Many users often get perplexed when they get messages about unconventional and uncanny .exe files running on their system. For example, the mDNSResponder.exe file. Many users wonder what it is and how come it got into their device. In this article, we shall talk about the mResponder.exe. First of all, it is not a suspicious file or a virus and has been developed by Apple. Once, you are convinced about its authenticity, let’s get deeper into the file.
What is mDNSResponder.exe?
mDNSResponder is also known as Bonjour and it has been developed by Apple for Windows platform. It is Apple’s native zero configuration networking process for Mac and has been related with MDNSNSP.DLL. mDNSResponder.exe functions as a network interface for all Apple devices running with Windows computers. In Windows platform, the utility of this application is to share libraries via iTunes and other Mac applications such as Apple TV, ported to Windows. This application is inevitable, if you want to connect Apple devices to Windows PC or share the iTunes library.
Is mDNSResponder.exe Something To Worry About?
By now, you must be aware that, there is nothing to worry about an application, that has been developed and designed by a tech-giant like Apple. But, for your knowledge and information, you can always clarify whether a program running on your system is a virus or a genuine application. Always, check the path of the process from the Task Manager. You can find Bonjour in the Programs folder too. The genuine Bonjour program is located at %PROGRAMFILES%\Bonjour\ folder.
Do I need Bonjour Program?
It depends on whether you have Apple devices and you need to connect it to your Windows PC. If you do not own any Apple device, then there is no point in running it in the background. You can turn off the Bonjour application very easily.