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Default bonjour add on in ie 8

I have this add on from apple called bonjour in ie 8. What is this exactly? I don't remember installing this.
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Default Re: bonjour add on in ie 8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour_(software)
http://www.apple.com/support/bonjour/
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Default Re: bonjour add on in ie 8

Did you install Itunes? I believe it comes with that. You can disable it.
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yes i have itunes what is bonjour?
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Default Re: bonjour add on in ie 8

I google it and its some kind of two way messaging software. I don't use those things so I'm not to up on it. I just know I don't like crap getting installed on my machine without permission.
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Default Re: bonjour add on in ie 8

See links in post #2 although I did copy the wrong link in one as this is what it should have been http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Bonjour
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Default Re: bonjour add on in ie 8

thanks for the link, gives me a better idea. could be related to windows live messenger that I installed.
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thanks for the link, gives me a better idea. could be related to windows live messenger that I installed.
I don't think Windows Live Messenger uses it. I've certainly never noticed it on any of our computers until AFTER we install something like iTunes. Wiki suggests these programs:
iTunes
iPhoto
iChat
Adobe Systems Creative Suite 3
Proteus
Adium
Fire
Pidgin
Skype
Vine Server
Elgato EyeTV
Gizmo5
TiVo
SubEthaEdit and e
Contactizer
OmniFocus
Safari
Asterisk
Bonjour Browser
iStumbler
Zeroconf Neighborhood Explorer for Windows
Apple's "Remote" application for iPhone and iPod Touch also uses Bonjour to establish connection to iTunes libraries via Wi-Fi.

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A number of Windows programs use Zeroconf, including Adobe Systems Creative Suite 3, iTunes, Cerulean Studios' Trillian Pro 3, Ruckus Music Player from Ruckus Network, and the text editor e.
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thanks for the link, gives me a better idea. could be related to windows live messenger that I installed.
Likely came with iTunes as its one of Apples apps now and defaulty installed.

Is it causing you any issues, and in IE add-ons Tools > Manage Add-ons is it listed in the add-on list? if so who's is listed as the Publisher? just incase its from someone else or old version installed with one of the above post listed apps.
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Default Re: bonjour add on in ie 8

I found that it can be opened as a side panel. Its published by Apple and here is there description:

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1. What is Bonjour?
Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. Specifically, Bonjour enables automatic IP address assignment without a DHCP server, name to address translation without a DNS server, and service discovery without a directory server. Bonjour is an open protocol which Apple has submitted to the IETF as part of the ongoing standards-creation process. To learn more, check out the Bonjour Protocol Specifications which detail the technologies that make up Link-Local and Wide-Area Bonjour.
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I'm uninstalling it. It hasn't caused any problems but it doesn't seem like it has much purpose right now. I can always reinstall if I need to. The toolbar that opens only shows "about Bonjour".

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