Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Getting Rid of The Bonjour Service

I hate it when applications I do want install things I don't want. A great example of this is the Bonjour Service that Apple and Adobe deploy.

Here's how to get rid of it:

1. Stop the service via either sc, net, or services.msc

2. Delete service:
sc delete "Bonjour Service"

3. Remove the socket driver:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\00000000000X
Note: X is a number (usually 4) but be sure that the value for LibraryPath shows a path to "mdnsNSP.dll"

4. Change the value Endabled from 1 to 0

5. Reboot

Au'revoir Bonjour!!

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