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Should I remove Bonjour Core for Windows?

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VersionDistribution
1.0.3 100.00%

Bonjour Core for Windows

What is Bonjour Core for Windows?

Bonjour Service provides a general method to discover services on a local area network including network printers. The software allows users to set up a network without any configuration. It is used to find printers and file-sharing servers. Bonjour for Windows and AirPort Base Stations may be configured to use Wide Area Bonjour which allows for wide area service discovery via a configured DNS server.

Overview

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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 777 KB (795,648 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com/support/bonjour
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bonjour
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{56DF5C9E-6392-46D3-B366-297B14E1DAAF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 777 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Bonjour Core for Windows

  • mdnsnsp.dll - Bonjour (Bonjour Namespace Provider)
  • mdnsresponder.exe - Bonjour Service
  • asfalrt.sys
  • netamsg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mdnsresponder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC5D667D-ABCE-4B24-9207-FAA70DB2A09D}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • 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:128.151.112.0/24,128.151.115.0/24,128.151.117.0/24,128.151.131.64/26,128.151.209.0/24,172.30.112.0/24,172.30.115.0/24,172.30.117.0/24,172.30.131.64/26,172'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

mdnsresponder.exe
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
Switches/sec:1
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 Core for Windows?

Quickly and completely remove Bonjour Core for Windows from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Bonjour Core for Windows 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 Core for Windows, 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 Core for Windows.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 46%
Win Vista (SP1) 8%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 53.85%
Windows XP 30.77%
Windows 7 15.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 58.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Korea 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.67%
Dell 33.33%
Sony 8.33%
Sahara 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
Common models
Sony VGN-C290E 8.33%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 8.33%
IBM 8183WR4 8.33%
HP-Pavilion GG757AV-ABA d... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv6000 (GA456... 8.33%

About Apple

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Publisher URL: www.apple.com

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