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I downloaded Daemon tools from the official site (the first one that comes up in google, its and when I clicked the download link Norton said that the site I was downloading the exe from was a known malicious site (something like It was talking about the mirror that was actually serving the file.

Anyway, I installed it on my server - and now I feel like I should reimage my server since I have tainted it. Thoughts?

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Unfortunately anti-virus software is not the smartest piece of software out there, and is really an annoyance to most Super Users. Although anti-virus software is necessary for keeping your PC safe, the user must realize that all "threats" it detects may not really be a threat. Daemon tools is a safe piece of software and is used by many.

I personally use SlySoft's Virtual CloneDrive and may be an alternative to DTOOLS, but I have also used Daemon tools before with no issues.

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+1 for Virtual Clone Drive – Moab Dec 9 '10 at 16:46
The feeling of distrust for DT started when I went to the download page and the AD they place right below the tiny download link was a "Download Now" button. – Blankasaurus Dec 9 '10 at 18:47
@Blackasaurus One of the reasons why I switched to CloneDrive – KronoS Dec 9 '10 at 19:40

I never had any troubles for installing DTools, and NOD32 hasn't detected anything.

So, to aswear your question: Yes, Daemon Tools is safe :) .

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safe when downloaded from official mirrors – Xantec Dec 9 '10 at 16:50

Upload the file to this site, see what it finds.

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You can simply uninstall the daemon tool, then scan your server with a good security tool. Not need to reinstall your server.

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Depends on how nasty the infection is or it it is a new undetectable rootkit or infection that will take up to a month for scanner dats to be updated to detect it. – Moab Dec 9 '10 at 16:49

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