"Windows Firewall - mpssvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Firewall" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Firewall" service related to mpssvc.dll?

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A

"Windows Firewall" is a Windows 8 service that Windows Firewall helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. "Windows Firewall" service is provided by mpssvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Windows Firewall" service:

Service name: MpsSvc
Display name: Windows Firewall
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
Dependencies: {mpsdrv, bfe}

"Windows Firewall" service is provided by a program called: mpssvc.dll:

Name: mpssvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\system32\mpssvc.dll
Description: Microsoft Protection Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 904192 bytes
Modified: 10/11/2012 5:44:35 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Firewall" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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