Windows Firewall (MpsSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Windows Firewall helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Windows Firewall
Service name:MpsSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkProvider
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\mpssvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MpsSvc
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Firewall is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Windows Firewall service is running as NT Authority\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Windows Firewall fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the MpsSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Windows Firewall cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Firewall

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_MpsSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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