Daemon Tools Lite

Daemon Tools Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 195 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1
  • Total Downloads:
    8,534,930
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20,493
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Worked as in the past, but lacks notification bar icon"

July 19, 2015  |  By 482lost

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 10.0

Pros

Allows one to load disc images from the hard drive and many more things such as writing disc images, creating new images, create a bootable usb drive, use ram as a virtual hard drive, and a few more things as well that require a license. Those features do have demo modes available so you can try them out too.

Cons

Doesn't minimize to the notification bar like older version did. Can be annoying as it just adds another random window cluttering up the task bar. There is also a deceptive installer for bloatware that comes with the free version of this program. It makes you think you can't op out of it when all you have to do is click Back, and the installer will show Daemon Tools is installed and ready.

Summary

Does what it was designed to do and has many features available. Bloatware is easily circumvented by clicking the Back button, and doesnt have malware unless you download it from a bad site.(I downloaded it via CNets installer.)

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1 stars

"ADWARE & MALWARE"

May 21, 2015  |  By proxyzozo

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 5.01.0406

Pros

This was once a good program. It is now MALICIOUS! Do not install

Cons

-Trojans
-Adware

Summary

Unless you want viruses do not install this program. I had to system restore to get rid of this malicious program.

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1 stars

"Installs malware"

May 14, 2015  |  By seanragan

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 5.01.0406

Pros

You can test how effective your anti-virus software is.

Cons

Installs malware, collects "anonymous" data after clicking to turn that setting off, and pops up saying you have 5 minutes to respond to an ad before it will auto accept the installation of more malware on your behalf.

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1 stars

"MALWARE INSTALLED & Requires Serial number to install"

April 27, 2015  |  By happyaway

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 5.01.0406

Pros

none, there are better options...keep looking

Cons

It installs and launches malware (pc cleaner) before you even finish installing. You cant finish the install because it asks for a serial number. Cnet lists this app as free and at one time it was... new review & removal is needed.

Summary

I have always trusted this site. As a systems engineer I've promoted it to clients as a safe site to get downloads from. I'm hoping cnet removes this app and increases security as this is new to me.

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1 stars

"too much malware"

March 26, 2015  |  By bluedragon14

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 5.01.0406

Pros

still does what it's supposed to do

Cons

too much malware, adware, etc.

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1 stars

"Almost finished me fortunately I had a save point."

March 22, 2015  |  By s1ipp3ry

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 5.01.0406

Pros

If only there was a way to separate the great program from all its pre loaded rubbish

Cons

Don't do it ... this was once a great program but the spyware its loaded with will ruin you if you don't have a save point handy , this will put most people out of business.

Summary

Its a sad end to a once highly respected program.

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1 stars

"Do not download . malware *******"

February 21, 2015  |  By not_dave

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 4.49.1

Pros

Do not download . malware *******

Cons

my anti-virus detected malware

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3 stars

"bitool.dll adware detected"

January 29, 2015  |  By eatmyshortsagain

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 4.49.1

Pros

It's been my go to iso progam for nearly a decade. Still a solid product.

Cons

Adware bitool.dll detected on latest install. Confirms other reviewer on this site.

Summary

Install at your own risk.

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1 stars

"Malware Detected"

January 14, 2015  |  By serdedi

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 4.49.1

Pros

Used to be a good tool until they put malware in the software, and other add-ware.

Cons

Contains malware.

Summary

A shame, this tool used to be a good tool, now it's just clogged with ad-ware and malware. I am sending a removal request to CNET immediately.

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1 stars

"Installs malware - even when unchecked"

January 01, 2015  |  By mattblick

 |  Version: Daemon Tools Lite 4.49.1

Pros

I've used Daemon tools a lot over the years. It did the job.

Cons

I installed this today, carefully looked at each screen before clicking next. I unchecked 2 boxes and clicked skip on another. I have come to expect the need to do this with free software. HOWEVER this installed the applications I had deselected anyways. The BoBrowser malware added startup tasks, scheduled tasks, and firewall exceptions for itself. These somehow remained even after using add/remove programs to "uninstall" it. Malicious software. Unacceptable.

Summary

Please remove this one CNET. Daemon tools is intentionally bundling malware. This BoBrowser is the 3rd one reported in recent versions.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.1
  • GameSpace view for Images collection.
  • USB sharing via iSCSI Initiator.
  • Minor UI improvements.
  • Windows XP support.
  • Armenian, Chinese (Traditional), Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish localizations.
General
Publisher Disc Soft
Publisher web site http://www.disc-soft.com/home
Release Date June 18, 2015
Date Added July 30, 2015
Version 10.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.63MB
File Name DTLiteInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,534,930
Downloads Last Week 20,493
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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