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Windows Firewall - Windows 8 Service

Windows 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 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Firewall
Service name:MpsSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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 Firewall service runs as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Firewall fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the MpsSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Firewall won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Firewall

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsFirewallWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.