"BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform
Description: This task adjusts the start type for firewall-triggered services when the start type of the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) is disabled.
Actions: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe bfe.dll,BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange
Triggers: On custom event filter

Program file information about "BFE.DLL":

File name: BFE.DLL
File path: C:\windows\system32\BFE.DLL
File size: 705024 bytes
Last modified time: 11/20/2010 10:24:00 PM
File description: Base Filtering Engine
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"BFE.DLL" is may never get executed.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" enabled as a scheduled task.


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