Afunix Service Defaults in Windows 10

AF_UNIX socket provider by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Afunix
Service name:afunix
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\afunix.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\afunix

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Afunix

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config afunix start= system
sc start afunix

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The afunix service is using the afunix.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.