Windows 8 Services

Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform - Windows 8 Service

Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Boot Boot Boot
Pro Boot Boot Boot
Enterprise Boot Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform
Service name:WFPLWFS
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

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


The following services are unable to start if Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type of Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftWindowsFilteringPlatformWindows8.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 wfplwfs.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.

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