Suspicious Endpoint Security Parent Processedit

A suspicious Endpoint Security parent process was detected. This may indicate a process hollowing or other form of code injection.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-windows.*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100

References: None


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Defense Evasion

Version: 101

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

Rule queryedit

process where event.type == "start" and : ("esensor.exe", "elastic-endpoint.exe") and
 process.parent.executable != null and
  /* add FPs here */
 not process.parent.executable : ("C:\\Program Files\\Elastic\\*",