As the title says, I have a process called Dropbox109 asking to access the internet. I have denied it. I have Dropbox installed since Mavericks, and its been working fine (uploads/downloads/sync). What's suspicious is I got this Dropbox109 internet access request for the first time in a year of having Dropbox installed, and I couldn't find any information online.

Does anyone have any idea if it is a malicious program/virus or a legit process?


No, it’s a legitimate, routine request from Dropbox used to check your OS X version. Due to formatting limitations, I’m unable to directly embed this tweet from the official Dropbox support account. See the screenshot below, and click the link to view the tweet.

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  • Ahh, thanks so much for this! It makes sense - I recently upgraded to Yosemite. I REALLY appreciate the help! – rgamber Dec 16 '14 at 6:16
  • @rgamber no problem. Cheers! – njboot Dec 16 '14 at 6:17
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    Do we know what's the purpose of the process? Because @rgamber said that denying internet access, didn't seem to affect dropbox functionality. – LyK Feb 9 '15 at 16:17

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