Here's a guide on how to safely disable, remove or uninstall the Apple Bonjour service and associated files (mDNSResponder.exe and mdnsNSP.dll). Just follow these few simple steps to reclaim your internet connection.
Apple Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. It is installed automatically with Apple software and certain Adobe products with no way to uninstall. Apple Spyware. Use this guide to safely remove Bonjour Service from your Windows computer.
Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. The intention behind this is to allow software to automatically locate devices such as iPods, iPhones, printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System service records.
If you've installed software by Apple such as iTunes or Quicktime, or software by Adobe such as Photoshop CS2+ and Dreamweaver your probably already have Bonjour installed. This service starts automatically and runs a process named
mDNSResponder.exe and cannot be ended by Task Manager.
If you do not want Bonjour to be in your computer and want to uninstall it, there are no uninstall programs, nothing in Add and Remove Programs and you cannot delete the files. Even if you delete the files in Safe Mode, when you reboot your computer you will have no network access.
Here is how you remove Bonjour safely without loss of connectivity. You will need to have administrator privileges before running these commands if you are running Windows Vista or later.
For 32-bit Systems:
regsvr32 /u "%PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll"
For 64-bit Systems:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" -remove
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll"
After you restart, test all your programs function correctly and can access the internet. If everything is OK you can rename or delete the Bonjour folder.
If there were problems, you can re-enable Bonjour by running
mDNSResponder.exe -install, or you can download and reinstall Bonjour from the Apple website.
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