Need some guides to help you completely uninstall Bonjour in Windows? Then you don’t want to miss this page, where you can find almost everything you need to know about this removal.
Bonjour Service offers a general way to discover services on a local area network. It is widely used throughout Mac OS and Windows for iOS devices, allowing users to set u a network without any configuration. It can also be used to find printers and file-sharing servers.
During the long-term use of your machine, you’ll probably bump in to these issues like several times. If unfortunately you have started a mistaken uninstall and find no way to uninstall Bonjour, you can try to reinstall Bonjour before performing the removal. In the following I have listed two removal methods for you to effectively get it done, just select the one you prefer.
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How to Uninstall Bonjour Using Special Uninstaller
The first one I would like to introduce is an easy-to-use, small-sized tool that supports all the popular Windows OS versions. You can also try to uninstall other programs that are not welcome anymore in the system with it. How does it work? Take a quick look below:
1. Click any of the blue download buttons on this page or visit the homepage to download Special Uninstaller.
2. Run it, and you can see clearly what programs are installed currently. Choose Bonjour and hit Run Uninstaller.
It will scan for all the related files and get ready for your next request, during which you may be asked for confirmation of this removal, just click Yes/OK to proceed.
3. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to blue, then you see the all the vestiges that most users will forget to delete during the manual removal. Click Delete Leftovers to fully uninstall Bonjour.
Clicking Back to refresh the list of currently installed programs, and check whether your target is no long there. I do hope this recommendation can be a better removal solution to you anytime. To find out how to remove the program by standard means, read the tutorials under the following subtitle.
How to Uninstall Bonjour on Your Own?
Now let’s see how to locate your target in the program list (Programs and Features), which tells you clearly what programs you’re having & able to uninstall. Here are all the steps to go through:
1. If possible, better make sure Bonjour is not running first.
Shut down the program from the System Tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and end every process associated with it in the Task Manager (Press & hold Ctrl + Alt + Del to open). (How to forcibly close a program that is not responding?)
2. Search for the program.
Press and hold the Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms, and select Search.
3. Locate the program in the Programs list.
Type “Bonjour” in the box, right-click on the result and select Uninstall.
4. Uninstall Bonjour by activating its default uninstaller.
You’re brought to the Programs list. Double-click Bonjour to activate its uninstall wizard.
5. Let the built-in uninstall wizard finishes its job.
Confirm this removal and wait for the process to finish.
6. Go to the Registry Editor.
Press and hold the Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms, select Search, and enter “regedit” in the box to open the Registry Editor.
7. Delete the vestiges to completely uninstall Bonjour.
Before doing this, you can choose to Back Up the Registry in case of any mistakes that cause the permanent loss of your data (Optional):
7.1 Execute “regedit” in the Chamrs to open the Registry Editor.
7.2 On the navigator, select File > Export….
7.3 Type a name for the back-up copy (.reg file) and select a location to save it to.
Then continue the removal:
On the navigator of Registry Editor window, click Edit > Find…, then enter “Bonjour” to find the related file(s)/folder(s), right-click it(them) and select Delete.
8. Restart your computer.
If you like, go back to the System Tray, Task Manager or Control Panel and check whether Bonjour has been removed.
Feel free to use what you learn on other unwanted programs. You can also search the name of the program you wish to remove on this site, see if there is a specific corresponding page for you to read and better understand.
To reinstall Bonjour for Windows, visit the official site. Please note that the Bonjour networking protocal sends and receives network ackers on UDP port 5353. And the Bonjour installer will configure the Windows firewall appropriately when you’re installing it on supported system. However, if you have enabled a “personal firewall”, you’ll need to make sure that UDP port 5353 is open for Bonjour to work correctly.