How to Uninstall Bonjour in Windows 11/10

Unwanted Bonjour? Learn how to remove it from Windows.

This tutorial shows you how to Uninstall Bonjour in Windows 11/10. The Apple company Bonjour created Bonjour as a networking standard that is mostly used by iTunes and Safari to connect devices on the same local network. Users can remove Bonjour from their computers, even though it comes with the iTunes installer most of the time, especially if they don’t need it or if it clashes with other programmes.

The process for removing Bonjour is easy to follow in Windows 11 or 10. In order to uninstall Bonjour, users can go to the Control Panel, find “Programmes and Features,” pick it from the list of installed programmes, and then click “Uninstall.” They can also use third-party remover tools to get rid of the software more completely.

Getting rid of Bonjour shouldn’t have a big effect on how iTunes or Safari work, since its main purpose is to make local network interactions easier. But users should always be careful and make sure they know what could happen before they remove any software from their computers. Want to learn more about Windows? Check out the Microsoft official website!

How to Uninstall Bonjour in Windows 11/10

  1. Open the “Run” dialogue box by pressing the Win + R keyboard keys together.
  2. Type the command “%PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe” -remove into the dialogue box and press OK.
  3. Alternatively, open a command prompt window as a user.
  4. In the command prompt, type regsvr32 /u “%PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll” and press Enter to remove the dll file from the list.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Delete the Bonjour folder from C:\Program Files.

Why Uninstall Bonjour?

  • You don’t use any apps that need Bonjour: Lots of Apple products and some other apps use Bonjour to find other devices and services on a network. As long as you don’t use any programmes that depend on Bonjour, you can remove it without harming your computer.
  • Bonjour causes problems: Sometimes, Bonjour can’t get along with other programmes or network devices, which can make it hard to connect or cause other issues. It’s possible that removing Bonjour will fix any problems you think it’s causing.
How to Uninstall Bonjour in Windows 11/10
  • Multicast networking is used by Bonjour, which can be a security risk on some networks, especially if they are not properly protected. If you are worried about how using Bonjour might affect your security, you can choose to remove it.
  • Use of unnecessary resources: Bonjour can use up system resources even when it’s not being used. If you want to free up space on your computer, getting rid of Bonjour might help.

Troubleshooting Common Issues During Uninstallation

The programme isn’t listed in the uninstall options:

  • In Settings, look at “Apps & features”: This is the new way to get rid of apps in Windows 11/10. Click on “Settings,” then “Apps & Features,” and look for the app there.
  • Start the Control Panel: “Programmes and Features” in Control Panel is where you should look if you can’t find the programme in “Settings.” In the Start menu, type “Control Panel” to get to it.

Message of an error during uninstallation:

  • The Programme Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter should be run: This built-in tool helps find and fix problems with installing and removing programmes. In the Start menu, look for “troubleshoot” and choose “Run the troubleshooter.” Do what it says on the screen.
  • Look for certain problem codes: If the error message has a code in it, look online for answers that work with that code.

Problems with permission:

  • Select “Run as administrator” from the menu when you right-click the uninstall shortcut or executable to give it the rights it needs.

Precautions Before Uninstalling Bonjour

Do you need Bonjour?

  • Bonjour is primarily used for device discovery and service sharing on local networks. If you don’t use any applications or devices that rely on Bonjour (like iTunes, Apple TV, or other Apple software), you can safely uninstall it.

Potential impacts:

  • Uninstalling Bonjour might affect applications that rely on it for functionality.
  • Some features, like network browsing or file sharing with Apple devices, might become unavailable.


  • Check for dependencies: Before uninstalling, ensure no critical programs rely on Bonjour. You can consult the application’s documentation or search online for confirmation.
  • Create a system restore point: This allows you to revert to a previous state if any issues arise after uninstallation.


Can I disable Bonjour service?

By default, Bonjour services are enabled as soon as you create them. You can disable them anytime.

What is Bonjour and is it safe?

Bonjour is an easy-to-use protocol that Apple made to make setting up devices on a neighbourhood network simple. These security issues should be known by developers and system admins who use Bonjour.

Should I delete Bonjour app?

Always look at what kind of computer the app needs to run. If an app doesn’t need Bonjour to run, you can safely get rid of it from your Windows computer. Some apps, though, need it to work right.

Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Michael Smith, a tech-savvy content editor at Bollyinside. With a knack for simplifying complex tech concepts, Michael specializes in crafting user-friendly "How-to" articles and valuable tips. His focus spans Windows, Mac, hardware, and support. Beyond work, he's an avid explorer of diverse tech fields, constantly staying ahead of the curve.


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