The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the daemon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Virtual DAEMON Manager or DAEMON Tools Lite or DAEMON Tools main application or KpyM Telnet/SSH Server - daemon.exe
belongs to software DAEMON Tools Lite or DAEMON Tools or Convert X to DVD or Adobe Integrated Runtime or KpyM Telnet/SSH Server
by DT Soft (www.dt-soft.cc) or DAEMON'S HOME (www.daemon-tools.cc) or Kroum Grigorov.
Description: Daemon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file daemon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (mostly C:\Program Files\D-Tools\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 486,856 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 490,952 bytes and 15 more variants.
The daemon.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Daemon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify daemon.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as daemon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Artemis!2360AD5922F0 (detected by McAfee), and Adware.Adpopup or Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the daemon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Virtual DAEMON Manager has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with daemon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the daemon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.