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search effectiveness triage - handling the pound ('#') sign

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Article ID: 253344

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Endpoint Detection and Response

Issue/Introduction

Search query: process.file.name:rundll32.exe AND process.cmd_line:"#1"

Search results: Finds filenames which includes not only "#1" but also just plain "1"

Environment

Release : 4.6.8

Resolution

Broadcom Engineering confirmed that the # symbol is a reserved keyword for search queries on the EDR Search page. The "#" symbol is interpreted as "no string" or "null string" within the query.