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HTTP SSL - Windows XP Service

This service implements the secure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTPS) for the HTTP service, using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL). If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:HTTP SSL
Service name:HTTPFilter
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
File:%WinDir%\System32\w3ssl.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The HTTP SSL service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the HTTP SSL fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the HTTPFilter service has failed to start.

Dependencies

HTTP SSL will not start, if the HTTP service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for HTTP SSL

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreHTTPSSLWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the w3ssl.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.