How to uninstall (remove) Bonjour service

What is Bonjour?

Bonjour service is known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. This program uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. The service is used by iTunes and some other programs to functions properly. So the program itself is not malicious and even useful although it was installed without your participation. But if you don’t want to have this program, you can uninstall Bonjour service, but this service cannot be uninstalled with the usual methods through the add/remove system utility. Sometimes it is so hard to find the method for Bonjour service uninstallation because some manual methods that are based on the stopping of the main Bonjour service process (mDNSResponder.exe) do not work because this process cannot be stooped with Task Manager.

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How is Bonjour installed on your PC?

Bonjour is program belonging to Apple. Therefore most common way of installing Bonjour service is along with some of the Apple software for Windows – iTunes, QuickTime etc.

How to uninstall Bonjour from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the Bonjour and search will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

There are tools that can help you remove Bonjour and other stubborn programs and unwanted applications even if you have trouble removing using Contol Panel. You can try to use them for removing Bonjour.

Revo Uninstaller Pro:

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Free Uninstall It:

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IObit Uninstaller:

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Or uninstall Bonjour manually:

Uninstall Bonjour from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Bonjour.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Bonjour and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Bonjour, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

About Tim Kas 651 Articles
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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