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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.

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 0.3% of all Boost users have the dropbox.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of dropbox.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is Dropbox.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00014% CPU1418.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
44.08 MB RAM204.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 6 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
49 GDI objects32.7%
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 else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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: 1.1.45
Size: 23.06 MB
Original file name: Dropbox.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Dropbox
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 4/28/2011
Expiration date: 6/5/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006155440%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004736803%
User CPU: 0.00014186365632%
Privileged CPU time: 1591.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 471,897,008
CPU cycle count /min: 22,946,228
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 151.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 153.07 MB
Paged memory: 44.08 MB
Peak paged memory: 44.3 MB
Paged system memory: 163.95 KB
Non-paged system memory: 33.58 KB
Working set memory: 11.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 47.36 MB
Min working set memory: 11.05 MB
Private memory: 44.08 MB
Page faults: 153,989
Page faults /min: 74
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 10,232
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 50.52 MB
Read transfer /min: 24.88 KB
Total write operations: 310
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 130.71 KB
Write transfer /min: 64 Bytes
Total other operations: 127,841
Other operations /min: 61
Total other transfer: 3.96 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.95 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 49
Peak GDI objects: 51
USER objects: 26
Peak USER objects: 27
Handle count average: 447
Thread count average: 21

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command

User start menu folder details

Name: dropbox.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: ec2-107-20-249-241.compute-1.amazonaws.com on port 57870
UDP: LISTENING on port 17500
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 05a72e267523163acdb753a6ec36ce2f
SHA-1: e69cba141e95ca88528b4dca8a3254df4da88e45
SHA-256: 0d6104282cb2bc9354c7772fd7702a616eff622153e1c7b6ee086a396e836a2b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File entropy: 7.37208
File packed: No
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