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Windows Defender Firewall - Windows 10 Service

Windows Defender Firewall helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network.

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

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1511 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1607 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1703 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1709 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Defender Firewall
Service name:MpsSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork -p
File:%WinDir%\system32\mpssvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Windows Defender Firewall is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Defender Firewall

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsDefenderFirewallWindows10.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 mpssvc.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.