Family Safety Filter Driver (wpcfltr) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Family Safety Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

The Family Safety Filter Driver service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Family Safety Filter Driver
Service name:wpcfltr
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wpcfltr

Default Behavior

Family Safety Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Family Safety 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 wpcfltr service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Family Safety Filter Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config wpcfltr start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The wpcfltr service is using the wpcfltr.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.