DVD drive emulator?


I need a good virtual drive emulator.  A few years ago I used Daemon Tools, and it worked great.  Now the reviews I've seen say it's filled with adware and maybe even malware.  Seems they've gone very bad (e.g. this site: http://download.cnet.com/Daemon-Tools-Pro/3000-2242_4-10744439.html#userReviews)

Are there good alternatives? I only need 4 virtual DVD drives max, so I'm hoping I don't have to pay much ... or get it for free if possible.

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Virtual Clone Drive (Slysoft) and MagicDisc (MagicISO)are two free ones that I've used. No malware payloads that I've noticed.

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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
I use DVDFab Virtual drive (http://www.dvdfab.cn/virtual-drive.htm). I used to use MagicISO but DVDFab also supports Blu-Ray formats so that's what I use now.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I've used MagicISO/MagicISO - but stopped (for the most part) after I found the Pismo File Mount Audit Package.  http://www.pismotechnic.com/pfm/ap/

And I believe 7-Zip works too.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Gizmo ( http://syndication.loganmueller.info/gizmo-279-setup.exe) is excellent.  I used to use alcohol 120,  but that ia paid. For gizmo,  download the setup, but install only what you need.  Gizmo manager does a lot.
I use and like Virtual CloneDrive

Furius ISO Mount


As for paid soft.

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ugebAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for the answers, I wish I could give you all full points.

I'm trying out MagicISO right now and it seems to work fine.

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