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Security Driver - Windows 8 Service

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

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:Security Driver
Service name:secdrv
Type:kernel
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Security Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Security Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the secdrv service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Security Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSecurityDriverWindows8.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.