Daemon Tools Lite User Reviews

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  • 4.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs malware - even when unchecked"

    January 1, 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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