Detecting Virtual Environment Process

Created the Monday 11 March 2019. Updated 3 years, 9 months ago.

Process related to Virtualbox can be detected by malware by query the process list.

The VMware Tools use processes like VMwareServices.exe or VMwareTray.exe, to perform actions on the virtual environment. A malware can list the process and searches for the VMware string. Process: VMwareService.exe, VMwareTray.exe, TPAutoConnSvc.exe, VMtoolsd.exe, VMwareuser.exe.

Technique Identifier


Detection Rules

    name: check for windows sandbox via process name
    namespace: anti-analysis/anti-vm/vm-detection
    author: "@_re_fox"
    scope: function
      - Defense Evasion::Virtualization/Sandbox Evasion::System Checks [T1497.001]
      - Anti-Behavioral Analysis::Virtual Machine Detection [B0009]
      - 773290480d5445f11d3dc1b800728966:0x140001140
    - and:
      - match: enumerate processes
      - string: CExecSvc.exe

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