WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
Windows 7 Service Details
HTTP stack implementation
WinHTTP implements the client HTTP stack and provides developers with a Win32 API and COM Automation component for sending HTTP requests and receiving responses. In addition, WinHTTP provides support for auto-discovering a proxy configuration via its implementation of the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) protocol.
Consequences of Stopping:
All services listed in 'Required For' will be unable to function