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Solved: Where does the Bonjour program come from?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Esau, Feb 7, 2015.

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  1. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004

    I'm running Win 7 64 bit.
    Chrome and Firefox browsers only.

    Today I noticed in my control panel > programs and features: a program called 'Bonjour' had been installed on jan. 10 2015.

    I did a google search and saw it was bundled with some programs, apps and/or plugins. None of which I have ever used, let alone installed. I am trying to figure out where it might have come from or what program may have installed it without my permission.

    I do have an android tablet that connects wirelessly to my router, but it has never been connected directly to my computer, nor did I install any software on my computer related to my tablet.

    I've read that it is used for discovery of available devices on your network but I am suspicious since the official apple website lists the programs that use it or install it, and I have none of the them installed, nor have I ever used any of them.

    I have read that removing can cause you problems, so before I block, disable or ultimately uninstall it, I'm curious if there is a way of figuring out what did install it.

    Here's what I do know:


    I am the sole user of this computer. Its my home computer, I have admin permissions.

    I have my computer to notify me when updates are available, nothing updates on it's own as far I know (and have set)

    I haven't installed any new programs this year. (2015)

    I did not install Bonjour, yet it appears to have full access/permissions.

    I do not use itunes or safari. I never have, nor has any apple product (ipod/itunes etc) ever been installed or connected to my computer.

    I have never used internet explorer, so I have never installed any IE plugins that are related.

    I do not have Adobe creative suite installed, and never have.

    I do not have a printer at all. Never have.


    Any input, suggestion or help of discoverying what installed it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop and run it.

    Select List Installed Programs only.

    Click Go.

    A list of your installed programs will open into Notepad. Copy/paste the content into your next reply.
  3. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Thanks for the reply Phantom010, here's the log:


    MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 25-06-2012
    Ran by Esau (administrator) on 07-02-2015 at 20:23:20
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
    Boot Mode: Normal

    =========================== Installed Programs ============================

    µTorrent (Version: 2.2.0)
    7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) (Version:
    abMedia (Version: 2.06.2003.0)
    Adobe Flash Player 16 ActiveX (Version:
    Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI (Version:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Version: 11.0)
    Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6 (Version:
    AIDA64 Extreme Edition v2.50 (Version: 2.50)
    AMD Catalyst Control Center (Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446)
    AMD Catalyst Install Manager (Version: 8.0.916.0)
    AMD Fuel (Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446)
    AOP Framework (Version: 3.04.2001.2)
    Application Verifier x64 External Package (Version: 8.100.26629)
    Ashampoo Burning Studio 10.0.1 (Version: 10.0.1)
    Audacity 2.0.3 (Version: 2.0.3)
    AutoHotkey (Version:
    Bonjour (Version:
    Catalyst Control Center - Branding (Version: 1.00.0000)
    Catalyst Control Center Graphics Previews Common (Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446)
    Catalyst Control Center InstallProxy (Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446)
    Catalyst Control Center Localization All (Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446)
    ccc-utility64 (Version: 2014.0417.2226.38446)
    CCC Help Chinese Standard (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Chinese Traditional (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Czech (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Danish (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Dutch (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help English (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Finnish (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help French (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help German (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Greek (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Hungarian (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Italian (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Japanese (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Korean (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Norwegian (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Polish (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Portuguese (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Russian (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Spanish (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Swedish (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Thai (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    CCC Help Turkish (Version: 2014.0417.2225.38446)
    cdrtfe 1.5
    Core Temp 1.0 RC5 (Version: 1.0)
    dBpoweramp DSP Effects (Version: Release 6)
    dBpoweramp Music Converter (Version: Release 14)
    Dropbox (Version: 3.0.3)
    DVD Shrink 3.2
    EVGA PrecisionX 16 (Version: 5.2.4)
    Glary Utilities PRO 5.17 (Version:
    Google Chrome (Version: 40.0.2214.111)
    Google Earth Plug-in (Version:
    Google Talk Plugin (Version:
    Google Update Helper (Version:
    Google Update Helper (Version:
    HD Tune Pro 5.00
    HydraVision (Version:
    Java 8 Update 31 (Version: 8.0.310)
    Java Auto Updater (Version:
    K-Lite Codec Pack 9.1.0 (64-bit) (Version: 9.1.0)
    Kits Configuration Installer (Version: 8.100.25984)
    LG Bluetooth Drivers (Version: 1.1)
    LG United Mobile Driver (Version:
    LG USB WML Modem Driver (Version: 1.0)
    Logitech Gaming Software (Version: 8.30.28)
    Logitech Gaming Software 8.57 (Version: 8.57.145)
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version (Version:
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 (Version: 4.5.50938)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 Multi-Targeting Pack (Version: 4.5.50930)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 SDK (Version: 4.5.51641)
    Microsoft Application Error Reporting (Version: 12.0.6015.5000)
    Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 Runtime (Version: 4.0.40804.0)
    Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center (Version:
    Microsoft Security Client (Version: 4.6.0305.0)
    Microsoft Security Essentials (Version: 4.6.305.0)
    Microsoft Silverlight (Version: 5.1.30514.0)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.56336)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.61001)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 (Version: 9.0.30729)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 (Version: 9.0.30729.6161)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.30319 (Version: 10.0.30319)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 (Version: 10.0.40219)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.61030 (Version: 11.0.61030.0)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Additional Runtime - 11.0.61030 (Version: 11.0.61030)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Minimum Runtime - 11.0.61030 (Version: 11.0.61030)
    Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories 1.2 (Version:
    Mozilla Firefox 35.0 (x86 en-US) (Version: 35.0)
    Mozilla Maintenance Service (Version: 30.0)
    MSI Development Tools (Version: 8.100.25984)
    MSVCRT Redists (Version: 1.0)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) (Version: 4.20.9870.0)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) (Version: 4.20.9876.0)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 Parser and SDK (Version: 4.20.9818.0)
    Mumble 1.2.7 (Version: 1.2.7)
    NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 347.09 (Version: 347.09)
    NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 347.25 (Version: 347.25)
    NVIDIA Control Panel 347.25 (Version: 347.25)
    NVIDIA Drivers (Version:
    NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.2.2 (Version: 2.2.2)
    NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service (Version: 17.12.8)
    NVIDIA Graphics Driver 347.25 (Version: 347.25)
    NVIDIA HD Audio Driver (Version:
    NVIDIA Install Application (Version: 2.1002.172.1359)
    NVIDIA LED Visualizer 1.0 (Version: 1.0)
    NVIDIA Network Service (Version: 2.2)
    NVIDIA PhysX (Version: 9.14.0702)
    NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.14.0702 (Version: 9.14.0702)
    NVIDIA ShadowPlay 17.12.8 (Version: 17.12.8)
    NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver (Version:
    NVIDIA Update 17.12.8 (Version: 17.12.8)
    NVIDIA Update Core (Version: 17.12.8)
    NVIDIA Virtual Audio 1.2.27 (Version: 1.2.27)
    Platform (Version: 1.36)
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (Version:
    RivaTuner Statistics Server 5.1.2 (Version: 5.1.2)
    SHIELD Streaming (Version: 4.0.1000)
    SHIELD Wireless Controller Driver (Version: 17.12.8)
    Spotify (Version:
    swMSM (Version:
    System Requirements Lab CYRI (Version:
    VIA Platform Device Manager (Version: 1.36)
    VLC media player 2.0.5 (Version: 2.0.5)
    WhoCrashed 5.02
    Winamp (Version: 5.63 )
    Winamp Detector Plug-in (Version:
    Windows App Certification Kit Native Components (Version: 8.100.26629)
    Windows App Certification Kit x64 (Version: 8.100.26695)
    Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin (Version:
    Windows Software Development Kit (Version: 8.100.26695)
    Windows Software Development Kit DirectX x64 Remote (Version: 8.100.25984)
    Windows Software Development Kit DirectX x86 Remote (Version: 8.100.25984)
    Windows Software Development Kit EULA (Version: 8.100.25984)
    Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1 (Version: 8.100.26695)
    Windows Software Development Kit for Windows Store Apps (Version: 8.100.26695)
    Windows Software Development Kit for Windows Store Apps DirectX x64 Remote (Version: 8.100.26695)
    Windows Software Development Kit for Windows Store Apps DirectX x86 Remote (Version: 8.100.26695)
    Windows Software Development Kit Redistributables (Version: 8.100.26695)
    WinRAR archiver
    WPT Redistributables (Version: 8.100.26695)
    WPTx64 (Version: 8.100.26629)
    Xvid Video Codec (Version: 1.3.2)

