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Offline Dellu

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 08:49:43 PM »
Oh,  this is not fixing the problem.  I  scanned my system with Malwarebytes Antimalware. It finds no virus. I couldn't manually delete the virus file (~3609c714 file in the dropbox catch folder). It also disappears when I close the Avast Popup. Then, the popup comes back and the temp file also reappears.   Do you think removing Avast and Dropbox would help?
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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 09:42:13 PM »
Save all the files that you want to keep from dropbox to your desktop
Then fully uninstall Dropbox and ensure no folders remain
Then let me know if Avast alerts again..

There should not be a cache folder in dropbox

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2013, 10:42:55 PM »
1. I removed one of the suspect folders in the dropbox that contain some  windows softwares
2. I logged into the safe mood, and cleared all the stuff in the cache folder

Now, I am in the normal mood;  and Avast is not popping up so far.

Thank you for the help  ;D

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2013, 10:53:02 PM »
OK if it is still good tomorrow let me know and I will tidy up

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2013, 10:16:52 PM »
No problem so far. I will follow the guides you provide above and clear my pc.

regards,

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2013, 10:19:11 PM »
Are you happy to follow that or would you like your own copy  ;D

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2013, 10:30:40 PM »
It is fine. thanks

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Re: avast sees dropbox as malware
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2013, 02:02:21 AM »
Hi guys...

I've encountered the same problem:

Everytime I sync my dropbox, Avast shows malware popups.

It keeps on detecting the process:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe

Newbie here so please be gentle :)

Any help? TIA!