Apple Bonjour

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  1. encus

    encus Registered Member

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    I've just installed the latest Apple iTunes v10.6.3.25 and I noticed that they also silently installed Bonjour. What is this thing? Is it safe if I just want to uninstall it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ichito

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2250
    But for me...it's not useful :thumbd:
     
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    On what ?
    If OSX: let it roll: you're part of the Borg ... :D

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2250

    If installing in MSwindows :
    Step-by-Step Guide to Installing iTunes Without Extra Bloatware
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28727/how-to-install-itunes-without-extra-bloat/

    Uninstalling iTunes and everything that comes with it
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2395...other-apple-software-from-a-windows-computer/

    Not a bad thing
    Not strictly neccessary
    Helpful in some ways
    Can be turned off
    Can be pulled out
     
  4. moontan

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    on Windows there are much better alternative/less intrusive options than iTunes.

    my music collection is mine, not Apple's.
     
  5. constantine76

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    I always place Bonjour in Comodo D+ Block files.
     
  6. siljaline

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    If you want to run iTunes, you must allow the software to run unabated in Windows Services.
    iTunes is bloatware by any measure, those of us that run all Windows but have some small Apple device are all required to run iTunes, however unfortunate. Ensure nothing third party is breaching your firewall.

     
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    Apple Bonjour is a virus itself. It tracks all your activities and sends them to Apple

    it is also known as the mDNSresponder.exe virus

    google it

    PS: This is exactly why I never touch Apple's products
     
  8. moontan

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    i'd have to agree.
    if it walks and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. ;)

    i also would never install any of their products on a Windows machine.
     
  9. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    The folks at System Lookup know their stuff.
    The informed are in-the-know :cautious:
    Code:
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
     
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  10. ESQ_ERRANT

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    I had downloaded and installed "ITUNES" and "QUICKTIME" -- saw these things for what they were and are -- essentially bloated flotsam and jetsam -- like putting an "APPLE WAREHOUSE" in MY COMPUTER and less a SONG IN MY HEART. GAVE MYSELF INDIGESTION, I DID. Got rid of the mess as best I could -- reformatted my computer -- and now do my best to convince myself that I can REALLY AND TRULY live a meaningful life sans CHINA'S GOOD FRIEND, "APPLE INC:" "INKY, DINKY PARLEZ VOUS."
     
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    Wow. I always uninstalled it because it was unnecessary but now I'm really glad I get rid of it. I still need iTunes for my iPod Touch, and I buy my music from there.
     
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    The way i discovered this happened by coinsidence..

    one day....after tweaking / installing everything...my system was running smooth as butter...

    After installin iTunes to help my mom import her MP3s to her iPod (which by the way requires you have a pHD in phsicas to be able to copy a smilple MP3 onto your iToy device), I noticed my system became abnormally slower at various things..

    So I check the running processes and noticed this mDNSresponder.exe

    I quickly ran a google search on it and discovered it was an silently injected virus by Apple's products that collects info about the users habits / usage and uploads it to Apple. What's worse, is that until this day (been 2 years since I discovered it) this mDNSresponder.exe is not flagged as harmful by any antivirus / malware / spyware / anti-trojan program

    Great job apple! :rolleyes:
     
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    Just look at the many negative comments here!

    The one that really made me noticed this virus/service is the fact that it makes the CPU usage @ 99%

    What is mDNSResponder.exe? Is mDNSResponder.exe spyware or a virus?

    You can disable it according to THIS guide, but then iTunes won't function properly! Perfect reason for me not to ever touch apple's products!

    That is why I am anti apple, anti iphone, and anti ipad
     
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    i have always uninstalled bonjour/mdnsresponder and itunes has worked perfectly, dont see what the problem is

    although i have not touched itunes since icloud came out, you dont need itunes anymore to backup or transfer data on the latest apple devices.
     
  15. encus

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    On Windows 7.
     
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    I've uninstalled Bonjour yesterday. And then when I opened iTunes, came a notification saying that iTunes couldn't find Bonjour along with the reasons why it was so important.....blah blah blah.....and a suggestion to install it back by uninstalling then reinstalling iTunes.
    After I clicked OK, I could still open iTunes just fine, up untill this very second with no problem so far and no more notification.
    BTW, thank you all for your help and comments regarding my issue :thumb:
     
  17. encus

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    I've tried Windows Media Player 12. Using it is so painful!
    What do you mean?
     
  18. moontan

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    for years Apple sold music with DRM.
    they don't do it anymore apparently but afaic, they lost my thrust a long time ago.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/1138000/drm_faq.html

    and then there's this:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=331043

    on top of that, iTunes is a bloated monstrosity.
     
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