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What is Dropbox.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Dropbox.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Dropbox.exe file information

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Dropbox.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Dropbox or DropBox Desktop Client belongs to software TeamSpeak (version 3 Client) by DropShots or Evenflow.

Description: Dropbox.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Dropbox.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 136,672 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dropbox.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The Dropbox.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, Run). Dropbox.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case you experience problems using Dropbox.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Dropbox or Audio 8 Vinyl)
  2) visit the www.dropbox.com [1][2] website.

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If Dropbox.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes (82% of all occurrences), 405,504 bytes, 139,264 bytes or 8,767,575 bytes. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, Run). Dropbox.exe is digitally signed. Dropbox.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
In case you experience problems using Dropbox.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Dropbox)
  2) visit the www.dropbox.com website.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Dropbox.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Backdoor:MSIL/Bladabindi.G (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Zbot (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Dropbox.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Sync tool from getdropbox.com
  NamelessOne   (further information)
This is a program that syncs files with a privat folder on the web, as wel as people you share the folder with. Not harmful at all, it's easy to stop it from starting automatically for Dropbox's settings.
  mabynke   (further information)
dropbox.exe belongs to DropBox Desktop. Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
  Elena  
dropbox cloud sharing program. definately not dangerous in any way.
  pk1  
Online file storage program
   
Dropbox.exe - Application error The instruction at "0x0429075c referenced memory at "0x0000178c". The memory could not be "read" Click on ok to terminate the porgrame
  UNI-IT  

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Summary: Average user rating of Dropbox.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think Dropbox.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving Dropbox issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Dropbox. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Dropbox.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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