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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Program Files\ D-Tools\ Daemon.exe
  • Uses Network:No
  • Uses Internet:No

Virtual Daemon Manager is the common startup name of the daemon.exe file. The process daemon.exe is a type of virtual CD emulation program utility. This file is used to map or copy an image file (.iso, .bin, and others) into the users virtual CD/ DVD drive. The daemon.exe process helps the user in creating CD emulations in the system; allowing the user to play or run a CD or DVD that is not in the CD/ DVD drive.

Basically, the process daemon.exe allows the user to go around security procedures of CD or DVDs that are protected, most commonly game CDs. The file helps the user in accessing the selected disk images of a CD or DVD and run the programs in the hardware as if they were the real CDs or DVDs. The Virtual Daemon Manager is available exclusively for Microsoft Windows, and is the most advanced optical media emulation that is currently in that industry.

Virtual Daemon Manager and daemon.exe are tagged as part of DAEMON Tools. These utilities are available via download on the Daemon Tools website. Many versions of the daemon.exe file are available, depending on the users need.

The daemon.exe file process has its own location in the D-Tools subfolder located in the Program Files main folder. Other files that go by the name daemon.exe that are not located in this folder (they may commonly be found in %System32%) are considered as a virus, specifically the W32 Selotima virus. This virus is a worm that spreads and inserts itself inside .rar and .zip files. Removal of this virus is possible using the users local anti-virus program.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.