right. i'm sorry. bonjour (probably installed thru OuickTime) was decently placed in my add/remove programs. however when i "removed" it, "mdnsNSP.dll" and "mDNSResponder.exe" stayed and could not be removed manually. i use "BoostSpeed" by Auslogics and it has an "unlock" service. "mDNSResponder.exe" was unlocked and i deleted it. but "mdnsNSP.dll" stayed. i asked help from Auslogics.they said "'svchost.exe' is a Windows services host application, it simply cannot be terminated" and wishing me luck, advised me to check this url: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/02/10/how-to-uninstall-or-remove-bonjour-mdnsresponderexe/
at my first try it didn't work because i had already deleted "mDNSResponder.exe". so i reinstalled bonjour then removed it, two pesty files naturally keeping residence. but when i tried to run "C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe" - remove, the "run" window kept evaporating after i clicked OK.
then i looked for the the magic "Au Revoir Bonjour" but it was not to be found anywhere in web - with the exception of a french blog. but then it was only a trap for a trojan.
it's not that i'm suspicious about those two files. I just hate apple to force them down my throat. if i don't want them on my computer (even if they're for my own good), i think i must have a right to remove them.
this is the full story. thanks for you patience.
thank you all the same for your kind interest. i will not let this matter stay as it is and will try to find a solution on web. If the only solution is reformatting my computer, i will consider sueing master jobs.
Gizmo Project has created a small tool TurnOffBonjour.exe that turns off and removes Bonjour service. However, it will not remove the Bonjour folder from Program Files. You will still need to manually delete the Bonjour folder after restart. The reason why you’re advised to delete the folder after restart is in case there’s a problem, the Bonjour files are still there for you to restore.
Had an idea. Will windows allow you to rename the 2 files and add .old at the end of each? If so, you should be able to delete them after a reboot.
Yes, indeed! I was dumb enough not to try this after " 'C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe' - remove" command failed. I didn't have to change "mDNSResponder.exe" before deleting because it was not was locked yet this time.But I could change "mdnsNSp.dll" to "mdnsMSP.old" just like that and reboot and they were gone when I deleted them. It seems I created "much ado about nothing".
Thanks a lot, you saved me from suing expenses. :))