1.    15 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10

    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.    15 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply !
    I shall not touch it then
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  4.    15 Jul 2016 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

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