This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.
This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
Base Filtering Engine
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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.
This is a service launched by the legitimate C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe program. The actual executable file for the Base Filtering Engine service is C:\Windows\System32\bfe.dll.
It should not be disabled unless the computer does not use a software firewall or IPSEC services.
This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
Base Filtering Engine
%System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.
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