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"Demon tools lite" contain malware

by cperng / February 7, 2013 3:31 AM PST

Daemon Tools Lite contain malware. After installed the program it change my browser default. Browser automatically went into Besides, it installed tone of junks in Windows.

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This one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 3:45 AM PST

I've tried this tool in the past but did you get it from the source or did you select one of those download sites with install wrappers?

Keep in mind that some virus scanners will mark this as suspect due to the hooks it must place into the OS. I'm encountering folk that yelp at every antivirus finding. They rarely know what a false positive is.
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Virus/Malware confirmed in Demon Tools Lite
by cperng / February 7, 2013 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: This one?

Scanned with Windows Defender and there are 2 Malwares after the download installation
Rougue Wind32/Winwebsec
Exploit Java/CVE-201201723
To verify, you are welcome to download and install youself.

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Since you didn't answer my question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 12:09 PM PST

I have to take it that you got it from somewhere else.

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by cperng / February 7, 2013 9:56 PM PST

No, the malware was discovered after the download installation. I selected the download site directly from the not "other places".

Suggested you try it out. If you do care about Demon Tool.

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Please tell me you got it directly or not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2013 2:15 AM PST

"Note: is an authorized publisher of DAEMON Tools software. Any unauthorized distribution of our software is strictly prohibited. If you would like to distribute DAEMON Tools software, including publishing on your site, please fill in Publisher application form with your full name, specific website URL(s), and point of contact. We will respond as soon as possible. Thank you."

I offered this so you could directly answer my question. If you went to then you might be looking at those install wrappers and not the real thing.

Because of my aversion to install wrappers I'll take the direct download every time. How about you?

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ps. DAEMONToolsPro520-0348.exe
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2013 2:23 AM PST
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Re: download and install
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 10:40 PM PST

Sorry, I use another program (Virtual Clone Drive), so I've got no need to download and install it. But, since you have it, did you already send it to If you upload it, they have 30 antivirus programs look at it and report the result. As Bob said, it might be a false positive.


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