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

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 XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the IP Traffic Filter Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the IpFilterDriver service has failed to start.

Dependencies

IP Traffic Filter Driver depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for IP Traffic Filter Driver

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. 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 XP installation media.