    **** End of log ****
  4. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    I believe Bonjour came with your Adobe Photoshop CS4:



  5. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    I noticed that in the minitoolbox list and am confused, I've never used CS4 and it didn't come with the computer as I built it. CS4 is not listed in the control panel > programs and features, nor are there any files within the Adobe folders in either C: Programs > Adobe or Programs (x86) > Adobe.

    I did a search of my computer and cannot find one reference or folder for CS4.

    Thanks again for the reply.
  6. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Odd! :confused:

    Any other programs in the list that shouldn't be there?

    Anyone else using your computer?
  7. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    There are some things I can't find in the 'program features' section, but I suspect they are bundled within one title. The CCC utility help languages for example. Other than that, everything seems legit and for the most part I recognize everything.

    I live by myself so no one really is using this computer. My girlfriend uses her laptop when she's here, and I did ask if she installed CS4 and later removed it at some point, but she apparently has the newest version on her laptop.
  8. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    For the record, nothing strange is occurring with the bonjour program, I blocked it in my firewall to see if it was doing anything like trying to talk to anything and haven't seen anything recorded. It isn't using up resources or memory either. I was just confused where it had come from, and since getting tablet for xmas I haven't used this machine in well over a month.
  9. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

    Type regedit

    Press Enter.

    Go to:


    In the subkeys under Uninstall, any sign of Adobe Photoshop?
  10. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Nothing from photoshop appears within the registry entry you mentioned, but I did find photoshop.exe within:


    For clarity, I did go direct to the path you referenced, but then did a search of the registry, no other instances of photoshop seem to show up.
  11. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Looking at your programs, I can't see anything else that would require or install Bonjour.
  12. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    I did a deep scan with ESET early today and turned up nothing suspect. So, I think I'm going do a thorough inspection of my programs and system and see if I can't find something to explain it.

    Since the program doesn't appear to be doing anything suspicious except existing on my machine suddenly, I'll freeze it and see what, if anything is affected.

    I'm off to work in the next hour so I'll leave this open for now, but I'll do some inspection tomorrow. If I find the solution I'll return and reply with what I found or if nothing seems broken due to the process being stopped, I'll simply uninstall it. Either way I'll return by tomorrow evening and mark solved.

    Thanks for your assistance and time. Very much appreciated. Have a great weekend.
  13. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Ever had Skype?
  14. KomputerKid


    Dec 25, 2014
    Bonjour was probably installed with µTorrent. Are you dual-booting Linux and need a torrent client?
  15. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Never seen Bonjour with µTorrent, but I guess it's possible.
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