What does the Dropbox.exe file do?
The Dropbox.exe process is also known as Dropbox and is a part of Phoenix R/C or, as the case may be, TeamSpeak (Version 3 Client). This software is produced by Dropbox (www.dropbox.com). An obsolete or defective version of Dropbox.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Dropbox has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Dropbox 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)
- Dropbox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Dropbox.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Dropbox.exe Dropbox
Dropbox.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dropbox.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 13,179,660 bytes (54% of all these files), 4,426,560 bytes as well as 17 other variants.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 37% 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 Dropbox.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 Dropbox?
|Sync tool from getdropbox.com (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. (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 |
Summary: 5 users judge Dropbox.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Phoenix R/C or TeamSpeak
To remove Dropbox 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 Phoenix R/C or TeamSpeak in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Dropbox.exe (Dropbox) 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 Dropbox. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Dropbox 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 Dropbox.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.
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