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BFE (Base Filtering Engine) is Missing from List of Services.

Posted on 2012-03-30
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After being his with a virus several months ago, we where able to get the system back up and running without doing a fresh install. However, recently I went to install SEP and got the message that the BFE service was either not installed or not running. After further investigation, I realized it's not even listed as a service. The BFE.dll does exist and I've tried to execute a command live launch of it via "svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork" but that does not seem to resolve the problem. Does anyone know of a solution other that OS reinstall?
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Is it 32-bit or 64-bit Win7 ?
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32-bit Windows 7
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The reg files and instructions in this microsoft technet blog post should work for you
http://blogs.technet.com/b/asiasupp/archive/2011/12/27/error-code-0x80070424-with-windows-firewall-and-quot-base-filtering-engine-service-quot-not-available-in-services-database-list.aspx

Note you have to change permissions on the key in registry editor. That might sound daunting, but step-by-step instructions are in that blog post.
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