Why does Dropbox automatically update on my computer?

Updating the Dropbox application ensures that you are running the most up-to-date version of Dropbox. This means that you get the latest Dropbox features, improved performance, and security enhancements.

Like many programs and applications, Dropbox may automatically update to the latest version to deliver these benefits.

If Dropbox software is installed on your computer, it will update whether you installed Dropbox on your computer, or the application came preloaded by the device manufacturer.

Learn how to uninstall the Dropbox application on your computer.

The proxy settings you add using these steps aren't used to update the Dropbox app. Dropbox uses your OS network settings to apply auto-updates.
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