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T1010 Application Window Discovery

Adversaries may attempt to get a listing of open application windows. Window listings could convey information about how the system is used.2 For example, information about application windows could be used identify potential data to collect as well as identifying security tooling (Security Software Discovery) to evade.1

Adversaries typically abuse system features for this type of enumeration. For example, they may gather information through native system features such as Command and Scripting Interpreter commands and Native API functions.

Item Value
ID T1010
Tactics TA0007
Platforms Linux, Windows, macOS
Version 1.3
Created 31 May 2017
Last Modified 15 April 2023

Procedure Examples

ID Name Description
S0456 Aria-body Aria-body has the ability to identify the titles of running windows on a compromised host.15
S0438 Attor Attor can obtain application window titles and then determines which windows to perform Screen Capture on.12
S0454 Cadelspy Cadelspy has the ability to identify open windows on the compromised host.14
S0261 Catchamas Catchamas obtains application windows titles and then determines which windows to perform Screen Capture on.29
S0673 DarkWatchman DarkWatchman reports window names along with keylogger information to provide application context.2
S0038 Duqu The discovery modules used with Duqu can collect information on open windows.26
S0696 Flagpro Flagpro can check the name of the window displayed on the system.13
S1044 FunnyDream FunnyDream has the ability to discover application windows via execution of EnumWindows.10
S0531 Grandoreiro Grandoreiro can identify installed security tools based on window names.1
G1001 HEXANE HEXANE has used a PowerShell-based keylogging tool to capture the window title.33
S0431 HotCroissant HotCroissant has the ability to list the names of all open windows on the infected host.6
S0260 InvisiMole InvisiMole can enumerate windows and child windows on a compromised host.2324
S0265 Kazuar Kazuar gathers information about opened windows.11
G0032 Lazarus Group Lazarus Group malware IndiaIndia obtains and sends to its C2 server the title of the window for each running process. The KilaAlfa keylogger also reports the title of the window in the foreground.323031
S0409 Machete Machete saves the window names.17
S0455 Metamorfo Metamorfo can enumerate all windows on the victim’s machine.2728
S0033 NetTraveler NetTraveler reports window names along with keylogger information to provide application context.8
S0198 NETWIRE NETWIRE can discover and close windows on controlled systems.20
S0385 njRAT njRAT gathers information about opened windows during the initial infection.4
S0435 PLEAD PLEAD has the ability to list open windows on the compromised host.77
S0012 PoisonIvy PoisonIvy captures window titles.25
S0139 PowerDuke PowerDuke has a command to get text of the current foreground window.18
S0650 QakBot QakBot has the ability to enumerate windows on a compromised host.16
S0375 Remexi Remexi has a command to capture active windows on the machine and retrieve window titles.22
S0240 ROKRAT ROKRAT can use the GetForegroundWindow and GetWindowText APIs to discover where the user is typing.19
S0692 SILENTTRINITY SILENTTRINITY can enumerate the active Window during keylogging through execution of GetActiveWindowTitle.3
S0157 SOUNDBITE SOUNDBITE is capable of enumerating application windows.9
S0094 Trojan.Karagany Trojan.Karagany can monitor the titles of open windows to identify specific keywords.5
S0219 WINERACK WINERACK can enumerate active windows.21


ID Data Source Data Component
DS0017 Command Command Execution
DS0009 Process OS API Execution


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