Modification of Boot Configurationedit

Identifies use of bcdedit.exe to delete boot configuration data. Malware and attackers sometimes use this tactic as a destructive technique.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-6m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum signals per execution: 100


  • Elastic
  • Windows

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.7.0

Rule queryedit

event.action:"Process Create (rule: ProcessCreate)" and and process.args:(/set and (bootstatuspolicy
and ignoreallfailures or no and recoveryenabled))

Threat mappingedit