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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 #36,484
United States Rank #29,429
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.90 days
85.60 days >
Average installed length: 44.97 days


VersionDistribution 6.56% 13.11% 21.31% 3.28% 29.51% 4.92% 21.31%

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 56% of users of Dante Discovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

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) 52%
Win XP 2%
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 52.46%
Windows 10 45.90%
Windows XP 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.87%
Windows 10 Home 21.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.11%
Windows 10 Pro 11.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Germany 7.50%
  France 6.25%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  DK 3.75%
  Italy 3.75%
  Brazil 2.50%
  Sweden 2.50%
  Singapore 1.25%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Norway 1.25%
  Switzerland 1.25%
  Finland 1.25%
  Mexico 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.93%
Acer 18.52%
Hewlett-Packard 14.81%
Lenovo 12.96%
ASUS 7.41%
Samsung 7.41%
Sony 5.56%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Toshiba 1.85%
Medion 1.85%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-772 3.39%
Dell Precision M4800 3.39%
Dell Latitude E7450 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670D 1.69%
Sony VGN-NR498E 1.69%
Samsung 700Z7C 1.69%


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