Dropbox

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (10 posts)
  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago

    Does anybody know what this is?  I got an email saying that someone left me a document on dropbox, but it doesn't look right to me as this is someone I email back and forth with all the time.  It also appears as though Dropbox is trying to sign me up...need info fast.  Thanks.  Also, how can I undo it if it's gotten into my computer.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    I would just email the person you go back and forth with and see if they sent you a dropbox file. If not, then remove it. Dropbox is well-known, and their support is great. I use them all the time. You have to download Dropbox for it to be on your computer. If you did download it, then simply uninstall it by going to your settings, then Apps and uninstall the program.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Kenna, you don't need to download Dropbox if someone is just sharing a file with you. You can access it via the web.

  3. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 14 months ago

    TT2 It's fine. People can share files and folders in Dropbox. It's just a cloud storage service like Google Drive.

    Dropbox is essential for me as I back up all my data: photos, writing, documents, and everything else into it.

  4. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 14 months ago

    Dropbox is the best. Don't worry about it as Kenna and Bev have advised you.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I contacted he person who sent it to me and she said she had just learned that her computer had been hacked and all of her email addresses had disappeared!  So, I deleted the dropbox email, changed all of my passwords and sent letters to people I email to do the same and advise their friends to do so also.  Better safe than sorry.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Whoa, that's scary. Well done for heading that one off at the pass. Your friend needs to increase her computer security.

        Sharing Dropbox links is really common. My family do it all the time. I found this:

        https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/p … protection

        Don't worry, it's legit.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks.  I've never seen Dropbox before and have never used it and know that if my friend wanted to send me a document, she'd do it as an email attachment.  I don't think I took a hit from it because I acted immediately, but I'm always wary when I see things coming from people I know that they would not normally send.

      2. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Oh. Yup better safe than sorry. Could have been a fake email.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    Sounds like you handled it well.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)