what is bonjour for windows

  patso 20:21 20 Jun 2007

this prog Bonjour for windows has appeared on my pc,has anyone an idea what it is for and where it came from and do i need it?it shows up in add remove progs and says it iss from apple-as i dont have i tunes i can only presume one of my kids downloaded it,any ideas welcome thanks

  Jackcoms 20:22 20 Jun 2007
  recap 20:23 20 Jun 2007

click here If you don't need it or use it you can remove it.

  patso 20:37 20 Jun 2007

its all gobbledegook to me.in laymans terms what exactly is it for ?and how did it get downloaded thanks again

  patso 20:39 20 Jun 2007

ps my broad band seems very slow as well would this have an effect on it? thanks

  Jackcoms 20:50 20 Jun 2007

"its all gobbledegook to me.in laymans terms what exactly is it for ?"

What does it matter? However click here

You say you don't need it, so un-install and then ask some hard questions of the "kids".

  patso 20:54 20 Jun 2007

oh i reckon i dont need it as i didnt download it,my kids are teens so there will be questions asked,the only thing i can think of is my daughter installed quick time bundled with her digital camera soft ware so it maybe was on the disc?- i dont use quick time and had it and uninstalled it before i use klite

  john bunyan 15:33 04 Jul 2007

I had a similar query after installing Photoshop CS3 and the latest iTunes.
Hrer is a copy of a reply from the Bonjour development team:Did you recently install Adobe CS3?

Bonjour is a general purpose networking protocol that is available for
Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, printers, applications, etc. For example, all the
major printer makers (Canon, Epson, HP, Xerox, etc.) have built Bonjour into
their network printers. It simplifies network printer setup & discovery

In the case of CS3 Premium, CS3 uses it to automatically discover other
systems/computers that are part of the document workflow process. I'm told
there's absolutely no harm to CS3 to disable it, and there's also no risk to
leave it turned on. It's not a security threat in any way, shape, or form.

The only downside to turning it off is that if you want to use the automatic
discovery mechanism in CS3, you'll need to turn it back on.

It's also used by iTunes for Windows to discover other copies of iTunes
running on your local network (and -not- outside your network!), so that you
can share/stream music with & to each other.

You can find out more about Bonjour here:
click here

Bonjour is a built-in feature with iTunes (to let you share music with other
iTunes users on your home network), and in Safari (to allow you to find
Bonjour advertised webservers).

While I think there's great reasons to leave Bonjour installed, this is
ultimately your choice (and I wouldn't stop you from removing it).

That said, I only have command lines that'll uninstall it, so you'll need to
go to the command prompt to run them:

"C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder" -remove


regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll"

Hope this helps,

  patso 13:21 17 Jul 2007

thanks very much johnbunyan and my apologies for the late post back,you sure know your stuff and this explains everything for me,cheers Patso

  john bunyan 00:50 18 Jul 2007

Patso - thanks for feedback! We all learn from each other!

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