Processes Launching Netsh

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This search looks for processes launching netsh.exe. Netsh is a command-line scripting utility that allows you to, either locally or remotely, display or modify the network configuration of a computer that is currently running. Netsh can be used as a persistence proxy technique to execute a helper DLL when netsh.exe is executed. In this search, we are looking for processes spawned by netsh.exe and executing commands via the command line.

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To successfully implement this search, you must be ingesting data that records process activity from your hosts to populate the endpoint data model

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This detection relies on the following searches to generate the baseline lookup.

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