Windows serviceBase Filtering Engine

Registry Name

BFE

Description

The Base Filtering Engine (BFE) is a service that manages firewall and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) policies and implements user mode filtering. Stopping or disabling the BFE service will significantly reduce the security of the system. It will also result in unpredictable behavior in IPsec management and firewall applications.

Default Status

Running

Default Startup Type

Automatic

Executable File Path

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkFirewall -p

DLL File Path

C:\WINDOWS\System32\bfe.dll

Dependencies

The service depends on the following system components to function properly: System components that depend on this service to function properly:

Log On As

NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

Additional Information

None at this time