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3,0,0,2 18.18%
2.0.5.0 19.19%
2.0.4.0 25.25%
2.0.3.0 23.23%
2.0.0.34 5.05%
1,0,6,2 9.09%

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advapi32.dll
LsaNtStatusToWinError, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerExW, DeregisterEventSource, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, SetServiceStatus, QueryServiceStatus, ControlService, DeleteService, CreateServiceW, StartServiceW, RegNotifyChangeKeyValue, RegisterEventSourceW, ReportEventA, LockServiceDatabase, OpenServiceW, ChangeServiceConfig2W, UnlockServiceDatabase, OpenSCManagerW, EnumServicesStatusW, CloseServiceHandle, LsaOpenPolicy, LsaRetrievePrivateData, LsaFreeMemory, LsaClose, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCreateKeyA, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegEnumKeyExA, RegOpenKeyExA, RegQueryValueExA, RegQueryValueExW, RegCreateKeyW, RegSetValueExW, RegCloseKey
iphlpapi.dll
GetIpForwardTable, GetAdaptersInfo, GetNetworkParams, GetPerAdapterInfo, GetBestInterface, CreateIpForwardEntry, DeleteIpForwardEntry, GetIpAddrTable
kernel32.dll
GetComputerNameExA, WideCharToMultiByte, SetEvent, WaitForMultipleObjects, CreateEventW, GetProcAddress, LoadLibraryW, SetWaitableTimer, CloseHandle, DeviceIoControl, CreateFileA, GetComputerNameExW, GlobalFree, GlobalAlloc, FreeLibrary, GetLastError, GetVersionExW, CreateWaitableTimerW, OpenThread, GetCurrentThreadId, ResetEvent, TerminateThread, MultiByteToWideChar, GetModuleFileNameW, CancelWaitableTimer, GetSystemPowerStatus, GetFullPathNameW, SetConsoleCtrlHandler, GetModuleHandleW, HeapSetInformation, SetLastError, TlsFree, GetTickCount, Sleep, FormatMessageA, ExitProcess, WriteFile, GetStdHandle, WaitForSingleObject, HeapCreate, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, FlushFileBuffers, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, CreateFileW, DeleteCriticalSection, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoW, LCMapStringW, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetCurrentProcessId, GetStringTypeW, WriteConsoleW, SetFilePointer, SetStdHandle, RtlUnwind, HeapSize, QueueUserAPC, TlsSetValue, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, IsValidCodePage, GetOEMCP, GetACP, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedIncrement, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, HeapAlloc, HeapFree, InterlockedExchange, EncodePointer, DecodePointer, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, HeapReAlloc, ExitThread, CreateThread, GetCommandLineW, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, GetCPInfo, SleepEx, WaitForMultipleObjectsEx, LCMapStringA, GetCommandLineA, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, GetStringTypeA, GetLocaleInfoA, InitializeCriticalSection, LoadLibraryA, WriteConsoleA, GetConsoleOutputCP, GetStartupInfoA, GetModuleFileNameA, GetVersionExA, GetProcessHeap, GetModuleHandleA, VirtualFree, VirtualAlloc, HeapDestroy, ResumeThread
netapi32.dll
NetGetJoinInformation, NetShareEnum, NetApiBufferFree
ole32.dll
CoInitializeEx, CoUninitialize, CoCreateInstance
powrprof.dll
SetSuspendState
user32.dll
LoadStringW
ws2_32.dll
WSAStringToAddressA, WSACreateEvent, WSAEventSelect, WSACloseEvent, WSAEnumNetworkEvents, WSARecvFrom, WSAIoctl, WSARecv

mDNSResponder.exe

Bonjour by Apple Inc. (Signed)

Remove mDNSResponder.exe
Version:   2.0.4.0
MD5:   f832f1505ad8b83474bd9a5b1b985e01
SHA1:   27473400b0e5d97bbc642cf17467023733899e8f
SHA256:   205d9f237dd50fdf84f57cc53476b5adb218a03a8b68b017aff7cbd0dcac71c4

What is mDNSResponder.exe?

