Purpose of mdnsresponder.exe:
File purpose and description:
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 http://www.apple.com/bonjour. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable file.
File or folder location:
This program is located at C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsresponder.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, mdnsresponder.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of mdnsresponder.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.