If you have installed Apple software on your computer system running Windows lately, or software from Adobe or a few other software developers, chances are that you already have a service running called Bonjour which is responsible for the process mdnsresponder.exe that appears in the Windows Task Manager.
Bonjour enables automatic discovery of network devices and services on IP networks. The service is usually not needed on most Windows installations and remains installed even if the application that installed it gets uninstalled on the system. Other means of identifying the service is the Bonjour folder in the program files folder of the Windows installation.
Bonjour can be uninstalled manually which is explained in the link above or by running Au Revoir, Bonjour.
The small application for Windows stops and uninstalls the Bonjour service and removes the winsock namespace layer provider as well.
The program can be executed directly. It scans the system for traces of the Bonjour service and uninstalls them if found. The software program is compatible to Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.
Update: The Au Revoir Bonjour! program is no longer available on the Internet. It is recommended to uninstall the Bonjour service manually on your system. Here are the instructions that you need to do just that:
This process allows you to get rid of the Bonjour software and the mdnsresponder.exe process on your system.Advertisement
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.