Policy Change Event: 853

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Process Tracking » Policy Change Event: 853

Event ID 853 – The Windows Firewall operational mode has changed.

Event ID 853
Category Policy Change
Type Success Audit

When the operational mode of Windows Firewall has been changed, Windows logs event ID 853. Such a change is usually instituted by an administrator or a group policy refresh.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Policy Origin
  • Profile Changed
  • Interface
  • New Settings - Operation mode
  • Old Settings - Operation mode

Why does event ID 853 need to be monitored?

All changes with regards to Windows Firewall need to be monitored as unplanned or unauthorized changes need immediate investigation. It could be a sign of malicious activity.

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Event 853 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2003 and XP

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