What is the Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service?

An explanation of the Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service in Windows 7.

What does the Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service do?

The Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service helps enforce rules on your computer to protect children from violent games, excessive usage, blocking programs from running, and much more.

Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service details

  • Service name: WPCSvc
  • Description: This service is a stub for Windows Parental Control functionality that existed in Vista. It is provided for backward compatibility only.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the WPCSvc service to run.

Should I disable the Parental Controls (WPCSvc) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; If you’re not using Parental Controls it’s safe to disable the WPCSvc.

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