Virtual WiFi Bus Driver (vwifibus) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Implements bus functionality for Virtual WiFi.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Virtual WiFi Bus Driver
Service name:vwifibus
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\vwifibus.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vwifibus

Default Behavior

The Virtual WiFi Bus Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Virtual WiFi Bus Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Virtual WiFi Bus 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 vwifibus start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vwifibus service is using the vwifibus.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.