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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,800
United States Rank #18,945
Reach 0.0151%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.25 days
302.43 days >
Average installed length: 158.90 days


VersionDistribution 68.12% 20.13% 10.74% 1.01%

Typically installed together

Bonjour SDK

What is Bonjour SDK?

Bonjour Service provides a general method to discover services on a local area network. The software is widely used throughout Mac OS and Windows for iOS devices, and allows users to set up a network without any configuration. It is used to find printers and file-sharing servers. iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music, iPhoto to find shared photos. 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. Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of devices and services on a local network using industry standard IP protocols. Bonjour makes it easy to discover, publish, and resolve network services with a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, programming interface that is accessible from Cocoa, Ruby, Python, and other languages.

About  (from Apple)

Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks using industry standard IP protocols. It is a key component of Apple applications (e.g., iTunes, iPhoto), services (e.g., MobileMe) and devices (e.g., Apple TV, and Airport). Developers c...  Read more
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action?q=Bonjour%20SDK%20for%20Windows
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bonjour SDK\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{28543AE2-F288-433E-96F4-B0DCD7D83E63}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 991.92 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Bonjour SDK

  • controlpanel.exe - Bonjour (Bonjour Control Panel)
  • controlpanellocalized.dll - Bonjour Resource Module
  • controlpanelresources.dll
  • DNSSDService.dll - Firefox Extension Library
  • explorerplugin.dll - Bonjour Explorer Bar
  • explorerpluginlocalized.dll
  • explorerpluginresources.dll
  • mDNSNetMonitor.exe - Bonjour Network Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • ExplorerPlugin.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Bonjour' with a class of {9999A076-A9E2-4C99-8A2B-632FC9429223}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • ExplorerPlugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {7F9DB11C-E358-4ca6-A83D-ACC663939424}.

How do I remove Bonjour SDK?

You can uninstall Bonjour SDK 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bonjour SDK, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 SDK.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Bonjour SDK you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.38%
Windows 10 41.61%
Windows Vista 1.34%
Windows XP 0.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.45%
Windows 10 Home 7.07%
Windows 10 Pro 6.40%
Windows 8.1 5.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.62%
  Belgium 5.10%
  Germany 4.78%
  France 3.82%
  United Kingdom 2.87%
  Japan 2.55%
  Romania 2.55%
  Canada 2.55%
  Spain 2.23%
  Australia 1.91%
  Sweden 1.91%
  India 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Czech Republic 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.75%
ASUS 19.58%
Acer 17.99%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Lenovo 6.88%
Toshiba 4.23%
Intel 2.65%
Samsung 2.65%
Medion 1.59%
MSI 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.75%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.75%
Medion S621xT 1.75%

About Apple

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


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