77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Dropbox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #23
United States Rank #24
Reach 16.7542%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.35 days
541.25 days >
Average installed length: 284.38 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.9.41 0.00%
3.9.39 0.00%
3.9.37 0.00%
3.9.34 0.00%
3.9.33 0.00%
3.9.32 0.00%
3.9.30 0.00%
3.8.9 0.08%
3.8.8 1.66%
3.8.6 1.15%
3.8.5 0.95%
3.8.4 0.02%
3.8.3 0.01%
3.8.2 0.01%
3.8.1 0.01%
3.7.42 0.00%
3.7.41 0.00%
3.7.40 0.00%
3.7.39 0.00%
3.7.38 0.00%
3.7.36 0.00%
3.7.34 0.00%
3.7.33 0.00%
3.6.9 0.51%
3.6.8 0.97%
3.6.7 1.46%
3.6.6 0.03%
3.6.5 0.03%
3.6.4 0.05%
3.6.3 0.01%
3.6.2 0.00%
3.6.1 0.01%
3.6.0 0.01%
3.5.66 0.00%
3.5.65 0.00%
3.5.63 0.00%
3.5.61 0.00%
3.5.60 0.00%
3.5.57 0.00%
3.5.56 0.00%
3.5.54 0.00%
3.4.6 2.96%
3.4.5 0.04%
3.4.4 2.43%
3.4.3 1.56%
3.4.1 0.02%
3.4.0 0.01%
3.3.42 0.00%
3.3.38 0.00%
3.3.37 0.00%
3.3.36 0.00%
358 versions

Other programs by Dropbox

Dropbox

What is Dropbox?

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 then synchronises so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of the computer it is viewed on. Files placed in this folder are also accessible through a website and mobile phone applications.

About  (from Dropbox)

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents. Dropbox protects your files w...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 3.4.6, with over 29% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is dropbox.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 29.94 MB (31,398,624 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dropbox.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 29.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dropbox

Program executable:dropbox.exe
Name:Dropbox
Signed by:Dropbox
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\dropbox\bin\dropbox.exe
MD5:2f01b303dc54c4d6a82596f6813ba4f6
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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...
Additional files:
  • DropboxExt.14.dll - Dropbox (Dropbox Shell Extension)
  • DropboxExt.17.dll
  • DropboxExt.19.dll
  • DropboxExt.22.dll
  • DropboxExt.24.dll
  • DropboxExt.25.dll
  • DropboxExt.26.dll
  • DropboxExt.27.dll
  • DropboxExt.28.dll
  • DropboxExt.33.dll
  • DropboxExt64.17.dll
  • DropboxExt64.19.dll
  • DropboxExt64.22.dll
  • DropboxExt64.24.dll
  • DropboxExt64.25.dll
  • DropboxExt64.26.dll
  • DropboxExt64.27.dll
  • DropboxExt64.28.dll
  • DropboxExt64.33.dll
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe - Dropbox 2.4.11 Installer
  • DropboxUpdateHelper.exe - Dropbox 2.6.24 Photo Updater
  • Uninstall.exe - Dropbox 1.4.7 Installer
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icudt52.dll (by The ICU Project)
  • icuin52.dll - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc52.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • wxmsw28uh_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • Qt5core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5OpenGL.dll
  • Qt5PrintSupport.dll
  • Qt5QML.dll
  • Qt5Quick.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5Webkit.dll
  • Qt5WebkitWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

19 Context Menu Handlers
  • DropboxExt.33.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DropboxExt' with a class of {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}.
  • DropboxExt64.33.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DropboxExt' with a class of {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}.
  • DropboxExt.28.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DropboxExt' with a class of {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}.
  • DropboxExt64.28.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DropboxExt' with a class of {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}.
  • DropboxExt.27.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DropboxExt' with a class of {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}.
  • DropboxExt64.27.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DropboxExt' with a class of {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}.
  • Plus 13 more
Scheduled Task
  • Dropbox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ACFE8DF0-B355-449C-97F9-FB3AA855EE5A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Dropbox.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Dropbox.lnk_FolderAppdata_S-1-5-21-3153880992-824935039-3671025076-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Dropbox.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dropbox' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Dropbox.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dropbox' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Dropbox.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\CESAR\Datos de programa\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe'.
Network connections
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.160.159 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.160.160 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.160.161 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.160.163 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.160.164 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.161.157 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to 108.160.161.161 (port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to sjc-not1.sjc.dropbox.com (199.47.216.144 port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to sjc-not12.sjc.dropbox.com (199.47.219.147 port 80).
  • Dropbox.exe connects to sjc-not16.sjc.dropbox.com (199.47.219.149 port 80).
  • Plus 59 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dropbox.exe
Memory:63.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010293457%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00057249%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045686%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:709,705
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:63.16 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.71 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dropbox?

Quickly and completely remove Dropbox from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dropbox from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dropbox, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Dropbox.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.25%
Windows 8 32.04%
Windows Vista 4.50%
Windows XP 4.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.92%
Windows 7 Professional 12.83%
Windows 8.1 11.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.86%
Windows 10 Home 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.25%
  United Kingdom 5.61%
  Germany 5.61%
  France 3.89%
  Canada 3.74%
  Italy 3.29%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  Brazil 2.34%
  Australia 2.07%
  Spain 1.89%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Israel 1.19%
  Taiwan 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.52%
Dell 22.55%
Acer 15.63%
ASUS 12.28%
Toshiba 7.15%
GIGABYTE 4.94%
Lenovo 4.81%
Samsung 4.56%
Intel 1.32%
MSI 0.63%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.06%
ASUS All Series 4.30%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.46%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.24%

About Dropbox

Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.dropbox.com

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
rookietechover a year ago
If I use dropbox can I store files there without storing them on my computer?
user comment
Ryan Salingerover a year ago
Dropbox is a very common and safe program used to collaborate and share files with friends, family members, and work colleagues. It's very rarely, if ever, bundled with other software in an "adaware" like scenario.