Base Filtering Engine - Vista Service

What is BFE?
Base Filtering Engine


Windows Vista Service: BFE

The Base Filtering Engine Service is used to manage the firewall, Internet Protocol Security policies and implements user mode filtering.

Default Startup:

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Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Depended Services:

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Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Required Services:

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IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IPsec Policy Agent
Routing and Remote Access
Windows Firewall

Stopping or disabling the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) service will significantly reduce the security of the system.

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