Windows 10: What is this "Base Filtering Engine" service ? Solved

  1.    15 Jul 2016 #1

    What is this "Base Filtering Engine" service ?


    It is currently running on my PC
    What does it do ? Do I need it ? Can/Should I disable it ?
    Just wondering .....
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  2. Posts : 22,168
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       15 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello Raiz,

    The Base Filtering Engine (BFE) is a service that manages firewall and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) policies and implements user mode filtering. Stopping or disabling the BFE service will significantly reduce the security of the system. It will also result in unpredictable behavior in IPsec management and firewall applications.

    You would want to keep it enabled, running, and set to Automatic.
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  3.    15 Jul 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply !
    I shall not touch it then
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  4. Posts : 22,168
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       15 Jul 2016 #4

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