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What is dropbox.exe?

Part of Dropbox by Dropbox

What is it?

Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. Dropbox starts in your boot and remains in the background throughout the operation of your PC. It synchronizes your content online and enables you to add to and browse your content.
Description of dropbox.exe from Dropbox
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox offers a relatively large number of user clients across a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems.
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How does dropbox.exe run?

Process - dropbox.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. dropbox.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does dropbox.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file dropbox.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable dropbox.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the dropbox.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of dropbox.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dropbox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00035% CPU3502.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
86.13 MB RAM400.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 27 /min1.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
106 GDI objects70.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Dropbox?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Dropbox.

What programs install dropbox.exe?

Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. - Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox
Program URL: www.dropbox.com
Install path: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin
Size: 29.94 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Dropbox, Inc.

Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others More...
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File details

File name: dropbox.exe
Publisher: Dropbox, Inc. (verified)
Name: Dropbox
Description: Dropbox
Version: 2.8.2
Size: 31.78 MB
Original file name: Dropbox.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Dropbox
Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 6/5/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005911257%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002408903%
User CPU: 0.00035023539959%
Privileged CPU time: 41340.06 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
CPU cycle count: 511,886,700
CPU cycle count /min: 180,131,531
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 297.04 MB
Peak committed memory: 305.02 MB
Paged memory: 86.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 90.68 MB
Paged system memory: 324.03 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.73 KB
Working set memory: 33.7 MB
Peak working set memory: 94.84 MB
Min working set memory: 30.66 MB
Private memory: 86.13 MB
Page faults: 203,498
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 50,893
Read operations /min: 23
Total read transfer: 98.29 MB
Read transfer /min: 42.09 KB
Total write operations: 7,466
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 8.51 MB
Write transfer /min: 5.27 KB
Total other operations: 2,401,499
Other operations /min: 863
Total other transfer: 63.9 MB
Other Transfer /min: 25.91 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 106
Peak GDI objects: 115
USER objects: 60
Peak USER objects: 65
Handle count average: 847
Thread count average: 35
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup

User start menu folder details

Name: dropbox.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: snt-re4-7b.sjc.dropbox.com on port 49206
TCP: sjd-rd12-4b.sjc.dropbox.com on port 55651
UDP: LISTENING on port 17500
TCP: localhost on port 49472
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: cccdc7b64cff96c977b0fadc24434628
SHA-1: bb57e24083286a898af772e8fbb166163a73052a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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