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 for Microsoft Windows Filtering Platform

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_WFPLWFS_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The WFPLWFS service is using the wfplwfs.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.