in their product, and now defiantly refuses to remove it or to declare it openly to users. This kind of behavior from a software vendor is absolutely inexcusable.

    Summary

    The developer is dishonest. Don't support them or their products! There are better tools out there for free. "Virtual Clone Drive" is a great one I've chosen to take the place of Daemon Tools Lite - it's free in cost and free of malware.

    Updated on Apr 16, 2014

    Infected with MALWARE! Stay away!

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  • 1 stars

    "Auto accepts ads"

    March 22, 2014   |   By skangobank

    Version: DAEMON Tools Lite 4.49.1

    Pros

    Mounts .iso files

    Cons

    Has ads on the right hand side with the message "If you do not respond in 3 minutes answer will default to yes."

    That's malware.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well but may not be necessary."

    March 15, 2014   |   By alexmonte

    Version: DAEMON Tools Lite 4.49.1

    Pros

    It works fine and should be great for users of previous windows operating systems. If you are like me and Windows 8 tends to throw curveballs at you, this would be a good software to use.

    Cons

    Windows 8 *should* be able to mount ISO files without this software; however, in my case it only asks what program to use to open the file.... I probably just screwed something up in the settings or default programs but in any case windows won't do it for me. If you can get windows to mount it for you then you really don't need this.

    Summary

    Windows 8 users really don't need this unless you've done something wrong. If you did screw something up or if you are using a different OS this would be a good tool to have.

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  • 1 stars

    "Question for ya'll"

    March 15, 2014   |   By klepp0906

    Version: DAEMON Tools Lite 4.49.1

    Pros

    Is daemon tools needed anymore?

    Cons

    since windows 8 has built in iso and vhd mounting

    Summary

    Im considering it but if it has no benefits as opposed to the native mounting built into windows now... the choice is obvious.

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