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DAEMON Tools Lite shows up as security risk?


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#1 Surma

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:07 AM

I just installed an update for Daemon Tools Lite and the second i ran the application AVG popped up and said that it was a potential security risk and wanted to remove it. I did as AVG asked me. Is this just a random, unfortunate error that i can ignore for now or may DAEMON actually contain something harmful? I am using AVG Internet Security 9.0.814 and it is the most recent version available. It is computer no. 1 in my signature.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:01 AM

Downloaded a new setup from the site and that did not run into the same problem.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:17 AM

Daemon Tools is a CD Emulator that uses rootkit-like techniques to hide from other applications and to circumvent copy protection schemes. As a result of this technology, some files related to the program may at times be detected as a "Risk Tool", "Hacking Tool", "Potentially Unwanted Program" or even "Malware" (virus/trojan) when that is not the case.

Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "False Positive".

That is one reason Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice.
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