Uninstalling Bonjour service from Photoshop CS3?

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Apr 17, 2007 Apr 17, 2007

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Is there no proper way to uninstall the Bonjour service that is automatically installed with PS CS3? It is of little use to the average Windows user and the service is also messed up by being named "##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" rather than "Bonjour Service".

It's certainly possible to manually remove the references to the service in the registry and hope for the best, but that's not good enough for a top dollar application.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 18, 2007 Apr 18, 2007

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you could go into services (start> settings> control panel> administrative tools> services) and set the service to "Disabled" (right click it and select properties, you'll see a dropdown).

Be careful though as it may be used by other programs. Most notably that i can think of is iTunes.

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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Hi,

this is what I compiled for myself; it worked and left me with a working Internet connection:

1) sc stop "Bonjour Service"
sc delete "Bonjour Service"
2) regsvr32 /u "c:\program files\bonjour\explorerplugin.dll"
regsvr32 /u "c:\program files\bonjour\mdnsnsp.dll"
3) ren "c:\program files\bonjour" xxx (is locked)
4) del %systemroot%\system32\dns-sd.exe
del %systemroot%\system32\dnssd.dll
5) Under HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries delete the key pointing to mdnsnsp.dll (e.g. 000000000007). Set HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Num_Catalog_Entries to the new last catalog entry key number (e.g. 6).
6) Search the Registry for explorerplugin.dll, mdnsnsp.dll, mdnsresponder.exe, and program files\bonjour; delete all references.
7) Reboot
8) Delete "c:\program files\xxx".

Hope it helps

sleepyhollow

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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Edit:

Replace "Bonjour Service" with that cryptic name given to the service by Adobe.

One word to Adobe: Si ne tacuisses!

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Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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See comments to http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2007/01/cs3_doesnt_inst.html

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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>See comments to http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2007/01/cs3_doesnt_inst.html

specifically see:

>Yakumo 06:43 AM on April 25, 2007 because of the "$$Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762$$" service id I'd been annoyed by bonjour after itunes installed it, and it's how i stumbled into here.

>solution I used was simply to download bonjour for windows from http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bonjourforwindows.html install it, then immediately use the uninstaller it handilly puts in 'add/remove programs'. this works cleanly, and on vista too.

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Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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I just tried installing / uninstalling Bonjour and restarting my system. mDNSResponder has not been killed. On the contrary, its mem usage has bloated to 3.5 megs instead of the 450kb it was using before...

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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that's not good... try again? i'll try it when i get home tonight...

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Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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Tried twice. Moving up, taking off gloves.

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Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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get the blow torch ready! stat!

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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has anyone tried simply disabling it like i explained in another thread?

go into services, select it, right click> properties. select stop service, then change startup method from "automatic" to "disable".

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Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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After uninstalling! Bonjour, there was still a folder at program files/Bonjour with mDNSResponder.EXE and a .dll file.

I went into services and killed Bonjour (which was happily chucking along after 2 uninstalls), deleted mDNSResponder.exe. The .dll file could not be deleted, so I followed the advice given in the link I provided, and renamed the.dll file and rebooted. Now it could be deleted.

However, checking Services, Bonjour is STILL LISTED, albeit disabled.

Great software.

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Apr 26, 2007 Apr 26, 2007

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woof! i've had it for a while with itunes. i usually just deny it internet access via zonealarm.

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New Here ,
May 15, 2007 May 15, 2007

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Easiest solution, not surprisingly, found here:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=kb400982

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New Here ,
May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

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The adobe web site says :-
To remove Bonjour:

Open a Windows command prompt and type the following command:
"C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe -remove"
Navigate to the following folder in Windows Explorer: C:\Program Files\Bonjour
Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old
Restart your computer
Delete the the Program Files\Bonjour folder

However, the first command line that they give did not work for me, I had to use " C:\Progra~1\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe -remove "

for what it is worth........

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New Here ,
May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

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Dahle,

It sounds to me like you didn't include the quotes, which would be required due to the blank space between "Program" and "Files". But, if you did include the quotes and ran the command from the Command Prompt window, only to see it fail, then it may be that only works from the Start > Run dialog. I used the command earlier today from the Run window, with quotes, and it worked fine.

Regards,

Daryl

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May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

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I had the same problem, with or without the quotes.

I'll try Run.

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May 17, 2007 May 17, 2007

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Doesn't work there either.

Dahle's version does work in Run.

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New Here ,
May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

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with one click, at least disable it.

http://download.gizmoproject.com/jasmine/TurnOffBonjour.exe

don't forget to virus pre-check.. ya never know
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rock on adobeheads !

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May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

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>with one click, at least disable it. <br />>http://<rest of link removed>/TurnOffBonjour.exe <br />>don't forget to virus pre-check.. ya never know<br /><br />Ya never know, indeed. I'd never run an unknown executable on my computer, no matter what it is claimed to do.

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May 18, 2007 May 18, 2007

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Hi Dave, Yes, I disabled it by disabling the service. I did it because I lost network connectivity when it was running so if anyone complains about losing their network, they should first disable or uninstall Bonjour (I guess they wouldn't be able to, though, since they don't have a network - Capt. Yossarian, where are you?)

John Gregson

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Feb 23, 2010 Feb 23, 2010

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Hello there,

I was drawn to this post as I have been trying to install CS3 on a Windows 7 x64 machine. Although this thread is quite old now I thought this might help someone.

CS3 runs Apples Bonjour for windows. I found that when you install CS3 on Windows 7 or Vista machine a additional route is added to the default gateway. This 0.0.0.0 address issue allowed me to navigate to the local network but stopped me getting to the internet or any of my other subnets.

I found this thread and went down the route of uninstalling the Bonjour's associated files and services but for me it screwed my machine and I had to restore. In the end I found a thread that pointed out that the files installed by CS3, found in the 'Program Files (x86)\Bonjour' where dated 2006.

If you go to the Mac website you'll find the latest program for download in a x64 bit version. Install this over the top (no need to remove the current Bonjour files) and after a reboot you should find your network connectivity returns.

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May 28, 2007 May 28, 2007

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

-remove

should be byond the quotes
I used a DOS box to chk

MT

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New Here ,
May 28, 2007 May 28, 2007

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easy
start --> run --> cmd
cd c:\program files\bonjour\
mdnsresponder -remove
rename mdnsnsp.dll to mdnsnsp.old
reboot
delete bonjour folder

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Jun 15, 2007 Jun 15, 2007

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I used this freeware application.

www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Unlocker.shtml

Unlocked the mDNSResponder.exe and the ".dll" in the Bonjour dir, and manually deleted the Bonjour dir in program files. I then disabled the string:

##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##

in the startup in services. I did all this after running the uninstall in add/remove programs. Seemed to handle the task.

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