What is the mdnsNSP.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The mdnsNSP.dll process is also known as Bonjour Namespace Provider and is a part of Bonjour or, as the case may be, Adobe Version Cue (Version CS3 Client). This software is produced by Apple (www.apple.com). An obsolete or defective version of mdnsNSP.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bonjour Namespace Provider has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bonjour Namespace Provider has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mdnsNSP.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mdnsNSP.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mdnsNSP.dll Bonjour Namespace Provider
mdnsNSP.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. MdnsNSP.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 121,704 bytes (62% of all these files), 122,128 bytes, 152,864 bytes, 94,208 bytes or, as the case may be, 147,456 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The mdnsNSP file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 35% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mdnsNSP.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about mdnsNSP?
|Part of Apple's Bonjour and/or Rendezvous zero configuration networking, most often added by Itunes version 5.0 and later. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Bonjour or Adobe Version Cue
To remove Bonjour Namespace Provider from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Bonjour or Adobe Version Cue in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mdnsNSP.dll (Bonjour Namespace Provider) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Bonjour Namespace Provider. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bonjour Namespace Provider or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mdnsNSP.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.