Windows 7 Services

IP Traffic Filter Driver - Windows 7 Service

IP Traffic Filter Driver.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:IP Traffic Filter Driver
Service name:IpFilterDriver
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The IP Traffic Filter Driver service is a kernel driver. If the IP Traffic Filter Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the IpFilterDriver service has failed to start.


IP Traffic Filter Driver will not start, if the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for IP Traffic Filter Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreIPTrafficFilterDriverWindows7.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 ipfltdrv.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.