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Should I remove Windows Firewall Configuration Provider?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,425
United States Rank #3,664
Reach 0.1196%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.21 days
537.11 days >
Average installed length: 282.21 days


1.3.3555.0 0.30%
1.2.3412.0 99.45%
1.1.2927.0 0.25%

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Windows Firewall Configuration Provider

What is Windows Firewall Configuration Provider?

Provides for managing the Windows Firewall using a Group Policy. Windows Firewall is a software component of Microsoft Windows that provides firewalling and packet filtering functions.


The most used version is 1.2.3412.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 530.5 KB (543,232 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows firewall configuration provider
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{032E702E-6313-4C33-AAF6-4522F3BE737A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 530.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Firewall Configuration Provider

  • windowsfirewallconfigurationprovider.dll - Microsoft(R) Policy Platform (Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformWindows® Firewall Provider)

How do I remove Windows Firewall Configuration Provider?

You can uninstall Windows Firewall Configuration Provider from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Firewall Configuration Provider, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Firewall Configuration Provider.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.80%
Windows 10 29.55%
Windows XP 1.53%
Windows Vista 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 46.04%
Windows 7 Professional 20.74%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 13.59%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.75%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.43%
  Norway 3.77%
  Australia 3.64%
  Canada 3.27%
  Sweden 2.79%
  United Kingdom 2.19%
  DK 2.09%
  South Africa 1.99%
  Germany 1.95%
  France 1.58%
  India 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Italy 1.04%
  Brazil 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 54.16%
Hewlett-Packard 30.98%
Lenovo 7.67%
Intel 2.68%
Toshiba 2.26%
Acer 1.55%
ASUS 0.71%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 3.74%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.74%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.91%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.83%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.74%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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