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W32.HLLW.Lovgate.D@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 24, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:28 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Supnot.d [KAV], WORM_LOVGATE.D [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.D@mm is a variant of W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm. This mass-mailing worm attempts to email itself to all the email addresses that it finds in the files with file extensions beginning with "ht" (for example, .htm and .hta).

The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list. The worm also has a Backdoor Trojan capability. By default, the Trojan component listens on TCP ports 10168 and 20168.

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.D@mmworm can also spread across the network shares. If the infected computer runs Windows NT, 2000, or XP, the worm attempts to disguise itself as the normal Windows process, Lsass.exe.

This threat is written in the Microsoft C++ programming language and is compressed with ASPack.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 25, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 25, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 26, 2003
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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