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Is daemon.exe safe?

Daemon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if daemon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Daemon.exe file information

The process known as Virtual DAEMON Manager or DAEMON Tools Lite or DAEMON Tools main application or PixVue Daemon or KpyM Telnet/SSH Server - daemon.exe

belongs to software DAEMON Tools or DAEMON Tools Lite or arniWORX awxDTools or PixVue or Convert X to DVD or Peter Jackson's King Kong 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 VeNoM386 and SwENSkE or Kroum Grigorov or PixVue.Com.

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:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" (mostly C:\Program Files\D-Tools\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 81,920 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 133,016 bytes and 21 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/daemon.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Daemon.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with daemon.exe, you can also contact www.daemon-tools.cc Customer Service, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program DAEMON Tools or Convert X to DVD using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify daemon.exe related errors

If daemon.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 14% dangerous. The file size is 157,592 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 133,016 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The daemon.exe file is not a Windows system file.

If daemon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 368,640 bytes. The program has no visible window. Daemon.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The daemon.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "DAEMON Tools-1033" can run at start up. Daemon Tools - used to map an image-file (.iso, .bin etc) to a virtual CD/DVD-drive
  • "TrackpointSrv" can run at start up. Supports the "pointer stick" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as daemon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the daemon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It broke my GFs computer and can't be uninstalled.
many antiviruses report as win32: malware gen
when im installing the game that id buy, it request for the daemon.exe to be installed, and request for restart on my computer. After that, my computer cannot boot again. Even though in formatting it, the formatting canceled when its almost finished.
for me this file seemed to be a part or linked to and updater pretending to be an Updater for NDVIDIA. others pages were accessible when I searched informations about the files saying it was not dangerous and to keep it until I keep away the updater programme. Could this indesirable file linked to anormal pages while searching on google.
It broke my files and pictures and my computer literally blew up. I will sue this it hurt my daughter
Virtual CD emulation.
  kak   (further information)
Has A virus attached make sure virus protection is on when installing and just delete the virus
I concurr with benszoko
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of daemon.exe: based on 46 votes with 9 reviews.
37 users think daemon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think daemon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade daemon.exe ("not sure about it").

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