"Family Safety - wpcsvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Family Safety" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Family Safety" service related to wpcsvc.dll?

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A

"Family Safety" is a Windows 8 service that is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only. "Family Safety" service is provided by wpcsvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Family Safety" service:

Service name: WPCSvc
Display name: Family Safety
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Family Safety" service is provided by a program called: wpcsvc.dll:

Name: wpcsvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\wpcsvc.dll
Description: WPC Filtering Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 11776 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:10 AM UTC

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

 

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