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How To Remove Bonjour From Windows 10? [Complete Guide]

Windows users often complain that the Bonjour service is running in the background and is consuming a lot of system memory. You may have not installed this automatically, but it got installed with an app that needs Bonjour to function properly. 

Thus if you uninstalled this service, then some applications might stop working. However, you can easily disable it. But, if you are unaware of how to remove Bonjour from your Windows 10 PC, then go through the section hereunder carefully. 

What is Bonjour Service? 

This service is related to the Bonjour app that comes in-built with Apple OS like macOS and iOS. This app is used to discover the shared device on a local area network easily. 

It can also be used to discover the shared printers and the plugins of the Internet Explorer for Local Web servers to an app. But, this app is not a part of Windows installation and it can be installed later. 

Generally, Windows Operating System doesn’t support Apple-related app. That’s why some of the apps depend on Bonjour service to get them running on Windows PC. 

Easy Hacks to Remove Bonjour Service on Windows 10

There are a few ways to remove the Bonjour service. Here, we are going to provide them. Hence, you can have a look at the methods given below: 

Way 1: Using Control Panel

You can remove the Bonjour service easily by using the Control Panel. Here are the steps you can follow to do this: 

  1. First of all, hit the R and Win key both at the same time from the keyboard to open the Run Command box. 
  2. Then, press the ‘control panel’ in the input field and then hit the Enter key to open the Control Panel window. 
  3. Now, navigate to the Programs category and then click on the ‘Uninstall a Program’ section. 
  4. Once it opens the list of installed programs, search for the ‘Bonjour’ program by scrolling down the list and right-click on it. 
  5. Tap on the Uninstall button and confirm the action by pressing the OK button from the pop-up box. 
  6. Lastly, exit from the Control Panel and then restart the system. 

Now, you can check if the Bonjour service is removed from the system. Else, you can move on to the other ways described below. 

Way 2: Using Powershell

You can also remove the Bonjour service by using Powershell. You can perform the below steps to do this: 

  • In the beginning, open the Run Command box and then type “powershell” in the input field. 
  • Afterward, hit the Enter key from the keyboard. 
  • Now, type “%PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe” –remove” in the Powershell and then hit the Enter key. 
  • Thereafter, type “regsvr32 /u “%PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll” and press the Enter to execute. 
  • Now, open “C:\Program Files\ ” and find out the Bonjour folder. Right-click on it and then choose the ‘Remove’ option from the list. 

After applying the above steps, restart the system and then check if the issue is resolved. Else, you can perform the next solution as your last resort. 

Way 3: Using “services.msc” Command

According to some users, they have removed the Bonjour service by using the “services.msc” command. To use this command, you can perform the steps as follows: 

  1. At first, open the Run box and type “services.msc” in the dialog box. 
  2. Tap on the OK button to continue. 
  3. Now, scroll down the list and search for the ‘Bonjour Service.’ Click twice on it. 
  4. Tap on the Stop button to eliminate this service from the list. 
  5. After that, tap on the drop-down button of ‘Startup Type.’ 
  6. Choose the ‘Disabled’ option from the list.  
  7. Next, tap on the Apply button to apply the changes. 
  8. Lastly, close the window by clicking on the OK button. 

Now, restart the system and check if the Bonjour service is disabled. 

Hopefully, after applying the above ways in their appropriate order, you will be able to remove the Bonjour service from your Windows 10 PC. To read more about a similar topic, you can follow our website regularly. 

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