How to Disable or Enable IP Helper Service in Windows 10 [iphlpsvc]

iphlpsvc aka IP Helper Service is a pre-installed program of Microsoft that comes automatically in your Windows 10. Mainly, this allows for tunnel connectivity through 6to4, ISATAP, Port Proxy, and Teredo, as well as IP-HTTPS. It also helps to recover and modify the network configuration settings of a local computer. To do so, it creates tunnel connectivity through IPv6 transition technologies. iphlpsvc works as a notifier too that keeps notifying the changes of the network configuration of local computer. When you disable the service, enhanced connectivity depending will also be stopped.

 

Multiple services that are present on your computer you hardly use. IP Helper or iphlpsvc is among these types. This service put in the system for people who may need them but disabling the same will not affect your system unless you run a remote database or you need tunnel connectivity. On the contrary, it often found to be effective as iphlpsvc consumes a lot of memory in between all other resources.

Ways to Disable or Enable IP Helper Service in Windows 10 [iphlpsvc]

Here is How to Disable or Enable IP Helper Service in Windows 10 [iphlpsvc] –

You can use either Services console or Command prompt or Registry editor or System Configuration for the same purpose. We will discuss all of them one by one.

Using Services Console

Most convenient way to Disable or Enable IP Helper Service is using Services console. Here is how to proceed –

Step-1: Click on Windows search bar and type services.msc in the text field. Press Enter.

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Step-3: On the running page, locate IP Helper located under Name column eventually make double-click on the same.

Step-4: Properties of the same service will make an appearance with General tab by default. Click on the dropdown adjacent to Startup type and select Automatic.

Step-5: Now, choose Start button to Enable IP Helper Service in Windows 10.

Step-6: In order to disable iphlpsvc, simply hit the Stop button.

Step-7: Lastly, click Apply followed by pressing OK button to save the changes.

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Through Command Prompt

Follow the below steps to Disable or Enable IP Helper Service in Windows 10 using the Command Prompt –

  • Right-click on Start icon and select Run from the Win+X menu.
  • Type cmd.exe in the empty text field and hit Ctrl+shift+Enter keyboard shortcuts altogether to Launch Elevated Command Prompt.
  • If a UAC prompts up, click Yes to give approval from your side.
  • Type the following and hit Enter to execute –

net start iphlpsvc

This will Enable IP Helper Service instantly but if it doesn’t start that means the Startup type of this service is still Disabled.

  • To change the Startup type, you need to execute the preferred command in elevated Command Prompt –

Automatic –

REG add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iphlpsvc” /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual –

REG add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iphlpsvc” /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled –

REG add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iphlpsvc” /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start) –

REG add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iphlpsvc” /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

  • If you wish to disable IP Helper Service, run the below command –

net stop iphlpsvc

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Enable IP Helper Service using Registry Editor

Modifying registry key is not much tough but incorrect operation might cause severe problems. Therefore, we suggest you do it at your own risk. Here is the procedure –

  • Click on Taskbar search and type regedit in the text area.
  • When the result comes into the view, hit Registry Editor option.
  • A UAC will pop-up, click on Yes to continue.
  • Once Registry Editor page shows up on the screen, navigate the following path –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iphlpsvc

Later on, shift to the right pane. Hit right-click on Start option and select Modify from the context menu.

In the Value data box, put preferred value followed by clicking OK button.

Automatic – 2

Manual – 3

Disabled – 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) – 2

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Use System Configuration

Last way to Disable or Enable IP Helper Service is via System Configuration console. Let’s see the steps –

Step#1: Press “Windows+R” hotkey and let the Run dialog box come into appearance.

Step#2: Type “msconfig” in the available text box and hit Enter.

Step#3: When System Configuration wizard turns up in the display, move to Services tab.

Step#4: Locate IP Helper from the available services and uncheck the box located beside it to disable the same.

Step#5: If you want to keep the service Enabled, simply click on check the box located beside IP Helper.

Step#6: Once done, Click Apply and then OK button.

Step#7: To make the changes effective, Reboot the device.

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That’s all!!

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