Virtual WiFi Filter Driver (vwififlt) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Virtual WiFi Filter Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Virtual WiFi Filter Driver
Service name:vwififlt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vwififlt

Default Behavior

Virtual WiFi Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting at Kernel initialization. If Virtual WiFi Filter Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the vwififlt service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Virtual WiFi Filter Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config vwififlt start= system
sc start vwififlt

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vwififlt service is using the vwififlt.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.