Object Access Event: 5152

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Object Access » Object Access Event: 5152

Event ID 5152 – The Windows Filtering Platform blocked a packet.

Event ID 5152
Category Object Access: Filtering Platform Packet Drop
Type Failure Audit

When a network packet is blocked by the Windows Filtering Platform, event 5152 is logged. This event is logged for every received network packet.

This event log contains the following information:

  • Process ID
  • Application Name
  • Direction
  • Source Address
  • Source Port
  • Destination Address
  • Destination Port
  • Protocol
  • Filter Run-Time ID
  • Layer Name
  • Layer Run-Time ID

Why does event ID 5152 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor which applications are reported by this event
  • To check if the applications reported are restricted applications
  • To ensure the Source Address is one of the addresses assigned to the computer
  • To check if Destination Address is an IP address from the Internet, when certain computers and devices are not allowed to have access to the Internet
  • To monitor whether the Destination Addresses are on the list of allowed IP addresses
  • To monitor all inbound connections to a specific local port
  • To ensure the Protocol Number is not anything atypical for the device or computer

Event 5152 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  • Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
  • Windows 2016 and 10

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