Bonjour provides a general method to discover services on a local area network. The software is widely used throughout Mac OS, and allows users to set up a network without any configuration. It is used to find printers and file-sharing servers. iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music, iPhoto to find shared photos. Bonjour for Windows and AirPort Base Stations may be configured to use Wide Area Bonjour which allows for wide area service discovery via an appropriately configured DNS server.

About mDNSResponder.exe (from Apple Inc.)

Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks using industry standard IP protocols. It is a key component of Appl

DetailsDetails

File name:mDNSResponder.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:Bonjour
Description:Bonjour Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\bonjour\mdnsresponder.exe
File version:2.0.4.0
Size:337.28 KB (345,376 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Apple Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, May 17, 2009
Expiration date:Sunday, June 26, 2011
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.580966
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
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ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
6% remove
Bonjour Service provides a general method to discover services on a local area network. The software is widely used throughout Mac OS and Windows for iOS devices, and allows users to set up a network without any configuration. It is used to find printers and file-sharing servers. iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music, iPhoto to find shared photos. Bonjour for Windows and AirPort Base Stations may be configured to use Wide Area Bonjou...
BitTorrent Inc.
8% remove
µTorrent is a is a free, ad-supported, lighter-weight BitTorrent client designed to consume less resources then the full BitTorrent version. Some uTorrent installs include potentially unwanted programs in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser.
Nimble Storage
3% remove

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'Bonjour Service' (Servicio Bonjour)
  • 'Bonjour Service'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe'
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [UDP] listens on port 5353

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00650962%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00544791%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00106171%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:4,304,109 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    User CPU time:0 ms/min
    0 ms/min
    CPU cycles:262,614/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:1.86 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):4.28 MB
    Private (minimum):3.48 MB
    Non-paged memory:1.86 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:45.83 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):48.24 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:3.66 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):5.19 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:3,360/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:54 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:6 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:5.72 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:201/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:3
    12
    Handles:114
    600
    GUI GDI count:4
    103
    GUI USER count:2
    49

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Platform:32-bit
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\bonjour\mdnsresponder.exe"
    Owner:SYSTEM
    Windows Service
    Service name:Bonjour Service
    Display name:Servicio Bonjour
    Description:“Permite que los dispositivos de hardware y los servicios de software se configuren automáticamente en la red y anuncien su presencia.”
    Type:Win32OwnProcess
    Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    wow64.dll
    Total CPU:0.01661155%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.01131221%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00529934%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:488,012/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    1.16 MB
    sechost.dll
    Total CPU:0.00808721%
    Kernel CPU:0.00782919%
    User CPU:0.00025802%
    CPU cycles:142,126/sec
    Memory:100 KB
    ADVAPI32.dll
    Total CPU:0.00086979%
    Kernel CPU:0.00066077%
    User CPU:0.00020902%
    CPU cycles:21,227/sec
    Memory:792 KB
    mDNSResponder.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00072852%
    Kernel CPU:0.00072807%
    User CPU:0.00000045%
    CPU cycles:5,680/sec
    Memory:496 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
    Windows 7 Home Premium 20.20%
    Windows XP Home Edition 13.13%
    Microsoft Windows XP 10.10%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 10.10%
    Windows XP Professional 4.04%
    Windows 8 2.02%
    Windows 7 Starter 2.02%
    Windows Vista™ Home Premium 2.02%
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.01%
    Windows 8 Pro 1.01%
    Windows Vista Ultimate 1.01%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 39.29% of Bonjour.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Lenovo 21.21%
    Sony 18.18%
    ASUS 15.15%
    Intel 12.12%
    Dell 9.09%
    Hewlett-Packard 7.58%
    Acer 7.58%
    Toshiba 6.06%
    Samsung 3.03%
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