Suspicious Rundll32 Rename


The following analytic identifies renamed instances of rundll32.exe executing. rundll32.exe is natively found in C:\Windows\system32 and C:\Windows\syswow64. During investigation, validate it is the legitimate rundll32.exe executing and what script content it is loading. This query relies on the OriginalFileName from Sysmon, or internal name from the PE meta data. Expand the query as needed by looking for specific command line arguments outlined in other analytics.


Suspicious Rundll32 Rename Help

To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting logs with the process name, parent process, and command-line executions from your endpoints. If you are using Sysmon, you must have at least version 6.0.4 of the Sysmon TA. Tune and filter known instances where renamed rundll32.exe may be used.


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