Windows 10 Services

Smart card PnP Class Filter Driver - Windows 10 Service

Smart card reader filter driver enabling smart card PnP.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Smart card PnP Class Filter Driver
Service name:scfilter
Error control:normal
Group:PnP Filter

Default Behavior

The Smart card PnP Class Filter Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Smart card PnP Class Filter Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the scfilter service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Smart card PnP Class Filter Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSmartcardPnPClassFilterDriverWindows10.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 scfilter.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.