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Bonjour 04041


Bonjour 04041 is a software program developed by Apple. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is mDNSResponder.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.84 MB of memory. The setup package is about 616.33 KB (631,119 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bonjour\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6E3610B2-430D-4EB0-81E3-2B57E8B9DE8D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 616.33 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Bonjour 04041

Program executable:mDNSResponder.exe
Bonjour Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
Bonjour provides a general method to discover services on a local area network. The software is widely used throughout Mac OS, and allows users to set up a network without any configuration. It is used to find printers and file-sharing...
Additional files:
  • mdnsNSP.dll - Bonjour (Bonjour Namespace Provider)
  • mDNSResponder.exe - Bonjour Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mDNSResponder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC5D667D-ABCE-4B24-9207-FAA70DB2A09D}' (runs on registration).
  • mDNSResponder.exe runs as a service named '##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##' (Bonjour Service) "##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##".
Startup File (User Run)
  • mDNSResponder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Bonjour Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mDNSResponder.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exC:,,,,,,,,,172'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0023477561%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00150285%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00084490%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:190,962
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Bonjour 04041?

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Or, you can uninstall Bonjour 04041 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bonjour (04041), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Bonjour 04041.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com


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