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#31 husain



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Posted 05 September 2008 - 14:47

You can even remove this service from the command line:

cd C:\Program Files\Bonjour
mDNSResponder.exe -remove

#32 Umbrello


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 19:45

It's using a whopping 548K. I really can't be bothered.

#33 Randolph


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 19:47

It's using a whopping 548K. I really can't be bothered.

But you're bothered to post that you aren't bothered? :huh:

#34 kyller



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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:41

Anyone confirms if Bonjour comes with Adobe CS4 too? (i know it comes bundled in CS3)

#35 meoitu



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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:42

Worked like a charm! Mine was also in 0x007.

#36 Andrew Lyle

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:58

I removed it, thanks for the guide! The dumb thing keeps loading on startup, and using a resource for no reason

#37 ikonizer


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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:05

Does anyone else find it ironic that the French are typically made fun of lot, and now we have an undesirable service getting installed against our wishes which just so happens to be named after a french word?

Excellent guide, btw.

#38 williamj



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Posted 09 November 2009 - 22:36


I've suffered a few nasty experiences when trying to remove the Bonjour Service which is installed by Adobe/Apple products. Unlike a lot of services, the Bonjour Service has many nasty tentacles buried into critical system/registry settings and removing it without following the below instructions can do a few things like:

1. Disabling your network connection fatally (can only be resolved with a WinSock fix and only under certain circumstances)
2. Prevent the start-up of many important Windows Services like Event Viewer or System Event Notification. This has a drastic impact on your start-up/shut-down times.

Basically, removing the Bonjour Service can be an utter nightmare and the below instructions are the only ones that work 100% for me.

To remove the Bonjour Service:

  • Stop Bonjour Service by opening a command prompt (remember to open the command prompt with Administrator privileges in Vista) and type:

    sc stop “bonjour service”

  • Once that is done, in the same command prompt typsc delete “bonjour service”e”

  • Now we need to disable the Bonjour socket driver.

  • Start regedit.exe (with Administrator privileges in Vista) and go to tHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\000000000004ze (please note: the final digit in this key may vary depending on your circumstances - look through all the entries under Catalog_Entries - the key you're dealing with shoulLibraryPath = C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll)P.dll)l)

  • Within that key find the entry:

    Enabled=REG_DWORD:00000001 - change it from 1 to 0.

  • Exit out of the command prompt and reboot your PC.

  • Once you have logged back in, delete the C:\Program Files\Bonjour (with the files mDNSResponder.exe and mdnsNSP.dll).

There you have it - these instructions will work for Windows XP and Vista.

#39 williamj



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Posted 09 November 2009 - 22:54

Windows Tech support is aware of this problem but will not post it on their site. They suggested that it be disabled via "msconfig"
Run "MSCONFIG" from command line as administrator.
Click the "Hide all Microsoft services at bottom of table
In "Service" tab unselect "##Id_string1.6844f930... it'll have a manufacture of "Apple Computer, Inc"
As a fail safe you can start task Manager and see that under the "services Tab" "Bonjour Service" has a discription of "##Id_string1.6844f930...

Save and reboot, computer will startup without Bonjour Service and Task Manager will show it as stopped and... no more Unidentified Network

#40 lt8480


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Posted 09 November 2009 - 23:00

Someone should make a Bonjour removal tool .... may I perhaps suggest it be named "Au Revoir"?

And just for laughs include a pre ticked "remove Safari" option.

#41 Elliott


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:48

Just out of curiosity, do you all disable UPnP in Windows as well? Because it's just a different implementation of the same thing.

#42 Eric


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:56

Why does Bonjour even exist? AFAIK UPnP is the same thing and it's already cross-platform.

#43 +timster


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:56

this is why I use Winamp to control my iPod, i don't want another service running in the back taking resources that could be of more use elsewhere.

that, and I don't want iTunes/Quicktime on my computer

#44 Raa


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:01

Holy thread resurrection Batman!

There is no real need to remove the service, and doing so causes problems with iTunes it seems. Best to leave it alone unless you know you're having trouble with it.

... Or don't install iTunes ;)

#45 Vice



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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:02

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.