Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform (WFPLWFS) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform.

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform
Service name:WFPLWFS
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WFPLWFS

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the WFPLWFS service hasn't been started.


All the services listed below will not start if Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WFPLWFS start= boot
sc start WFPLWFS

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WFPLWFS service is using the wfplwfs.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 8 installation media.