Default Services on Windows 7 Home Premium


What are default services on a Windows 7 Home Premium system?



If you are running a Windows 7 system, and you see some strange services showing up on Service Management Console, you can compare your services with this default service list exported out of a Windows 7 Home Premium system on a HP laptop:

Name - Status - Startup Type - Log On As - Description

ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) - - Manual - Local System - Provides User Account Control validation for the installation of ActiveX controls from the Internet and enables management of ActiveX control installation based on Group Policy settings. This service is started on demand and if disabled the installation of ActiveX controls will behave according to default browser settings.

Adaptive Brightness - - Manual - Local Service - Monitors ambient light sensors to detect changes in ambient light and adjust the display brightness. If this service is stopped or disabled, the display brightness will not adapt to lighting conditions.

AMD External Events Utility - Started - Automatic - Local System -

Andrea ST Filters Service - Started - Automatic - Local System -

Application Experience - Started - Manual - Local System - Processes application compatibility cache requests for applications as they are launched

Application Identity - - Manual - Local Service - Determines and verifies the identity of an application. Disabling this service will prevent AppLocker from being enforced.

Application Information - Started - Manual - Local System - Facilitates the running of interactive applications with additional administrative privileges. If this service is stopped, users will be unable to launch applications with the additional administrative privileges they may require to perform desired user tasks.

Application Layer Gateway Service - - Manual - Local Service - Provides support for 3rd party protocol plug-ins for Internet Connection Sharing

Audio Service - Started - Automatic - Local System - Manages audio jack configurations.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service - Started - Automatic (Delayed Start) - Local System - Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is disabled, then any applications that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer, will be unable to automatically download programs and other information.

Base Filtering Engine - Started - Automatic - Local Service - 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.

BitLocker Drive Encryption Service - - Manual - Local System - BDESVC hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used. Stopping or disabling the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality.

Block Level Backup Engine Service - - Manual - Local System - The WBENGINE service is used by Windows Backup to perform backup and recovery operations. If this service is stopped by a user, it may cause the currently running backup or recovery operation to fail. Disabling this service may disable backup and recovery operations using Windows Backup on this computer.

Bluetooth Support Service - - Manual - Local Service - The Bluetooth service supports discovery and association of remote Bluetooth devices. Stop

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