FileDrop tool - A security risk or Not?

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  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Play the video on the official website, to see exactly how it works:
    -http://www.filedropme.com/?utm_expid=49553064-0-

    Here is an article about it as well:
    http://www.freewaregenius.com/send-files-to-another-computer-with-filedrop-windows-mac/

    I have tested this out on two of my computers/home network, and it works flawless, no problems

    Its a clean download and doesn't run anything suspicious in the background either.

    But, just because of what it's capable of doing, would this tool present any risk?

    The technology is cool, but it kind of bothers me that it's able to see my wallpaper on the other Filedrop/connected machine.

    Each machine must have the utility installed as well as on the same network in order for it to work, but what exactly is being seen/transmitted in between? I don't know, maybe I'm paranoid.

    What is your thought on this? Would you trust it?
     
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    Just want to mention...

    If I am going to use it, it will only be used on my secured home network and not some coffee shop Wi-Fi.
     
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    When executed, it runs three processes

    newlisp.exe

    newLISP is a Lisp-like, general-purpose scripting language. It is especially well-suited for applications in AI, web search, natural language processing, machine learning and statistics. Because of its small resource requirements, newLISP is excellent for embedded systems applications. Most of the functions you will ever need are already built in. This includes networking functions, support for distributed and multicore processing, and Bayesian statistics.

    Filedrop.exe
    The software's main process, I assume product execution and GUI

    conhost.exe - Console Window Host
    The process runs under the Client Server Runtime Process (csrss.exe). The conhost.exe file is legit only if it's digitally signed by Microsoft and sits under the system32 folder, which in this case...it does. More info http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/...ws-7-windows-server-2008-r2-console-host.aspx

    I also checked the processes under Online Armor's active connection information, and it is reporting that it is indeed connected via "localhost" and not some other location, which is also good.

    I don't know, maybe I'm looking into this too far
     
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    Never mind, I'm no longer using it.

    This thread can be closed now.
     
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