mdnsresponder.exe Process Information

Process Name: Bonjour for Windows Component
Author: Apple Computer, Inc
System Process:
No
Uses network:
Yes
Hardware related:
No
Background Process:
Yes
Spyware:
No
Trojan:
No
Virus:
No
Security risk 0-5:
0

What is mdnsresponder exe?

The process mdnsresponder.exe is a component of the Apple Service, which is identified with the Bonjour for Windows software application initially utilized by iTunes because of its music sharing functionality. The mdnsresponder.exe process is a native element of the Mac OS X operating system and is associated with the MDNSNSP.DLL, which was ported for the Microsoft Windows Operating System environment.

The Bonjour Service supported by the file mdnsresponder.exe is also described as a zero configuration networking process that provides an automatic discovery feature for services, devices, and computers that are residing on IP based networks. Mdnsresponder.exe utilizes the industry standard IP protocol, which provides devices with an automatic discovery feature without requiring user intervention (when entering IP addresses) or the need for configuring DNS servers.

Should You Remove mdnsresponder exe?

If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove mdnsresponder.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. mdnsresponder.exe is not a critical component and a non-system process. Any process that is not managed by the system is known as non-system processes. It is safe to terminate the non-system process as they do not affect the general functionality of the operating system. However, the program using the non-system processes will be either terminated or halted.

Fix mdnsresponder.exe Error?

There are many reasons why you are seeing mdnsresponder.exe error in your Windows system including:

Malicious software
Malicious software infects the system with malware, keyloggers, spyware, and other malicious actors. They slow down the whole system and also cause .exe errors. This occurs because they modify the registry which is very important in the proper functioning of processes.
Incomplete installation
Another common reason behind mdnsresponder.exe error is an incomplete installation. It can happen because of errors during installation, lack of hard disk space, and crash during install. This also leads to a corrupted registry causing the error.

Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to mdnsresponder.exe error.

The solution to fixing mdnsresponder.exe error include any one of the following

  • Make sure your PC is protected with proper anti-virus software program.
  • Run a registry cleaner to repair and remove the Windows registry that is causing mdnsresponder.exe error.
  • Make sure the system’s device drivers are updated properly.

It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.

Is a mdnsresponder.exe CPU intensive?

Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.

Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources mdnsresponder.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.