Windows 10 Services

Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform - Windows 10 Service

Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

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

Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform
Service name:WFPLWFS
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WFPLWFS service has failed to start.


Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform is unable to start, if the NDIS System Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftWindowsFilteringPlatformWindows10.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 wfplwfs.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.