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Windows Firewall - Windows Vista 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 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate 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

Windows Firewall logs on as NT Authority\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Windows Firewall fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the MpsSvc service has failed to start. At least one service depends on Windows Firewall. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.

Dependencies

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

If Windows Firewall is stopped, the Windows Event Collector fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Firewall

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsFirewallWindowsVista.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 mpssvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.