mdnsresponder.exe - Is mdnsresponder.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is mdnsresponder.exe?
Purpose of mdnsresponder.exe:

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: mdnsresponder.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
mDNSResponder.exe is a file which may have been installed on your system by you along with other program installs. The actual hard drive location and folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you. This program can be installed as part of the ITunes software. It is placed in a bonjour folder, and mDNSResponder.exe appears to be a 3rd party development application. You will also find the DLL named mdnsNSP.dll in the same install. Information on this file can be found on the Apple website at This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit mdnsresponder.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the mdnsresponder.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is located at C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsresponder.exe

  • Is mdnsresponder.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is mdnsresponder.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove mdnsresponder.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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