"Base Filtering Engine - bfe.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Base Filtering Engine" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Base Filtering Engine" service related to bfe.dll?

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A

"Base Filtering Engine" is a Windows 8 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 program 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
Dependencies: {RpcSs, WfpLwfs}

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

Name: bfe.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\bfe.dll
Description: Base Filtering Engine
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 723968 bytes
Modified: 10/10/2013 9:20:43 AM UTC

Disabling "Base Filtering Engine" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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