Bonjour invading us

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mortal Raptor, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Mortal Raptor

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    In the past, only iTunes used to install a service called Bonjour that spies on user habits and send them I don't know where.

    I would immediately notice my performance is less and by simply uninstalling it, everything goes back to normal.

    You would get a message when you launch iTunes that it is not found but it doesn't affect the functionality of iTunes.

    Now while I am installing my apps after a format, I think one of the games I install (probably Battlefield 4 but not sure as I install them all in one shot) install it. Then I uninstall it and proceed to install my others apps, other than iTunes, another app is installing Bonjour as well. Seems like it is trying to invade us and what's worse, it isn't detected as a PUP by any AV :(
     
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  3. subhrobhandari

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    I use AuRevoirBonjour to uninstall bonjour.
     
  4. xxJackxx

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    I hate Bonjour. It causes all kinds of network problems. I'm of the opinion that if I wanted to run Apple software, I will get a Mac. It's pretty much a given that Apple software works better on their own stuff, but since I don't own any of their hardware, their software is not for me.
     
  5. Mortal Raptor

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    well that's my point, previously, only Apple software (iTunes) installed Bonjour but now many programs try to install it :(

    I've just formatted......i'll monitor what is installing it
     
  6. porrkanon

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    i just got this from installing 'logitech gaming software' after buying a new mouse. luckily it was listed in the add/remove software thingy
     
  7. xxJackxx

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    Nah, this has been going on for a long time. Adobe has been including it with the suites for years. I think Adobe Bridge uses it.
     
  8. Mortal Raptor

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    ahhh yes Thank you! that was it!

    here are the programs the install Bonjour silently to track your usage habits and slow down your PC:

    - iTunes
    - Logitech Gaming Software for Logitech Gaming Mice
    - BlackBerry Link
    - BlackBerry Blend

    In the case of BlackBerry software, it doesn't actually install Bonjour but it installs some service called RIM mDNS Responder which is the exact same thing! In the past (over 2 years ago) bonjour always had this process running as well, mDNSResponder.exe and you would feel as if this is not your PC! as if you downgraded it! the moment you end the process everything is back to normal.....

    the undetected spyware......
     
  9. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    I don't install Apple software on my PC, it installs way to much crap. The Apple Software updater is annoying as well, offering to 'update' software that is not even installed.
    If you have need of iTunes, use it in a VM.
    A shame to hear Logitech is now bundling Bonjour as well.
     
  10. Mayahana

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    It's not just Bonjour, it's other products like BitRaider, HiPatch, and a few others (forgot the names). These are background network applications that need to be uninstalled, most of them also allow remote torrent connections to your PC to share bandwidth for streamers. You'll often find them taking up a good chunk of your bandwidth without your awareness.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  12. Mortal Raptor

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    and that's what ticks me bro, one would go and buy the best AV out there, yet they will be infested with this kind of crap and probably may or may not even know about it :(
     
  13. DX2

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    Bonjour has been around for a while now..very annoying
     
  14. Mayahana

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    ESET and EMsisoft are good at detecting sneaky adware and background torrent crap. Emsisoft is the only one that detects Mixpanel as malware.
     
  15. Mortal Raptor

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    +1, and thanks for the info about Mixpanel and Emsisoft I never knew that although I see Emsisoft is a bit more aggressive against bad sites (which is good)

    take for example,

    if you visit:

    http://www.startisback.com/

    xxxxxxxxx.jpg

    or

    http://www.fotosizer.com/Download.aspx


    ssssssssssss.jpg
     
  16. Gein

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    Can't you just remove it from add/remove programs?
     
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    http://www.ghacks.net/2008/10/08/au-revoir-bonjour/
     
  18. subhrobhandari

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    I have seen many cases where bonjour isnt even listed in add/remove programs. I think most of the old versions of apple/adobe products bundled with bonjour do not show up in add/remove programs.

    Check raymond's blog below for download link, still alive link from mediafire.

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-uninstall-or-remove-bonjour-mdnsresponderexe/

    If you look at the comments on raymonds, bonjour is being installed by other programs like Lacie Ethernet Agent too.
     
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    I just noticed that about a week ago somehow Bonjour was installed on my computer. Must have came with another app that i installed.
     
  21. RejZoR

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    I've got this Bonjour crap one day even though I haven't even installed anything from Apple which was weird...