Process Discovery via Tasklistedit

Adversaries may attempt to get information about running processes on a system.

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: 2 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.6.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.7.0

Potential false positivesedit

Administrators may use the tasklist command to display a list of currently running processes. By itself, it does not indicate malicious activity. After obtaining a foothold, it’s possible adversaries may use discovery commands like tasklist to get information about running processes.

Rule queryedit

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Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 2 (7.7.0 release)
  • Formatting only.