What does the daemon.exe file do?
The daemon.exe process is also known as KpyM Telnet/SSH Server - daemon.exe or, as the case may be, Virtual DAEMON Manager and is a part of DAEMON Tools or, as the case may be, KpyM Telnet/SSH Server. This software is produced by DT Soft (www.dt-soft.cc) or, as the case may be, Kroum Grigorov. An obsolete or defective version of daemon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- KpyM Telnet/SSH Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- KpyM Telnet/SSH Server has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- daemon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module daemon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about daemon.exe KpyM Telnet/SSH Server
daemon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file daemon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 367,616 bytes (33% of all these files), 165,784 bytes, 486,856 bytes, 157,592 bytes or, as the case may be, 691,656 bytes.
The daemon file is not part of the Windows operating system. This daemon program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Daemon.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 53% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves daemon.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about daemon?
|Virtual CD emulation control utility (further information...) |
|it's safe |
|Virtual DAEMON Manager (further information...) |
|Small Cd emulation tool.. very safe |
|About one of the most handy Virtual CD emulation tools out there. |
Summary: 33 users judge daemon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted daemon.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall DAEMON Tools or KpyM Telnet/SSH Server
To remove KpyM Telnet/SSH Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DAEMON Tools or KpyM Telnet/SSH Server in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if daemon.exe (KpyM Telnet/SSH Server) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of KpyM Telnet/SSH Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for KpyM Telnet/SSH Server or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or daemon.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.