Helps guard against intrusion attempts targeting known and newly discovered vulnerabilities in network protocols.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Windows Defender Network Inspection System Driver|
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.
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.
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.