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Base Filtering Engine - Windows 10 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.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Base Filtering Engine
Service name:BFE
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
File:%WinDir%\System32\bfe.dll
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Base Filtering Engine service is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Base Filtering Engine fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the BFE service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Base Filtering Engine is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If Base Filtering Engine is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for Base Filtering Engine

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBaseFilteringEngineWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the bfe.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.