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Daemon Tools Lite Viruses?


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#1 Shineburger

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:20 PM

So I downloaded this program and have seen it installs viruses. I immediately system restored to 6 days ago and want to know if my laptop is safe. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:21 AM

How do you know a virus was installed? Did another security program or anti-virus provide an alert?

CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD, etc) in particular use rootkit-like techniques techniques to hide from other applications and can interfere with investigative or security tools. This interference can produce misleading or inaccurate scan results, false detection of legitimate files, cause unexpected crashes, BSODs, and general dross. This 'dross' often makes it hard to differentiate between genuine malicious rootkits and the legitimate drivers used by CD Emulators. As a result of this technology, some files related to these programs often leads to false reports by investigative and security tools which detects them as "suspicious or "malicious.
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