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

Windows Task Manager with Dropbox
Dropbox.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DropBox Desktop Client belongs to software Phoenix R/C or 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 the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 136,672 bytes. 
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, Shell Folders, Run, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). Dropbox.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using Dropbox.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Dropbox or Phoenix R/C® (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the website.

Recommended: Identify Dropbox.exe related errors

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.


User Comments

Sync tool from
  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.
dropbox cloud sharing program. definately not dangerous in any way.
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
I have used dropbox for a while in Windows 8 and found it a great way to upload from my mobile. Have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and it now doesn't work!
wurde von Norton als hochgefährlich eingestuft und isoliert
  Heinz Stratmann  

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Summary: Average user rating of Dropbox.exe: based on 7 votes with 8 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 thinks Dropbox.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade Dropbox.exe ("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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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