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