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Should I remove Dante Discovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,255
United States Rank #34,893
Reach 0.0022%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.12 days
4.07 days >
Average installed length: 2.14 days


VersionDistribution 15.38% 34.62% 11.54% 38.46%

Typically installed together

Dante Discovery


Dante Discovery is a software program developed by Audinate Pty. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 2 files and is usually about 708 KB (724,992 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 48% of users of Dante Discovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and DK.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\audinate\shared files
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BB809BBB-7F71-402D-B0C0-603008B0BB59}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 708 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dante Discovery

  • mdnsnsp.dll - Dante Discovery (Dante Discovery Namespace Provider)
  • mdnsresponder.exe - Dante Discovery Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mdnsresponder.exe runs as a service named 'Dante Discovery' (DanteDiscovery) "Enables Discovery of Dante Devices".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mdnsresponder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Audinate\Shared Files\mDNSResponder.exe'.

How do I remove Dante Discovery?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.23%
Windows 8 26.92%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.48%
  Germany 9.09%
  DK 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%
  Brazil 3.03%
  Belgium 3.03%
  France 3.03%
  Sweden 3.03%
  Mexico 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Canada 3.03%
  United Arab Emirates 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Acer 16.67%
Lenovo 12.50%
Samsung 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Toshiba 4.17%
Medion 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L670D 4.00%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 4.00%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 4.00%
Parallels Software Intern... 4.00%
LENOVO 627435G 4.00%
HP ProBook 6570b 4.00%


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