Reset NetLimiter service configuration

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:18:10 PM

Sometimes it could be helpful to reset all NetLimiter settings like filters and rules. You can do it manually by performing the following steps.

  1. Stop NetLimiter service (See the paragraph below).
  2. Delete the NetLimiter configuration file and all its derivatives (nl_settings.xml.*).
  3. Start the NetLimiter service again.

Please create backup copy of the configuration file prior deleting it in case you would like to revert the settings back to it later.

How to stop/start NetLimiter service

Open Services management console i.e. by pressing WinKey, typing Services and pressing Enter. The following window will appear.


Locate NetLimiter service in the list as seen on the picture and double click it to open service properties:


Click the button Start or Stop to start or stop the service.

Command line

You also can start and stop the service from command line:

net stop nlsvc

net start nlsvc