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Windows Defender Network Inspection System Driver - Windows 8 Service

Helps guard against intrusion attempts targeting known and newly discovered vulnerabilities in network protocols.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Defender Network Inspection System Driver
Service name:WdNisDrv
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\Drivers\WdNisDrv.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

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

Dependencies

Windows Defender Network Inspection System Driver won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If Windows Defender Network Inspection System Driver is stopped, the Windows Defender Network Inspection Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Defender Network Inspection System Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsDefenderNetworkInspectionSystemDriverWindows8.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 WdNisDrv.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\Drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.