Investigate: Hosts View - Process Tab

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Note: The information in this topic applies to RSA NetWitness® Platform Version 11.1 and later.

The Process panel provides a list of processes running on the host. To access this tab, select a host from the Hosts view and click the Process tab.


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Quick Look

Below is an example of the Process tab:

Process tab

The Process panel displays the following information under Process Details:

Process NameName of the process. For example, server.exe.
PIDID of the process. For example, 492.
Parent Process (PPID)Name and process ID of the parent. For example, 4.
OwnerOwner of the process. For example, SYSTEM.


Indicates if the file is signed or unsigned, valid or invalid, and provides signatory information.


Path of the file associated with the process on the disk. For example, C:\Windows\System32.

Launch Arguments

Command line arguments passed to the process when it is launched. For example, -k LocalServiceNoNetwork.

Creation Time

Time when the process was created. For example, 01/19/2018 11:32:29.908 am.

  • List of loaded libraries for the selected process, such as DLLs (for Windows), Dylibs (for Mac), or .SO (for Linux).
  • List of autoruns (if configured).

Process Properties Panel

This panel displays all properties of the selected process. It is grouped as follows:

  • General information about the file, such as file name, entropy, size, and format.
  • SignatureProvides signatory information.
    HashHash type of the file (MD5, SHA1, and SHA256).
    TimeTime when the file was created, modified, or accessed.
    LocationLocation of the file.
    ProcessDetails of the process, such as image size and PID.


    Image details loaded by the process.

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