IP Traffic Filter Driver (IpFilterDriver) Service Defaults in Windows 7

IP Traffic Filter Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:IP Traffic Filter Driver
Service name:IpFilterDriver
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\ipfltdrv.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpFilterDriver

Default Behavior

IP Traffic Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If IP Traffic Filter Driver fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the IpFilterDriver service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

IP Traffic Filter Driver is unable to start, if the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for IP Traffic Filter Driver

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which IP Traffic Filter Driver depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config IpFilterDriver start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The IpFilterDriver service is using the ipfltdrv.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 7 installation media.