"Base Filtering Engine - bfe.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Base Filtering Engine" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Base Filtering Engine" service related to bfe.dll?

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A

"Base Filtering Engine" is a Windows 7 service that "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." "Base Filtering Engine" service is provided by bfe.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Base Filtering Engine" service:

Service name: BFE
Display name: Base Filtering Engine
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Base Filtering Engine" service is provided by a DLL file called: bfe.dll:

Name: bfe.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\bfe.dll
Description: Base Filtering Engine
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 483 KB (494,592 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:18:06 AM

Disabling "Base Filtering Engine" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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