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Winsock IFS Driver - Windows 10 Service

Winsock IFS Driver.

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

Startup Type

Winsock IFS Driver is a kernel driver, therefore its startup must be configured depending on installed hardware. Changing its startup configuration might cause unexpected hardware issues. In the table below you can see how it is configured on my system, but your default settings might differ from mine.

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

Default Properties

Display name:Winsock IFS Driver
Service name:ws2ifsl
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI

Default Behavior

The Winsock IFS Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Winsock IFS Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ws2ifsl service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Winsock IFS Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWinsockIFSDriverWindows10.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 ws2ifsl.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.