HIP check - check if a non running process present

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HIP check - check if a non running process present

L1 Bithead

I configured a HIP check for a non-running process, but the GP doesn't detect it.

Have someone got it working?


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L7 Applicator

To check if a service is installed on a system you have to use the registry: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/hklm-system-currentcontrolset-serv...

Another solution does not exist as a non-running process simply is an executable somewhere on the filesystem. So GP would have to search the drives for an executable name that you have specified and this could easily be spoofed.

It is supported by PaloAlto:



Process List
To check the host system for a specific process, click Add and then enter the process name. By default, the agent checks for running processes; if you just want to see if a specific process is present on the system even if not running, clear the Running selection.



I might be wrong, but I think the description in that documentarion is not very clear and the comment on that page writes something about suspended processed. But a not-running process simply is an executable somewhere on the filesystem, so I am back at my first comment here.

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