"Parental Controls - WPCSvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Parental Controls" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Parental Controls" service related to WPCSvc.dll?

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A

"Parental Controls" is a Windows 7 service that "This service is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only." "Parental Controls" service is provided by WPCSvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Parental Controls" service:

Service name: WPCSvc
Display name: Parental Controls
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Parental Controls" service is provided by a DLL file called: WPCSvc.dll:

Name: WPCSvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\WPCSvc.dll
Description: WPC Filtering Service
File version: 1.0.01
Size: 10.5 KB (10,752 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:16:20 PM
Product name: Windows
Vendor: Microsoft Corporation

Disabling "Parental Controls" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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