"BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 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: At logon of any user
History: 
   Information 8:24:00 Task completed
   Information 8:00:48 Action completed
   Information 8:00:48 Action started
   Information 8:00:48 Task started
   Information 8:00:48 Created task process
   ...

Programe file information about "BFE.DLL":

File name: BFE.DLL
File path: C:\windows\system32\BFE.DLL
File size: 723968 bytes
Last modified time: 10/10/2013 5:20:43 AM
File description: Base Filtering Engine
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"BFE.DLL" is scheduled to run at logon time.

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

 

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