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Bonjour Service Removal

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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned already, but you can accomplish this a bit easier by issuing the following commands from an elevated command prompt:

mdnsresponder.exe -remove

regsvr32 /u mdnsnsp.dll

Reboot the machine, and delete the %PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour or %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Bonjour directory.

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Are you sure it wasn't something else, or a bad install?

Bonjour by itself is very light weight (It's a small DNS server)

Here is a problem....."Its a small DNS server". Did I ask to install a DNS server when I install iTunes, or adobe (Insert name here). NO I DID NOT. When MS added a file to FF everyone went ape**** and MS was burned at the stake.

As a tech, I average 3 or 4 calls every week concerning customers who have issues caused specifically by BonKrapper. Either because there machine is slower than a 90 yr old driving on the freeway or because they uninstalled either an adobe or apple product and uninstalled incorrectly bonkrapper.

The fact that I have seen it fail (1st hand) as many times as I have tells me that this isnt a "one off" issue with a single pc.

I just dont know why people are not hitting either Adobe or Apple for forcing this krapper on its users.

*Except for the part of seeing the issues 1st hand which i have - everything else said is my opinion.

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Dunno why anyone would want to remove Bonjour its quite useful. I keep all my music on my Macintosh but sometimes I might be on my PC and Bonjour allows both iTunes to see each other for instant sharing of music so I can play it wherever I am within my home. Even if you don't use Bonjour removing it wont speed your computer up at all, its just pointless to remove.

That may be for you , but I can introduce you to over a 100 pc users who all will say that they have faster pc's (more vista than xp users) since bonkrapper was removed. Speed was not just a little kinda faster, speed difference was extremely faster.

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Here is a problem....."Its a small DNS server". Did I ask to install a DNS server when I install iTunes, or adobe (Insert name here). NO I DID NOT. When MS added a file to FF everyone went ape**** and MS was burned at the stake.

As a tech, I average 3 or 4 calls every week concerning customers who have issues caused specifically by BonKrapper. Either because there machine is slower than a 90 yr old driving on the freeway or because they uninstalled either an adobe or apple product and uninstalled incorrectly bonkrapper.

My network already has a perfectly good DNS server -- so I don't want another one -- and uninstalling Bonjour from every PC means people can actually use the network, surf the web etc. without growing old and grey first, waiting for Bonjour to stop hogging all the bandwidth.

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I got a Kodak ESP 5250 wireless printer on Black Friday and it's software uses that Bonjour crapware. It uninstalls fine from control panel, but removing it seems to prevent communication with the printer.

It can't be reinstalled from the cd either unless I uninstall all the Kodak software, then reinstall it.

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Thanks, this servcie always come right back even after disabling it.

will try this.

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Does your instuctions for removing bonjour work with windows 7

Thanks

Gav

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Does your instuctions for removing bonjour work with windows 7

Thanks

Gav

I'm wondering the same thing.

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You can just uninstall it now from the control panel ...

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This is a bit out of date now that there's an uninstall option. I've not tested it on Windows 7 either.

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Good thing CS5 doesnt include this beastly key. Apple's low point

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I just uninstalled it via Programs and Features and my machine seems to be running a little quicker.

Cool.

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Good tutorial. Also look into Sandboxie it's a good program you can keep your Windows install intact then install your programs seperately etc

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Thanks for the tip. I always wanted to get rid of this useless service.

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Thes kind of hurdles are common. YOu must be doing the same steps as we do.

It's about time companies were sued for causing such blatant destruction just because someone tried to uninstall their crapware.

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