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Resolved Random screenshots showing up in dropbox

Discussion in 'Web Applications & Cloud' started by T&S, 2016/02/05.

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    T&S

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    Not sure where this needs to be posted, but is there any reason that I am getting multiple screenshots saved to Dropbox? These are all of my c drive and are all within 24 hour period, usually every hour.
     
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    Nothing was added during this time. I have AVG free running and have ran Malwarebytes which found a few things. I run Spybot weekly and Superantispyware every other day. The only thing odd that I noticed was that Zone Alarm firewall was missing. I had to reinstall it.
     
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    MrBill

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    The firewall that comes with Windows is good. I quit using ZA back when I had XP and haven't had a problem since.
     
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    Still, why the random shots of explorer?? I didn't take them.
     
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    I don't use dropbox, but I'd change the password to it ASAP.
     
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    I am not sure why. But things like this make me scared to use something like Dropbox or the Cloud or one of the other things out there. To easy for somebody else to hack and have fun with. Not saying that is what it is, but...

    And changing the password would be a great idea like Steve said.
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one with doubts about the "cloud ". Just changed the password as well as added a couple of layers of security to it in case I use it again.

    I rescanned everything again and think its clean, but will check occasionally. Thanks guys!
     
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    Could be several causes of this:

    1. If have windows 8 or above, you may have some app that is taking screenshots, saving them to your Pictures dir and dropbox syncs them.

    2. You could accidentally be hitting the print screen key; same thing happens as above.

    3. Print screen key could be sticky or have dirt in it.

    4. You have a rootkit which is giving access to a remote attacker.

    5. You have some type of backup software that takes screenshots; then same thing as #1 & #2.

    6. Some other cause best known to God & Gates.
     

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